My exclusive coffee grinder just broke down few days earlier. While it has been a great run, it is time to get a new grinder. No time for grieving here, it’s time to move on because I need quality coffee.
The first time I was introduced to Bodum is when my coffee gear supplier brought some samples of their very sleek looking vacuum insulated glass. Back then, Bodum was just started entering United States and I thought, wow what a pretty glass, it’s sophisticated and yet very functional. I went to search on and Bodum sure has a very hip design approach while maintaining intended functionality of their products. The Bodum Bistro is no different. It comes with 4 different color palette to satisfy any craving to liven up the kitchen counter, powerful quality burr grinder and two years warranty. It’s great! But as much as I love the Bodum, it is simply not holding enough capacity or grind settings for my need (I drink a lot of coffee and are a little finicky grind settings).
Enter the Australian’s Breville BCG800XL Smart Grinder. Not as young or chic as the Bodum Bistro, but it delivers a punch. Comes in three color choices, it has 25 grind settings compared to Bodum Bistro’s 14 settings. And it also let you grind directly to portafilter! Which is a great plus for me. The catch? It cost almost double for this bigger capacity machine.
|25 grind settings. 1 pound bean hopper capacity.||14 grind settings. Half pound bean hopper capacity.|
|Grind to container, or directly to portafilter.||Grind to glass catcher container.|
|15.5 x 6 x 8.25 inches; 6 lbs||12.5 x 7.6 x 7.1 inches; 4 lbs|
|1 year warranty||2 year warranty|
Both use quality burr grinder.
Both comes with more than 2 colors choices.
I love Bodum design. If I don’t drink espresso or coffee as much in general, I’d probably go with Bodum Bistro for it’s chic color and 2 years warranty.
|Breville BCG800XL on Amazon.com||Bodum Bistro on Amazon.com|
Between Walmart, Amazon, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Best Buy: Amazon and Bed Bath and Beyond have the lowest price for both.
Pro tip: Especially for coffee grinder, never ever buy a used or refurbished one.
Breville Smart Grinder review by Seattle Coffee Gear.
Bodum Bistro review by Aroma Cup.