Melitta Calibra Coffee Grinder Review & Can it Grind for Espresso?

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I recently wrote about the Melitta Calibra coffee grinder in my best budget coffee grinders post: https://coffeeblog.co.uk/grinders, and I’ve been asked a few questions by readers, the main one being can it grind fine enough for espresso?

So I bought it, I’ve been using it recently, and this is what I think.

In short, I think this is a very good grinder for the money, and the ability to grind a specific weight is brilliant.

Re espresso, it depends on whether you want to grind for espresso using a standard basket, or pressurized baskets. You don’t need to go that fine for pressured baskets, so this will be fine for that. If, however, you want to grind for use with standard baskets, you’ll more than likely need to go quite a bit finer than this grinder will go.

I tried even with very dark beans (usually darker beans don’t require quite as fine a grind as lighter roasted beans) and I couldn’t get the flow rate anywhere near what I’d be happy with.

But for manual brew methods, or for espresso with pressurized baskets, I think this is a really nice grinder given the cost, and my favorite thing about it is the grind by weight option.

Melitta Calibra is available from Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3opU8z9

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