I know that you, like me, are constantly in search of the perfect cup of brew. Which is why I wanted to alert you to this article about coffee grinders from today's NY Times (reg. required). Here's an important detail, from the fellow who runs Coffeegeek:
"A good grinder is far more important, but people always skimp on it," Mr. Prince said. "I've made far better espresso with a $300 grinder and a $250 espresso machine than with a $50 grinder and a $2,000 espresso machine."
The Rancilio Rocky, pictured here, seems to be the best pick—but it will cost you $249. There are less expensive options, but it all depends on how you brew your coffee or espresso.
More Tips For Brewing A Perfect Cup [Michellepedia]