You cannot make good coffee with a bad grinder, but your grinder should also be a joy to use.
Making great coffee hinges on many different factors, but one of the most important—and underrated—is the grinder. The Lido 2 is a hand-cranked workhorse that was designed by two coffee obsessives, who engineered it to the highest standards of brewing perfection.
A quality grinder is an essential tool in making good coffee or espresso, but they're often known more for their utility than their beauty. The HG-One, though, is a different beast. Its sleek beauty will make you forget how much cranking is involved.
I've ruined myself by developing a taste for really good coffee. And we all know the best cup of Joe is made from fresh beans, which means you have to grind them yourself.
Good coffee is easier to get a hold of than ever, and it's not so crazy anymore to obsess over every cup. Here's some gifts for certified coffee dorks, or the coffee curious, ready to ditch Starbucks for something better.