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Brim - 6.4-Oz. Conical Burr Coffee Grinder - Stainless Steel-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 24 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent grinder

    Posted
    valleydude
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    The cut to the chase is that the Brim coffee grinder works for me. I use a French press and need a coarse grind. I had my heart set on a Baratza Virtuoso, but reading all the reviews of motor failure and less than stellar customer service made me re-think this. I think I stumbled upon the Brim grinder via an Amazon promotion, and in looking around, saw that Best Buy had a better price, so Best Buy got my business. Again, this grinder delivers a consistent coarse grind, which has made a noticeable difference for my morning coffee. I'm not a crazy coffee person who measures grounds by the gram and waits for a precise water temp, but even I can tell the difference between coffee ground with the Brim, and what I was drinking using coffee ground up in a spice mill. It is less harsh and bitter, and even if I go nuts with a super-dark roast, it remains a smooth cup of coffee Any downsides? Yep, one. Like many grinders, this machine builds up static electricity while grinding, which means the ground coffee sticks to the collection bin, and then flies all over when I go to dump it out. I have yet to figure out a way not to have grounds scatter all over the counter. Having said that, I do all my prep near the sink, and then just sweep the scatter into the sink and I'm done; not a huge hassle, but still Overall I recommend the Brim; it works well, and at a much lower price point than some of the better known machines on the market, like Breville and Baratza.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poorly designed mess

    Posted
    MoreCoffeePlease
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    So many positive reviews leave me wondering - am I crazy...or are the reviews legit? This grinder grinds. It does that job pretty well. It is not too noisy, no ear splitting screech (appreciated!) It's not bulky & looks decent. But The delivery of those well ground beans is a mess! The compartment receives ground beans from a hole in its top. You slide this box out to get your coffee grinds. It creates static, causing grinds to stick all over the grind box, and eventually you. But, honestly, I'm willing to accept that grinding coffee creates some mess...I am ok with that But This grinder leaves about a tablespoon of grinds in the machine. This tablespoon or more does not make it into the box you retrieve your grinds from. It is stuck in the delivery shaft and to get them out, because FRESH grinds is the point of a $100 grinder, those remaining grinds have to be knocked loose all over my counter every. morning. Every morning I have a tablespoon of grinds to clean up off the machine, my counter, and me. Lots of static means machine has grinds on it too. I have tried multiple ways to fix the issues, but no success. At this price point, there shouldn't be an issue that makes using the product, a frustrating mess.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Machine - Perfect Espresso

    Posted
    Killswitch777
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    Gone through 4 burr grinders under 100 and this one tops them all by far. Every one I tried just did not work for an espresso. None of the ones I purchased such as Krups professional, Cuisinart supreme grinded it fine enough for an espresso. This was my main reason for purchasing a burr grinder. This one did the job for under 100 bucks. It’s well worth it. Easy to clean, not too loud. Don’t understand why the cup that holds coffee is so small but it doesn’t bother me at all. Love this thing. Great job Brim for keeping it affordable and as professional as a $300+ grinder. If your looking for a great espresso grind get this thing, well worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Grinding made easy

    Posted
    TammyS
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    I am always nervous to see how large an item really is post selecting it. But this item was a perfect size for a great grind! The grinder fits on any shelve i have in the kitchen which makes this a keeper! Placing the beans in the grinder is self explanatory. I love the ease to select what type of Grind i am looking for and how many cups. I expected to hit on and be blow away but the noise but i was presently surprised that the noise level of the grinder was minimal. Removing the coffee was just as easy as every other step and washing it out was manageable. If you like to buy beans and grind fresh coffee this is a great additional to the kitchen gadgets.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Coffee Grinder

    Posted
    maybus
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    This burr grinder is much quieter than our previous one. The coffee was ground quickly and the gravity fed grounds collection box worked well, though I would recommend investing in a quality brush to clean the grounds out from the hinge areas prior to trying to trying to close the collection box. We have tested this grinder out both on our cold brew and with our normal drip coffee maker, and the recommended settings for both worked perfectly. We are very happy with our new grinder, and based on the quality of this grinder I will look at Brim products first from now on when looking for coffee related items.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Loving this BRIM grinder!

    Posted
    vb20
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    The Brim Conical Burr Grinder is easily my favorite new kitchen appliance. Being somewhat of a brewing novice, I've utilized a small blade grinder for years and was not believer that a burr grinder would really make a huge difference...but boy was I wrong! The Brim provide precise grinding settings for a consistent taste and has emboldened me to try cold brewing for the first time as well! It's super easy to choose the perfect ground type, the capture container makes the transition from grinder to brewing a cinch, and I'm now emboldened to continue experimenting with new brewing methods!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Needs a ground wire and more metal

    Posted
    Zach
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    This machine is not worth the money, grinds ok. However, it gets clogged about twice every time you use it and due to the use of cheap plastic and the lack of a ground wire, it builds up a large amount of static. Whenever you open the grind bin coffee jumps out to meet your hand, counter top mug and sink. Makes a huge mess and what I thought was a helpful tool is just a piece of junk that creates more work than it is worth.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Messy-Mess

    Posted
    HDLikeMe
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    I really like the Brim Pour-Over system, so I purchased the matching grinder. I like a lot about it, but the pull-out grind bin design is seriously lacking. It’s impossible to remove the bin and to transfer freshly ground coffee to your filter without making a big mess. The bin is designed to slide in and out of the grinder base. When you do, ground coffee will cover your countertop. It’s poorly designed and I will unfortunately I need to return this item.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EASY TO CLEAN + EFFICIENT

    Posted
    BrookAnn
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    I purchased the Conical Burr Grinder at an attempt to switch up my tried but true morning ritual (Espresso Machine with built in grinder) and this has been a great alternative to my usual espresso go to. I’ve been using this system to grind for my pour over system and it’s awesome! Super efficient, easy to clean and looks sleek. The adjustment knob is very easy to use and has a ton of options to achieve your preferred grind. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Does the job but more manual than automatic

    Posted
    JTMO
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    We've owned Brim products before and been happy, however, this particular grinder is a lemon. We took our first one back hoping it was defective but the replacement has the same problems. Overall grinding is fine but the settings are junk. 6 may make 4, or 3, or 1. Who knows, it's never the same. It gets stuck all the time and you need to move it for the beans to flow down into the grinder. For the money this is not a good investment at all.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good conical grinder for the price.

    Posted
    LR51
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    The Brim conical burr grinder is a great grinder for the price. While at less than $100.00 it performs well, quite for a grinder, minor static problem that can be cured by using a 3” or less stainless milk pitcher. Grind size can be controlled though I would not recommend it for expresso if you are a fanatic. Reliable and easy to clean.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

    Posted
    PDKLuvCoffee
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    So easy to use and clean! Love this grinder! The only thing is to be careful cleaning because of the piece that lifts out. Don't forget its there because if dropped it can break. It's a metal ring with plastic cap that fits over the metal auger. For the price it grinds without burning the beans and grinds the perfect espresso powder!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    Gmajo
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    I have never used a coffee grinder before so I read all the literature first. I used it to first grind beans for my drip coffee maker , then used it for the cold brew coffee brewer. This product was easy to use. The coffee was awesome from both styles of coffee makers...will use it and experiment with the different grind settings.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The perfect grind

    Posted
    BBFAN
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    Has all the features for the perfect cup of coffee at home. French press or pour over is my preferred method and I have noticed a richer flavor over my old press button canister grinder. The narrow profile fits well against the back of my counter. Simple to use with great videos on the Brim website.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Convenient

    Posted
    DadKlaus
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    My wife loves French pressed coffee. But she always gets the beans coarse ground at the grocery store. I know she’s gonna love this thing just to be able to grind coffe at home without having to grind the whole bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use!

    Posted
    nashvilleamber
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    This grinder was by far quieter than any grinder I've used in the past. The twist dial to adjust from coarse to fine was intelligent and easy to use. Really pleased with the functionality and ease of use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good grinder

    Posted
    Jim0zee
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    Grind is consistent, the box that catches grinds is to small for course grind on max time setting. Also static makes a mess. When dumping grindings it sticks to everything.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING WOW!!!

    Posted
    Mike
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    Amazing. I found out that I was using too much coffee as this pre-measures the grounds. I would buy this 100 times over again in a lifetime

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One Powerhouse Grinder

    Posted
    Harry
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    This Brim Conical Burr Grinder is a powerhouse! I love it for everything from coarse grounds for cold brew to fine grounds for espresso!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great grinder

    Posted
    Hollywood
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    Grinds coffee to perfectly uniform grounds. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a quality coffee grinder.

    I would recommend this to a friend