6 best grinders suitable for AeroPress

Making coffee with the AeroPress on the go

When it comes to making coffee on the go, there's nothing easier than the AeroPress. This pocket-sized coffee maker will easily you a great-tasting coffee whether you're sitting at the table, in the RV or around the campfire.

Especially in recent years, the AeroPress has become a very popular coffee-making tool. And for good reason. It's a portable, minimalist coffee maker that can make great-tasting coffee wherever you are.

Grinding coffee for the AeroPress

Just because this machine was invented by a toy designer doesn't mean you can break the rules you follow with other coffee brewing methods. However, the AeroPress is good fun for coffeelovers because can get pretty fancy with the preparation.

The grinding process can strongly influence the AeroPress experience. That's why it's important to stick to the basic rules for grinding coffee, so we don't end up with a mediocre cup of coffee.

Rules for a tasty cup of AeroPress coffee

The AeroPress likes to use a medium-fine grind, which resembles the coarseness of fine sand and falls somewhere between the grindfor drip coffee and the grind for espresso.

Themedium fine grind size prevents most dripping while not being too demanding to press through.

If you use a coarser than medium grind, the drip rate can be upto 2 times higher than a medium grind.

And if you use a fine grind size, you may find it harder topress.

6 best grinders for AeroPress

Since the AeroPress only requires about 20 grams of coffee per serving, a smaller, compact hand grinder that produces a smaller amount of ground coffee is ideal.

If you want, there are several options that work exceptionally well and some will even fit inyour AeroPress, which is ideal when you're hitting the road.

The Timemore Nano grinder will also hide right into your AeroPress.

Cheap grinder for AeroPress - Porlex Mini II

Aminimalist hand grinder that fits anywhere thanks to its small size. It's compact enough to easily store it when you're done making coffee, or take it with you in your backpack even hidden in the AeroPress.


  • Diameter: 4.7 cm
  • Height: 13 cm
  • Capacity: 20 grams
  • Weight: 0.3 kg

Advantages and disadvantages

  • Fits in an AeroPress
  • Extra lightweight
  • Silicone handle to prevent slipping
  • Capacity for only 1-2 cups
  • Fragile material

The most compact and powerful grinder - Timemore Nano

The Timemore Nano grinder is designed to take up little space. With its small size and folding handle , it fits nicely in your backpack, ready for your adventurous travels.


  • Diameter: 6 cm
  • Height: 10 cm
  • Capacity: 15 grams
  • Weight: 0.4 kg

Advantages and disadvantages

  • Fits in an AeroPress
  • Long life of steel grinding stones
  • Durable body
  • Fits in AeroPress
  • Grains tend to pop out of the grinder

The best value for money grinder for the AeroPress - Timemore C2

A quality, affordable and durable grinder - that's the Timemore C2. This hand grinder is ideal for travel, for work and it fulfils everything you expect from a classic hand grinder.


  • Diameter: 5 cm
  • Height: 15 cm
  • Capacity: 25 grams
  • Weight: 0.5 kg

Advantages and disadvantages

  • Precise adjustment of grinding coarseness
  • Durable body
  • Fewer settings per revolution

A hand grinder that lasts a lifetime - Comandante C40 MK4 Nitro

The Comandante C40 MK4 Nitro grinder is considered one of the best grinders in the world. It has a wide range of coarseness, a stable grinding process and is made of the highest quality materials.


  • Diameter: 6 cm
  • Height: 16 cm
  • Capacity: 40 grams
  • Weight: 0.7 kg

Advantages and disadvantages

  • Large capacity
  • Durable construction
  • Durable body
  • Control over any coffee brewing method thanks to the click system
  • Does not fit in AeroPress

The only grinder of its kind - the Goat Story Arco 2-in-1

The ultimate precision, one-of-a-kind grinder that can be used as both an electric and manual grinder - this is the Goat Story Arco 2-in-1. It combines the luxury of an electric grinder with the freedom of a hand grinder.

Specifications of the Arco 2-in-1 grinder:

  • Diameter: 9 cm
  • Height: 28 cm
  • Capacity: up to 50 grams
  • Weight: 2.2 kilograms

Specifications of the Arco hand grinder:

  • Diameter: 6 cm
  • Height: 18 cm
  • Capacity: up to 50 grams
  • Weight: 0.8 kilograms

Advantages and disadvantages

  • Hand and electric grinder in one
  • Simple and precise grinding coarseness adjustment
  • Large hopper capacity
  • Does not fit in the AeroPress
  • Higher weight
  • Higher price

User-friendly coffee grinder - Wilfa Balance CG1S-275

The journey to a balanced coffee aroma and taste starts with a quality electric grinder like the Wilfa Balance. Even though it's electronic, it won't take up much space in your kitchen and it will save you a lot of time in the morning.


  • Diameter: 22 cm
  • Height: 34 cm
  • Capacity: 275 grams
  • Weight: 2.3 kilograms

Advantages and disadvantages

  • Digital display with timer
  • 31 grinding stages
  • Easy cleaning and maintenance
  • Does not fit in the AeroPress
  • Higher weight
  • Not as portable