Deal of the Day: Tighten up your coffee game with a better grinder

A Capresso Infinity grinder is one of the best values a coffee lover can buy.

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A great cup of coffee seems like a simple thing. After all, there are only two ingredients, right? Well, when it's that simple, you'd better believe that every step matters.

Grinding the beans is one of those crucial steps. Too fine or too coarse and the coffee is too strong or too weak. Cheap grinders also heat the beans during the act of chopping, ruining the flavor.

The Capresso Infinity grinder is simple, reliable, and competes with grinders that cost twice as much. The black version is on sale at nearly the lowest price of the year.

Rather than a cheap "chopper" grinder, the Capresso uses a solid steel burr to smoothly and evenly grind the beans with minimal heat damage. It has a wide variety of settings, so no matter how you make your coffee—drip, iced, French press, etc.—you get the perfect grind.

I bought this three years ago after a ton of research and it hasn't failed me yet. Here's my pro tip: wrap a bath towel around it in the morning to prevent waking the baby. It makes the coffee taste that much better.

Capresso Infinity burr grinder for coffee
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A Capresso Infinity grinder is one of the best values a coffee lover can buy.

Get the Capresso Infinity burr grinder (in black) for $83.47 ($15.53 off average price)


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