Lots of talk about coffee / espresso on the board, but I was wondering where the best place to buy coffee grinders in montreal (like the Mazzer Mini) is.
Also, would love to get a recommendation for a good coffee grinder, obviously high quality and good price. I am not sure I want to drop $500 on a coffee grinder, so would love so less expensive recommendations.
The QPR sweet spot in espresso grinders these days is the Baratza Vario. Grind quality is equal or superior to a Mazzer Mini plus it's easily adjustable: you can grind for espresso, then switch to French press, then switch back to espresso, with next to no fiddling. It's also relatively quiet and somewhat more compact than competing grinders. Retails for between $400 and $500. I got mine on special order from Caffè in Gamba. They also carry other, considerably less expensive Baratza grinders (and can advise on mods to make them grind fine enough for espresso) and Hario ceramic burr hand grinders for under $100.