When it comes to making the perfect cup of coffee, there are a couple of important aspects; freshness and the correct amounts. The Melitta Calibra Coffee Grinder provides both these.
Out of the box, it has a black and brushed metal finish. It’s relatively tall but thin and wouldn’t take up too much space on your kitchen worktop.
The Calibra coffee grinder uses a professional steel conical burr grinder for accurate and smooth results. It has a hopper at the top with the grinder underneath which ejects into a clear plastic container.
It has 39 variable grind settings – from fine to coarse. Espresso machines require a finer grind setting (level 1-5) whilst a filter coffee machine requires a coarser grind (levels 6-26) right through to the coarse grounds required for a cafetière (levels 27-39). The Calibra coffee grinder has been designed to grind directly into various types of coffee maker. It has an integrated digital scale so you can accurately get just the right amount of coffee
There is also a built-in tare button and high ground coffee outlet it is possible to grind directly into a portafilter or a Melitta 1×4 coffee filter.
Another great feature of the grinder is its three adjustable grind modes:
Number of Cups – grinds the right quantity of coffee for one or more cups of coffee;
Weight – grinds coffee to the exact gramme if you know the quantity of coffee required;
Manual – regulates the amount of coffee ground over a particular time period.
All of these settings are selected via the easy to read LCD display.
The Melitta Calibra coffee grinder also sports a large detachable 375g coffee bean container and a removable 200g ground coffee container, both of which are dishwasher safe.
The machine offers very precise measurements of coffee; grinding the right amount of coffee, based on weight.
We were very impressed with the grinder, some of the grinds are hard to distinguish by eye. That said, it is quick and efficient, with very little excess. It is also easy to clean afterwards.
The grinder retails for £124.99 and we recommend purchasing this if you love a good cup of fresh coffee. For more info and to purchase, you can visit the Melitta Calibra website.