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My collection of automatic burr coffee grinders is growing larger and larger with time and about a month ago I picked up a brand new one – the Mr. Coffee BVMC-BMH23 Automatic Burr Mill Grinder.
This was my first small automatic burr grinder purchase.
I already had a large, expensive automatic model (the Breville Smart Grinder) and a small blade model (KRUPS F203), so I was hoping to try out something smaller but still using burrs to see how that went.
When I first saw the Mr. Coffee BVMC-BMH23, I was drawn to its looks and its reported skills at grinding fresh coffee.
It has 10 grind settings, a 1/2 pound bean hopper, and is fully automated.
For the money, I was interested to see if the Mr. Coffee BVMC-BMH23 could do everything the company claimed, not to mention the reviewers, as I had read many great reviews saying that it could do a lot.
The Espresso Test
In my home we love to brew espresso and our Aeropress coffee maker and we usually grind the coffee manually for this purpose, or with our Breville.
I was interested to see if the Mr. Coffee could grind for espresso, so for a couple of weeks we set our other grinders aside for a while to see if Mr. Coffee would pass my espresso test.
What is the “espresso test”, you ask?
Well, simply I wanted to see if the Mr. Coffee could handle the grinding so that I could use my Gaggia Classic espresso machine and make a great cup of espresso with it.
The Gaggia Classic, for the record, is a great espresso maker and I trust it implicitly by now, since as long as I have a good coffee grinder, my Gaggia Classic has not been known to fail when it comes to espresso.