Mr. Coffee BVMC-BMH23 Automatic Burr Grinder Mill Review

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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. 

Feature Pick

Mr Coffee Automatic Burr Mill Grinder Bvmc-Bmh23-Wm Great For French Press And Espresso Too! (1)

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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.

6 Comments

  1. Maarit Vaga

    Hi Dave,
    I just concluded an online chat with Mr. Coffee about an issue we have discovered with this grinder. I purchased it on your recommendation and i agree that it’s a great burr-grinder. We have been very happy with it, however, we recently discovered that there is either a missing part or a design flaw that is causing some serious ground blow-by that collects inside the grinder and eventually on the counter. We have cleaned out anywhere from 1-2 cups of grounds from inside the machine. My husband cleaned it two days ago and i just cleaned it again today with another 2 cups of grounds in the machine. We never over fill the cup since our brewer can only do 10-cups at a time so that is our grinding limit on the beans as well. Is this something you have discovered and if so, how did you fix it? If this is news to you, do you have any suggestions on how we might fix the issue. The chat help at Mr. Coffee was unhelpful.
    Love your site and appreciate all your excellent reviews, tips, and information!
    Regards,
    -maarit
    Albion, NY
    maaritpromos@gmail.com

  2. Ken

    Our stopped working after 2 years. The motor still runs but it randomly grinds from 0.5 seconds to about 3 seconds, and shuts off. It appears to be a fault with the mechanism that sets the grind time/amount, and there appear to be no repair options. This is the third different grinder we’ve bought, ranging from $40-200 and they’ve all broken within about 2 years. Anyone have any recommendations for a good hand grinder.

  3. KEVIN

    a design flaw that is causing some serious ground blow-by that collects inside the grinder and eventually on the counter. We have cleaned out anywhere from 1-2 cups of grounds from inside the machine. My husband cleaned it two days ago and i just cleaned it again today with another 2 cups of grounds in the machine. We never over fill the cup since our brewer can only do 10-cups at a time so that is our grinding limit on the beans as well. Is this something you have discovered and if so, how did you fix it? If this is news to you, do you have any suggestions on how we might fix the issue.

    I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM 3 MACHINES

  4. Deborah B

    I came here looking to see if anyone else was having issues with the grounds collecting in and spilling from the base. I see that some have. This grinder has worked for at least 2 years but I cannot standhaving coffee grounds leaking all over the counter whenever the grinder is moved.

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