Want to brew a better cup of joe at home? If you're only going to take one step to improve your morning brew, you need a burr grinder. As coffee experts explained to us earlier this year, switching from a cheap blade-type grinder to its burr equivalent will drastically improve the flavor you get from your morning beans. Burr devices grind coffee into uniform particles, which in turn facilitate even extraction of flavors. The end result of this even extraction is a tastier, more flavorful cup. If you're dropping the money to buy quality beans, you really need a burr grinder to do them justice.
Burr grinders can get pricey, and it's easy to spend over $100 on a mid-range model. But you don't have to drop big money to see a significant improvement in your mug. Amazon is discounting the Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill all the way down to $38.95 today. It's the same model that baristas recommended to us when we first wrote about burr grinders, and the deal offers a solid savings on a price tag that usually hovers in the $45-50 range. For the price of just a handful of specialty coffee drinks on your way to work, you can drastically improve your coffee experience. Pair your homebrewed goodness with a popular commuter mug like the bargain Contigo SnapSeal Byron 20-ounce for just $8.99, and you'll find it's easier than ever to avoid the pricey siren song of the coffee shop.
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