Commercial coffee grinders

About our Commercial coffee grinders

Purchase outright 

Supplied by one or more of hundreds of dealers nationwide that we partner with. We can help you find the equipment you need, finance it, and ensure it’s promptly delivered to your door.


Mostly ex-rental equipment we’ve sourced from businesses we know and trust. It’s been fully refurbished and is backed by a three-month warranty. Read more


Includes runout and used equipment supplied by our equipment-dealer partners; ex-demo equipment previously used in a dealer’s demonstration kitchen; and scratch-and-dent equipment that’s sustained minor cosmetic damage.


Choosing the right commercial coffee grinder can be tricky. And what if your business quickly outgrows the equipment, or changes direction and needs different equipment?

Rent–Try–Buy solves this problem by allowing you to try the equipment before deciding whether to buy it. The manageable weekly rental payments also help your business maintain a positive cash flow.

May suit you if you’re… 

  • A new or established business
  • After $1,000 or more of equipment funding
  • Looking to try the equipment before deciding whether to buy it, including items you're not sure about or think you might quickly outgrow.

Key features 

  • Flexible, 12-month rental agreement
  • Manageable, weekly rental payments
  • Upgrade or buy the equipment at any time
  • If you buy, get back 75% of your net rental payments — to put towards the purchase price
  • Continue renting or return equipment after 12 months
  • Rental payments are 100% tax deductible."

Not what you’re looking for? Check out Lease-to-Keep

Why choose us 


Massive range

Our range of commercial coffee equipment — including commercial grinders — is one of Australia’s largest.


Finance solutions 

We finance virtually any type of commercial kitchen equipment, including the world’s leading brands.


New and used 

Our online marketplace includes not only brand-new hospitality equipment but also ‘Certified Used’ and clearance equipment.


Fast delivery 

If the equipment’s in stock, it can usually be delivered to your business within 1–8 business days.



If you finance new equipment through us, we’ll consider paying you cash for any old equipment you’d like to trade in.


Warranty support 

If your financed equipment breaks down within the warranty period, we can help you arrange a free repair, replacement or refund.

Building equity in your equipment

For every $1 of rent you pay in the first year, you'll get back 68 cents to put towards the equipment's purchase price, if you decide to buy it.^

^You’ll get a 75% rebate on your net rent — the total rent you’ve paid minus GST, which equates to 68 cents in the dollar. For example, if you paid $10,000 in rent, your net rental rebate would be $6,818 ($10,000/1.1 x 0.75). In addition, each rental payment you make is 100% tax deductible, reducing the net cost of ownership even further.*

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does a commercial coffee grinder work?

Here's a step-by-step description of how a commercial coffee grinder works:

  1. Bean loading: The operator loads whole coffee beans into the hopper at the top of the grinder.
  2. Bean feeding: Once the beans are in the hopper, gravity or an auger mechanism inside the grinder pulls the beans downward towards the grinding chamber. (Some grinders have agitators to ensure a consistent flow of beans.)
  3. Grinding process: As the beans reach the grinding chamber, they’re ground up by either burrs or blades, depending on the type of grinder.
  4. Ground coffee collection: Once the coffee beans have been ground, they’re dispensed either into a dosing chamber below the grinding chamber (doser type) or a portafilter or container placed beneath the grinding chamber (doserless type).
  5. Brewing: Finally, the ground coffee can be used for brewing.

What are the different types of commercial coffee grinders?

The three main types of commercial coffee grinders are:

Blade grinders

  • Use rotating blades to chop the coffee beans.
  • Typically more affordable than burr grinders.
  • Compact and easy to use.
  • Produce a less consistent grind, resulting in uneven extraction during brewing.
  • Challenging to achieve the desired grind consistency for specific brewing methods.
  • Blades generate heat, which can adversely affect the coffee’s flavour.

Burr grinders

  • Use two revolving burrs — conical or flat — to crush or slice the coffee beans.
  • Produce a more precise and consistent grind size, allowing for better control over the brewing process.
  • Produce a more uniform particle size, resulting in better extraction and flavour.
  • Tend to be quieter during operation than blade grinders.
  • Generally more expensive than blade grinders.
  • Larger and occupy more counter space.
  • Some lower-end burr grinders may have limited grind-size settings.

Manual grinders

  • Portable and don't require electricity — ideal for outdoor catering or locations where access to power is limited.
  • More affordable than electric grinders.
  • Manual grinding is more laborious and time-consuming.
  • Smaller capacity and thus unsuitable for grinding larger quantities of coffee beans.

What are the different types of burr grinders?

Burr grinders come into two forms:

Conical burr grinders

  • Cone-shaped burrs — one inside the other — crush the coffee beans.
  • Known for producing even and consistent grinds.
  • Favoured for espresso brewing due to their ability to produce fine, uniform particles.
  • Tend to be more expensive than flat burr grinders.
  • May have a slower grinding speed than flat burr grinders.

Flat burr grinders

  • Two flat, parallel burrs cut the coffee beans.
  • Capable of producing a consistent grind size, making them suitable for various brewing methods.
  • Often have a wide range of grind-size settings.
  • Prone to clogging if not properly maintained.
  • Require more frequent cleaning and maintenance compared to conical burr grinders.

What sizes do commercial coffee grinders come in?

The size of an industrial coffee grinder is usually based on the capacity of its hopper (the container where you place the coffee beans before they’re fed into the grinder).

The capacity of most hoppers ranges from 500g to 2kg, but can be as much 7kg.

A larger hopper size allows for a greater quantity of coffee beans to be loaded at once, resulting in a higher capacity for grinding.

Some professional coffee grinders have multiple hoppers, allowing establishments to easily switch between different types of coffee beans (e.g. decaf) without the need to empty and refill a single hopper.

Another feature that determines a grinder’s capacity is its motor power: Grinders with more powerful motors (e.g. 800W or more) and higher grinding speeds can process larger quantities of beans more quickly.

How is the grind size controlled in a commercial coffee bean grinder?

By adjusting the distance between a grinder’s burrs, baristas can change the coarseness or fineness of the coffee grounds according to the specific brewing method or desired flavour profile.

(Blade grinders generally lack the fine-tuned control over grind size that burr grinders have; instead, the grind size in blade grinders is usually determined by the duration of grinding.)

Here are the most common mechanisms used to control grind size in a burr grinder:

Stepped adjustment: The grind size is adjusted by selecting predefined steps or settings on the grinder. Each step corresponds to a particular grind size, providing a limited but easily reproducible range of options.

Stepless adjustment: Offers infinite and continuous adjustment options, allowing precise control over the grind size. It typically involves a collar or dial that can be rotated to fine-tune the distance between the burr grinders and hence the particle size.

Micrometric adjustment: Similar to stepless adjustment but incorporates incremental markers or indicators to assist in achieving consistent grind-size settings. It allows for precise adjustments with more visual reference points.

Digital display: Some advanced industrial coffee grinders have digital displays that allow users to input specific grind-size settings or provide precise numerical values. This provides a more accurate and reproducible way to control the grind size.

What are the different dosing systems used in commercial coffee grinders?

Professional coffee grinders employ two main types of dosing systems to control the amount of ground coffee dispensed, whether it be a single shot, double shot, or more:

Doser grinder: In a grinder with a doser, the ground coffee is released into a dosing chamber below the grinding chamber. The barista can then pull a lever or rotate a dosing disk to dispense the desired amount of coffee into a portafilter or container. Because they grind coffee ahead of time, these types of commercial grinders are ideal for high-output coffee shops and restaurants.

Doserless / on-demand grinder: These grinders produce ground coffee as required, without pre-dosing or storing ground coffee in a separate chamber. The barista presses a button or flicks a switch to dispense a specific amount of coffee directly into a portafilter or container. On-demand dosing ensures minimal coffee waste and maximum freshness.

The choice of dosing system depends on factors such as workflow preferences, volume of coffee to be brewed, and desired level of convenience.

Traditional doser grinders are commonly found in high-volume environments, while doserless/on-demand grinders are popular among specialty coffee shops and cafes that prioritise grind-to-order freshness.

* This advice is general in nature and does not consider your personal circumstances. Professional advice should be sought that is tailored to your personal situation.