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Bodum Bistro Electric Coffee Grinder Review

This is our review of the popular Bodum Bistro Electric Coffee Grinder. There are many electric coffee grinders and most of them are very pricy, but this grinder does give the home barista a good value for money.

After a long search, we have finally set our eyes on the Bodum Bistro grinder, and we have put this grinder on testing… here are some of our thoughts:

Key Features of the Bodum Bistro

Easy to Use

The BODUM BISTRO Electric Coffee Grinder uses a strong, durable stainless steel cutting blade that spins at a precise RPM to take coffee beans from coarse to fine quickly and efficiently for fresh brewing.
The compact grinder ( height 16.5 cm) is well suited for coffee brewers and press pots. Featuring easy, push-button control for pulse action or continuous grind and a transparent lid that allows visibility to achieve desired coarseness. The small, compact design ensures this grinder is a perfect fit in any kitchen, with convenient cord storage in the base.

Large Bean Chamber

It can hold up to 60g of your favourite coffee beans, with the average cup of coffee uses around 10g of coffee, so there is plenty of coffee to make 6 cups of coffee at any one time.

The secret to great tasting coffee is always to grind the beans just before use. Always only grind enough to make the desired amount of coffee.

Grind Spices

You can also use this grinder as a spices grinder but clean your blade before and after.

Transparent Lid

Do not overlook this as a feature. It is important to be able to see into the grinder, so you can judge when you have the right thickness of grind.

For filter style coffees you will want a coarser grind, such as when using French Press, Aeropress; whereas for espresso you will want it very fine, including when using Chemex or Moka Pot as your preferred method of brewing.

Safety Feature

The grinder will not work until the lid has been attached. That acts as a very good safety feature.


Do not run this grinder continuously for any longer than 60 seconds. If you do it can over heat, and that will damage the 150 watt motor. Over time that can cause enough damage to stop it from working.

Easy to Clean

To clean this grinder, all you need to do is just simply brush it out. Never wash this grinder out as it is not waterproof. It is OK to wipe the inside of it with a damp cloth. If you do this, then allow it to fully dry, otherwise, the beans and grains will stick to the side and cause clogging.

Cord Storage in the Base

When not in use, the cord can be stored in the base and out of the way. That stops it from cluttering up your worktop.

Good Cutting Blades

The blades are made of stainless steel, but the body of the grinder is made from hard durable plastic. However, this plastic has a rubberised feel to it. That is actually pretty useful as it allows you to easily grip the grinder.

Our Verdict

Bodum Bistro Electric Coffee Grinder works well as a basic style of grinder for home use, delivers a good grind consistency. Compact in size, and simple to use, and very stylish. Looks well in any kitchen and we love the fact that the cord can be tucked away when not in use.

If you are looking for a small, simple to use coffee grinder for your brewer or press pot, you have found what you are looking for. Prepare to enjoy your coffee freshly ground and brewed!


For coffee lovers the Bodum brand is instantly recognisable. They are a company from Denmark and it was founded by Peter Bodum back in 1944.

It is now managed by his son Jorgen Bodum and they primarily specialise in coffee and tea solutions. They produced the Mocca Bodum, one of the first vacuum coffee style makers.

SANTOS was the product that placed BODUM® firmly on the international stage, where it was acclaimed for its unique design and went on to become one of the most important coffee makers worldwide throughout the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.


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