Capresso brings us their upgraded Capresso Burr Grinder, the 559, that is compact and great for grinding your drip, french press, and pour over coffee. Allowing you to find the ideal grind with their 17 grind settings, you'll be able to adjust from a wide range of coarse to fine grinds.
Features & Functionality of the Capresso Burr Grinder #559
Large Capacity: Large 1/2-pound whole bean container with 5 oz. ground coffee container with lid.
Settings: 17 position grind selector delivers the correct fineness for drip, French press and percolators.
Timer: Electronic timer lets you grind for 2 to 12 cups.
Easy Cleaning: The upper burr is removable, making cleaning convenient.
Safety Features: To assure your safety when the bean container lid, ground coffee container or ground coffee container lid are not in place the grinder automatically stops.
Compact - Fits just about anywhere in any sized kitchen. It's small footprint has a big grinding.
Setting - You'll have 17 grind settings to choose from to grind for your ideal cup of coffee.
Timer - Set the timer for grinds between 2 to 12 cups and you'll be able to walk away until it's ready to go
Static - Unfortunately the coffee container is not anti-static so you'll find your grounds clinging to the ground coffee container.
Loud - This grinder may be upgraded from it's predecessors but it's volume is still louder than most would like.
Not So Fine - Even though it claims to grind for espresso, we find that sometimes it doesn't get quite fine enough for even pressurized portafilters.
Best Answer:No, this Capresso Grinder #559 is not capable of grinding fine enough or consistently sized particles for espresso. I would suggest the Capresso Infinity or Baratza Encore at minimum for pressurized portafilters. If you have a non pressurized portafilter, then you would need to move further up to the Baratza Virtuoso or the Baratza Preciso.
Clean burrs with a quality burr grinder cleaner every 2 weeks or as needed. We recommend Grindz.
NOT A CONICAL BURR GRINDER! Save your money.Review by K the Chemist
This is NOT a conical burr grinder. It is a flat plate burr grinder. I don't know why the specs say conical burr.
There is no anti-static coating, so the coffee grounds fly everywhere when you pull out the catch container after grinding.
The grind is not uniform, so super-fine grounds build up in the catch container.
It is admittedly better than a blade grinder, so if you're really pinched for cash, I guess you could get this. Personally, I really wish I had spent the extra money on a proper conical burr grinder. (Posted on 6/6/2014)
skip this one!! Review by chris
total hate describes this one. spend the extra $ and skip this one!! it is just one big mess after grinding !!!!!!! if you don't mind the mess, give it a try after being warned!!! ( i've been grinding for over 30 years) (Posted on 8/5/2013)
Capresso coffee grinderReview by Amy
I love my Capresso coffee grinder. It is easy to set the grind that I want and it performs perfectly every time. It is a good value. (Posted on 7/12/2013)
Great GrinderReview by BeautyMaven
I bought this for grinding various seeds (i.e. flax seed, oats, etc) and it works like a charm. Highly recommend. (Posted on 4/23/2013)
fine piece of equipmentReview by kitty
I really appreciated the pros and cons section that Seattle Coffee Geear provides when you are trying to compare the grinders. The only "con" was said to be that there was no antistatic feature in the ground coffee receptacle, but I have found the static to be very slight and easily taken care of. Excellent product! (Posted on 3/17/2013)
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