Every coffee connoisseur needs a good grinder and Bodum produces some of the best. Purchasing your coffee whole bean and grinding it at home is the only way to ensure freshness and give yourself a fair shot at “the perfect cup” . This powerful, handy grinder has a transparent lid so the grounds can be observed for fineness. The longer you grind your coffee the finer it gets. This may take a bit of practice. but following the manufacturers recommendations will shorten the learning curve.