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7 Best Quiet Home Coffee Grinders for 2024

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In this article, I will show you the best quiet coffee grinders money can buy right now. You certainly won’t wake up your housemates or family members with these!

I selected the Fellow Opus as my top pick overall. It’s super quiet, makes great coffee, and is inexpensive.

fellow opus coffee grinder

Fellow Opus: Best Overall

  • Price: $
  • Grind quality: Very adaptable but not super fine
  • Capacity: 110 g
  • Burr info: 40 mm conical, stainless steel
  • Best for: All levels, but maybe not super pros
  • Best for coffee type:
    • Espresso, pour-over, filter coffee, drip coffee, French press, moka pot, cold brew
  • Warranty: 1 year

Maybe you’d like to spend a little more for ultimate quality though? Or perhaps you’re based in another part of the world than the US? I’ve picked options to cover everyone.

Stay tuned and find out what they are. 

Looking for commercial or prosumer models? Check out our quiet coffee grinders.

Top 7 Quiet Coffee Grinders

Here’s a look at my top picks overall, category for category:

#1 Best Overall – Fellow Opus

fellow opus coffee grinder
Price $
Grind qualityVery adaptable but not super fine
Capacity110 g
Burr Info40 mm conical, Stainless steel
Best forAll levels, but not super pros
Best for coffee typeDrip coffee, cold brew, French press, espresso, pour over, filter coffee, Aeropress, moka pot
Warranty1 year 


  • Versatile and adaptable 
  • Easy to look after 


  • Not the most even espresso grind 
  • Bean hopper is a little small

The Fellow Opus is the best way to get a great quality, quiet grind for a fair price. 

The Opus has much of the same perks as one of my later picks, the Fellow Ode Gen 2. But it’s actually a little lower in price. 

This grinder has versatile conical burrs instead of flat ones and they’re 40 mm. This means it’s lower in price and better at making a wider range of coffee drinks. The espresso might not be perfect but that’s only going to be noticed by seasoned baristas. 

Regardless, the Opus is actually really good for more coarse grinds. It’s brilliant for filter coffee and French press. 

You’ll also find that the build quality is really good and it’s easy to clean. This means that it should last a long time. 

It’s a fantastic coffee grinder for a reasonable price. Plus, it’s quiet and easy to use so I’d recommend it to anyone, from beginners through to more experienced home users. 

#2 Best Premium Model – Eureka Mignon Specialita

eureka mignon specialista
Price $$
Grind qualityGreat for everything but super fine 
Capacity510 g 
Burr info55 mm flat, Stainless steel
Best forProfessionals and experienced home users
Best for coffee typeEspresso, drip coffee, pour over, filter coffee, Aeropress, French press, moka pot, cold brew
Warranty1 year


  • One of the quietest grinders 
  • Even grind for espresso


  • Expensive compared to my other picks
  • Won’t grind finesse enough for Turkish coffee

Eureka is a fantastic brand for quiet grinders and their best one overall is the Mignon Specialita. It’s a little pricey but actually, compared to some other professional grade grinders, it’s good value. 

This grinder is all about the build quality. Because it’s been so well crafted, it holds together very well and therefore doesn’t vibrate so much when using. That’s the main reason the sound levels are kept down.

It makes great coffee as well though. The Mignon Specialita uses its 55 mm flat burrs well to make a great, even grind for a fantastic cup of espresso coffee. But you can also tailor the settings to make it work for French press, filter coffee and more.

You might not be able to get quite a fine enough grind for Turkish coffee but that’s the case with almost all electric grinders.

There’s a large bean hopper on the Specialita as well. You’ll be able to hold up to 510 g of coffee with this thing. That works out to well over 50 cups. 

So the only real downside of this grinder is the price. It’s quite a lot more than my top pick. But you do get the extra level of quality, so it’s up to you to decide whether you think you’d get the best out of your extra money.

#3 Best for Under $100/Best Budget Option – OXO Brew

OXO Coffee Grinder
Price $
Grind qualityFine grind
Capacity340 g
Burr infoN/A conical, Stainless steel
Best forBeginners 
Best for coffee typePour over, filter coffee, drip coffee, moka pot, cold brew
Warranty1 year 


  • Over 300 g bean capacity
  • Very affordable price


  • Slightly louder than other picks
  • Not the most even particle distribution 

Getting a reasonably quiet coffee grinder for under $100 is possible. That comes in the form of the OXO Brew. 

You’re not going to be able to reach the level of quiet of our top two so far but it’s certainly not loud, which is impressive. This grinder is not super powerful but it’s fairly well built which we love to see for under $100.

The lack of power means that it’s not a great option for espresso coffee because it can’t grind super fine and even. That being said, it could be a lot worse for this. And it’s more than good enough for more coarse grinds if you want to make a pot of French press coffee.

A cool thing about the OXO Brew is that it has a 340 g bean hopper which means you’ll be able to store 30 or more cups of coffee’s worth of beans. I wouldn’t recommend grinding them all at once though or that will be loud!

So, value for money wise, the OXO Brew is really impressive and it’s accessible for everyone from an entry level. But if you want the quietest grind on the market then you’re going to need to spend a little more. 

#4 Best Manual Coffee Grinder – 1Zpresso JX-Pro-S

1zpresso jx pro s manual
Price $
Grind qualityAdaptable, very high 
Capacity30 g
Burr info48 mm conical, Stainless steel
Best forAnyone
Best for coffee typeDrip coffee, cold brew, French press, espresso, pour over, filter coffee, Aeropress, moka pot
Warranty1 year


  • Large burrs for manual grinding meaning better distribution
  • Satisfying build quality


  • A little expensive 
  • On the larger side

The quietest way to grind coffee overall is to remove the power altogether and opt for a manual coffee grinder. I’ll tell you more about the pros and cons of each option in the buying guide.

But for now, I can tell you that the best manual coffee grinder on the market (in my opinion) is the 1ZPresso JX-Pro-S.

For a start, it has 48 mm conical blades which are big for a manual grinder. Not only does this produce a better quality of grind (due to better distribution across the chamber), but it makes the grinder easier to use as well. 

It also has a reasonably sized bean hopper at 30 g. That’s enough for 2 or 3 cups of coffee easily. 

One downside to this is that you might think it’s a little bulky which could be an issue for travelers packing very light. But I don’t think it’s going to be a problem for most people. 

The JX-Pro-S is definitely above average in price but it’s also way above average in terms of build quality. It feels robust and strong, so I’d trust it to last quite some time. 

All in all, this is going to be the best manual coffee grinder for most people. And the only thing you’ll be able to hear is the faint crunch of the beans inside! 

#5 Best Budget Manual Grinder – Timemore Chestnut C2

timemore chestnut c2
Price $
Grind qualityAdaptable, consistent 
Capacity25 g
Burr info38 mm conical, Stainless steel
Best forAnyone
Best for coffee typeTurkish, espresso, pour over, filter coffee, Aeropress, French press, moka pot
Warranty1 year


  • Great looking grinder 
  • Satisfying grind quality


  • Requires more effort to use
  • Not a large bean hopper

If you like the idea of going super quiet (and portable) with a manual coffee grinder but you’re on a stricter budget, check out the Timemore Chestnut C2.

It’s quite a bit more affordable than the JX-Pro-S but it’s still very good. And very quiet, of course! 

There are a few differences you’ll notice in terms of quality for the money you save. The steel conical burrs are a little smaller at 38 mm but that’s still not bad. And it’s still enough to prepare a decent cup of espresso coffee through to French press.

The bean hopper is a little smaller at 25 g so you probably won’t quite be able to make three cups of coffee at one time.

Aesthetically, the C2 looks cool and it does feel quite robust for the price. So overall, I’m a big fan.

#6 Best for UK and Europe – Fellow Ode Gen 2

fellow ode gen 2
Price $$
Grind qualityGreat for coarse through to fairly fine
Capacity100 g
Burr info64 mm flat, Stainless steel
Best forAll home users
Best for coffee typeEspresso, pour over, filter coffee, Aeropress, French press, moka pot, cold brew
Warranty2 years


  • Very versatile grinder 
  • Good value for money


  • A little bulky 
  • Not ideal for Turkish coffee 

If you’re looking for a quiet coffee grinder in the UK or elsewhere in Europe then the best option for you might be the Fellow Ode Gen 2. As you can see, it’s from the same brand as our number one overall pick and that’s a good sign. 

So let’s start with the coffee itself. I use this grinder for most types of coffee. In fact, it delivers a great quality espresso due to its ability to grind coffee to a fine and even level. 

But it’s also adaptable in that you can set it to make an uneven, coarse grind for the likes of French Press.

It achieves all this with its large 64 mm flat burrs. They make light work of anything! 

The build quality of the Ode Gen 2 thing feels more expensive than the grinder actually is. It’s made out of solid materials that have been sensibly put together. 

This leads to minimal vibrations and therefore a quieter grinding experience. And it’s cheaper than a lot of worse-built coffee grinders! Sure, it’s not the cheapest grinder in the world so it might be slightly overkill for a beginner but I’d still recommend it to most coffee fans. 

This grinder has been heavily endorsed by James Hoffman, the king of coffee in the UK. I can see why he’s backed this one so heavily. 

If I had to pick a couple of ‘faults’, they would be that the grinder is quite big and that I wouldn’t recommend it for Turkish coffee. But even then, it’s not going to be too big for most work surfaces. And, electric grinders that work for Turkish coffee are going to be expensive. 

So if you want great quality coffee delivered quietly and you don’t want to break the bank too much, check out the Fellow Ode Gen 2. 

#7 Best for Australia – Eureka Mignon Silenzio

eureka mignon silenzio
Price $$
Grind qualityGreat for fine through to fairly coarse
Capacity300 g
Burr info50 mm flat, Stainless steel
Best forAll levels, but not super pros
Best for coffee typeEspresso, pour over, filter coffee, Aeropress, French press, moka pot, cold brew
WarrantyOne year 


  • Super soundproof coffee grinder
  • Chance to extend warranty in Australia 


  • In an upper price bracket
  • Not perfect for coarse grinding 

Our Australian readers will love what Eureka is offering with the Mignon Silenzio. The clue is in the name! You don’t have to speak Italian to know that this thing is all about being quiet. 

It comes with extra soundproofing so you could be grinding coffee in the same room as someone and not wake them up.

This coffee grinder has 50 mm flat burrs that are perfect for espresso. That means it’s a great option for Australia’s favorite type of coffee drink, the latte.

If I was being very picky, I might say that the grind size could be a little too even for French press. But when put into practice, the difference in taste would be negligible. 

Another reason this coffee grinder is great for the Australian audience is that it’s possible to pay an extra A$30 to extend the one year of warranty to two. I’d recommend doing this for that extra peace of mind. 

But that’s on top of a price that’s already a touch high. Not one that’s unjustified though! Because this is a fantastic quiet coffee grinder. 

Quiet Coffee Grinder Buying Guide 

It’s about time I show you how I came to choose my top seven. Here’s a look at all the things I think you should be considering when you buy a new quiet coffee grinder.

Those looking for more information on buying a coffee grinder in general can check out this guide

ChecklistWhy it’s Important
Manual vs. ElectricOne’s more convenient, one’s more portable
MaterialsWhich is more durable and better performing?
Burr Type & SizeDifferent burrs are better for different coffee grinds
Grind LevelsEach grind finesse will be better for different coffees
PriceAre you willing to spend a little more to guarantee quality?
Bean Hopper SizeLarger hoppers equal more coffee but can be bulky 
Grinder BrandBetter brands means better quality, warranty and support

#1 Manual or electric grinder

Manual grinders don’t require any power so they’re going to be quieter. If you want to go as quiet as possible with your grinding, consider buying one of these.

But volume isn’t the only difference between these two types of grinder. Plus, electric grinders can be very quiet indeed these days.

Electric grinder benefits

  • More convenient 
  • Easier to get the grind level you want 

Manual grinder benefits

  • Much quieter in general
  • More portable 

To learn more, read our article on manual or electric coffee grinders.

#2 Burr material

The most popular burr material is steel. It can be cheaper but it can also be of a higher quality depending on what you’re looking for. 

But some people want to opt for ceramic burrs. These don’t blunt as easily so they can last for longer. But if you’re not careful they can snap. 

The difference to the sound level between these two burr materials is going to be negligible. 

The only ceramic burr we’ve looked at today is the Timemore Chestnut C2. They tend to be more common in manual form.

Steel burr benefits

  • Lower starting price point
  • Higher quality scope 

Ceramic burr benefits

  • Can last for longer 
  • Sharper than bad steel

To learn more, read our article on steel burr vs ceramic burr.

#3 Flat burrs vs conical burrs vs blade grinders 

Flat burrs are better suited for finer grinds like espresso. Conical burrs are more versatile and can be adapted to more coarse grinds for the likes of French press.

The burr is the actual metal mechanism that grinds the coffee. ‘Flat’ and ‘conical’ just refers to the shape of the burr. 

You shouldn’t notice a difference in sound level between flat burrs and conical burrs other than that flat burrs tend to operate at a faster speed. We’ll take a look at grind speed a bit later on in this guide though. 

Another option is a blade grinder, but you’re probably going to want to stay away from these altogether if you want to keep your grinding quiet.

Blade grinders use a spinning blade to crush your coffee into smithereens and this is inherently loud. I don’t think a quiet blade grinder exists!

Here’s a look at each of those burrs and what they’re best for.

Coffee grinderGrind finesseBest for
Flat burrExtra fineEspresso, Turkish, pour over, aeropress
Conical burrFine but versatile through to medium/coarseFrench press, Drip coffee, some espresso, cold brew, moka pot, drip coffee
BladeCoarse, unevenFrench press, filter coffee

To learn more, read our article on blade vs burr coffee grinder.

#4 Your budget 

How much do you actually want to spend on your new coffee grinder? The more you spend, the better the build quality is likely to be and therefore the quieter the sound of your grind could be too. 

You don’t have to break the bank to get a good quality, quiet coffee grinder though. It is possible to get one for a fair price. But don’t spend too little, or you’ll end up impacting the quality of your coffee and/or making a whole lot of noise. 

I estimated roughly how much people should be looking to spend as a minimum based on their skill levels. You can see those prices here: 

Experience LevelAvg Price Recommended (Electric)Avg Price Recommended (Manual)
Experienced home user$200$80+
Pro barista$1000$80+

#5 Bean hopper capacity

The bean hopper is the area that stores your coffee beans. If you have a large bean hopper, you’re going to be able to store or grind more coffee at once.

Of course, grinding a lot of coffee at a time is going to be louder. But you don’t have to load it all the way up.

There’s also the option of going for a single serve coffee grinder like the Weber EG-1. Here, you’ll only be able to grind up a portion of coffee at a time in the interest of protecting max freshness. This has become a really popular method in the past few years. 

#6 Coffee grinder brand

I always recommend buying a coffee grinder from a brand that can be trusted as opposed to an unknown one. You’ll get a better quality product and therefore a tastier cup of coffee. 

It’s also possible that you’ll end up with a quieter coffee grinder from a trusted brand as the build quality will likely be better, meaning less parts will vibrate. 

Furthermore, it’ll be easier to deal with the customer service desk from an established coffee grinder brand. This means you’ll be able to get better help when you need it and process any warranty claims more easily. 

Here are some examples of high quality coffee grinder brands that you might want to consider: 

  • Krups
  • KitchenAid
  • Breville
  • Barista & Co.
  • Monolith
  • Option-O
  • Fellow
  • Cuisinart
  • Rancilio

#7 Speed of grind

The slower the grind, the more quiet it’s likely to be. But this isn’t the only factor you should consider when choosing a grind speed.

Different grind speeds are better suited to different types of coffee drinks. This is because the speed that the beans move around the chamber affects partical distribution and therefore the variation of the size.

Here’s a look at the average speeds you should be looking at for your favorite coffee drinks:

RPM RangeSuitable coffee types
Up to 200 RPMFrench press, filter coffee, cold brew
200 – 1000 RPMPour over, moka pot, drip coffee, cold brew
1000 – 3000 RPMAeropress, espresso, pour over
3000 RPM +Espresso

Some grinders have fixed grind speeds and others are adaptable. So you might want to go for an adaptable one if you like to make a few different types of coffee drink. 

One more note: a lot of people say that a slow grind means hotter temperatures and that this can affect the taste. The heat part is true but I’m not convinced there’s a serious change in the taste. 

To learn more, read our article on grinder speeds.

#8 Quality of life features 

There are a few extra features to look out for that will improve the ease of use for electric coffee grinder users.

  • Timer: Find out how long you’ve been timing for if your coffee grinder has a built-in timer function.
  • Auto stop: You might also be able to set the timer to switch the grind off when it reaches a certain time. 
  • Digital interfaces: It’s even better if you can control these functions with a neat interface. It makes your life easier! 

#9 Noise level

Last, but of course not least in this situation, is the noise level. Of course, I’ve already talked about this a lot. But, it’s worth considering how to find out the noise level of a grinder and what factors influence it. 

You can find out how loud a coffee grinder is with a quick Google search most of the time.

But if that information cannot be found, consider the following:

  • Sound-proofing materials – You might see rubber bumpers and other soundproofing materials on a coffee grinder. This will help the grinder stop vibrating against your work surface and making a lot of noise.
  • Grind speed  – The faster the grind, the louder it’s going to be. The blades will be moving more quickly and connecting with the beans at a faster velocity, and this could cause lots of sound!
  • Build quality – It’s often possible to tell if a coffee grinder is well built. If that’s the case, it’s less likely to vibrate and therefore be more quiet.
  • Burr or blade – A blade grinder is not a good option for anyone looking for a quiet grinder. Blades inherently make more noise than burrs, so keep an eye out for those instead. 

To learn more, read our article on coffee grinder’s noise levels.

Quiet Coffee Grinder FAQ

On top of these factors, make sure you think about the following information with regards to your quiet coffee grinder…

How often do I need to clean my quiet coffee grinder?

It’s good practice to clean your coffee grinder every couple of weeks if you use it every day.

It’s also a good idea to give the chamber a wipe down every day as this will make the actual cleaning process easier due to less built up coffee residue. 

Want to know how to do that? Check out this article

How long should my quiet coffee grinder last?

You shouldn’t have to worry about replacing your coffee grinder any less than five years of earning it if you use it every day.

But it could be a lot longer than this if you buy a high quality grinder and take good care of it. 

Quiet coffee grinders tend to be more well-built too, and this means that they might actually last for longer.

My Verdict 

So there we have it. Seven amazing quiet coffee grinders. I think the following three are going to be the best picks for the vast majority of people though:

1. Best Overall – Fellow Opus: I think the best option for most people overall will be this. It’s a fair price for a fantastic quality coffee grinder that’s also one of the quietest electric options out there. 

2. Best Premium Model – Eureka Mignon Specialata: If budget is no issue for you then maybe consider this super professional quiet grinder. It’s a little expensive but it definitely justifies the price tag with the quality. And it’s quiet! 

3. Best for Under $100/Best Budget Option – OXO Brew: This coffee grinder isn’t going to be as quiet as my other top picks. But for one that’s under $100, it’s not bad at all. This is definitely the bet quiet budget grinder.

So now it’s over to you! The Fellow Opus would be my pick for most but if you want to stretch or even save on your budget then perhaps second or third place would be the right call. Enjoy.

fellow opus coffee grinder

Fellow Opus: Best Overall

  • Price: $
  • Grind quality: Very adaptable but not super fine
  • Capacity: 110 g
  • Burr info: 40 mm conical, stainless steel
  • Best for: All levels, but maybe not super pros
  • Best for coffee type:
    • Espresso, pour-over, filter coffee, drip coffee, French press, moka pot, cold brew
  • Warranty: 1 year
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