My church is getting ready to start serving it’s own coffee, and I’m looking into what equipment to recommend for purchase. One area I am struggling in is what grinder to get. For some background, we are planning to batch brew drip coffee (I believe we’ll be getting a Fetco XTS 2131 brewer). Our grinder budget is probably up to $1,000, but a bit less than that would be preferable.
For the sake of saving time for our volunteers I’d like to purchase a grinder that can grind up to 16 oz of beans at a time (with a single button push if possible). This wouldn’t necessarily have to be commercial grade due to our low volume, but I’m having trouble finding consumer grade grinders with a hopper that size.
There’s a lot of reviews and guides out there on grinders that are ideal for espresso, but I’m not seeing near as much written about drip coffee (which I’m guessing is probably coarser than what’s typically used for a V60 pour over).
Anybody have recommendations? Or experience in this area? This is my first time looking into equipment of this caliber. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.