Capresso Infinity Grinder Review Summary
This comparison between Capresso 565 vs. 560 will help you make the decision when buying the perfect grinder. Whether you buy your Capresso Infinity for your home coffee-making needs, or for your office, it is one of the best inexpensive coffee grinders.
Many coffee lovers buy it as a temporary solution until they can afford an upgrade. Sometimes they never do the upgrade because they realize they don’t need it.
Capresso Infinity grinders are among the most reliable domestic coffee grinding machines, they are silent, they run at a low speed so the coffee doesn’t get burnt during grinding, and the grind is very consistent.
Grinding consistency means that the coffee is ground uniformly so that we don’t have boulders and dust. A uniform grind will allow a smooth brew and will avoid over-extraction.
Remember: A perfect brew requires freshly, uniformly ground coffee.
A Quick Look
Before We Start: Do You Really Need a Coffee Grinder?
Absolutely YES! Fresh coffee is one of the critical elements when aiming for the perfect cup of joe. Coffee connoisseurs know that as ground coffee starts interacting with air, it gradually loses aroma and flavor. Great coffee at home, at a coffee shop, or at work, requires grinding your coffee seconds before brewing. Coffee expires slower when is not ground. The second the beans have been ground; however, they start to become stale.
Capresso Infinity Burr Grinders Review
Capresso 565.05 Infinity Conical Burr Grinder
Before I get to the comparison, here are some of the characteristics of the Capresso Infinity burr grinder series:
- Built-in timer;
- Low maintenance;
- 100 Watt conical burr grinder;
- 16 different grind settings;
- Maximum coffee flavor due to its commercial-grade conical burr (very rare in other domestic machines);
- Very reliable, the steel burrs will last forever, and the machine is super-dependable.
- The grounds container holds 4 ounces;
- See-through bean container;
- Bean container holds 8-1/2 ounces;
- Measurements: 7-2/3 by 5-2/5 by 10-4/5 inches.
- The grinding speed is 420 rpm obtained through the gear reduction motor.
- Removable upper burr for easy cleanup.
The Infinity series from Capresso has a few models, the 560.01, 560.04, 565.04 and the 565.05. Both the 565 and the 560 models, offers 16 grind settings. The dial is marked as 4 groups of 4 grind settings (4 regular, 4 fine, 4 extra fine, and 4 coarse). This comes up to 16 grind sizes. The extra-fine grind setting allows you to brew Turkish coffee. This is a rare feature for an automatic coffee grinder. (Between us, it’s not really a Turkish grind, but out of all the machines on the market is the closest possible. More about Turkish grind here.)
The Capresso burr grinder receives its commercial-grade mark from its advanced conical steel burr design, being capable of grinding large quantities of coffee beans for grinding (8-1/2 ounces).
The built-in timer allows you to set the grind anywhere between 60 and 5 seconds with a simple, one-time setting.
The burr’s design preserves the aroma and flavor of the ground coffee. The Capresso’s engineers achieved this by slowing down the gears.
By slowing down the gears, not only do we reduce friction and heat, hence preserving the coffee aroma, but we also get a less noisy grinder.
The only disadvantage is the grinding speed, but let’s face it, it’s going to be 30 seconds versus 20. That is not a real problem for a home barista.
Holding up to 4 ounces of ground coffee, the coffee container as well as the bean container will remain sealed during grinding.
The Capresso Infinity machines come with an included cleaning brush, which is very convenient. The Infinity series is designed with a removable upper burr and it’s pretty easy to clean.
Both the 560 and the 565 are very well built, with quality and reliability in mind. But keep in mind, Capresso recommends using these for domestic use, and not in an office, or a commercial setting.
The 1-year limited warranty is voided by using it for anything else but home. That didn’t stop many companies to buy one for their daily grind, (pun intended). Ha, ha, more coffee puns here.
Now that you have a good idea of what these machines can do, it’s time to pick one. So, let’s see how we stand on the Capresso 565 vs 560 debate.
Infinity Capresso 565 vs 560
The 560 series has two models, the 560.01 and the 560.04, which are virtually identical. The only difference between the two is just the color.
One is black the other one is silver. Amazon ratings are above 4 stars for all Capresso, Infinity burr grinders. That in itself is a great indication the grinders are great. There are, however, some differences between the 560 and the 565. Here they are:
- The Capresso 560 is made with sturdy ABS housing, whereas the 565′ housing is made of heavy duty zinc, (the 565.04), or stainless steel, (565.05).
- The Capresso 565 looks better because of the stainless steel color. The 560 come in two colors black and brushed silver;
- The 565 grinder, due to its heavy-duty metal body is more resistant to shock and vibrates less.
- The heavy-duty body, the commercial-grade steel conical burrs, and the low grinding speed make the Infinity 565 the quietest grinder on the market, whereas the 560 is very close behind.
- The 560 grinder weighs less;
- The 565 model is a little more expensive than the 560 one, but both units are very affordable.
- The 565.05 is more expensive than the 565.04, because of the stainless steel housing.
Capresso Infinity 560.01
The 560.01 is the least expensive model from Capresso Infinity, it is a bit noisier than the 565, but it’s still one of the quieter on the market.
I personally recommend the higher-end 565 model, as it is sturdier and it will last you longer. However, if you are on a tight budget, the 560.01 is probably the best choice for you.
All Capresso Infinity grinders are capable to grind for all brewing methods, including Turkish, (not as fine as I would like it, but decent).