Fresh-ground spices and coffee
are small time investments in the kitchen that can pay off enormously. I have two of these grinders: one for coffee and one for spices. The coffee grinder I've had for almost seven years and it's been used daily, dropped often, and yanked around by its cord. It performs flawlessly.
The second was purchased after I realized that my mortar and pestle weren't much good for heavy-duty spice grinding. This model powders whole cinnamon sticks with just a few pulses and grinds mixed spices as fine as I need. I use it almost every day and highly recommend it.
This grinder is available in black or white at Amazon for $17.95.