Manual Coffee Grinder

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Manual Coffee Grinder
« on: 18 Mar 2019, 06:20 pm »
Hi,
Anyone could suggest me a reliable manual coffee grinder?
What model not to buy would be a good info also.
Gracias
« Last Edit: 19 Mar 2019, 09:19 am by FullRangeMan »

WGH

Re: Manual Coffee Grinder
« Reply #1 on: 18 Mar 2019, 06:39 pm »
JavaPresse works for me, it's easily adjustable and the replaceable ceramic burr is available for only $5. I grind 2 tablespoons of beans at a time for an excellent cup of coffee, if you need to grind more beans at one time then you will need a bigger machine.
https://www.javapresse.com/

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Re: Manual Coffee Grinder
« Reply #2 on: 18 Mar 2019, 08:35 pm »
What kind of coffee will you be using it for? French Press? Espresso? Other type like pour over?

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Re: Manual Coffee Grinder
« Reply #3 on: 18 Mar 2019, 08:36 pm »
Onore Caffe is what I use with Aeropress, both work fine.
« Last Edit: 19 Mar 2019, 12:27 pm by JLM »

randytsuch

Re: Manual Coffee Grinder
« Reply #4 on: 18 Mar 2019, 09:08 pm »
Budget?  There are some fancy hand grinders out there that cost two hundred or more.

Travel or home use?

I've had a Hario mini mill slim for years for traveling, but these days there may be better options.
But it works fine for the times I out on the road, but still want decent coffee.

That javapresse looks interesting, and the price is right.
What is it's max capacity?

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Re: Manual Coffee Grinder
« Reply #5 on: 19 Mar 2019, 01:27 am »
That javapresse looks interesting, and the price is right.
What is it's max capacity?
4 heaping tablespoons max. The JavaPresse can be a little slippery so I wrap one of those rubber jar opener pads around it and comfortably grind away.

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Re: Manual Coffee Grinder
« Reply #6 on: 19 Mar 2019, 01:49 am »
Those Porlex knock-offs are not very good, IMO. 8 dollar grinders being rebranded and sold for triple its worth on Amazon. The cheapest grinder I would recommend would be the Hario Skerton, which has its flaws but will do medium/ med. fine well enough.

Something like the Aergrind would be a definite step up for portability at least. Comandante looks good beyond that. I currently own a Kinu, which I'll be the first to admit is not worth the money, but in general you do get what you pay for.

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Re: Manual Coffee Grinder
« Reply #7 on: 19 Mar 2019, 09:26 am »
Thanks boys for your guidance I appreciated.
I will use it only to my personal coffee recipe, I mix the coffee powder with hot milk, no sugar.
Budget is under $50usd for home use only to a mug serve, so low capacity.

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Re: Manual Coffee Grinder
« Reply #8 on: 19 Mar 2019, 11:35 am »
Also use the javapresse daily with Aeropress. Can easily make 1-2 cups from a single grind. Rubber grips are a great idea - thanks!

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Re: Manual Coffee Grinder
« Reply #9 on: 19 Mar 2019, 03:08 pm »
Here is a handy grind chart with pictures
https://www.homegrounds.co/coffee-grind-chart/

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Re: Manual Coffee Grinder
« Reply #10 on: 19 Mar 2019, 07:45 pm »
Here is a handy grind chart with pictures
https://www.homegrounds.co/coffee-grind-chart/
I have to read it before purchase, thanks.

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Re: Manual Coffee Grinder
« Reply #11 on: 19 Mar 2019, 11:40 pm »
Heres one.  Handground. Great price. I'm going to get one. My solid is ok. The usual Grimes up from bigtime use.Sturdy as ever.

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Re: Manual Coffee Grinder
« Reply #12 on: 20 Mar 2019, 01:59 am »
Be sure to get a quality grinder it makes a huge difference.( like a good cartridge)
I purchased a used Zassenhaus on ebay fantastic grinder .

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Re: Manual Coffee Grinder
« Reply #13 on: 20 Mar 2019, 02:17 am »
Houston we have a problem, various buyers report plastic internal part broken so early as one week and an month on this model, scroll down the page to users comments:
https://www.amazon.com.br/MOEDOR-MANUAL-CERAMICA-MOINHO-GRAOS/dp/B07CV248Q7
Seems the part is the central axe, anyone had any prob?
« Last Edit: 20 Mar 2019, 04:33 am by FullRangeMan »

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Re: Manual Coffee Grinder
« Reply #14 on: 20 Mar 2019, 03:48 pm »
What about using a spice grinder instead?  They are often all-metal and very robust.  And should give you the quantity you need for small batches.

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Re: Manual Coffee Grinder
« Reply #15 on: 20 Mar 2019, 05:03 pm »
Do you mean say a peper grinder?
Any link?

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Re: Manual Coffee Grinder
« Reply #16 on: 20 Mar 2019, 07:27 pm »
Maybe a hand one would be okay but avoid cheap electric grinders they just ruin coffee.

Tyson

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« Reply #17 on: 20 Mar 2019, 10:45 pm »
Something like this: 


randytsuch

Re: Manual Coffee Grinder
« Reply #18 on: 20 Mar 2019, 11:45 pm »
The grinder I have, the Hario mini, and the Hario skerton have been around for a long time, and are good grinders except for a design flaw where the top burr only has one bearing, so at courser settings the top burr can move and you get inconsistent grinds.

There is a "mod kit" for the skerton that seems to fix this flaw.

That combination should make a good coffee grinder.

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Re: Manual Coffee Grinder
« Reply #19 on: 21 Mar 2019, 09:17 am »
Thanks boys I will look into it to see what I can get.