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La Cafetiere Coffee Mill, Black

by La Cafetiere
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
Price: 18.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • This features an adjustable grinding mechanism
  • It's available in stainless steel with a black wood finish

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  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 12.1 x 8.9 cm ; 998 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.5 Kg
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • Item model number: CM001400
  • ASIN: B0000AN3RU
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 Nov 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 164,899 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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Product Description

This features an adjustable grinding mechanism and is available in stainless steel with a black wood finish.

Product Description

Traditionally styled,the La Cafetiere Classic Black Coffee Mill is a fantastic piece of kit for the coffee enthusiast. Finished in smart black wood,with stainless steel handle and grinding components,this hand-operated coffee mill features an adjustable grinding mechanism to obtain fine or coarse grinds. La Cafetiere are known for their coffee expertise,being synonymous with the French-press coffee maker. For those who enjoy the great aroma of fresh ground coffee in the morning,this Classic Coffee Mill is a stylish addition to a modern kitchen.


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57 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, simple, affordable grinder. 9 Sep 2008
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I was somewhat sceptical about buying this grinder loooking at people's reviews on here, but I'm glad I bought it.

In response to negative points, particularly on the 1* review, I believe there may have been a fault with theirs, I have experienced no such problem with attaching the handle, and the instructions explain how to adjust the grind.

I'm using this primarily for a french press, but I had an experiment as to how fine the grind was to go, and I got it to a very fine grind, that was exceptionally even, ideal for espresso really, particularly for this price. Of course, at that fineness it would take a while, which leads me on to a point about speed.

I use a Kitchenaid Proline grinder at home partnered with my espresso machine, and that churns through the coffee, at amazing pace, I was somewhat taken aback at how much turning you actually have to do to get enough for an 800ml press. Having said that, you should work out the ideal rotating speed, as I find that going to fast takes the grinding speed down as the beans have a harder time getting into the mechanism.

With regards to the other negative point about the wooden drawer. I can imagine it may be a little cramped if you were grinding for a very large press, but otherwise, I have had no problems. Furthermore, I'm not sure why you'd need to clean it as the coffee comes out with a nice tap, there is very little I would complain about with regards to the drawer.

All in all, it's a very solid device, and not only all of this, but it looks neat too, really quite elegant sitting in your office, or in your kitchen. And at ~15 it's a real bargain. I really do recommend it, I'm very happy!

Charlie -
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hand ground coffee... nothing better 21 July 2009
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I bought this as a gift for my partner and it has been used every day since it arrived. We are very happy with the coffee mill and wanted something sustainable rather than going for something that would use electicity and be another unused gadget in the back of the kitchen cupboard.
We are pleased with the mill save for the fact that if you fill the receiving bowl too much the beans tend not to fall into the grinder and it takes a lot of shaking and proding to get the beans properly ground up. Other than that it is great.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Black coffee mill 2 Sep 2006
Friendly firm and excellent to deal with.Easy to assemble and use.Ease of access to ground coffee/spices.Highly recommended
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not satisfactory 4 Sep 2010
By Chris C
This is the first item bought from Amazon I've felt the need to return. I don't recommend it, for the following reasons: one, though it can be adjusted for fineness of grind, it will not go fine enough for a good espresso; two, grinding seems to take for ever - even grinding enough for one cup of coffee takes many minutes, during which time you have to pick up and shake the machine to ensure the beans are dropping into the burr wheel, otherwise they stay outside - occasionally the machine will even throw them out of the top as well; three, the handle (a sloppy fit onto the spindle to start with) keeps working loose, and you have to keep stopping to tighten it - many times during the course of preparing one cup. To sum up: it's not a practical solution to providing freshly ground coffee at home, because it's not well designed nor well made. Product returned with regret - I really wanted to like it; burr grinding makes sense if your enjoyment of coffee is at all sophisticated, and I've no objection to using muscle power rather than electricity. However, this product is not fit for purpose, in my view.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars do not buy 2 Jan 2011
I have to say this is worthless. Despite repeated adjustments by 3 different people, this does not work properly. The beans do not fall through despite shaking, banging, and even dumping everything out and starting over again. I plan on giving this to goodwill and getting a better one.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars grinder for people with all day! 24 Oct 2010
Takes ages to grind enough beans for a medium sized cafetiere as you have to keep shaking and winding the handle the other way to get the beans to catch. Over time the grind gets courser and courser and in the end it is no better than putting the beans in a food processor. If I can find the box I will send it back!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and eco-friendly 6 Jan 2009
I ordered this for my husband for Christmas. I was worried he might have preferred an electric one but he loves this too. It's fantastic and doesn't take that long (usually we're just making coffee for the two of us), in fact it's much quicker and easier than I thought from reading earlier reviews.

I like the idea of avoiding yet another electronic kitchen appliance, plus I've read that many electric grinders are very noisy. I thought this would be a more pleasant sound first thing in the morning (though it may need a drop of WD40 as it squeaks a bit).

I find it a really pleasant experience to grind the coffee and you really smell the aroma being released. It's also quite smart looking, so we just keep it out on the countertop.
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44 of 53 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Grinder Extraordinaire 22 Jan 2004
This easy to use, high quality grinder is both simple and effective. The simple manual design copes with all beans indiscriminately
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars La Caretiere Coffee Mill
Our son-in-law loved this present as he had been looking for a decent coffee mill for ages. It works well and looks elegant in their kitchen. What's not to like?!
Published 7 months ago by Mogsy J
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Just what I wanted. Grinds very fine releases all the beans flavour do not use if in a rush. This is the old, classic, style grinder for the deserning coffee drinker
Published 11 months ago by Bryan Firth
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic product
I bought this as a Father's Day present recently. I was wary after reading such mixed reviews about this product however decided to go for in the end as it had all the qualities I... Read more
Published 13 months ago by September_baby
5.0 out of 5 stars Coffee Grinder
I bought it as a present ..just what my husband wanted without being too expensive....didn't want to buy him a more expensive grinder until I was sure he would actually use it... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Mrs. S. J. Stock
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Easy to put together. Grinds coffee well and easy to use. I'm very pleased with this product - it's stylish and functional. I highly recommend it.
Published 20 months ago by Anne-Lisa
4.0 out of 5 stars coffee, what coffee
Great product. Bought for my daughter at university. Wasn't intended as a coffee grinder but as a peppermill. Works brilliantly. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Mr. I. M. Bowerbank
1.0 out of 5 stars Nice ornament, not very functional
This grinder looks really stylish but the design unfortunately doesn't work very well for grinding coffee. Read more
Published on 12 July 2012 by Kate
1.0 out of 5 stars Very poorly designed
Put simply, it's not that great at grinding beans. You'll find yourself having to give the whole unit a shake to get smaller beans into the grinding mechanism, and larger beans;... Read more
Published on 5 May 2012 by onebaddayaway
2.0 out of 5 stars Slow. Very slow, but sure
On the plus side this is a reliable piece of kit because there's nothing much to go wrong and it looks pretty in the kitchen. Read more
Published on 11 Oct 2011 by James H
2.0 out of 5 stars Coffee milling
The machine is in good order but works very poorly with beans unless they are of the smallest size. Frustrating to get enough done for a decent cup!
Published on 30 July 2011 by Clive J. Evans
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