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Alright but not the best
on 2 September 2015
Alright for a cheap grinder, but there are better options at a similar price. Try having a look at the Baratza encore instead or if you can afford it, get a proper grinder.
P.S. An expensive grinder and a cheap moka pot will result in far better coffee than a cheap grinder and an expensive espresso machine. If you are on the verge of purchasing, please first consider that this grinder is considered very cheap by coffee standards. Grinders are one of those things that are ludicrously expensive. Don't ask me why, but don't go thinking otherwise. A tell tale sign of a good grinder is that it outputs consistently sized pieces of coffee bean - if you get a cheap one you will find sludge in the bottom of your cup of French press (cafetiere) coffee caused by the presence of coffee dust in your grind, and other types of coffee won't taste as good as they should do. You may well also find that you can't get it to grind the right size for the kind of coffee you are trying to make or if you are more fussy about your coffee, the particular coffee beans which you have bought, in which case you might end up taking it apart to modify it. With this particular grinder, taking it apart is possible but not easy.
If you do end up having to upgrade though, this would make a fairly good spice grinder.