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5.0 out of 5 stars You must get one of these..brilliant!, 30 Jun. 2012
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This review is from: Hario Medium Glass Hand Coffee Grinder with Ceramic Burrs, Clear (Kitchen & Home)
It took a fair amount of research to make this purchase...

If you are not a total expert with coffee, but love the stuff like me, please read!

The quality of your brew along with using very fresh beans is really down to the grinder-
This is almost more important than the coffee machine.

I was very tempted to buy a cheap-£50- whistles and bells burr grinder, as burr grinders give the best results, and are far superior to blade ones, as give consistent results

Anyway, to cut a long story short, unless you are going to spend £500+ on a grinder,you will not get the results of what this little gadget can do.

Reading coffee forums such as coffeegeek.com gave the lowdown- this hand grinder is perfect for espresso and medium grind, and to get similar results would cost forking out well over a grand.
It can give the same result of a commercial machine , which can cost thousands.

It is excellent for cafetiere/french press, but it's best to get buy a tweak for it from which costs $16- there is info on YouTube about it.Its a modified lower bearing from OE coffee , I think

The time it takes to grind is not very long- about the same as waiting for the kettle to boil.

If you want to speed things up , just put a 6mm acorn nut on the top and attach it to a
rechargeable screwdriver-
Don't attach it to a power drill, or it will damage it & burn the coffee as too fast!

Re getting fresh beans- try Brian Wogan in Bristol- they are a small company with fantastic beans and blends, and their stuff is only a day or so old, seriously fresh, gorgeous and cheap-£11 a kilo.
It is possible to collect from the factory gate, and they also post nationwide reasonably and supply Michelin starred restaurants in the South West.

Once you have tried their stuff you will never buy from a supermarket again.
Nearly all supermarket beans are weeks or months old by the time it hits the shelf-
not fresh at all .

These grinders are identical to the Tamio ones, but the top casing is slightly translucent, which looks nicer. To get best results, do a really fine grind... the coffee is sooo much nicer!
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Initial post: 2 Oct 2013 10:08:29 BDT
ATL says:
Hi there - great review. I want to use this for my cafetiere, but I can't find the "tweak" that you mention in your review. Can you give me some more info about this or a link to where I might find one on the internet? MANY THANKS!

Posted on 12 Nov 2013 23:17:55 GMT
Chalkus says:
Hey. Thanks for the review, I bought this based on your advice and I'm really pleased. You've made me a happy, happy man!! Thanks!!

Posted on 16 Dec 2015 16:54:04 GMT
jolerrs says:
Thanks for doing such thorough research! My Dualit grinder is great for pour over but isn't griding fine enough for my new Gaggia so hand grinder it is! Thanks again!
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