So you need a manual coffee grinder to whizz your expertly-roasted beans into super-fresh grounds to brew by filter or espresso, but you’re not sure where to start?
Don’t sweat it, we got the low-down from the grinder gurus at Brewed by Hand and found the kit for every kind of coffee lover
Beginner – Mini Mill +, £35
Just starting out on your speciality adventure? The Hario Mini Mill + is a good gateway grinder. The compact manual coffee grinder ensures a consistent grind size (which means consistently great tasting coffee), while its lower bowl can be used to weigh out up to two cups at a time.
Its small size and light weight make it the perfect travel grinder for nomadic brewers.
Intermediate – Skerton PRO Ceramic Coffee Mill, £70
Want to play around with grind size? The Skerton PRO’s adjustable grind size allows users to select between fine and coarse settings. A glass bowl hopper at the base can store up to 100g of grounds if it’s going to be a long day of coffee sipping.
Pro – Comandante C40 Nitro Blade, £219
The Comandante is the geisha of manual coffee grinders. Cut from a solid block of high-alloyed, high-nitrogen stainless steel, the burr is seriously sharp and yields next-level grind consistency. Unlike most manual grinders, the Comandante can be used for both filter and espresso.
Carved from natural oak and treated with wax oil, the sleek grinder will make a handsome edition to a stylish home brew bar.
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