Manual Hand Ceramic Burr Coffee Grinder - Brazil by CrushGrind®
IF YOUR FRENCH PRESS IS BROKEN, WE’LL GIVE YOU 50% STORE CREDIT
I'm still figuring out the right grind setting, given its superior capability at producing a fine grind, at least compared to my past grinders. While the holder for the device is weighted, producing a fine grind takes some effort and benefits from leverage. I've found that better leverage is afforded by placing the device at hip level and pressing downward, so that the housing does not slip around. Ideally one would have a table at that unconventional level on which to place the device, as well as some means of attaching it, so that downward pressure is not required. I have a cast-iron Brazilian manual grinder that screws onto a shelf, thereby securing it. Workmanship is excellent. I'm satisfied and will be more so after I have made certain adaptations.
I tried much more expensive ones, but none could beat this grinder to produce a sweet cup of coffee.
I love how excellent it is to extract the sweetness and avoid the bitterness.
I am very impressed with this grinder. I called customer service (CrushGrind) when I first got it to ask a question about the grind setting for French Press... they were VERY helpful!
The grinder is very easy to use and produces a consistent grind each time. The only negative thing (and trust me, not even worth dropping the Review down a Star for) is the ground coffee contained in the glass jar after grinding is so well sealed that when you gently pull the glass jar off to empty the grinds into the French press; almost every time loose grounds spill out onto the kitchen counter.
Put that aside , I highly recommend this grinder. High quality and easy to grind with the included base!
The grinding mechanism is great but the base is key. Worth the price!
I enjoy the consistency of the grinds at any level. I use it for espresso and the grind setting is not difficult to figure out. I like the base it comes with because it helps provide stabilization when grinding especially at a finer setting. This is a great alternative to an expensive electronic grinder. The grinder doesnt hold any grinds once your done so what you put in is what you get out, which is important if you like consistency in your coffee flavor. Cleaning the grinder is easy because you can take it apart, just let it dry fully before reusing it.
As a rank notice, I was looking for a quality device that would allow me to properly grind whole beans for French press without breaking the bank. The mill's overall design is simple with the operation easy to understand. The grind adjustment is a trial and error exercise, adjusting with each new French press brew. I'm probably misunderstanding something, but there doesn't seem to be markings on the adjustment wheel. Frenchpresscoffee included a grind sheet with the mill, but it doesn't make sense. Again, I'm learning as I go so am probably missing the obvious. Instead of using the mill on the perimeter counters, I've been using the island which is a little high for the crank. The mill base hops occasionally because of this. I like the mill and recommend it.
I’ve been away from making espresso for some time and when my wife said she wanted an espresso machine for her 50th, I decided to save some money and get a Flair PRO. I was beginning to think I made a mistake because I couldn’t get the results I wanted. After a few attempts it was clear the problem was my Bodum Antiqua was to antique to give me a consistent espresso grind, but again, I didn’t want to spend a bundle on a grinder that wouldn’t last. Most of the reviews on hand grinders weren’t very encouraging, but the Brazil by CrushGrind seems to have addressed those concerns with its base.
The base seemed excessive to me in terms of counter space, but I figured I could do without it if I didn’t like it. Turns out I really like it and use it all the time. Overall the product seems sturdy and well-made for the long haul. I can grind for a shot in under a minute, which fits perfectly with the preheat routine for the Flair Pro.
If you want a fast hand grinder that is consistent and infinitely adjustable, this is the one.
Good grinder and elegant
This grinder is refined and does an excellent job. The fit and finish is very nice. I would buy this again. It is well worth the price.
So easy to use and grinds perfectly