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Old 12-08-2008, 10:59 AM   #1
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So, I've got something akin to this. I say akin, I mean exactly the frigging same. Works great, gives my morning pot of coffee some sort of physical work out (I will be Mr Universe by the end of the year!) and otherwise is a pain in the arse. You would have though some sort of gearing would be used, meaning quicker grinding. but OH NO. It takes me near 10 minutes to grind my coffee. And what's with the air tight seal? IT'S GOT A HOLE IN THE TOP TO LET THE GROUND COFFEE THROUGH.

What do you guys think of manual grinders?
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:12 PM   #2
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Man, I guess everyone else here is lucky enough to have an electric burr.
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:15 PM   #3
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my grandmother had one that mounts to the counter top... looks like it's made out of aluminum. handle cranks vertically, like a wheel. i don't know why but i've always loved that thing...
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:20 PM   #4
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If it's got a big old crank, I can see it being a good thing, but the crank on my one is pretty small.
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I bet you could take the handle off and use a socket on an cordless drill and grind you morning coffee in 20 seconds.
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Default Re: Manual grinders...

I love my Zassenhaus. No gearing or anything. I just like grinding that way. Seems more... I dunno artisan-like or something. You know? I roast it by hand (Google dog bowl heat gun coffee roasting) so it just feels right that I grind it by hand as well.
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Old 12-16-2008, 05:10 AM   #7
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I bet you could take the handle off and use a socket on an cordless drill and grind you morning coffee in 20 seconds.
While an incredibly good idea, enough broken bits of coffee bean ping out when I grind by hand, it'd be like a mini coffee frag grenade if I did it with a drill!
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I love my Zassenhaus. No gearing or anything. I just like grinding that way. Seems more... I dunno artisan-like or something. You know? I roast it by hand (Google dog bowl heat gun coffee roasting) so it just feels right that I grind it by hand as well.
Haha, I know of the dog bowl method, but personally use the popcorn popper method. Have you seen how much an iRoast is in the UK? And forget trying to make an SCCO, I'm still trying to find an SC. and a CO.
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