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Old 28-09-2011, 18:18   #16
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That looks great, especially for a lighter roast where it can take some effort to hold the mill.
Yes....and while the plastic mills are just fine I'm sure....there's something tactile and visually beautiful about those Zassenhaus grinders. Sometimes just owning and using something beautiful is very satisfying.
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Yes....and while the plastic mills are just fine I'm sure....there's something tactile and visually beautiful about those Zassenhaus grinders. Sometimes just owning and using something beautiful is very satisfying.
There is a ritual element to coffee. Currently I only have one cup a day which I make very strong and I like it to be the first thing I do once I'm out of bed. I import specialty beans, which really means top grade beans that have been selected and graded by someone who cares, and I roast once a week. It is just one cup a day but it's a nice ritual.
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I've been using the Hario Skerton for about a year now. Love it.
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Old 28-09-2011, 20:07   #19
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Does anyone have a recommendation for a good, cheap, small electric coffee grinder that will crank out grounds for my stove-top cappuccino maker? I have been using a Braun can-sized plate grinder, want to get a finer grind - burrs? - and I simply do not have the patience to grind it out manually...

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cambria--i have 2 i am not using, a braun and another, but is chopper kind.... and in mazatlan....
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cambria--i have 2 i am not using, a braun and another, but is chopper kind.... and in mazatlan....
Many thanks but the Braun I have actually works - the way it was advertised - but trying to find something that will grind a bit finer - and more uniform - that doesn't take up a bunch of space - or savings account...

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The cities I have visited on the Pacific coast of the Americas have always had a "high-end" coffee shop. I will buy beans there and get them fine (burr) ground. It would just be nice to be able to fine grind beans at my convenience and on-board. (This is not a "Pan Pan" or even a "Cup Cup". Without it I will not go "aground" or lose my way...)

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Look on Ebay. There are hundreds of them.
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I can't find eBay-Mexico. Gotta "grind this out" the hard way...

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Just found this online...
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looks pretty interesting...
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Just found this online...
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looks pretty interesting...
Those are actually very good grinders. I've used one a few times... I thought about this one when I was shopping for a boat grinder, but I decided it should have a built in place to catch the grinds. With the GSI grinder, you have to basically hover over the pot with it while grinding.

With something like the Hario, or Zassenhaus (mentioned earlier), you can grind anywhere, on any angle, then dump the grinds in the cup whenever you're ready.

but they're good grinders to have for camping, or for a backup, or in the house, or whatever. but probably not for boat. At least not one that plans on sailing...
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cambria,

Armeno Coffee Roasters

not too many grinders on their site but they have a ton (and even more knowledge).

john@armeno.com will get you one of the owners.

the high quality equipment (grinders included) can be pretty expensive. i am all about great coffee and think the right equipment is worth every penny.

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Until I read this thru, I was about to make you a deal on a Harken, 2 speed, crossed linked to a set of size 58 stainless self-tailers.
Left over from my racing days.
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With the GSI grinder, you have to basically hover over the pot with it while grinding.
I've never seen or used one, but according to the website, it should fit right into one of their French presses (or some other round-topped container). Did that not work, or did you not have one available?
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I've never seen or used one, but according to the website, it should fit right into one of their French presses (or some other round-topped container). Did that not work, or did you not have one available?
I didn't have the GSI press, but the one I used fit the grinder perfectly. The grinder has a lip on it and it sits right into the mug. But, they remain separate pieces, not attached... So trying to hold the grinder and the mug, with one hand, while grinding with the other, can be a bit tricky. I usually had to put the mug between my knees so I could grind with both hands and keep it steady hovering over the mug.
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