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Old 28-10-2011, 18:27   #31
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Just found this online...
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looks pretty interesting...
I have one. It's a PITA like all the other hand grinders, and takes forever. 10+ minutes of grinding for enough coffee to make 6 cups. Fugettaboutit! I converted mine so I could chuck it in the drill. Much better but still slow. Anyone who raves about the Zassenhaus or these is a masochist, IMHO.

Two years ago I got the Copresso Infinity burr grinder. It doesn't draw much AC and can be powered by a small portable inverter. I found Nirvana!
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Old 28-10-2011, 19:21   #32
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So trying to hold the grinder and the mug, with one hand, while grinding with the other, can be a bit tricky.
Thanks. I thought that might be the case, but couldn't be sure. I have a Hario (with which I am very happy, BTW) and have to keep a firm grip on it while grinding. Can see how it would be awkward without the screw-on top. Maybe GSI will read this and come up with a mod for us.
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Old 28-10-2011, 19:27   #33
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i grind my coffee not into a mug but into a coffee can. is easy. then i take it from the coffee can and then into a filter.
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Old 28-10-2011, 19:30   #34
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OOoh! Great thread. I need a new burr grinder!!!
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This is what I use. Spong # 2 English made.
Had to mount it off the wall a bit with some washers to get the full range of adjustment but it's been fine espresso to perk.
Didn't come with the little cup so I cut the legs off and put a small shelf under it that holds a small wooden bowl along with a small muddler to tamp the beans down when needed. These show up on Brit Ebay. Found mine at a Junktique shop for easy money, they thought it was a meat grinder. Sadly mine has a cheesy red plastic handle but hey, gets the job done.
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Old 28-10-2011, 22:16   #36
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butler--i LOVE it!!!!! those grinders rock! now i want one of those--has so much character and looks reliable!!!!
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Old 28-10-2011, 22:38   #37
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There's the placement... hadn't put the shelf in yet.
Been using it for a year or so w/o problems. Simple and Tough
SPONG NO 2 COFFEE MILL GRINDER MADE IN ENGLAND | eBay

One of a few listed... Now getting it from the U.K. to Mazatlan might take a few minutes and a bit o cash but might still be worth it.
Most recently sent for an an oil lamp from there and I got stuck with a catch-all duty supposedly intended for electric lighting
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Best grinder for your coffee !!
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That's a lot of dang coffee... oh yeah, I'll have another cup!
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i dont race and i prefer the wood interior--is warmer and cozier...butler--.i will have to seek the coffee grinder at a later date--immediate nds are lectrical--that has become a lil more emergent today, so coffee gets to wait...gggrrr.....but that is a work of art--- would lve to shuck the electricity and buy it but i gotta fix bird....
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I got a really cool brass one from some dude in Istanbul on ebay. It was around $25.00 including shipping and it's really really good. When I'm feeling particularly lazy I put my cordless drill on it. It isn't much faster but like I said, I'm lazy. I'm a bit fat too, are they connected somehow?
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Just got a Zassenhaus on line. Perfectly happy with choice and recommend it to anyone. Have not tried grinding on two stones but that is something to think about.
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if the stones are clean they cant be all bad--after all, the mortar and pestle are old stones the apothecries used to make powdered drug for use to heal their clientele
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Just wanted to say that I've been really happy with this little Hario I bought. I've only had it for two months now but I've used it every day and have been really pleased with the results. It makes enough for my 16 oz french press which in turn is enough for my 16oz thermos. Great device, and I think they have a few different sizes. I get a couple flakes through the french press but not much and adjusting the size of the grounds is really simple.

Amazon.com: Hario MSS-1B Mini Mill Slim Coffee Grinder: Kitchen & Dining

We have a percolator I love for filling up a full Thermos of coffee for foul weather and the such. But for most days I'm the only one drinking or I can our two eight ounce cups which is enough for two folks to sit down and have some coffee together.
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Im still useing an Old burr grinder, and a inverter(plug in type) take it EVERWHERE !! there is no life with out mega doses of Great tasting Caffine. Bring my own beans also,in some Ports in Mexico im almost to saint level because of Good Coffee LOL Bob and Connie
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