Many of us for sure at some point of our exploration of the coffee industry asked a question “are manual coffee grinders better than electric ones?” And let's be honest, as with everything else we can say “it depends”.
Not every hand grinder is predestined to be perfect and flawless. Therefore a little research into the brands and manufacturers, as well as grinding techniques should be in place. Luckily, we took our time and put our experience to work and did the research for you. So now, you can comfortably shop for the best manual coffee grinders in our Hand Grinders collection.
The perfection of coffee brewing is determined by several aspects. And obviously, if you fail the step number one, your cup of morning coffee will turn from delicious enjoyment into a horrid experience.
While making coffee at home, if you want that perfect cup of coffee you usually enjoy in your favourite Specialty Coffee shop, you want to follow the same rules as your experienced baristas do.
And yes, the professional and quality hand grinder may come a bit more pricey. But in this case, you really are not only paying for a brand, you're paying for the quality you're getting. So a little investment goes a long way in this case.
What's so unique about Hand Grinders?
Hand Grinders for espresso, or for any other type of coffee you're about to brew in that matter, are an important addition to your home brewing station, because of the even and adjustable grind they provide for your coffee beans.
Not even mentioning the impeccable designs they come in, following the progressive vision and creative adaptability of the whole coffee industry nowadays. Coffee grinders are not something you just buy as an essential anymore. People pay attention to their quality, their technical composition, just as much as their looks.
Compare to any electric device, these are small coffee grinders that prove to be practical even while travelling. Combine one of our amazing hand grinders with AeroPress from our online store and one of our Specialty Coffee Beans and you're ready to hit the road!
When grinding espresso beans at home, you want to achieve an even grind, that will allow your coffee to fully bloom and allow for all the taste notes and full aroma to unveil. Uneven grind prevents coffee beans from releasing the full spectrum of flavours and ruins the overall experience you could have had.
So let's have a look at what hand coffee grinders you can purchase from Bean Bros online store. For sure there are several characteristics that weigh in on your decision. As we mentioned before, these are commonly small coffee grinders, therefore perfect for travelling and storing.
They have a variety of grind settings, so you can use them for espresso, french press, pour-over coffee, it's up to you. The material is durable, most of these are stainless steel manual coffee beans grinders, so the lifespan won't be an issue, same as maintenance.
The hand grinders from our selection can hold up to 40 grams of coffee, which makes them great for brewing up to 4 cups of coffee at a time. So what is the best home coffee grinder?
From our Hand Grinders collection, you can choose from Comandante Hand Coffee Grinder, which is the best coffee grinder for pour-over coffee, or Hario Ceramic Coffee Mill Mini-Slim PRO, which is the best coffee grinder for espresso.
Moreover, both of these are the best budget coffee grinders, so you'll be getting excellent quality for an affordable price. Be on the lookout for our hand grinders being on seasonal sale and get yourself the best treat a coffee enthusiast can dream of.
Frequently asked questions about Hand Grinders
How do you grind coffee with a hand grinder?
Another beautiful characteristic of hand grinders is that they are implausibly easy to use. Check the capacity of your hand grinder before your fill in the beans, and also consider how much coffee you're about to brew because the freshly ground coffee will always taste the best. So you don't want to be left with an excess coffee you won't use right away.
No motor obviously means a little bit of manual work, but we can all use a bit. On top of that, it also means no noise and therefore perfect for morning use, considering not everyone is necessarily a morning bird. Who wouldn't love that!
Once you measured the precise amount of coffee beans, open your hand grinder, fill in the beans, close off the grinder and use the handle to grind the coffee. With the professional hand grinders from our Hand Grinders collection, you don't have to worry about speed or movement. The hand grinders will do the job for you and you can enjoy consistently grinded coffee beans.
Once there's no resistance, your coffee is ground.
What is a burr grinder for coffee?
There are several types of grinders you can find, depending among others on the mechanism. Burr grinders vs. blade grinders is an easy debate. The blade grinders, especially in electric equipment equal to uneven grind and altered coffee taste.
They are not so reliable as burr coffee grinders, that instead of simple blades consist of two revolving abrasive surfaces which distance can be adjusted by the user depending on the thickness of the ground.
This technology is what makes hand-ground coffee grinders so precise and what ensures the consistent grind.
Does a finer grind make a stronger coffee?
No, it really doesn't. Just look at it this way, no matter the grind, you're using the same amount of coffee beans and therefore the same concentration of caffeine and other substances.
Even though the coffee may appear stronger or more bitter, it is the same intensity. The only difference is that the finer the grind, the faster the brewing. That is exactly why you should always make sure you adjust your grinder to the proper grinding thickness.