10.17.2012

Todays Review: Kyocera Ceramic Coffee Grinder (a manual, hand cranked coffee grinder)



Kyocera Advanced Ceramic Coffee Grinder

 
This morning's post is one I am looking at for my own personal use, but of course I want to share it on the Coffee Talk blog as well!  I am looking at purchasing the  Kyocera Ceramic Coffee Grinder. Now, some people might instantly say;  "Why would you want a manual grinder?  Why not just use your electric?"

Lots of reasons!  First, the electric grinders are loud.  When it's 6:00 in the morning and you have family members sleeping, some of the electric versions sound like a jet plane in your kitchen.  Over the years I would either try to remember to grind the beans right before I went to bed so they would ready (therefore not really being 'freshly' ground 10 hours later when I made my coffee) or, I would wrap our electric model grinders in a kitchen towel to muffle the sound.  Even so, it's louder than you want to be. 

Second;  camping.  Yes, even those of us who enjoy roughing it in a tent in the woods love our morning coffee with freshly ground beans.  Heck, my husband will tell you that early morning coffee is his favorite part of camping.

Third:  power outage.  Snowstorms, high winds, thunderstorms, car wrecks that take out the power pole near your home.  We've been without power for a week at a time but no worries if you are prepared.  A hand grinder and a coffee press?  You're good to go.  Hand grinder and campfire or gas stove and camp coffee pot?  Again, good to go.

Fourth:  Are you a prepper?  Have you thought about how to get your morning coffee if you are storing beans in mylars in buckets with 02 packets but have no way to grind them?


A great multi-purpose tool, this grinder prepares fresh coffee (or salt, pepper, green tea, and even sesame seeds). It is designed with a ceramic grinding mechanism that will never alter the flavor of the grinds, resulting in fresh, flavorful, and pure ingredients.

The special ceramic is an advanced ceramic close in hardness to diamond, so it will never rust and will provide a long useful life. The grinder is adjustable from fine to coarse, and the non-slip rubber base ensures stability on the counter.   Some people also find it easier to simply hold the grinder between their knees as they sit.  The reusable glass container can store up to 100 grams of coffee grinds and is dishwasher safe. Other parts need cleaning with a neutral detergent and soft sponge.
  • Multi-purpose grinder prepares fresh coffee, salt, pepper, green tea, and even sesame seeds
  • A ceramic grinding mechanism never alters flavor of grinds, resulting in fresh, flavorful, and pure ingredients
  • Advanced ceramic close in hardness to diamond; will never rust and will provide a long useful life
  • Adjustable from fine to coarse grinds; non-slip base ensures stability
  • Reusable glass container stores up to 100 g of coffee grinds and is dishwasher safe