Another fine hand grinder. For travelling, this is perfect – the hand crank comes off easily and the body is made from stainless steel so it can take a beating The main difference between this and the well-known Porlex Mini is simply the height and therefore the capacity to hold ground coffee (about 2 x double shots of espresso grind).
The ceramic burrs will stay sharper longer than steel burrs, and stay cooler when you grind a lot of coffee. The grind size is adjustable from inside the ground coffee compartment, and ranges from very coarse french press, all the way through to turkish. The burr set is the same or very similar to that of the Kyocera grinder. The capacity for whole beans is 26 grams. That’s enough for 1-2 cups. Of course you can refill and grind more for larger amounts. The flange underneath the burrs adjusts how fine or coarse your grinds will be. Turning it to the right will tighten it and create finer grinds. About 7 to 8 clicks from the tightest position will give you a medium grind. We recommend you experiment and discover what settings are best for your brewing needs.
As with most hand grinders, the bottom burr set is not fixed to the top set, and as such, there’s some play at coarser grind settings. At coarser settings this will produce a much larger range of particle size, which isn’t perfectly ideal for french press or pour over. But it’s a small compromise, and the benefits of a compact and sturdy portable grinder outweigh the negatives.