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Can anyone recomend a hand grinder as bought a gaggia classic and want to use fresh beans not supermarket ground


Im hoping to get a mc2 grinder for xmas but need a hand one asap :D

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I've got a Porlex one which you can find here: http://www.hasbean.co.uk/collections/grinders/products/porlex-ceramic-burr-coffee-grinder (there may be cheaper places to get it though).


Can't say I've used it for espresso but I've read of people using it for that purpose. There's a recent thread on hand grinders for espresso here: http://coffeeforums.co.uk/showthread.php?5607-Espresso-amp-hand-grinders

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I use a Hario Slim for espresso. No experience of other hand grinders but this seems to work fine. Main problem (which I assume is a problem with other hand grinders too) is the gap between grind sizes on adjustment.

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I have a Hario Skerton, its great for pourover but I wouldn't recommend the hario's for espresso, they are too inconsistent in particle size to get a good extraction.

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