Hey, Why Would You Use That?

Call them odd, queer, whatever. But these people prefer a hand coffee grinder.

And you know what? Not for no good reason.

Sounds weird? Well, let me explain:

One major reason people look for hand grinders is to have one just in case of an emergency. They still want to be able to grind their coffee beans in case the power goes off.

So, they shop for a manual coffee grinder in addition to their automated electric coffee grinders.

If a blackout occurs, these lucky people can still enjoy a hot delicious cup of coffee.

Grinding manually your coffee to the candlelight with a hand coffee grinder can be really spooky and mysterious. What an awesome fantastic experience!

Hand Coffee-Grinder - How It Works

How does a hand crank coffee grinder work?

All you do is add the coffee beans inside the grinder bowl, steer the handle and grind.

The coffee grounds fall into a drawer. You then remove the drawer and take out the ground.

Manual Coffee Grinders In Normal Times

But even in normal times a hand coffe grinder is a cool gadget. It can be used to grind coffee if for some reason you hate using an electric coffee mill, or you can use it for camping and travelling. Taking a hand coffee grinder with your will ensure that you always have freshly ground coffee.

(By the way, for traveling you may want to check outthe 12-volt-coffee-maker for brewing a hot cup of coffee when traveling, boating or camping.)

Hand Grinders - Pros and Cons

Hand crank coffee grinders have adjustable settings to enable fine or coarse grinds, and they don't overheat the coffee like some electric coffee grinders (i.e. blade grinders).

Operating the manual coffee mills is laborious, and they don't work as quick and convenient as automatic grinders.

Also, the hopper may be too small to contain many beans, and the beans might jump out of the hopper if it doesn't have a lid. Small manual coffee grinders are ideal when you want to hand grind a single serve of coffee. As a rule, however, it's good to grind only as much as you need for your brew because ground coffee won't stay fresh for long.

Some Advice On Using Hand Cofee Grinders

Manual grinders can make some noise, so it's a good idea to place a dish towel underneath the hand coffee grinder that may help a bit to solve this problem.

While a lightweight hand grinder is practical for taking along when traveling, a somewhat heavier grinder with a long handle and wide base will ensure that it sits more firmly in place.

Different Makes, Models and Designs

There are many different makes and models of hand coffee-grinders. Some are made of wood, cast iron, stainless steal, or ceramic.

Also, some hand grinders have a nostalgic, old-world design, like antique coffee grinders, that are great as a décor.

Check out also:

Manual Coffee Grinder Reviews

Coffee Bean Grinder

Coffee maker With Grinder

Antique Coffee Grinders

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