10 Best Hand Coffee Grinders
Porlex Mini Mill
Whether you’re a busy traveler or on a camping trip, the Porlex Mini Mill can be a worthy companion. It’s one of the most compact models, capable of slipping into a backpack or carry-on, but can still produce grounds for everything from espresso to French press.
Kalita KH-3 Retro
With its thick, wooden body and tough, cast-iron hopper, the attractive Kalita KH-3 Retro would look right at home in any farmhouse-style kitchen. At just over eight inches tall, it’s the ideal size for personal use, and won’t take up much room on your counter, either.
With its removable crank and ceramic components, the JavaPresse Manual is easy to store and able to match the consistency of many electric units, whether you’re working with a Chemex or drip machine. A grinding guide is included.
The compact 1Zpresso Q2 is lightweight and capable of accommodating up to twenty grams of beans, making it a solid choice for taking on trips where you’ll be serving one or two people. It’s crafted from sturdy stainless steel and aluminum with a handsome wooden knob.
Hario Skerton Plus
For the home java enthusiast on a budget, the Hario Skerton Plus offers convenience and style in an ergonomic and easy-to-use package. Conical ceramic burrs ensure a precise, uniform grind, while a nonslip rubber base keeps it in place even during strenuous use.
The Peugeot Bresil contains a case-hardened steel mechanism that resists corrosion and quickly crushes your beans to the desired consistency with minimal effort on your part. It’s capable of producing extremely fine grounds, making it well-suited to espresso.
If you’re partial to Turkish brews, look to the Sozen Crank to give you the fine grounds needed. Handmade by artisans to exacting standards, this Eastern European-style mill sports a detachable, foldable handle that can be stored inside its body when not in use.
Thanks to the included set of easy-to-remove washers, the professional-grade Rok Aluminum is ideal for virtually any form of brewing, seamlessly switching between both stepped and stepless grinding actions. Its nonslip ring prevents wobbling and sliding when in use.
The Akirakoki Wooden features a hardwearing cast iron burr to pulverize whatever you put into it, whether that’s coffee beans, spices, or nuts, and comes apart easily for cleaning between uses. Despite its small size, it can hold around 55 grams of grounds.
The retro-looking Hario Small can serve as a charming touch to a country home or cabin, thanks to its wooden body that should age nicely, even with years of heavy use. A removable compartment makes collecting and retrieving the finished product easy.