Great grinder very consistent a pleasure to use.
I love this grinder. It tears through my usual 40g load in half the time as my old grinder and does so while maintaining a much greater degree of consistency. The build quality is superb and it's easy to operate.
Shipping was also very quick, just a few days to one of the isles. Very pleased with the purchase, overall.
A beautifully crafted grinder made with premium materials. Really sexy to use and a very consistent grind. I can’t believe I coped for so long with previous handgrinders. The click system for dialling in takes a bit of getting used too but each click does alter the grind by the right amount
When I decided to get a manual coffee grinder, I started with a budget of around £100 – As I kept doing more and more research, the same 3-4 grinders kept getting mentioned as being at the top of the class. Whilst I’ve been told that, out of the very top grinders, they will all perform similarly (especially for pour over) – It comes down to the quality of the materials, ease of use etc. Thankfully, CoffeeHit sells two of the grinders I was looking at. When spending this amount of money I want a reputable place that I can trust!
The Comandante has always stood out to me as a great looking grinder – The wood veneer body and solid oak handle top always struck me as high quality. And once it arrived, I was really impressed by every aspect of the packaging and contents of the box – Comandante do claim that each grinder has been calibrated and individually packed by hand. And they’re not lying!
The grinder has been a joy to use – Finding true zero has been a very easy process, you can even do this and change the grind size whilst beans have been loaded into the chamber. It takes me around 35 seconds for 30 grams on a fine grind size (20) which is quicker than the kettle takes to boil. The glass jar has had no problems with static & the ground beans sticking. I also purchased a Pallo brush to clean the chamber and burr grinder which works great. Disassembling and re assembling everything for cleaning is very straight forward.
Regarding the consistency of the grind – It has been very uniform, regardless of grind size – This is all very anecdotal though as I don’t have any experience with other grinders. I'm only on my 3rd bag of coffee, but I see this maintaining its quality for a long time to come.