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manual grinder for french press - what to get

Postby jon » Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:26 am

I'd like a manual grinder - to make french press coffee, just for occasional use when travelling. There are quite a few on ebay - are most likely to do the job, or anything I should look out for?

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Postby espressomattic » Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:38 am

Zass are the best manual grinders out there I reckon. I use a Salter which gives good results for the FP, as long as you have a surface to clamp it to. I take mine camping and use it for the FR and AP.

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RE: manual grinder for french press - what to get

Postby jon » Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:57 pm

Thanks. No Zass on ebay atm. Any of these look good, or better to wait?

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Postby espressomattic » Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:36 pm

I'd stay away from those. Some may be good, but they are generally cheaply made, modern and made fopr show and not use.

I believe if you look further afield in Europe you may find a Zass.
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Postby jon » Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:01 pm

Ah, thanks. Lots more on German e-bay.

Hm, now how do I ask 'can you post to the UK' in German?

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Postby espressomattic » Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:33 pm

Können Sie Schiff nach England. Wie viel wird es kosten?

But I would ask a European for a better translation.....
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Postby lukas » Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:48 pm

lol, that'd literally mean 'could you boat to england', as 'Schiff' is an accurate translation of 'the ship', but 'to ship' is translated to 'versenden'. So, it would be 'Versenden Sie auch nach England, und wenn ja, wieviel wuerde es kosten?' (Do you ship to england and if so, how much would it be?). But I'd try plain english first, as most probably you would get an answer in german otherwise and that won't be of much use to you, right? Many/most germans do at least have basic understanding of the english language.

The Zassenhaus Mokka is deemed one of the better grinders, if the burrs are intact it should suit quite well! But keep in mind that the smaller ones (ie the mokka) do take longer to grind than the bigger ones (alas they're grinding more consistent which is a big plus) :)
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Postby Jaanus » Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:59 am

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I might be a bit dim, but doesn´t that mean EU shipping is ok?
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Postby lukas » Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:49 pm

Err, missed that one. Yes, right. Shipping via hermes is not too expensive either :)
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Postby Beanie » Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:38 am

We've been playing with a Hario glass hand-grinder @ work... so far, so good... and so is the price ;) I wanna play around with it more first though... might even get one for myself :D
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Postby jon » Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:41 pm

Thanks for all the replies. Are the hario grinders on sale somewhere?
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Postby jon » Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:01 pm

Hm, or given dodgy reviews of the new Zass, was thinking about something like this... Click Here


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Postby Narra » Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:09 pm

Thats the grinder I use, does a top job. Can Recommend.
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Postby jon » Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:20 pm

Great - ordered, thanks. If it lets me drink decent FP coffee, and avoid buying from drinkable-ish stuff from chains, could even save money :D

thanks for editing link - sorry, forgot long links could mess up formatting...
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Postby Beanie » Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:05 pm

Hope I'm not too late: Hario Glass Ceramic Coffee Grinder
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