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Cheap vs Expensive Hand Grinder: What’s The Difference?

We look at 3 coffee hand grinders in different price categories: Hario Smart G Coffee Mill, Timemore Chestnut Slim and Comandante C40 Nitro Blade. Our goal was to find out how much better coffee will taste if you buy more expensive hand grinder.

Since we want to get a proper sensory evaluation, we invited our friend Tomo Laca who is a certified Q-Grader and Slovak Cup Tasters Champion 2018. Easily, he is a person with the most developed palette in our country so we are glad he could join us!

Watch the video on our YouTube channel.

Content of the video:

  1. Coffee hand grinders overview (0:25)
  2. Introducing our coffee expert Tomo Laca (1:05)
  3. Material & manufacturing comparison (1:35)
  4. Differences & trade-offs (2:30)
  5. Brewing & Tasting with Q grader (4:46)
  6. Grinding & particle distribution (5:25)
  7. Evaluating a “cheap” grinder brew (6:20)
  8. Evaluating a “medium” grinder brew (7:29)
  9. Evaluating an “expensive” grinder brew (8:00)
  10. What’s the taste difference? (8:32)
  11. Our hand grinder suggestion (9:21)

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