I love this stupid little thing. It even makes really good espresso grounds. The hand crank means your ears are never assaulted by that terrible high pitched grinding whine of a coffee grinder first thing in the morning. Sit there and half-asleep turn the crank slowly and there’s barely a sound at all as the beans are precisely crushed between the ceramic grooved disks. Turn, turn, crunch, crunch. Not so bad. Or maybe you don’t have time for that – you can grind the beans the night before and unscrew the grinder top, replace with the screw-on cover and place in the refrigerator. I did that about 10 minutes ago in preparation for a big Monday.
Only complaint – sometimes the knurled knob at the top needs to be tightened after a grinding session. No big deal. Good little machine – and unlike unsightly countertop electric models – incredibly easy to store. No electricity required!