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Moka Pot

(161 customer reviews)

$32.99

About this project
1. Better brewing-at home or outdoors. A thick and smooth demitasse/espresso espresso can be made in a few minutes.
2. Durable and innovative design-carefully crafted by strong cast aluminum, durable. Provides thorough and even heat distribution to enhance flavor and aroma.
3. Safety first-the flip cover has a high temperature knob and handle, which can be dumped easily and safely. The safety release valve can control the water pressure and the amount of water each time, perfect extraction of espresso.
Easy to use-just fill the lower cavity with water, add coffee powder or espresso to the filter, and put it on the stove. Within minutes, delicious, bubbling espresso will fill your pot. Stay away from heat and enjoy!
4. Easy to clean-just rinse the parts with warm water and dry them before reassembly.
Compatible with all stoves-suitable for all electric stoves, ceramic stoves and gas stoves, including propane, making it a perfect camping accessory.

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Weight0.4 kg
Dimensions8.5 × 8.5 × 20 cm
capacity

300ml

Warranty

No reason to return 7 days after receipt
15 days renewal

161 reviews for Moka Pot

  1. RW

    Very light. Has it over camp fires and stoves, it has turned black but that means I am using it. So far it’s great. The 750 size is filling it to the top.

  2. Joe Litton

    The coffee brews quickly and makes this lovely, incredible fantastic smells and 🤤 and it tastes gooood. The clean up and storage are a breeze! it is fast and easy! Owning this café espresso maker is the best, price is amazing I recommend it.

  3. Adriana

    I bought a similar cup from a different company and I like this one better. Won’t dent when dropped. Ultralight and has no taste. I can heat a cup of tea quickly too.

  4. Kirk B

    It is well enough made and light as a feather.. but I ordered the 375ml and received a 250ml -and no, there’s little room for more and still be safe.Sadly I had to return the first one and it’s replacement. I Will try again another time when I hope they have inventory of the 375ml..

  5. Stephan Samuel

    I bought this as a gift for my son to use when camping. Its perfect! It’s well made, lightweight and I love that it comes with a lid so you can cook with it. Recommended!!

  6. Vicky H.

    Nice little mug. Very light, and the lid and bag fit well. It’s finished a little rougher than an equivalent toaks or snow peak. The coating is slightly unpleasant to the touch, but seems durable. Overall good for morning coffee when backpacking when trying to save weight!

  7. Brad

    It was exactly what I needed for my week long backpacking trip! This mug conducts heat insanely well. It was the perfect size for my mountain house meals and was super easy to clean out. Plus, it was way cheaper than the other titanium mugs you can buy at any big box store. I would 100% recommend this mug.

  8. 3Phase

    I haven’t used this yet, but can I just say I am in love with the 375ml size?! Every camp mug I looked at was tiny, not big enough to hold a decent cup of coffee. This one is a little bigger, it’s perfect! It’s also very lightweight and fits nicely inside my other backpacking pots and pans for backpacking.

  9. vortex

    I use this when backing packing or truck camping. It had held up so far to serve its purpose: boil water.

  10. Trevor Doss

    Large cup for multi uses. Lightweight and seemed durable. Would be perfect for backpackers. Metal makes it easy to clean.

  11. Mr. Ficticious

    Very light weight. Great price! It will discolor some on the bottom. No big deal. Great for boiling water on the trail. Not really room for ramen or whatever your cooking.

  12. Richard P.

    Exactly as described but as mugs go it’s more on the “Cup” size.

  13. jayman

    Very bad quality .crumpled in a backpack.Better to buy Japanese titanium

  14. batan Customer

    Excellent pot. Seems to boil water much faster than steel or aluminum. Probably because it’s so thin and light.

  15. Buddy C.

    So incredibly light and perfect for backpacking!

  16. batan Customer

    Light weight and sturdy, couldn’t ask for more

  17. RangerLee

    My group ride ATVs through the woods and we camp. The cup worked perfectly with morning coffee, was compact enough to fit in a backpack and was sturdy. Will likely purchase more in the near future.

  18. melanie m. pool

    Light weight and well constructed. Nests inside my Toaks stove. Happy with the purchase.

  19. batan Customer

    I LOVE THIS THING. My wife and I have used a smaller, 6 cup Moka for over a year and when I saw this I knew it was going to be my baby. In my opinion it is a touch larger than 12 cups since, when I fill it to right below the little circular vent in the bottom water chamber, it makes about a quarter cup more than twice what I could make with my old 6 cupper. To be clear, my 6 cup Moka is of a different brand. All that said, this significantly cuts time out of my morning routine and makes just as awesome a cup of espresso as my old guy. Great build quality, nice handle that is easy to hold and pours cleanly without dribbling down the sides. I’ve had some Moka’s that, if you don’t open the top lid when pouring, will kind of cause some of the coffee to run down the side of the pot. Recommended purchase if you’ve got a significant other that can appreciate a great cup of morning joe.

  20. Scott Bates

    I love this maker! I usually use a percolator for my coffee, until my husband bought me this. Now I have both, but this maker is my everyday go to! I drink coffee all day and night, this maker is easy as heck to clean. In other reviews, many mention a bad smell…I only have noticed a odd smell if you don’t clean out the used grounds and rinse out all 3 parts. I don’t have any odd smells now that I know what caused it. I love the coffee flavor & potency of my coffee from this maker! Any ground up coffee grounds work fine. Never any grounds in my coffee. Only other thing is that this says 12 Cup, but in fact they are only measuring 2oz cups. This entire pot of coffee fills only one 24 oz cup. Still worth it cuz coffee is so fast with this pot especially if you use hot water, it doesn’t take much to make another pot quickly. Only thing to remember is that the maker gets extremely hot on the outside when it is done so let it cool for a few mins before making another pot.

  21. Gabs

    My every day cup is about 8.5 oz., and this pot was made for it. One rounded tablespoon of regular can coffee is the perfect strength for me. Fill tank to valve with purified water or distilled. Do not over tighten, hold the body of the top and bottom, not the handle, make it good and snug. Medium heat until steam slows to a minimum or almost none, note time and heat level on the first pot, set a timer for next. Remove from stove and let stand a couple minutes. This pot is as well made as any. Use good common sense operation and care and you can leave this to your grand kids. Note: raise the lid a little for the starting pour than lower it. Hope yours works as well as mine.:)

  22. Nathaniel Prentice

    I purchased the 3 cup one to replace one I’d had for a few years now. I was hoping for one that was the same size or larger than the one I’d owned already. I went for the 3 cup version thinking that was the correct size. However it’s much smaller than the one I have. I like a larger cup of espresso. Also sometimes since my coffee is so good I have people who want a cup as well. The one I had could barely make 2 people an OK sized cup. This one I just got is much smaller than my other one. I wish they were more transparent with the sizes of each option. The 3 cup will make about 4 Oz of espresso. I’ve attached a photo next to a coke can for size depiction. It’s absolutely beautiful and works marvelously. WARNING! DO NOT WASH THIS IN A DISH WASHER! IT WILL RUIN THE FINISH AND NEVER LOOK PRETTY AGAIN! I made that mistake early on with my other one and had to deal with the ugly finish for years until I got this new one! Enjoy!

  23. Josh

    Makes great coffee. I preheat water in measuring cup in microwave first. Then with the lid open on stove turn to high….keeep an eye on it ( literally stand over and look, it doesn’t take long) as soon as coffee begins to perk turn down to medium or lower ( The slower or lower the better) and wait till it finishes brewing…Key is brewing it on low heat…see video … and if your debating if you need the more expensive brand …YOU DON’T. there is no difference except this one is cheaper. ENJOY !

  24. Beena

    I was looking at gizmos starting at $80 all the way up to some ridiculous shiny thing I saw in a shop window for $2,000. Another reviewer mentioned this is what Italian families traditionally use to make Espresso at home – that was all I needed to know.Wash it really, REALLY well before you use it.Don’t use the handle as leverage to screw it tight.Do enjoy a great Espresso 🙂

  25. batan Customer

  26. valjean

    Ignore the bad reviews if u like homemade cookies rather than store bought cookies. Ignore the bad reviews if you make ur own pasta or bread. Ignore the bad reviews if u like authentic ethnic food made the old fashioned way compared to Americanized ethnic foods. Ignore the bad reviews if you wash a ton of dishes everyday bc u eat real food instead of from a take out container or frozen box.This is not a K-cup dispenser or a hospital vending machine for coffee! This is the old fashioned percolator in a cool retro Cuban style that makes amazing coffee. But this is not for everyone. You have to know how to read instructions and more importantly you have to follow the instructions. When it says turn the stove to medium you cannot crank it to high like you do with the tea kettle. You will have a mess.I had to buy a flat diffuser bc I have an induction stove but it still worked wonderfully and I think u cld put the pot inside a Dutch oven with the same results. I wld buy a diffuser if I had a gas stove bc the flame will melt the handle. Make sure the flame is not too high (medium, remember?) Dont walk away…this is not a KCup or Mr. Coffee.The only reason it wld leak is Bc u didnt screw on the top tight enough and/or you filled the water in the bottom chamber past the rivet (or ur stove is higher than medium)The water is in the bottom chamber up to the rivetâ€?no more. I bought the 6 cup so I use 2 T of coffee. I bought special espresso coffee but I used other regular coffee just as well. Then I set the timer for 10 min. (Old fashioned takes longer than the hospital vending machines) miraculously the water from the bottom chamber boils into the coffee grinds and amazingly percolates to the top chamber. I try to turn off the stove when the top chamber is full and I don’t like the top chamber to boil only bc I think it makes it taste a little burnt. U can open the lid safely without getting hurt any time during the process. Don’t touch the metal parts.There was NEVER any grinds in the top chamber like other reviewers said. My suspicion is they didn’t read and put the water in the top chamber thinking it was a KCup machine and assumed the coffee wld end up in the bottom chamber. Or They didn’t tighten the top to the bottom correctly. Or they boiled higher than medium. ( did I mention it has to b on medium?) This is a percolator where the coffee ends up in the top chamber. If done correctly at the end, the bottom chamber is empty and my stove blinks when there is no water left. There cld b a few grinds in the bottom chamber but that doesn’t pour into ur cup.This was a purchase on a whim bc I watched the new “One Day at a Timeâ€?on Netflix and loved the way they percolated and drank their Cuban coffee.It is one of the coolest retro things I’ve bought on giovanele user that I use every day.

  27. Kirk Baldwin

    Not much to these pots. It is big…it’s alotta espresso! The filter doesn’t fit as tightly as that on my smaller one but it’s great coffee. As with the others…toss the first brew.Update Nov 2021:I’ve used this exclusively to brew my coffee in the morning and often a second pot in the afternoon. I drink it adding a little extra water to top off my 24 oz mug. I often make a latte instead and it is perfect mixed 1/2 and 1/2 with your choice of milk/cream/half and half. In the years I’ve owned it I have washed the upper reservoir with soap exactly once. Leave some water in the top when you’re finished brewing and hit it with very hot water from a sprayer to dislodge the residue and wipe with a dry paper or cloth towel. It’s clean. It’s going to have extremely hot fluid in it next time you use it.Some observations on the construction: you do have to be careful of the lid and handle as many others have said. The basket is just aluminum… if you smack it on the side of something to dislodge the grounds puck it will put it out of round and the water doesn’t perk as efficiently and tends to leave water in the lower reservoir. The siphon is also a weak point so don’t use it as a handle to empty the grounds puck. Even with these frailties it is still an excellent pot.

  28. Thomas Lee

    So happy with my espresso pot purchase. Excellent and simple. This was a replacement for my previous espresso pot, which I trashed by leaving on the burner, incidently melting the handle. That particular one I had and used for over 10 YEARS! This one appears to be very well made and almost identical, it may be a little heavier and the handle as well is substantial. It makes the best coffee ever. It’s streamlined, sleek, and attractive sitting next the stove without cluttering up counter space with some electronic digital nightmare to deal with. It’s a breeze to clean, no disposable filters either. Everyone should own one that drinks coffee.

  29. Dr. Andy W.

    Great for iced mochas! I got the 6 (espresso) cup size but notice it’s more like what I’ve been using in my iced mochas so I’m not exactly sure how many oz it brews. Before using it I did clean it then run it twice with just water and let it cool to room temp on its own. It leaked the first time I put espresso in it but I realized I just have to really tighten the top. Since then it hasn’t leaked at all! I can have issues getting it off its so tight, so I let it cool off entirely before I take it apart. Also, the piece thst holds the espresso has some sharp looking edges so be careful when handling it!

  30. pierce

    This thing is much smaller than expected. “One cup” is misleading. It makes just a little more than one ounce. So “one cup” is one shot glass. Aside from that its of good quality and works as expected!

  31. Evans

    Love this little guy! Makes enough espresso in my case for 2 coffee cups of cappuccino. Just remember that the size they state is for espresso cups (I believe that’s around 2oz) and you can gauge better the size pot you need. Also, keep the plastic handle away from the flame if you have a gas range. In my case I brewed it on medium to keep the flame down and was fine. The base is a little small, but that’s expected for a traditional style pot. Just makes it a little tricky to balance it on wider stove grates. Very easy to use and has been a breeze to clean so far! Pleased.

  32. Mike Lawrence

    My every day cup is about 8.5 oz., and this pot was made for it. One rounded tablespoon of regular can coffee is the perfect strength for me. Fill tank to valve with purified water or distilled. Do not over tighten, hold the body of the top and bottom, not the handle, make it good and snug. Medium heat until steam slows to a minimum or almost none, note time and heat level on the first pot, set a timer for next. Remove from stove and let stand a couple minutes. This pot is as well made as any. Use good common sense operation and care and you can leave this to your grand kids. Note: raise the lid a little for the starting pour than lower it. Hope yours works as well as mine.:)

  33. Elise

    I haven’t had any leaks from mine, but I hand wash it. I never put it in a automatic dish washer, and I don’t “crank it down” to close it. If you watch my video you will see that you can touch the handle because it is off the eye. You just cannot put it in the center, or yes, the handle will get too hot. Speaking of which remember that the aluminum parts are hot, boiling hot. Don’t touch them until it has had a chance to cool off.All that said, great espresso maker. Easy to use and clean. Love the single size.As others have said, the ‘one cup”.â€?it makes ounces of ESPRESSO… NOT “1 Cup = 8oz” of Coffee. — divertirsi!!

  34. nathan

    I’ve spent the last two weeks watching about 50 videos on how to use a Moka Pot. Everything from production videos done in a studio to videos shot in a family kitchen with kids playing in the background.Nothing could prepare me for the flavor of coffee I was about to experience.I spent my first night with my “6 cup” Primula Moka Pot making 6 pots of my favorite Breakfast Blend coffee. This was just to allow the acids to attach to the aluminum and “season” the coffee pot. I could honestly taste the changes with each pot of regular ground coffee.The next morning I used 4 Tbsp of Lavazza Gran Selezione to make my first “real” pot of coffee.I thought it was delicious. My wife loved it. we drank all 5 espresso cups of the coffee and made a new pot.***NOTE*** it made FIVE cups of coffee, not 6. If I’d have known that… I’d have bought the 9 so there would be 8. ( there’s a life lesson in there I guess; ALWAYS over estimate your needs.The next morning I woke up and made a pot of coffee ( same stuff ) and it was even better. I made it the SAME exact way… Cold water, High Heat, 4 Tbsp of Lavazza. Even though everything was the same the flavor difference was marked.Here’s what I’ve learned, DON’t wash it out with soap unless you have to. Hot Water and a papertowel are perfectly fine.Use filtered water if you can, but tap is fine too.***MOST IMPORTANT*** NEVER LEAVE COFFEE IN THE POT!!! Once you are done drinking your coffee if the pot is still to warm run it under cold water and break it down. CLEAN IT ALL!!! With hot water and a clean washcloth. Once it’s clean DRY it with a paper/kitchen towel.That keeps the acids in the coffee from reacting with the aluminum. That can happen in the base as well as in the filter. The base isn’t so bad since it’s a good bit thicker. This filter would dissolve quickly if abused. And I haven’t looked but I’d say they are hard to find for this size so you’d end up buying a new Moka Pot at that point.I have been drinking from this daily, and other than the cup count discrepancy I have NO complaints at all. it is a wonderful device that has made a morning “chore” something I look forward to. I’ve made 2 of the 6 styles of coffee that this pot is capable of. And have ordered the stuff I need to make 3 more of the styles.100% would recommend; just go one size bigger than you think you need, you won’t regret that.

  35. Zach Rehm

    Makes great coffee. I preheat water in measuring cup in microwave first. Then with the lid open on stove turn to high….keeep an eye on it ( literally stand over and look, it doesn’t take long) as soon as coffee begins to perk turn down to medium or lower ( The slower or lower the better) and wait till it finishes brewing…Key is brewing it on low heat…see video … and if your debating if you need the more expensive brand …YOU DON’T. there is no difference except this one is cheaper. ENJOY !

  36. batan Customer

    I was looking at gizmos starting at $80 all the way up to some ridiculous shiny thing I saw in a shop window for $2,000. Another reviewer mentioned this is what Italian families traditionally use to make Espresso at home – that was all I needed to know.Wash it really, REALLY well before you use it.Don’t use the handle as leverage to screw it tight.Do enjoy a great Espresso 🙂

  37. mitchell lair

    I love this little espresso maker. I got the 1 cup size because I’m the only one who likes espresso or lattes in my house. Please remember that espresso and coffee are not the same. This is not 1 cup of coffee. I have an electric cooktop so when I turn on the burner I keep it to the edge so the handle isn’t over the burner. I’ve had no problems with it even getting too hot for me to move it immediately after it’s finished making the espresso. It’s easy to use, works quickly and I just rinse with really hot water and let it air out to dry.

  38. Chris R

  39. njw

    Ignore the bad reviews if u like homemade cookies rather than store bought cookies. Ignore the bad reviews if you make ur own pasta or bread. Ignore the bad reviews if u like authentic ethnic food made the old fashioned way compared to Americanized ethnic foods. Ignore the bad reviews if you wash a ton of dishes everyday bc u eat real food instead of from a take out container or frozen box.This is not a K-cup dispenser or a hospital vending machine for coffee! This is the old fashioned percolator in a cool retro Cuban style that makes amazing coffee. But this is not for everyone. You have to know how to read instructions and more importantly you have to follow the instructions. When it says turn the stove to medium you cannot crank it to high like you do with the tea kettle. You will have a mess.I had to buy a flat diffuser bc I have an induction stove but it still worked wonderfully and I think u cld put the pot inside a Dutch oven with the same results. I wld buy a diffuser if I had a gas stove bc the flame will melt the handle. Make sure the flame is not too high (medium, remember?) Dont walk away…this is not a KCup or Mr. Coffee.The only reason it wld leak is Bc u didnt screw on the top tight enough and/or you filled the water in the bottom chamber past the rivet (or ur stove is higher than medium)The water is in the bottom chamber up to the rivetâ€?no more. I bought the 6 cup so I use 2 T of coffee. I bought special espresso coffee but I used other regular coffee just as well. Then I set the timer for 10 min. (Old fashioned takes longer than the hospital vending machines) miraculously the water from the bottom chamber boils into the coffee grinds and amazingly percolates to the top chamber. I try to turn off the stove when the top chamber is full and I don’t like the top chamber to boil only bc I think it makes it taste a little burnt. U can open the lid safely without getting hurt any time during the process. Don’t touch the metal parts.There was NEVER any grinds in the top chamber like other reviewers said. My suspicion is they didn’t read and put the water in the top chamber thinking it was a KCup machine and assumed the coffee wld end up in the bottom chamber. Or They didn’t tighten the top to the bottom correctly. Or they boiled higher than medium. ( did I mention it has to b on medium?) This is a percolator where the coffee ends up in the top chamber. If done correctly at the end, the bottom chamber is empty and my stove blinks when there is no water left. There cld b a few grinds in the bottom chamber but that doesn’t pour into ur cup.This was a purchase on a whim bc I watched the new “One Day at a Timeâ€?on Netflix and loved the way they percolated and drank their Cuban coffee.It is one of the coolest retro things I’ve bought on giovanele user that I use every day.

  40. Rachel

    Not much to these pots. It is big…it’s alotta espresso! The filter doesn’t fit as tightly as that on my smaller one but it’s great coffee. As with the others…toss the first brew.Update Nov 2021:I’ve used this exclusively to brew my coffee in the morning and often a second pot in the afternoon. I drink it adding a little extra water to top off my 24 oz mug. I often make a latte instead and it is perfect mixed 1/2 and 1/2 with your choice of milk/cream/half and half. In the years I’ve owned it I have washed the upper reservoir with soap exactly once. Leave some water in the top when you’re finished brewing and hit it with very hot water from a sprayer to dislodge the residue and wipe with a dry paper or cloth towel. It’s clean. It’s going to have extremely hot fluid in it next time you use it.Some observations on the construction: you do have to be careful of the lid and handle as many others have said. The basket is just aluminum… if you smack it on the side of something to dislodge the grounds puck it will put it out of round and the water doesn’t perk as efficiently and tends to leave water in the lower reservoir. The siphon is also a weak point so don’t use it as a handle to empty the grounds puck. Even with these frailties it is still an excellent pot.

  41. Jenna

    So happy with my espresso pot purchase. Excellent and simple. This was a replacement for my previous espresso pot, which I trashed by leaving on the burner, incidently melting the handle. That particular one I had and used for over 10 YEARS! This one appears to be very well made and almost identical, it may be a little heavier and the handle as well is substantial. It makes the best coffee ever. It’s streamlined, sleek, and attractive sitting next the stove without cluttering up counter space with some electronic digital nightmare to deal with. It’s a breeze to clean, no disposable filters either. Everyone should own one that drinks coffee.

  42. coorscowboy

    Great for iced mochas! I got the 6 (espresso) cup size but notice it’s more like what I’ve been using in my iced mochas so I’m not exactly sure how many oz it brews. Before using it I did clean it then run it twice with just water and let it cool to room temp on its own. It leaked the first time I put espresso in it but I realized I just have to really tighten the top. Since then it hasn’t leaked at all! I can have issues getting it off its so tight, so I let it cool off entirely before I take it apart. Also, the piece thst holds the espresso has some sharp looking edges so be careful when handling it!

  43. Donald Mullenix

    I LOVE THIS THING. My wife and I have used a smaller, 6 cup Moka for over a year and when I saw this I knew it was going to be my baby. In my opinion it is a touch larger than 12 cups since, when I fill it to right below the little circular vent in the bottom water chamber, it makes about a quarter cup more than twice what I could make with my old 6 cupper. To be clear, my 6 cup Moka is of a different brand. All that said, this significantly cuts time out of my morning routine and makes just as awesome a cup of espresso as my old guy. Great build quality, nice handle that is easy to hold and pours cleanly without dribbling down the sides. I’ve had some Moka’s that, if you don’t open the top lid when pouring, will kind of cause some of the coffee to run down the side of the pot. Recommended purchase if you’ve got a significant other that can appreciate a great cup of morning joe.

  44. Bryce

    I love this maker! I usually use a percolator for my coffee, until my husband bought me this. Now I have both, but this maker is my everyday go to! I drink coffee all day and night, this maker is easy as heck to clean. In other reviews, many mention a bad smell…I only have noticed a odd smell if you don’t clean out the used grounds and rinse out all 3 parts. I don’t have any odd smells now that I know what caused it. I love the coffee flavor & potency of my coffee from this maker! Any ground up coffee grounds work fine. Never any grounds in my coffee. Only other thing is that this says 12 Cup, but in fact they are only measuring 2oz cups. This entire pot of coffee fills only one 24 oz cup. Still worth it cuz coffee is so fast with this pot especially if you use hot water, it doesn’t take much to make another pot quickly. Only thing to remember is that the maker gets extremely hot on the outside when it is done so let it cool for a few mins before making another pot.

  45. Albert Martinez

    This thing rocks. I’m telling all my friends to buy these now. A fun way to make coffee that tastes way better than any K cup or whatever you call it. You do want to keep an eye on this while its running, don’t leave the room, as soon as it starts bubbling over, lower the temp and when you see it start to gurgle, remove it from the heat completely. There is a slight art to getting it right, but once you get used to it it pays off! Never walk away from this thing!

  46. Ian Taylor

  47. Shawn

    I have used a kureg, a pour over, a regular coffee maker, a cold brew, and a french press and by far this is the best method I’ve used for the taste I like. I bought one 4 years ago and I had to throw it out because after 3 years of hand washing it I put it in the dishwasher and found out why they say only hand wash 🙁 When I took it out it had a black film all over the metal and it was really hard to try to get it off so I bought a new one and I only hand wash it.I have seen comments about it leaking but it doesn’t leak. If you pour it too fast the coffee comes down the side and leaks so don’t pour it quick. I love the red color and my last one only had typical wear and tear from over 3 years of use but it still had the cool red look. I highly recommend this moka pot, I bring mine on vacation with me too!

  48. Erin Moll

    My espresso machine blew a high pressure hose. Hadn had any coffee in 2 days (waiting for the replacement espresso machine). Thankfully giovanele user delivered this today before I woke up. Easy to use and made a real decent cup of coffee. Will come in handy for power outages.

  49. S. Kennedy

    I bought the small one since it is only me using it every day. I researched how to use a moka pot and then started experimenting. I tried using hot water and cold water and they both worked. Since it is so small i dont think it really matters if you heat the water first. It doesnt take long at all to make coffee. You do have to watch it so it can be removed from heat . I used lavazza ground coffee but will be looking for whole beans also. Just remember all the metal pieces get really hot! I’m glad i didnt spend more money since this one works just fine.

  50. kevin

    I was looking for a replacement for my old Bioletti expressor maker which I loved when I saw tis Primular model. This one looks the same as the Bioletti, but at half price. I took a chance , bought this one and was greatly surprised. These two have the sam construction and function, but the Primula has a better , smoother satiny finish inside and out which makes it stain resistant. The only short coming is that the coffee funnel got stuck after brewing. So I have to wait until it cools off or heat it to let the steam rise to push the funnel loose. Overall, I am very happy with this proct.

  51. Matt

    This is my first espresso pot and once I got over my anxiety about making a mistake with it I find it is very easy to use. I followed the directions exactly and have been rewarded with what is to me a really good cup of espresso. I will admit I am new to drinking espresso, but I am happy with this pot and the product. Tips that I found helpful were to only clean with water, hand wash, don’t tamp down the coffee in the coffee filter, and discard the first pot of coffee you make.

  52. D. Totten

    Had a smaller size for quite a while long ago, and with the hosting of friends from Italy, decided to buy this “12 cup” Moka Expresso maker to satisfy their love of a good cup of coffee. Used with both Lavazza and Cafe Bustello Expresso (vacuum bricks), and in one brew made enough all at once to bring smiles to several. “Largest brewer I’ve ever seen”, one said. Did it’s job. And with the vacuum mugs of today, you could make enough in the morning to enjoy hot expresso throughout the day.

  53. KoalaSez

    It seemed to me I could no longer get a decent cup of coffee out of my old unit. My son suggested it was no longer getting the water hot enough. Could be.This has been a vast improvement, to the extent that I begin to worry I’m drinking too much.So, I have the small one and it seems I get about five ounces of brewed coffee from roughly one tablespoon of espresso ground. I’m even able to enjoy this black, though as a rule I add half and half.According to instructions, a medium flame. Brews fast.

  54. Dan Miner

    I find myself writing a review as I shop for a replacement, not because there is anything wrong with this pot after using it daily for over 5 years, but because I am replacing my stove. My new stove top is conversion so I will need to go with a stainless steel version instead of aluminum. This has lived on my back burner, used daily and just given a hot rinse before using each morning. No soap, no scrubbing, no fuss. I have never regretted giving up my large counter hogging espresso maker years ago. This little pot will be passed on to a friend, so I am certain it will have many more years of use.

  55. Adriana

    ONLY REVIEWING FOR ESPRESSO (this may be a perfectly fine product for coarser grinds)This product gets its 4 and 5 stars for its customer service. But the product itself is a hit or a miss.I ordered this grinder simply by seeing the number of reviews and the average rating. Thought, well it’s going to be a great product.No. It’s great customer service, sure, but the product is terrible if you’re trying to get a fine enough coarse for an espresso machine.GRINDER 1: arrrives promptly, looks nice, so I read the paper that comes with it and check the instruction video (about 2-3 minutes)… okay! Turn it to the right, listen for the clicks and then start turning it back left for less fine grinds. Simple enough. Except that this thing keeeeeeeeeeeeps turning. To no end. And there’s no clicking. Okay, maybe I’m doing it wrong. Drop the five coffee beans it says to text the grind, pretty damn coarse. Keeeeeeeeeeeeep turning. There should be SOME difference in the grind by now. But no. Still too damn coarse.So they email asking how I like the product. I tell them I don’t think it works. They send a replacement promptly. Great. Simple. Repeat as above but this time the product should work! Right? Wrong. *sigh*

  56. Vicky H.

    Bought this manual grinder with the greatest expectations. Used it to prepare grounds for a cup of pour-over coffee immediately upon receiving it. Guess I was so juiced-up about this much-hyped grinder that I paid no attention to the amount of time it took to grind 2 1/2 Tbsp of coffee (just enough for 1 cup). The next morning, after having been up for about an hour (that’s when coffee is at its best for me) I placed 2 1/2 Tbsp of beans in the grinder, and it seemed to take F O R E V E R to grind the beans (had to swap grinding hands because my right arm got rather fatigued). However, the next morning (this Saturday past) I measured the same amount of beans and started a stopwatch to time the grind – same amount of beans. As the cleared burr signaled that the grinding was complete, i looked at the stopwatch which showed just a few seconds more than 5 minutes – – in my estimation that is WAY TOO LABOR INTENSIVE! Minor, nit-picky (maybe) point: Why the pentagonal-shaped shaft for the grinder handle? – yes, I wanted to put a ratchet with a hex bit on the handle to ease the work, but no one makes a pentagonal bit, only hexagonal bits (excluding specialty bits, of which I (74 years old) have never seen a pentagonal bit)). Another issue is that the grinder has to be held rather tightly in the center (holding the top grinder portion & the bottom hopper together), or else, if your grip is too low, the grinding will never be accomplished, or if your grip is too high the hopper may well fall off. Sorry Java Presse, I really wanted you to be “the grinder” just for me, but not so. Perhaps others will have a better experience than I. Am returning the grinder to batan today

  57. Miranda Hanson

    I had an electric coffee grinder for a couple of years, given to me by a friend. While the electric grinder worked, it was not only bulky, taking up valuable countertop space, but also horribly loud; I try to be courteous to neighbors and so I was reluctant to run my coffee grinder first thing in the morning… when I needed it most.I saw that this batan Manual Coffee Grinder had good reviews on batan so I bought one. It’s very easy to see why it gets great reviews!First, this grinder is very small and compact. If space is at a premium, then this is the coffee grinder for you. Perhaps there is a smaller one out there, but I can’t imagine there are too many that are a lot smaller.Second, the controls/adjustments are minimal: there is the grinding handle, the removable top for loading coffee beans, the removable bottom for emptying the grounds, and an inner adjustment dial for calibrating the size of your grind.Third, this coffee grinder just feels like a quality item. Most of the parts are made of stainless steel, with minimal use of plastics and the actual grinding component made of ceramic. There’s nothing on it that I look at and think “uh oh, I bet that’s gonna break”. Of course, only time will tell but I’m optimistic.Finally, the quantity of coffee that I can grind with this mill is just right for a cup of coffee. That means that there’s no excess to set aside (where it can dry out and lose flavor) or discard. Perfect for someone who wants their morning cup and not an entire pot.

  58. vortex

    Update: After owning this grinder for a little bit and comparing it to a couple others, it’s not fairly disappointing. I suggest checking out the subreddit r/coffee for better recommendations.—For the same price range, you can get a Hario or a little more a Tinemore. I don’t understand all the high reviews for this grinder.Pros – It’s small and portable, if that’s what you want. It can make about 2, maybe 3 cups of coffee per grind, depending on your style. It’s fairly easy to clean.Cons – Its grinds aren’t really that consistent. It’s better than a blade grinder, I guess. The bottom catch feels like it’s on loose and is kind of annoying while grinding. I fear after repeated use it will start slipping off on its own, which would make it virtually unusable. If you don’t care about it being portable, it’s on the smaller size.Neutral – It’s a manual grinder and it takes some work to grind. But it’s really not bad. One cup of medium fineness coffee took a couple minutes to grind. Making an espresso grind would be more work, making a french press grind would be less. Other reviews complaining about this are just dumb people who don’t live in reality. You have to play around with it to learn how many clicks you want for a particular grind – but this is common to most manual grinders in this range.Overall – it’s mediocre to disappointing, so that’s why I gave it 2 stars. I don’t hate it. But it’s way overrated.

  59. Trevor Doss

    I bought one of these a few years ago and used it for coffee which I rarely drank, herbal teas being more to my liking. It had worked well but since I rarely used it I put it away. For some reason I started having coffee in the morning earlier this year and when I tried to find the grinder I couldn’t so I bought another. The new has been working like a champ till it did what another reviewer noted, the burr twisted on so tight it wouldn’t break free. Contrary to some comments about not needing to be cleaned it does need to be cleaned fairly often. That is why it stuck, the burr had too much residue in it to do its job anymore and pretty much said, “Not grinding anything till you give me a bath mister.â€?No big deal, what doesn’t need a good cleaning here and there? So I did. It soaked for a day or two then totally dried out for several days and finally this morning, it had broken free. It is now awaiting a good cleaning. Then I’ll let it dry for a day or so before putting it back together. It will be back to its good old self before too long.By the way, i found the old one after the new one became stuck. The only difference between them is that the bottom half of the old one fits more tightly than the new one, but both do fine.The grinder is easy to use. You do have to practice a little at a time to get the size grind you want but that’s simple enough to do, a turn or two or three orâ€?will get you what you want. It stores nicely in a drawer or wherever and is sturdy. All in all I am happy with this grinder, both of them. They work quite well.Just be sure to clean it here and there.

  60. Richard P.

    Pretty solid, however, settings seemed to be skewed to the coarse vs. fine side in regard to the setting of the grind. Also the handle is clearly made of a different material than the stainless steel body and you have to be careful not to get it wet because mine rusted after one day of air drying by the sink – UPDATE THE INTERNAL MECHANISM BROKE DOWN IN ABOUT 2 WEEKS THIS PRODUCT IS CHEAP AND DOES NOT HOLD UP

  61. jayman

    …so I’ll share more as I learn more. I watched the “unboxing” video recommended on the insert inside the box and was happy to see that I could start using the product right away without the wash in hot soapy water that is recommended for other items. (I’ll watch cleaning videos later on.) First impressions: The packaging is gift-worthy. The device itself is beautiful, silver-colored brushed finish, length about 80% distance wrist to elbow, girth circle formed by middle finger and thumb, with a window to see how much coffee you’ve left to grind.The unboxing video explained that filling the container would make two cups of coffee. Can confirm. But did I hear the unboxing video say 1 cup of coffee beans would fit in the hopper? I don’t know how much variation there is in coffee bean sizes but I could only fit 1/2 cup Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, and that’s a LEVEL 1/2 cup. And yes, even with the smaller 1/2 cup amount, one is likely to spill a bean or two while transferring the beans from measuring cup to hopper. Since even mild annoyances are magnified in the early-morning pre-caffeinated state, I would recommend using a wide mouth funnel for this step of the process.The assembly process couldn’t be simpler, which makes it a great option for backpackers, but I managed to put the handle upside down onto the cap on my first attempt. The grinder actually worked that way, but it’s much easier and faster to use with the black knob on top so that it can rest in the hand. I had enough grinds for my very first cup in about a minute, assembly mistake notwithstanding.I love how quiet the grinder is, and I love the smell of the freshly ground coffee. I am happy to make this item part of my morning ritual.

  62. batan Customer

    My unit arrived with a conical burr that wouldn’t align with the outer clyindrical burr. This causes my coffee grinds to be far from uniform in size, which means this grinder (from the factory) is about as useful as a bladed herb grinder. The plastic bits give me reason to be concerned about the lifespan of this grinder, and out of the box it fails to perform as designed or described. I would not recommend this product to anyone who is passionate about their morning coffee routine.I’ve been able to modify the grinder to work in a decent fashion, but only time and repetition will tell if my mod has worked. If not, refund here I come.12/4/18 Edit: modification didnt hold, grinder is producing extremely uneven coffee particles. Don’t buy this grinder.

  63. KEVIN (store manager)

    I can happily report that the Batan Moka pot works perfectly. Just make sure you use low heat, fill the water reservoir up to just below the valve, and screw the two halves together very tightly. Get a couple of those silicone jar opening mats if you don’t have the hand strength. Tighten it as much as possible, then go another 1/8 inch.

    I am certain that the people who are complaining about broken handles tried to use it for leverage when screwing or unscrewing the pot. There’s no other way to break it except to give it sideways load. It’s only there for pouring, folks.

  64. Buddy C.

    I’ve been using this for a couple of weeks and still haven’t really decided what I think. I use a small french press to make one cup of coffee this morning and was looking for something to coarsely grind coffee since the store bought ground coffee is too fine. Also I hate the noise of electric grinders. It took a couple of days to get a course grind because it seemed like I reached the end of where you supposed to turn it the black part and it was still fine. I turned it more and the beans are course now, but the black piece often falls off into the ground coffee. I can grind enough coffee in a minute or two. It mostly does what it is supposed to, but the design just seems a little odd. Does the handle need to be that long? Couldn’t the handle be designed to stay on the grinder? It’s fine when you are grinding but when not in use the handle just falls off. I’m a little worried that the piece the handle attaches to will wear down – but maybe I’m just a worrier lol. Overall it does do the job and is fine.

  65. batan Customer

    After I retired I got a bright idea to grind the coffee for my daily cup of Cafe Cubano, which is a bit oversized from the typical demitasse cup.Going for the low effort option I initially got a well know brand electric coffee grinder. This was totally useless. I could hit the beans with a hammer and do a better job. It is now waiting for a yard sale!A few months later I decided to try again, and ordered a manual grinder. Looked great and had good reviews, but after loading it up with coffee beans I could barely crank it. Now, I’m pretty stong, and can hold my own with a chainsaw or rototiller but this was ridiculous. I even tried it with a few beans at a time. I love my morning coffee but not this much. I did find it to be the best pepper grinder I have ever used and think it will last forever in this role. Or at least longer than I do!Again, after months of frustration, because I know people manually grind coffee, why not me? I ordered this grinder. I was amazed!!!! Turning the crank is virtually effortless. It is not as fast and the electric grinder but the results is a grind similar to bought espresso coffee.Just setting down in the morning, grinding the coffee and relaxing is a great meditative experience at least for me. Anyway, if you want to manually grind your coffee beans fresh in the morning I can’t imagine a better device to assist in the endeavor.

  66. RangerLee

    Lots of emails even before the grinder arrived — but not much help. Watched several of the videos and found myself saying GET TO THE POINT ALREADY a lot. Tried following directions to adjust grind. There is no stop point when turning to the right — and no “clicks” when turning to the left. Makes me wonder if it’s defective? Can’t find a customer service phone number for batan to ask someone.I’ve just spent way too much time trying to figure out what should be very simple. Now I”m frustrated and I HAVEN’T HAD MY COFFEE YET! Bad luck for batan that they just sent me another email asking for a review. TYPING WHILE TICKED OFF! Well back to my old grinder…

  67. melanie m. pool

    Saw alot of good reviews, so gave this a try. The company asked for a review, so here it is. Have had it for a few weeks now. I brew for a Chemex and I was impressed with the first grinds, until I had to dismantle it to clean it. There are parts which interconnect and need to align them to get the grinder to work. I had to fiddle with it a few times to get it to grind again. The grinds ended up very fine every time no matter how many clicks, I did for a course grind. Took it apart and redid it a few times, with all the same results. Good for traveling and portability if it works to not give me a espresso grind everytime.

  68. Brianna

    I would like to begin by saying that this coffee grinder is lovely quality. I bought it because it is made of metal. My previous plastic grinder was great, but two falls from the counter killed it. I don’t see that happening to this one.HOWEVERThere are two issues. The first issue I consider a genuine design flaw: The top compartment and bottom compartment don’t snap or screw together. You have to actively hold the two parts together while grinding the coffee. Not a huge deal, but unnecessary and annoying.The second issue is the size. The small size of this grinder would be GREAT if you were taking it camping/backpacking, or if you have SUPER limited counter space. The problem is that it has a correspondingly small grinding surface. Before I bought this I read the reviews. One complained that it took a long time to grind coffee. I scoffed. I thought “this is a manual coffee grinder. It’s not going to be as fast as an electric one!” I tell you now, it takes a LONG time to grind your coffee. Twice as long as it took with my previous little hand grinder.

  69. Andres Gonzalez

    The main reason I bought a burr grinder was for uniform medium to coarse grind to use in a french press. This one does not work for that. There is to much powdery grind mixed in and there is no way to adjust it out. Maybe because the cutter is not well centered or maybe just poor engineering.At any rate, it doesn’t work for the intended purpose. If you just want a random grind, you can get that with a cheap electric blade grinder that is much faster. Don’t waste your money here. Also looks like there are other brands probably made in the same factory that are $5 to $10 cheaper. Lesson learned. I’m guessing a lot of the positive reviews are bots.And that free coffee they are advertising isn’t free. You have to join their club and subscribe. Total ripoff.

  70. cory rosenstiel

    I’m not a coffee connoisseur so was somewhat skeptical that I’d appreciate a burr-ground cuppa joe. I did try a small electric blade-grinder from a well-known kitchen and bath store and that was an epic fail – big mess, grind was a gajillion different sizes, so ended up grinding the coffee to the consistency of powdered sugar. I knew I didn’t want to spend big $$ on an electric burr grinder — our kitchen counter is already full. But, I also wasn’t sure I wanted to stand around cranking for a while just to make a cup of coffee.Well, after reading reviews I bought a batan and I’m sold. It works as advertised. It came really well packaged and instructions are pretty self-explanatory. You do have be really careful when taking apart the burr-section (for cleaning or adjusting) not to lose the spring or washers – so I just did it on my dining room table so anything that rolled or sprung would be easy to find. I did clean and wash mine first with mild dish soap and had to rinse it *really* well, with the small parts and nooks and crannies. I used a few beans, as instructions/video suggests, to get the grind consistency right (I use a standard drip coffee maker). It took a couple of tries to figure out how much beans to add for my single 18oz cup of coffee, but that would be the case with pre-ground coffee too.What I like: the coffee flavor really pops with grinding immediately before brewing (as I said, I was skeptical). The device is really easy to use, especially if you hold the canister with one hand and kind of rotate the opposite direction of the cranking with the other hand. I only make one cup at a time, so it is convenient for me and takes about a minute of grinding – kind of meditative (nah, not really). Easy to clean. Compact. I bought a second one that I keep at the office. Price is right.What some may not like: I really does seem to be perfect for a single (large) cup of coffee, or two small cups of coffee. It would not be ideal if one is making coffee for a few people or a group.

  71. Selenia

    I’ve been using this for 3 years now. I use it on a coarser grind for a french press and it has exceeded every expectation. For two people it takes about a minute of grinding. I should also note my hands are disabled from lyme and arthritic and I have no problem using it. Ive read reviews where others with arthritis do have trouble. Knock on wood im not there yet. Burr quality is excellent as after 3 yrs it’s just as easy as day one to grind. I was coming on here to order a 2nd to use on fine grounds for pour over coffee and noticing a lot of reviews dont like it for fine grounds so im a little nervous but will give it a try and report back my experience.

  72. batan Customer

    I wanted to write a two-part review covering both the product as well as the company’s customer service. I’ll start with the grinder. This batan burr grinder is a nice, sleek little grinder that looks good enough to leave on your counter instead of hiding in the back of a cupboard. Depending on how strong you like your coffee, you can fill this to the brim with beans and it is just about right for two cups. That being said, a larger version might be nice in order to grind more coffee with each fill. So far it seems to produce a pretty consistent grinder unless the burr gets pushed to one side a bit. I think this is due to some of the internal parts being plastic and having a little give in them. I haven’t noticed it being a huge issue, but it can move around a bit so that one side produces finer grounds while the other produces larger grounds. I think it’s more prevalent when you are trying for a coarse grind.As far as the customer service, batan is up there with the best of them. I had an issue with my initial delivery, and since they had proactively sent an email with some tips on the grinder, I reached out about the issue I was having. Jacque was very friendly and prompt in addressing my issue and getting it resolved. Definitely recommend giving this company a chance to serve your coffee needs!

  73. Darling

    I like to enjoy a morning cup of coffee to myself while the house is quiet. 3 of my children have bedrooms off the kitchen and they are light sleepers. With this manual grinder I am able to enjoy fresh beans each morning without disturbing anyone. My coffee tastes great and it doesn’t take much time at all to ground them.Another thing I’d like to mention is that this company has integrity. When I watched their video available on their website the man doing the demonstration said if you have people over, thisbisnt the grinder you want to use, it’s too much work. (Something along those lines) My point is he didn’t need to say anything but he did, up front he was honest. He could’ve said whatever he wanted and not even of gone there but he did because the company obviously wants the product to succeed and isn’t out just to make a quick buck. – thank you!

  74. blue boy

    I’ve never grinded my own beans before and I’m glad I did my research and chose a manual grinder over an electric blade grinder. It’s very satisfying being able to crunch the beans up yourself. Sort of therapeutic. The reason I took 1 star off though is because my first grinder had a slightly off-center burr so I was getting an uneven grind and the smallest grain size I could get was medium with some larger flakes. The burr would also gradually open as I grinded beans, starting out as medium and ending as big flakes if I didn’t stop halfway through and readjust it. I emailed the company and they promptly sent me out a new one. Kudos for that! The new one didn’t appear to have the same defect. However after grinding just two full canisters, the burr in the replacement grinder has also become off-center. If I push hard enough I can recenter it, but it’ll just go back out of alignment halfway through the grinding process. But it isn’t nearly as bad as the first one, so it’s not that big of a deal. If you’re looking for perfect consistency, spend more on a grinder, but if you’re like me, brand new to the world of grinding coffee beans, then you know it’s really not that big of a deal for $20. The company is really nice and generous so I still feel like my money was pretty well spent.

  75. M. Liu

    2-Star: I originally purchased this burr grinder in 2019 and it worked great for a a couple months. After those months, I went to adjust the knob for a different grind size and the knob and burr got stuck together (?) and the knob would not turn independently from the burr. I contacted batan and I have to give them credit for their customer service. They sent me a whole new grinder, which I received about a week later. This one arrived to me with the exact same issue as my first one developed after a couple months of use (burr and knob will not move independently, so I cannot adjust the grind size whatsoever.) I’m a little frustrated because frankly, it makes no sense. I thought it was user error at first, but have confirmed that it is definitely the grinder after re-reading the included manual. So at this point, I’ve been using it and getting inconsistently ground beans while I’m looking for a new grinder that can achieve multiple different grind sizes. It’s a shame.||5-Star (when first received): Okay, so I’ve never had a manual grinder before, but just using this one for the past few weeks, I love it. It is definitely good quality and I’m anticipating it lasting me a long time. I will say that the “clicking” mechanism took me a couple minutes to figure out, but honestly if you get confused you can SEE the amount of space between the burr and the mill (small space=smaller grounds, yeah?) It’s stylish looking and great for my home use purposes. It holds a decent amount of coffee and I’m not going to lie, if I grind a little too much, I leave it in the catcher part of the grinder until next time I need some espresso. It hasn’t affected the taste at all.

  76. paisley11

    Manual grinders are preferred over mechanical grinders for the preparation of Turkish coffee due to the fact that they ground literally to a powder and are finer than Espresso. This did fine for that.Cleaning was not intuitive, but there are videos at the website that explain it adequately. DO NOT LOSE THE WASHER, which is right above a spring that can make it go flying.In terms of suggestions for the company to improve the product, it may be helpful to have the company supply an added washer for safekeeping. Also, any kind of way that they can provide a means for attaching the crank to the grinder would be helpful so that the crank doesn’t go wandering. I’m using rubber bands for now.Overall a good product worthy of its positive rating.

  77. Thomas Coffey

    As I’ve fallen deeper and deeper down the coffee rabbit hole, I’ve found a great cup of coffee is made of a combination of so many things. You need good water, fresh beans, and a consistent setup. I can live without my chemex and scale on a trip, but I absolutely can never go back to poor water and stale, pre-ground, grocery store coffee. Fortunately, with this little hand grinder I can get the same consistent and fresh-ground goodness anywhere without hauling around my big electric burr grinder.It’s a little bit difficult to set the grind size as it’s simply set by tightening a nut on the bottom of the top grinder portion. So you might find yourself grinding a bit, and tightening or loosening for a minute before you can get cranking.The only other downside, and I’m not sure how you get to the reviews of a manual grinder without thinking about this already, is that it’s manual. Great for things like camping, but trying to grind whole pots of coffee at a time is exhausting. I’ve seen people attach cordless drills to these, and I see the appeal, but would advise against it as there is no grease it these. (Un)fortunately, the crank attaches over a pentagonal bolt instead of hexagonal, probably to discourage such automation.Since there’s no grease though, you won’t get any grease in your grind, and this thing is a dream to clean. You can FULLY disassemble and re-assemble the entire grinding mechanism to clean grounds out between the conical burrs and anywhere else. I’ve never met a coffee grinder that cleanable.The entire body portion is made of a nice brushed stainless steel, but the crank seems to be some other kind of steel as mine has already begun to rust a little in some small spots.This holds enough beans and grounds for about 3 cups of coffee in one batch.

  78. Tanya K

    I spent a while reviewing different burr grinders, and finally decided to go for it. I chose this grinder because it has great reviews and (supposedly) comes with a bag of coffee so I thought it would be a good deal. I seriously regret this decision – please save your money and buy from a more reputable seller! It turns out that to get this “free” bag of coffee, you have to leave a review. Then, they send you a promo code that you can use to claim this “free” coffee only if you sign up for a subscription service. SO SLEEZY!SO basically, the coffee grinder itself is fine. It’s not great, made out of flimsy materials, but it does what I want it to. But it’s so overpriced, and I would seriously recommend buying one of the cheaper options. Beware of all the positive reviews because they are likely not honest! And don’t expect to get any “free” coffee, despite what the description says.

  79. Jasper Cook

    I’m reviewing the Manual Coffee Grinder with Adjustable Setting’ and received it yesterday, November 28, 2020. Everything was great except it definitely wasn’t as easy to disassemble the grinder as they made it look in the video, but not a big deal. The guy’s fingers must be more slender. I knew what I was getting into with the finer settings… it does take a few more minutes to grind at the finer settings, but this is to be expected, and I definitely don’t advocate using an electric drill (see other previous review) to speed things up as it might break the ceramic burr due to ceramic being more fragile than stainless steel (obviously).I bought this mainly because the only electric grinder brewers I was willing to settle for were out of my price range (burr grinder, nice quality, AND single cup serve option, which the last of these was the deal killer most of the time), and to a lesser extent, because it’s MUCH more quiet than an electric grinder and I live in an apartment building, and lastly, I enjoy the whole preparation experience (when I have time).

  80. Nicky T

    I mostly drink coffee at the office, but with the whole lockdown thing I had to make this happen at home. This grinder stood out as something that would last and work well. I’ve been using it routinely for about 6 weeks so here are my thoughts.This is indeed a sturdy grinder. It has four pieces you assemble to grind your coffee. First, you slide the grinding container into the grind hold. You add your beans to the top and then put the top on and then the crank on. This is all pretty effortless and makes a lot of sense when you do it.Cranking it isn’t too bad. It cranks smoothly and grinds effectively for what level you’ve set (I use the finest setting). My main complaint here is the grip on the container while cranking. It’s smooth metal so it sometimes spins a bit. To envision this, you hold both compartments with one hand and crank with the other. The grinding compartment will spin a bit on occassion if your grip loosens. I may add a few rubber strips to the outside so that doesn’t happen.Once the beans are ground you simply take off the crank and slide out the grinder container out of the grind hold. Then pour your grinds whereever you need, rinse it out, and let it dry.

  81. Joff

    This hand held burr grinder is very easy to use. If you pick it up, its light and easy to carry, however, it will take a while to grind your coffee. I love to make pour over coffee since I found out what it was, and I love the consistency of the grind with this little machine. However, just know that it is a hand held burr grinder, and as such there is no gearing to quickly dispatch your grounds. This is a slow methodical process of grinding coffee. If you are going to take this hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, or simply want to go to the beach to make a fantastic cup of joe, this is the right tool for the job, but it will take more than a couple of minutes to grind all the coffee you need for one cup.I do suggest this for coffee aficionados and connoisseurs, this machine is fantastic, the burr grinder is ceramic, not metallic or plastic and as such creates a perfect grind. Its also very quiet and on cold dark mornings when you are trying to make a cup of coffee before anyone wakes up, this works perfectly. Just don’t expect to read anything, or participate in much more than conversation.If I were to ask for one thing to be changed, it would be a gear system installed to increase the speed of the burr grinder just 2 times. This machine is very manual, and having a simple 1:2 gear would make this go by so much faster.

  82. Breeana

    I like this grinder, I’m not a full on coffee snob, nor am I someone that has expensive expresso machines, I just wanted to have a burr grinder that did a decent job (wasn’t absurdly expensive) so I could use fresh ground with my Aeropress (I know, for shame, but I like it), and it does the job. I like having to do the work for my cup or two of coffee each day, it just adds to the routine and certainly doesn’t hurt having a little extra effort into my day.Overall I say its a good hand grinder. I have only a couple gripes that are minor. There are no labels to help with dialing in your grind size so if you clean it or adjust it for anything else you are going to have to dial it back in each time, not a huge deal because you can just adjust and put the coffee back in so long as you are wanting it smaller.My other issues happen to deal with the handle. To start its an odd shape, so it doesn’t make it easy to store or keep neatly with, its curved AND bent so its just awkward, even if you did add a magnet to the handle it wouldn’t easily attach because of its shape. The bigger issue is that there is nothing to help hold it on when you are using it, it took a bit of time for me to get used to it just right so I didn’t constantly pull the handle off while I was grinding, this could be solved somewhat by putting a captive bead on the top of the crank so it had just enough resistance to not be able to slip off. Again these are just little picky gripes, but something I feel people would be willing to pay a few dollars more if they were worked on.Side note, besides the handle, it does fit just perfectly inside an Aeropress so it would be handy for travel, you could even store couple cups worth of beans inside.

  83. CH

    I was looking for a small grinder to prepare 1-2 shots of specialty coffee for our espresso machine.My requirements are (1) to grind 18g of beans into a receptacle narrow enough in diameter that (2) I can transfer the ground coffee directly into a standard 58mm diameter portafilter basket without spilling or needing to use a spoon or funnel.This grinder requires some effort and time, but it works perfectly, and the grind is consistent. The capacity is small. It will grind enough for a double shot, but that’s fine — one should grind just before brewing anyway. If you need faster throughput, buy a second grinder.The metal is thin, and, if taken traveling or camping, it would require some sort of protective case. (I would use a length of PVC pipe, but I imagine batan has a dedicated travel case.) The spindle is a pentagon which implies the manufacturer would rather you not use an electric drill to substitute for a little exercise. Enclosed directions are sparse, but there is a website (and an offer for free coffee).In summary, there’s a reason for — at the time I’m writing this review — nearly 10,000 very positive comments.

  84. wiinga

    We used to have a grain grinder that was stones rather than blades and loved it. We know it takes a bit more time and manual labor, but we are a bit surprised at how long it takes to grind coffee. After about 3 minutes the first time, my husband went to the garage and came back with his drill. He proceeded to take off the handle, and attach drill and it still took 2 more minutes to grind the coffee up. He has done this for a week now, and although we knew it only held enough coffee for about 5 cups, this is way too little coffee for how long it takes to get it ground and ready. My 22 year old son was making coffee and said by the time he was ready to drink, it felt like 20 minutes. That is just a long time to make coffee..

  85. schanteuse1

    First things first…do NOT buy this if you drink multiple cups of coffee each day, or are planning to grind enough to brew for several people. This is designed and intended for single use…possibly double use…at a time. Depending on the type of grind you are going for you could end up spending 5+ minutes grinding away a few grams of beans and giving yourself hand cramps.I have a Moka Pot brewer which states a medium grind is preferred. This is not as fine as espresso but still really small…maybe the size and feel of standard table salt. I fill the hopper up about 1/3 and it takes me a good 2+ minutes to grind, and my hand and arm get tired. However I don’t mind as the coffee flavor is really superior, or at least I imagine it is better due to how much effort I just put into grinding the beans! I only drink 1 cup per morning so the extra time it takes vs the 20 seconds in the blade grinder is a non-issue to me personally. However if I was planning on grinding more, this would not be a good choice as you simply will get tired out.The body is brushed stainless steel with a removable lid over the hopper and a removable basket at on the bottom which catches the grind. To adjust the grind, it a pretty simple process of turning a switch on the bottom of the grinder which increases the spacing of the burr in incremental “clicks”. There is a glass see-through window in the basket to visualize the grind.I wanted a product that would travel with me as I’m a bit of a coffee snob. I spent a week recently visiting with my parents who are in their late 70’s and the only coffee they drink is either months/years old coffee pods or Folgers instant. Yuck! I brought my own expensive coffee beans with me but didn’t think about the need for a grinder, which they don’t own. I ordered this item right after I returned home and am pleased that I will be so much better prepared the next time.PROS:-Size is slightly larger thenthe diameter of a toilet paper tube and maybe 2/3 longer, making it compact enough to fit into virtually any travel pack, or kitchen drawer/cabinet.-The handle is not permanently attached and is also low profile.-The grind selector is very simple as long as you can count to 20.-Body is rugged stainless steel…not aluminum-This is a pretty minimilstic design with only a few moving parts making it really easy to clean.-Burr is made from ceramic and is replaceable if ever needed.-Packaging included instructions for how to get a free 12oz bag of coffee beans (a $21.95 value on their website).CONS:-The slender design, though compact, does create issues when trying to hold tightly…especially if you have larger hands.-If you are grinding anything from fine to medium you will need to put in the effort. It’s simple but not easy to grind, and this fact may be a dealbreaker for some with arthritis or some other hand/wrist or even shoulder issues.-The handle is long which makes for a long turn radius. However this may be necessary as a shorter handle could be more difficult to crank.TIPS:-I took a small, wide rubber band which held together a batch of parsely I bought and added it to the cylinder. This helped with the grip TREMENDOUSLY…both for slippage and ergonomics.-I saw another batan review of someone hooking their electric drill to the turning mechanism to spin the grinder with no effort. Brilliant idea but pretty sure the unit isn’t designed for something like that so I would only recommend if you use a very slow drill setting.

  86. batan Customer

    Burr grinders give a MUCH better/ more consistent grind vs blade grinders. We have a good electric burr grinder that we’ve had for 20 years, and my wife uses that for ‘regular’ coffee. I’ve had to switch to decaf, but still love good coffee. I wanted something that would allow me to adjust the grinder to the perfect grind for me (medium fine, for pour over), something low-tech (zero energy consumption, small / minimalist, and good for travel. This is almost perfect (so close that I gave it 5 stars).It is super-easy to use, and I enjoy the ritual of manually grinding the beans while the electric kettle heats the water. There are two very minor drawbacks: [1] I need to keep one hand sort of wrapped around the top as I load the beans, since the opening is not very wide (the device is a consistent cylinder); and [2] due to the narrow diameter, it is a little challenging to clean (I usually take a paper towel or a couple of tissues, and use that with a couple of fingers to wipe out the inside). BUT – the very feature that results in these minor challenges (the narrow diameter of the device) is what makes it SO easy to store and to take travelling. And at this price?!?? Fantastic 🙂

  87. Tiqr

    Bear with me. I’m really excited as I’m a newbie to coffee beans so excuse the rambling. I’ve been only using this grinder for about a week. This is my first manual grinder. Please. This is my very first grinder. I’ve gone from drinking instant Bustelo to Lavazza in a moka pot to now buying organic dark roast from Fairways. I will be traveling in a few weeks and was simply looking for something easy to pack (and use) as I’m going with steadfast faith to come in contact with a local personal or business roaster. Grinder arrived quickly as I am a prime member. I easily assembled the grinder which included finding the correct grind setting and I’m no pro. I read the preceding company email but I just forged ahead and put enough beans in to grind a single serving (not recommending this – I was excited). Read comments so knew this wasn’t going to be a very quick process. Didn’t even time it. I was in love with my beans from the first whiff. Yummmm. Meh, maybe 1.5 minutes. I don’t know. I don’t spin the crank but churn with love. Placed ground coffee in moka pot. I sipped that coffee , nursed the mug and my eyes rolled to the back of my head. YO! OH THE LIFE THAT IS AHEAD OF ME!! So now I’ve been using this daily. I love cranking it. It builds up my anticipation for coffee. Like the company email states: Your grinder is now ready for use anywhere in the world! Yeah!!!!! And I paid full price for this and have no affiliation to batan blah blah blah.

  88. CG

    This grinder is easy-to-use in terms of grinding itself, however it lacks grinding size fixed settings, so if you happen to change grinding size – you’ll find it hard to change it back to the exact requested position.But that’s the small problem. The bigger problem is that water droplets and ground coffee found heir way very quickly beneath the inner glass at the bottom part of the grinder. Once that happened, the bottom part was sort of humid – mostly while grinding – so ground coffee stuck to its sides, hence I didn’t get to full measured amount of coffee into my brewing machine.What’s more – some rust appeared on the handle quite quickly.I must commend the company’s customer service. They quickly responded to my queries on this issue, and immediately sent me a new product. However, the same happened with the new one. So, I wrote them again, and they again sent me a new product, but this one too suffered from the very same issues. Eventually, they refunded me for this purchase, and I’ll buy a grinder of a different company.

  89. Molly

    Imagine bicycling everywhere in first gear. Little resistance but you don’t get anywhere fast.Was told that a manual coffee grinder gave you a small workout each morning. No issues with that. However the long, perhaps 6″, lever arm just too long to grind out two cups of coffee’s worth of ground coffee. Would probably be writing a positive review if the grinder had a 2″ arm.Don’t believe any instructions came with the grinder. Rather I had to go online to find out how to adjust the grind’s coarseness.Didn’t find any written instructions online for the grinder rather only found a video. Prefer written instructions as written instructions use less bandwidth and are easier to jump around in.No clear indication of when the grind adjustment is going to “slip” off the end so the burrs can be cleaned.As a substitute for an electric grinder, this grinder is not an option. However if there is a reason that you need freshly ground coffee, either off grid or traveling, this is a viable option but just not worth it if you can use an electric grinder.I did receive the nice “we care” purchase follow up email from Javepresse. However I never received a response from them after sending them a less than neutral review of the grinder.Would like to return it to batan but unfortunately have already thrown away the box.

  90. Alfredo D’Agostino

    A great little grinder. I bought it because it was manual, didn’t take up much space and for the quality of grinder it produces. I attend conferences and do other traveling and often take my own beans with me to make my coffee. This grinder is perfect for someone like me.After using it for a few days I wanted to share my experience in using it, and have a request to make as it relates to how I need to use it. I have joint pain that won’t allow me to hold the grinder down on the counter when I am grinding beans. I hold it in the air in one hand and grind using the other. This angle is easier on my joints enabling me to use is. However, the bottom part can drop off easily if I slip up spilling ground coffee everywhere. Is there any way to secure the bottom part on for someone like me so that won’t happen. I am hoping so because I want to use this grinder as long as I am able too. It’s the best grinder I’ve ever had.

  91. enotsremmah

    I echo the comments of a previous reviewer who noted that grinding proceeds slowly. It takes forever to grind enough beans for 1171/2 cups of coffee, which is just not something I’m willing to do five or more days per week. I’m not opposed to a little elbow grease, but if it’s any indication, my Apple Watch always thinks I’ve started an Elliptical workout because the grinding goes on for several minutes. On a related note, 11712 cups is about all it can handle at one time (grinding for a French Press).I feel like the unit would be improved it were just a little bit larger. It couldn’t be too much larger because one still needs to be able to hold it in one’s hand. But if the capacity were a little bit higher and (critically) the mill itself were slightly larger, I would think it could grind more coffee faster. The aforementioned 1171/2 cups just happens to be enough to fill my thermos, so I’m fortunate that it meets my minimum daily need. However, ideally I would get at least two cups of coffee out of this thing so I don’t have to grind beans repeatedly when I have company.I have also noticed that the grind setting (once you find it through trial & error) doesn’t remain constant. I was grinding away the other morning and it seemed as though it was taking even longer than normal. When I finally finished, the grind was suddenly much finer than it should have been. It wasn’t immediately apparent, but thinking back over the days leading up to this particular morning, I believe it was slowly grinding beans finer and finer. Perhaps the clockwise motion of the mill gradually tightened the wheel. If so, I shutter to think how tedious it must be to use this mill to grind beans fine enough for espresso.Overall it’s decently made and for an infrequent user or for people who camp, it’s probably worth having. I just don’t think it’s suitable for every day use by avid coffee drinkers.

  92. Amy

    This ain’t the Cadillac of espresso makers. I read some bad reviews and I’m hoping to set a few things straight. No one who wrote those reviews is wrong; you’re getting what you pay for here.I don’t use it every day and sometimes I use it twice or more a day. I haven’t used it for a year yet but I’ve gone through 2 whole $4 cans of Bustelo and what comes out tastes like… well, coffee. Espresso? Eh, I’m not sure I really know the difference but it sure as heck looks like espresso.Sometimes I forget it on the stove for an hour or more. It gets really hot, like anything metal left on a hot stove. I don’t touch the handle when that happens, I let it cool or use a kitchen towel. I have electric, and if you put it on high-flame gas, it’ll probably melt the handle, like any plastic exposed to fire.Yup, “6-cup,” means 6 little espresso cups, not 6 American teacups. It makes a small mug’s worth of stuff with one go. I drink it in a mug; complain to my doctor if you think that’s a bad idea. Report me to the coffee police if that’s an inappropriate use of espresso. If you’re the Starbucks type, this is probably what you know of as 6 shots, enough to make a couple of the equivalent of a venti latte. Ask me if you want a neat trick I found on the Internet for steaming milk in the microwave without extra fancy gadgets. You can make less than 6 shots too, use less water and less coffee. Or use less water and just as much coffee for that extra-tingly feeling a few minutes after drinking.I don’t pack the coffee-holder funnel thing, it says that in the directions. Two heaping teaspoons of Bustelo from the can works great. Three works well too. What comes out is plenty strong either way. You don’t need to use Bustelo, I’m sure whatever kind you like will work well.The thing ain’t pretty either, especially after some use. Aluminum gets discolored with heat and coffee stains. If you’re going for looks, get a stainless steel one, it’ll cost you more but there’s a reason they call it, “stainless.” I fill the top part with water after pouring my coffee so I don’t get that bottom-of-coffee-pot sludge two days later when I need my next fix. I also rinse the whole thing well before the next use. Otherwise, I’ve found it needs no maintenance.It does crank out great-tasting coffee though. It’s easier to use than my french press and I can’t afford a Keurig, either the cooker or the coffee cups. I get about 20 runs through the small Bustelo can (not the huge one… what’s the small one, a pound or so?), which puts me around 20 cents per go in coffee cost. Your mileage may vary.Load, put on stove, wait until later, drink coffee. I prefer a cup of it with a cigarette — I know, those are bad for you too — but I’m sure it would be just as good in small cups with friends after dinner. My non-smoker friends think the coffee tastes good too, including my fussy friend who complains about everything.

  93. Courtney

    This is not a typical mass produced product built for typical American habits. DO NOT sit it on your stove to heat while you walk away. Modern cooktop burners get WAY too hot too fast to turn your back on this well crafted traditional espresso maker. DO NOT put it in the dishwasher or use ANY detergent or soap on it. If you want to walk away or trust your dishwasher get a Cuisinart or Keurig and pay 10 times as much for so-so coffee. The only maintenance it needs is a physical wipe-down inside & out a with curled steel pad -Chore Boy works well. And yes, you should clean it every time. If you can handle these oh-so difficult and unreasonable instructions, then congratulations! You will have the convenience of the best coffee experience you can have in your own home. The coffee comes out rich, and silky smooth- unlike any other coffer maker. It is a long trusted and traditional appliance for one reason- it works well. But yes, the handle can melt if you leave it on the heat too long, and yes, the dishwasher and harsh detergents will discolor the surface and add unpleasant flavors. Just follow the directions. Like millions of other coffee drinkers for generations. It makes a GREAT cup of coffee.

  94. KevTech

    Very happy with my purchase. After 8 years I dropped my other 12-cup and the handle broke. I lived with a broken handle for months, not willing to shell out the big money for another 12 cup from the other brand. VERY happy so far with this replacement.The only issue is that I find the inside cup that holds the grounds very difficult to pull out, the fit is tight. Hoping that with time and daily use this will resolve itself.

  95. Skyskape

    Bought this for backpacking and day use about the right size not overly large. Lid fits fine not tight. Holds just 2 cups to very top which is ok for boiling water for dry meals. Handles far enough away from cup as to be not too warm to hold. Heats up fine. Pretty small to cook in, would be too small for something like ramen noodles.

  96. Chelsea

    This makes a tasty, strong coffee. It’s not technically espresso, since the pressure isn’t high enough to give much crema (doing so evidently requires >8 atmospheres, whereas these sorts of coffee makers only seem to muster a couple), but this is quite good. I’m not an immensely picky coffee drinker, but I certainly prefer espresso to drip coffee, and this is much more like the former. The 3-cup version (which I have) does not make 3 cups – it makes maybe 3 espressos, that is ~5 fl. oz. of brewed coffee at most, just in case that was confusing. This is a great amount for ~2 servings, so works well when I have a guest over and want to make a strong, tasty coffee for the two of us.I brew by filling with water to the pressure relief valve, then adding the metal coffee-ground holder and putting in ~2 scoops of coffee. I then screw the cap on and put in on my electric stove. I heat until coffee flows out of the top, then turn off the stove and let the brewing finish, pour, and drink. This generally works pretty well, but you may end up with particulate in your coffee if it’s too finely ground.Great, handy coffee maker.

  97. Deborah Anne Dannels

    Makes great espresso, better than what I get at Dunkin’ or my old fancy countertop unit that was so hard to clean. My electric stove goes from 1 to 7. I use 5 and that keeps it under good control. You need to keep the lid back when heating so you can see when the last of the bubbling espresso comes out and you need to take it off. If you have the stove too high, it will splatter all over. And you absolutely have to stay with it as it fills quickly and you don’t want to burn it. Definitely worth it, and at this price it’s definitely the way to go.

  98. Deb

    I am a coffee snob. I believe in grinding coffee beans before brewing and then keeping it simple. I will throw out a pot if the taste is off. This is one of my favorite ways to make coffee, the other is pour over method. This espresso maker makes 3 shots of espresso, with great flavor in about 5 minutes. Easy to assemble and easy to use. Easy to clean. I had own an espresso drip machine previously but was a hassle to clean up. This one only requires a quick scrub and rinse.

  99. Reviewer in Seattle

    I love this espresso maker! It really does make a stronger brew than just using a coffee pot. I even experimented with dumping a k-cup into the funnel and the brew is definitely stronger than what you get from a keurig too. It actually rescued some of my coffees that were too weak for me because they’re actually decent when made with the stovetop espresso maker! I was trying to find a cheap way to recreate Starbucks and Dutch Bros drinks and this is it! It might not be as nice as a $200 espresso maker but it does what it’s supposed to do. If you ask me, $11ish dollars for this is a steal.

  100. The German

    My first cup was heaven. Very robust and flavorful and I didn’t detect any metal-like taste, just pure heavenly coffee. The pot was easy to use, just FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FROM THE MANUFACTURER.It brewed perfectly and it didn’t leak when pouring into a cup. I actually thought I’d have to spend mucho bucks for homemade espresso. What a great find this is. Thank you giovanele user!

  101. Andrew Bailey

    This pot is pretty much spot on. Heavy duty aluminum construction. It does take a few go-rounds to find your ideal procedure but after a couple less-than-perfect shots, I think I’ve found a procedure that works for me. Everyone will be different. I have an electric range and that’s not ideal but I found a way to get things boiling quicker (fill with hot water and move it around the burner to the hottest spot). Just don’t let the handle overhang the burner.

  102. KenBar

    I feel I must start by correcting some misperceptions on the part of some other reviewers.. Firstly, it makes the exact amount of espresso sized cups as stated. Secondly, it is aluminum, as stated. It makes wonderful espresso. I’m glad I went with this one instead of the more expensive Bialetti. It’s well made, makes a great coffee and I expect it to last a long time. ❤❤â?,报告滥用情况,https://www.giovanele user.com/ap/signin?openid.return_to=httpswww.giovanele user.comproduct-reviewsB001J1L59Erefcm_cr_getr_d_vote_lftieUTF8filterByStarfive_starreviewerTypeavp_only_reviewspageSize10csrfTgqcJX9bkBxH8O3uRJSPLoWbjaj2BDUe2BzdifHTDkAAAABAAAAAGG0bepyYXcAAAAA2B4kUEk2F7iMGR3xPcX6iUreviewIdR3FLFYH1CIMBEH&openid.identity=httpspecs.openid.netauth2.0identifier_select&openid.claimed_id=httpspecs.openid.netauth2.0identifier_select&openid.assoc_handle=usflex&openid.mode=checkid_setup&openid.ns=httpspecs.openid.netauth2.0,显示条评è®?https://www.giovanele user.com/hz/reviews-render/report-review?ie=UTF8&ref=cm_cr_getr_d_rvw_hlp&csrfT=gqcJX9bkBxH8O3uRJSPLoWbjajDUezdifHTDkAAAABAAAAAGG0bepyYXcAAAAA4kUEk7iMGR3xPcX6iU&reviewId=R3FLFYH1CIMBEH,
    Ruth Ellen Sijan,https://www.giovanele user.com/gp/customer-reviews/R3GWCWLR287YKK/ref=cm_cr_getr_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B001J1L59E,Easy to Use,2021å¹?æœ?æ—?在美国审æ ?尺寸: 9 Cup颜色: 银色,https://www.giovanele user.com/product-reviews/B001J1L58K/ref=cm_cr_getr_d_rvw_fmt?ie=UTF8&formatType=current_format,https://www.giovanele user.com/product-reviews/B001J1L59E/ref=cm_cr_getr_d_rvw_rvwer?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=five_star&reviewerType=avp_only_reviews&pageSize=10,My husband and I both just retired and$12.00 a day for our favorite morning store bought coffee drinks was not in the budget. I started looking at expresso makers and after reading the reviews on moderate expresso makers I was very disappointed. I came across this expresso maker and the reviews were much better than the more expensive machines and it was so European and cute and the price was just amazing……this machine is the BEST little machine……I LOVE IT…it is easy to use and the taste is perfect for our Expresso drinks.If you have a gas stove you have to make sure the flame does not touch the handle because it is plastic. I have a electric stove so that is not a problem for me. Cleanup is easyRuth Ellen,review?ie=UTF8&ref=cm_cr_getr_d_rvw_hlp&csrfT=gu86TKydduCoENluF7eudBHoaTkWeF1GE6vVpewAAAABAAAAAGG0bepyYXcAAAAA4kUEk7iMGR3xPcX6iU&reviewId=R3GWCWLR287YKK,
    Kristi I,https://www.giovanele user.com/gp/customer-reviews/RSH18ADEWWXKA/ref=cm_cr_getr_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B001J1L59E,Bigger pot. More to LOVE!,2019å¹?2æœ?5æ—?在美国审æ ?尺寸: 12 Cup颜色: 银色,https://www.giovanele user.com/product-reviews/B00384IVQ0/ref=cm_cr_getr_d_rvw_fmt?ie=UTF8&formatType=current_format,https://www.giovanele user.com/product-reviews/B001J1L59E/ref=cm_cr_getr_d_rvw_rvwer?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=five_star&reviewerType=avp_only_reviews&pageSize=10,THIS 12 cup moka pot is exactly what we needed! This is the 2nd one we have purchased from giovanele user. The other was slightly cheaper but didnt work properly. This item percolates strong and completely empties out of the bottom water reservoir. Easy to rinse clean. Delivers 2 American sized cups of cuban coffee/espresso. Very happy with this product!!,Bigger pot. More to LOVE!,https://www.giovanele user.com/ap/signin?openid.return_to=httpswww.giovanele user.comproduct-reviewsB001J1L59Erefcm_cr_getr_d_vote_lftieUTF8filterByStarfive_starreviewerTypeavp_only_reviewspageSize10csrfTglF2DqgZkzxY0w6alUPgqey0HsX0MCDROKyvMd8AAAABAAAAAGG0bepyYXcAAAAA2B4kUEk2F7iMGR3xPcX6iUreviewIdRSH18ADEWWXKA&openid.identity=httpspecs.openid.netauth2.0identifier_select&openid.claimed_id=httpspecs.openid.netauth2.0identifier_select&openid.assoc_handle=usflex&openid.mode=checkid_setup&openid.ns=httpspecs.openid.netauth2.0,THIS 12 cup moka pot is exactly what we needed! This is the 2nd one we have purchased from giovanele user. The other was slightly cheaper but didnt work properly. This item percolates strong and completely empties out of the bottom water reservoir. Easy to rinse clean. Delivers 2 American sized cups of cuban coffee/espresso. Very happy with this product!!,https://www.giovanele user.com/hz/reviews-render/report-review?ie=UTF8&ref=cm_cr_getr_d_rvw_hlp&csrfT=glF2DqgZkzxY0w6alUPgqey0HsX0MCDROKyvMd8AAAABAAAAAGG0bepyYXcAAAAA4kUEk7iMGR3xPcX6iU&reviewId=RSH18ADEWWXKA,
    Mioshee Greer,https://www.giovanele user.com/gp/customer-reviews/R2L9E3IOYEFZCK/ref=cm_cr_getr_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B001J1L59E,Makes a pretty strong cup,2018å¹?0æœ?9æ—?在美国审æ ?尺寸: 9 Cup颜色: 银色,https://www.giovanele user.com/product-reviews/B001J1L58K/ref=cm_cr_getr_d_rvw_fmt?ie=UTF8&formatType=current_format,https://www.giovanele user.com/product-reviews/B001J1L59E/ref=cm_cr_getr_d_rvw_rvwer?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=five_star&reviewerType=avp_only_reviews&pageSize=10,Pretty good moka pot for the price. It’s not super complicated and makes an awesome cup of espresso. Although

  103. Austin T Rackley

    I’ve gotten to where I am a coffee snob and only like lattes from coffee shops. I even threw out my old school coffee maker and was just not making coffee at home .Then I came across this and decided to try it. It makes coffee as good as coffee shops. So now I can have my coffee at home and save a ton of money!

  104. JB

    I am italian and expresso IS super important to my life. This maker works great for a homemade caffelatte (double expresso + heavy cream) for 2 ppl. The only downside is the tightening of it. To have it not leaking you need kinda strong arms e.g. when I thighten it my skinny wife cannot open it. But she uses it herself too. Works best with arabica coffee but coarser coffee comes out yummy too.

  105. Andres Gonzalez

    Lighter than I expected. It’s good quality. Wish the ugly logo wasn’t printed on the side.

  106. cory rosenstiel

    Great light small cup! Make sure you measure how big a cup u need the select size

  107. Selenia

    Extremely lightweight, and boils water quickly.

  108. Selenia

    This cup feels like air – it’s super lightweight

  109. batan Customer

    Great for backpacking; very lightweight. With 30 degrees weather while camping, I was able to drink my instant coffee! It was great!

  110. Jordan

    It definitely an ideal cup for camping. My wife and I enjoy them so much that we will be buying more so we can have extras on hand.

  111. Darling

    Basic lightweight cup. No complaints, sturdy construction packs into my JetBoil very nicely for my kit.

  112. blue boy

    Perfect for a personal cup of coffee while backpacking

  113. M. Liu

    Fantastic titanium cup few adventures down tons more to come.

  114. paisley11

    Was a little smaller then I was expecting but exactly as advertised

  115. Thomas Coffey

    Really great pot for not a lot of money.

  116. Dust

    This is an easy to use multi purpose piece that is great for any adventure

  117. Tanya K

    Super light, durable.

  118. Jasper Cook

    Excellent little mug for backpacking

  119. Nicky T

    Very lite and perfect size

  120. Joff

    Ultralight, I use it for coffee.

  121. Breeana

    It’s a cup

  122. wiinga

    Every bit as good as a Toaks. I have one of those and it feels identical, but is a little cheaper.

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  126. Tiqr

    The coffee brews very quickly, has an incredibly wonderful smell, and tastes great. Cleaning and storage is a breeze! It’s fast and easy! Owning this cafe espresso machine is the best, the price is amazing, I recommend it.

  127. CG

    About 4 months ago, my wife bought us an espresso maker for our anniversary. After seeing prices upwards of $100 for every electric burr grinder out there, we decided to go with this little guy instead. Now, after having two of these grinders and making espressos every day (no that is not a joke, and yes, we like our coffee), there are four big takeaways:0) First off, this thing grinds quite well, which it should since that’s is sole job (but see #2). Espresso absolutely tastes noticeably different between this and an electric blade grinder. If you want espresso, you need a non-blade grinder of some sort, for certain.1) This device is … SLOOOOOW … at grinding espresso for two people. It is quite fast if you want a French press (takes us about a minute), but if you want grinds small enough for several shots of espresso, be prepared to elbow grease it for 51710 minutes. While this is typically a non-issue (you simply grind while talking, or watching the news, etc.), we have days where 51710 minute grind sessions are just not possible and others were it just seems like my time should be better spent elsewhere (like walking the dog, or helping my kids). If you are a rush out the door type of morning person or have large family commitments, heads up!1A) My friend has an electric grinder; he makes us espresso every time we go over. It takes about 5 minutes for four of us to have cups in hands. My family visited, and it was a solid 20 minutes before four of us had an espresso in hand. This is absolutely, without question, a personal use device only, at least for fine grounds.2) Customer service for this company is BEYOND PHENOMENAL. Our first grinder just seemed off, but being espresso newbs we weren’t quite sure. After explaining how it was grinding, they instantly said “nope, that’s not supposed to happen” and shipped us a new grinder express. It was quick, it was polite, it was easy. Great, great, great service.3) So the new grinder arrives, and as noted it grinds beautifully! The problem: the bottom half of the grinder (the storage container) slips off quite easily, as in, if you don’t hang onto it while grinding it falls off. The fix was simple: just switch the bottom with our defective grinder. Regardless, my experience at this point, coupled with the thousands of reviews saying just how great their costumer service is, leads me to believe that the company does not have a great quality control unit and instead relies on great customer service. THAT IS FINE. If you’re going to treat people like kings and queens when we contact you with defects, by all means, use that as your business model. This remains a buyer beware situation, but quite possibly the nicest one you will ever find yourself it.So why 4 stars? Because after 4 months, I think the drawbacks are noticeable enough to call this a very good, but not great product. People need to be aware that you will spend a good chunk of time and energy grinding, and probably spend time and energy making sure your product is actually up to standard.Bottom line: I would definitely recommend this, warts and all, based on the price and quality grinds. Just don’t kid yourself about the warts.

  128. Jane Griffin

    Throw that handle away and get out to the toolshed. The Miluakee 8 amp Magnum serves me well in the mornin’. Who wants to quietly grind away at the pile of beans their little hand grinder for half an hour anyways? Turn it up to 11 and really watch the window load with mounds o’ grounds. It’s kind if like internet were to have suddenly jumped from dial-up to fiber. Is it the intended use? No. But is OSHA going to come issue a notice or something? I’m a man and I do what I please, structural integrity be damned. Its not like the thing cost $100.

  129. Monica De Leon

    I don’t normally leave reviews of products I buy on batan, but there’s a specific reason why I am writing a review for this product that you’ll find out about shortly. In the meantime, here’s a brief list of pros vs cons on this product!Pros:-Works great for the Aeropress using a somewhat “fine” course setting with the conical burr just about touching the inside burrs-While it does take a full 1-2 minutes to grind an Aeropress scoop worth of beans, it requires very minimal effort-Built-in window is a nice add-on-Relatively easy to clean-Oddly enough, it fits perfectly into the hollow part of the Aeropress plunger for easy transportationCons:-This product is basically the same design as all the other hand grinders available on batan, with the same inherent design flaws-As with all hand grinders, the grind you get for your coffee is never 100% consistent-Plastic piece that sits inside the conical burr is very prone to breakage *****SEE BELOW*****Okay, now for the important part! While I cannot speak for the other companies that sell basically the same product, batan sets themselves apart for their PHENOMENAL customer service! The aforementioned plastic piece inside the conical burr on mine broke after only two months of multiple grinds per day usage. After contacting batan about my broken burr using their website, I received an email back from them in literally ten to fifteen minutes asking for my address to send me a whole replacement grinder. The person who responded also told me they were going to be releasing an upgraded burr with a nylon insert that would be available within the week.I responded with my address, thanked them for their prompt service and also asked them to alert me when the upgraded burr was available. In response not only did they send me a whole new grinder, but they had just received these upgraded burrs and sent them to me as well!!!! To say I was blown away by the immediate, prompt, and efficient response to my issues with this product is an understatement. Its not often you see or hear of customer service like this anymore!

  130. Molly

    Unit is smaller than you think it will be, and hold just the right amount of beans for a couple rounds with a french press or aero press. It does need some elbow grease to grind the beans and it does take longer than the traditional blade or burr grinder – remember, it’s manual, not electric. So far the grind seems consistent. Adjusting the grind takes some getting used to as you need to remember click count. The more clicks, the coarser the grind. I can’t speak to the espresso grind requirement since I don’t make it. I had to go online to learn recommended clicks for the type of grind as that info was not included in the little info flyer included. It talks about the grind size, using after the desired grind is selected, but does not provide the equivalent number of clicks. They have a lot of good information online. Having said that, here are their recommended starting points…. You’re welcome.Coarse (131718 Clicks) – French Press, Cold Brew, Percolator, Coffee CuppingMedium Coarse (101712 Clicks) – Chemex, Drip Coffee Makers, Vacuum PotsMedium (7-9 Clicks) – Pour Over Brewers (Including Ours), AeropressMedium-Fine (4-6 Clicks) – Moka Pots, Pour Over Brewers, AeropressFine (1-3 Clicks) – Espresso, Turkish

  131. Alfredo D’Agostino

    First thing out of the box, I loosen the burr to test turn it and the burr is offset, narrow on one end wide on the other. I take it off to inspect it for any debris that could cause it, and the ceramic burr itself is pitted and deformed. The plastic insert holding the burr to the central rod is loose, letting the burr wobble and not get a consistent grind.When I set it to a “fine” size, the burr will press against the outer wall, making it hard to turn.All in all garbage quality product. Don’t waste your time ordering this to just have to return it.

  132. enotsremmah

    I ordered this item about a month ago and when I received it the top chamber and the bottom chamber that should be separated easily were fused together. This was obviously a defect and I returned it for a full refund. I also sent the company feedback about my experience and I received a prompt response taking responsibility, apologizing, and offering to send me a replacement.I have been using this coffee grinder since then and I’m so pleased that I gave it another shot because it’s fantastic and exactly what I was looking for. It easily separates into six parts for cleaning, which I do about once a week, and it’s easy to put it back together. It took me only a couple minutes and about a dozen coffee beans to calibrate to the couresness I was looking for for a French press. I made note of how many threads are visible at that calibration so I don’t have to recalibrate each time I disassemble it for cleaning.I really wanted to buy this because I was previously using a nutribullet with a milling attachment to grind my coffee beans each morning and it was loud, the couresness was really varied and not ideal for my coffee press, and it was a pain to clean everytime. This coffee grinder takes about ten seconds (yes, I timed it for you) to grind beans for one cup, it’s very quiet, and I get uniform size for my coffee press.I would definitely recommend this coffee grinder.

  133. Don

    I was a whole coffee bean grinding novice. I’m not anymore! First I bought an 8 cup, Veken French press coffee maker because it had 83%, 5 star reviews. So, in my opinion a very good choice as many of the more expensive and way more expensive ones had much lower ratings. Nowhere in the Veken description did it recommend using a coarse grind of coffee. As I bought a manual grinder on the same day I bought the French press, (without the benefit of doing any research – stupid me), and only after reading the French press literature and instructions that I should be using a coarse grind did I realize that I’d bought a highly rated grinder that couldn’t be adjusted. Also, I didn’t know any of this until I’d ground my first whole coffee beans EVER. Yes, the grind left quite a bit of silt in my cup, so, the research hunt was on for a good, dependable, ADJUSTABLE whole coffee bean grinder. I did hours of research at gourmet coffee sites that did NOT sell anything – they just really like good coffee and were very into coffees and also the equipment necessary to make GOOD coffee. One name popped up on all the sites I visited. And if the batan manual coffee grinder wasn’t their number 1 choice for a manual grinder, it was in their top 3. Those hours of research showed me that many professional coffee people have really good things to say about the batan Manual Coffee Grinder with Adjustable Setting – Conical Burr Mill & Brushed Stainless Steel Whole Bean Burr Coffee Grinder!!! Some things I can add to the research out there is that it is EASY to use – takes much less effort to grind the beans than the first one I bought – is easy to take apart to clean – and does a really beautiful consistent grind on everything but a really coarse grind (which is recommended for a French press coffee maker). BUT…and this is really important!, no manual grinder does a truly consistent coarse grind because you have to loosen the adjustment so much to do a coarse grind that the conical burr will wobble a little according to all the experts. Does it leave silt in my cup? Very little. Much much less than with the first grinder I used that couldn’t be adjusted. And not enough that I’d even have noticed had I not done so much research and watched video after video about manual coffee grinders. I am so happy with my batan Manual Coffee Grinder I can highly recommend it and can say unreservedly that you should buy it! ~ ~ ~ Deb

  134. Michael Ortega

    I initially purchased this grinder to make pour-over coffee. It seemed to work okay, but the grind never felt very even. When I opened it up to look inside, I saw that conical burr piece was not centered with the exterior grinding component (I don’t know the proper terms for these pieces). Unfortunately, after getting an espresso machine, the uneven grind and the inability to grind fine enough forced me to use a blade grinder after manually grinding the beans. I have been unable to make a quality espresso using this grinder even at the finest setting, before or after disassembling and cleaning the inside. I will NOT be buying this again and will be looking into a different manual coffee grinder that produces an even grind (which is the point of a burr grinder).

  135. Shilly

    I am not a coffee expert, but I do enjoy my lattes (made at home on an espresso machine). I was reasonably happy with my Krups blade grinder, but thought I’d give a burr grinder a try. I couldn’t really find an electric one that “spoke” to me, so thought I’d give a manual one a try (primarily because it was quite a bit cheaper and I only have 1 latte a day so don’t need anything to process for a crowd). First impressions of the batan:- It was smaller than I expected (but that doesn’t bother me).- It wasn’t as solid as I thought it would be, but it’s solid enough (doesn’t feel cheap or tinny).- There were a couple of small (½”) scratches on the front plastic window. :-(- The lid WAS hard to get off, but once accomplished, it now comes off/goes on perfectly fine. Same with the base.- The grind adjustment button is not terribly decisive. It does click, but there seems to be a lot of play in between clicks. I’m not sure if it’s supposed to do that, or if mine is faulty.- The brief instruction sheet included is easy to understand. As for the grinding:- I followed the instructions and added 10 beans to define my preferred grind. I made one adjustment, to slightly finer.- My Krups blade grinder seemed to do a good job at the consistency of the grind, and the batan did so as well. I did seem to think that the beans felt fresher, more moist, and less “abused” by the batan.- What I wasn’t expecting, was the surprisingly satisfying CRUNCH of the beans being ground! The difference between the scream of the blade grinder and the soothing crunch of the batan is remarkable and QUITE enjoyable!- I’m a “senior” and had no trouble manually grinding the beans in the batan. It did not take a great deal of time or strength (I will admit that I put a rubber jar opener on the counter and placed the batan on that as I ground. That kept it from sliding around) and the handle stayed attached (I was thinking it might pop off during grinding. It didn’t).- Another surprising benefit of the batan was that I didn’t have to spoon the grounds out of a staticy grinder, into the portafilter (that makes a fair mess on occasion). The batan ground bean holding tube fit perfectly into my portafilter. With just a couple taps, the grounds landed smoothly and cleanly into the portafilter. The “taste test”:- Years ago, I used to use coffee pre-ground by the coffee store. Then I went to the Krups blade grinder and ground my own. I didn’t notice a huge difference (I always bought in small quantities for freshness), but after using the manual batan, I now understand what the coffee “snobs” are talking about! Without all of the heat from the electric grinder, I tasted SO much more flavor from my beans! It was truly a great cup of coffee! So all in all, I’m quite happy and pleasantly surprised with the batan, would buy it again, and would recommend it to friends and family.

  136. Sonia P.

    The only real positives to take away form this product seem to be that it’s made of fairly strong materials and has a relatively consistent grind size. However, using the actual grinder is more than frustrating. To start, the grinder only holds about enough beans for about one cup of coffee, so prepared to empty and fill numerous times if you plan on grinding more than that. There is no retention feature for the bottom half receptacle, nor is there one for the lever arm you use to grind. As a result, the grinder will fall apart during use if not held in the proper manner. While the grinder has “settings” for grind size, they aren’t based on anything. Setting the size involves bottoming out the burrs and then backing off from there. There is still no marker for what size you are currently at, if you forgot how many steps you counted or haven’t reset the device before using. Setting the size also feels like you may break the thing, given how difficult it is to set.Avoid this product if possible.

  137. EB

    Build Quality: 5/5The exterior components are crafted of heavy weight stainless steel from the bottom up to the hand crank. Each component feels sturdy and long lasting. The grinder breaks down into three pieces: bottom reservoir (part where grinds fall), upper reservoir (part where you place beans), cap (seals off upper reservoir), and the hand crank.Grind Quality: 5/5Since this grinder utilizes burr technology, the beans will not be heated during the grinding process like they would from a traditional bladed grinder. Additionally, the particle size is uniform as the grinds only fall to the bottom reservoir once they are small enough to fall through the grinding mechanism, ensuring a uniform size on every ground. This is important when brewing to ensure each grind is subjected to the same amount of heat and water during the brew. Inside the grinding mechanism, there is a portion where you turn it clockwise or counterclockwise to adjust the ground size. There are no markings to know what size is being produced so experimenting will be necessary. I’d recommend starting large and then going small – that way you can recycle the larger grounds and continue the process until you’ve reached an ideal size.Overall: 4.5/5The reservoir size is quite small, so if you’re using this for cold brew where a large quantity of grounds are necessary, you may need to repeat the process several times. It holds about 5 rounded tablespoons of coffee beans (about 1/3 cup). Grind time takes about 1-2 minutes to complete if completely full.Overall, this grinder has held up so far, produces consistent grounds, and I’m sure will last for many more cups to come.

  138. batan Customer

    I have had 2 weeks now and drink 4 cups a day .I use a high quality organic coffee bean… purified water… brew at around 190 degrees.This is a lovely aesthetically and functionally wonderful little machine.I will order another just in case this either breaks or wears out.It seems to be very well constructed. I am 70 and have no problems turning the grinder.I only had to experiment once to get the correct grind for my use.Got nothing for this review… want nothing.. except good coffee.Life is way to flipping short at my age to drink crappy coffee.Hope this helps,CheersUpdate….. Using for 2 months now. Thoroughly pleased. EXCELLENT coffee…. easy to use… very easy to grindIt works as good as the first day. I will probably buy a second one just to have a spare. The manufacturer offersa discount on your second purchase. This is almost unnecessary as they are so economical in the first place.I love good value for the money and well made items….3/13/2016

  139. Kindle Customer

    The grinder is very compact and is a perfect size for traveling. It can only hold enough beans to grind for a single cup for pour-over or drip coffee machines. With this grinder, the ability to “dial in’ your grind size is very convenient and helpful. However, due to the nature of the ceramic burr and the drive shaft being loose, grind consistency is lacking. In addition, after 6 months of regular use (used every morning, cleaned every month) two of the plastic pieces in the drive shaft broke causing a clicking sound when grinding and eventually rendering the grinder ineffective and unusable. I would not recommend this grinder for long term use but for travel/occasional usage, as it is not designed for durability in everyday repeated work.Update: I was shipped a replacement grinder with updated parts in December 2017. The grinder worked well until May 2018 and has the same issues as listed above. Plastic pieces inside the grinder break and cause the crank shaft to wobble and the ceramic burr will no longer grind consistently (range of sizes in ground varies greatly). I stand by my initial assessment, as this grinder cannot handle everyday use for more than 6 months at a time. If you make your own coffee everyday like I do, I would suggest spending more money for a better manual grinder that can take the pressure.

  140. Sudarshan

    The burr is able to pivot, creating a side that produces larger grind than the other. It also unscrews in the same direction as the crank. This results in the adjustable grind size to become larger as you rotate. This results in a final product that has a mixture of the fine grind one may be hoping for and large chunks. If you are getting this to make your ground coffee more evenly sized (something the motorized grinder has a hard time achieving) you may want to keep looking.

  141. M. Etheredge

    great little grinder but after 6 months the plastic piece inside the ceramic part broke. I hope I can buy this replacement part.

  142. P. Woodland

    Since my first order was about a year ago, my family and I have been using our giovanele without any issues. It is very sturdy and reliable. Wanting to find a device that can “crack” larges amounts of Pepper corns and other spices for cooking, my son asked, why do you try our giovanele? At first I was reluctant to try it because I didn’t want to mix my coffee flavor with pepper and the other spices but I decided to give it a try after cleaning it. I was amazed that I actually found a pepper grinder/cracker that actually cracked the pepper about as perfect as I wanted, and I needed about 2 cups of fresh cracked pepper. My batan did it within just a few minutes.So long story short, I ended up purchasing my second batan coffee grinder / spice cracker that I have been looking for so I don’t have Just a very sturdy product and the customer service and information is great. Outstanding product for both coffee beans and your spices.

  143. poppy

    Overall, a pretty decent manual coffee grinder. There are a few quality-of-life issues that can be annoying; hopefully they will be addressed in a later generation of this product.Pros:1) Can grind anything from fine to coarse for a variety of uses2) Perfect size for 1-2 people3) Doesn’t take very long to grind a cup worth on the coarse side of the spectrum (a little more work on the fine side)4) Fresh coffee every morning!5) Stainless steel is pretty nice6) Reasonably pricedCons/Areas for Improvement:1) The top slides into the base on the bottom (metal against metal) with no way to hold the two parts together. If you hold by the bottom while grinding, the top will spin and it won’t actually grind. If you hold from the top, the bottom comes off spilling coffee grounds everywhere. It is awkward to hold the two pieces together.2) Sometimes it’s just really hard to grind, and I have no idea why. I’ve cleaned it thoroughly, and I’m relatively young and strong, so it’s not like I lack the strength to grind the beans. It’s just hard to get a good grip on the slippery metal, and I end up squeezing so hard my hand hurts (to keep the base from spinning in my hand). A handle would be nice. I’ve been wrapping that rubber drawer liner around the device to get a better grip.3) Kind of difficult to clean4) I often switch between coarse for my cold brew (in a French press) and medium-fine for drip, and it can be challenging to find the right grind level each time. The instructions say to grind ~10 beans at a time to see how you should vary the grind level; that is fine if you set it and forget it. If you change often, it just gets annoying, and is a waste of good beans5) If you have larger hands, the crank while often rub against your knuckles. You may need to awkwardly crank by your finger tipsDespite the many areas for improvement, I don’t regret this purchase; however, I will be looking to replace it when I come across the right product.

  144. kevin

    Hey there Folks! So I just wanna state my qualifications:1) I am not a coffee Snob2) I drink coffee like a white gurl3) You’d be surprised to know I don’t actually have a clue what good coffee is.What I do know, though, is that this grinder does the Job!! I use Black Rifle Coffee Company Coffee and I love doing a medium-coarse grind to compliment my French press and really extract flavors.A few tips with this grinder:1) Try different grinds to dial in what YOU like. I can’t be the definition of what someone would enjoy or not enjoy2) When using a French press make sure its at least larger than a medium grind and to give you an idea 18 clicks out is Coarse, 9 clicks out from being completely tightened is Medium and so on.3) Cleaning this with a clean and DRY brush is super easy and fast and I’ve had 0 issues. Personally I barely clean it. Maybe clean it every 2 weeks unless you’re OCD.4) Field use is good for it. I have used this as a comfort item while I’m in the field and it’s been in the front of my pack when I jump out of planes on operations. It can take the abuse5) When grinding slow and even strokes work best. If you bounce the grinder around it will not grind evenly and you’ll get a larger grind size than you want.In closing I’d say the only con is the bottom part that catches the coffee doesn’t stay on well and I actually attached a Velcro cord on it that attaches to the bottom to the coffee catchers so it doesn’t have to be held closed while coffee is being ground. I do also have to say it takes about 4 minutes for a medium course grind. You won’t need a shake weight if you use this thing every day.

  145. jack

    I have been getting about the same variability in grind as with a simple electric blade grinder, which makes the product worthless to me. There is play in the burr assembly that allows it to become offset as soon as you begin grinding. After looking at the assembly, it’s clear to me that there’s no way to prevent this (the shaft is metal and the support is plastic). I’m having a hard time figuring out how so many people gave this product a good review, though plenty of people who gave three or four stars still complain of an uneven grind. I’m not going to add a couple stars to my review because the brushed steel looks pretty in my kitchen. Junk is junk.

  146. RW

    This grinder works as advertised, and is priced quite low compared some premium models. If you’re used to grinding your coffee with a blade style spice grinder or a cheap electric burr grinder, this will produce more uniform grounds and thus a better brew.The grinder is built relatively solidly: the exterior is brushed stainless, and all the moving parts (apart from the burr) are also steel. The stabilizing arms that keep the “drive shaft” and burr centered are made of plastic, as is the inside liner of the collection cup. The collection cup could have just been a single piece of stainless and thus been just as durable, cheaper to produce, static resistant, lighter weight, and easier to clean, instead of having these hokey little plastic windows that serve no purpose. I suspect that aesthetically it would have contributed to an overall cheaper looking product at first glance to not have the machined holes in the collection cup, so they added the little plastic windows as more of a marketing choice than a design choice to make the grinder appear more high end. The ceramic burr means this grinder will wear out before other models with steel burrs, but the rest of the products construction is adequate, but not awesome.This grinder is meant to hold about 30g of coffee beans in the hopper, and it takes me just over 4 minutes to grind 30g of coffee beans. That doesn’t sound like a long time, until you realize the Hario Ceramic Burr grinder, which is made of plastic and priced $15 lower grinds the same amount of coffee to about the same uniformity in 2-3 minutes. The crank handle stays on okay, despite having no type of retention, but it is straight and not cantilevered, which contributes to a mechanical disadvantage when turning. Basically, you’re wasting energy holding the grinder straight that you could be using rotating the crank, which is why most high end grinders have their crank handles cantilevered downward for more efficient movement. If you want to spend 5 minutes getting an arm workout first thing in the morning, there are more fun ways to do it, so the batan loses marks for ease of use.Happily, this grinder can be fully disassembled down to the smallest part, so it can be fully cleaned. Just bear in mind you will have to reset your grind setting after reassembly. This is the main reason I initially purchased this grinder; it can be fully disassembled and deep cleaned when it needs it. It still takes a small tool to get in all the nooks and crannies of the grinder’s body, but compared to some cheap electric burr grinders it’s theoretically much cleaner.Travel is another realm where this grinder does well, but not great. It’s tough enough to survive a ride in a checked bag or backpack, and it’s lightweight enough that some might even take it on a short backpacking trip. However, the crank handle is completely unsecured and would just be loose in your bag unless you attached it to the side of the grinder with zip ties or rubber bands or something. Also, having a cylindrical metal object in your luggage might raise the TSA’s eyebrows if you’re traveling by air. I’d personally feel more comfortable with the Hario in my bag if I was backpacking or flying.Long story short, this is not a bad product; it’s just not priced competitively for what it is anymore. Chinese copies of high end grinders have started to come onto the market in the last couple years that make this model not such a hot buy anymore. It strikes a middle ground between cheaper and more expensive grinders which is probably unnecessary. The HAIHOX Hand Coffee Grinder is about $15 more expensive and boasts much better build quality and performance (larger stainless steel burr, machined body, easier to clean, and grinds faster). The Hario Ceramic Burr Grinder is about $15 less expensive and offers all the same features except the stainless exterior. Also, after some digging I discovered that the exact same grinder sells under a different brand in the UK for about 26 pounds, which is about 35 dollars.TLDR: Either save $15 and get the Hario Ceramic Burr Grinder, or spend $15 more and get the HAIHOX Hand Coffee Grinder 30g. You will either get similar performance for less money, or you will get a product which is objectively better in almost every way for only a little bit more.

  147. Skyskape

    I have never ground a coffee been or made a cup of fresh ground coffee so I do not claim to no anything about grinding coffee.My wife accidentally purchased a bag of coffee beans and said “Hey I bought the wrong kind of coffee, get a coffee grinder so we can use it.” So as I researched it sounded like burr grinders are the way to go. Here is what I think about the batan Manual Coffee Grinder.First, the product was packaged well but came with absolutely no directions. However, they do provide a link to their website that provides a video of how to use the product. It is really not that hard. Dump the beans in the top put on the lid and handle and start turning clockwise and you are grinding coffee.The construction of the grinder is on point. Definitely good for the price. The grinder is all aluminum construction with a ceramic burr and feels sturdy in your hands.The part of the product that is not intuitive is the adjustment of the grind. On this grinder there is a small black dial on the burr that you can turn to change the size of your grind. I turned this dialed all the way to the right and then all the way back to the left. Yes the dial came off in my hand. So I put it back on and dialed it all the way back to the right and then back to the left again. The dial actually clicks when you turn it so I stopped when it stopped clicking. So as I was turning it back to the left I counted the clicks then set the dial in the middle for my first pot of coffee. I had to make three pots of coffee to finally determine the grind that I liked. The adjustability of the burr is apparently a big plus. I am not sure why anyone would want to grind coffee larger than the middle setting of this grinder. I now set the burr about five clicks to the left from all the way to the right.The only issues I found with the grinder is that it takes a little while to grind coffee manually so if you are going to make a full pot of coffee it will take you three or four minutes to get the coffee ground up. You have to play with the size of the grind and the amount of coffee to figure out what suits you. The slightly bigger issue is the container on the bottom of the grinder that catches the ground coffee feels like it is going to come off while you are grinding. This causes my to grip the coffee grinder tightly while grinding, expending more energy then I really should have to. If there was some sort of lock formed into the grinder to keep this from happening I would have given five stars.The grinder is small and would be excellent for hikers and/or campers who have to have fresh ground coffee. It is small and light and should pack well.

  148. CH

    Titanium is great for hiking and camping. It is very strong, when I push on the sides there is very little flex. It is also extrememly lightweight. It feels like it is aluminum light, but still as strong as stainless steel. The size is like a big mug, like perfect for heating up a cup of soup. This seems like a product that I will have forever because of its durability.

  149. MLouis

    This thing rocks. I’m telling all my friends to buy these now. A fun way to make coffee that tastes way better than any K cup or whatever you call it. You do want to keep an eye on this while its running, don’t leave the room, as soon as it starts bubbling over, lower the temp and when you see it start to gurgle, remove it from the heat completely. There is a slight art to getting it right, but once you get used to it it pays off! Never walk away from this thing!

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  151. T. Moore III

    My espresso machine blew a high pressure hose. Hadn had any coffee in 2 days (waiting for the replacement espresso machine). Thankfully giovanele user delivered this today before I woke up. Easy to use and made a real decent cup of coffee. Will come in handy for power outages.

  152. Mrs Patty

    I bought the small one since it is only me using it every day. I researched how to use a moka pot and then started experimenting. I tried using hot water and cold water and they both worked. Since it is so small i dont think it really matters if you heat the water first. It doesnt take long at all to make coffee. You do have to watch it so it can be removed from heat . I used lavazza ground coffee but will be looking for whole beans also. Just remember all the metal pieces get really hot! I’m glad i didnt spend more money since this one works just fine.

  153. Mostly Anonymous

    This is my first espresso pot and once I got over my anxiety about making a mistake with it I find it is very easy to use. I followed the directions exactly and have been rewarded with what is to me a really good cup of espresso. I will admit I am new to drinking espresso, but I am happy with this pot and the product. Tips that I found helpful were to only clean with water, hand wash, don’t tamp down the coffee in the coffee filter, and discard the first pot of coffee you make.

  154. batan Reviewer

    Had a smaller size for quite a while long ago, and with the hosting of friends from Italy, decided to buy this “12 cup” Moka Expresso maker to satisfy their love of a good cup of coffee. Used with both Lavazza and Cafe Bustello Expresso (vacuum bricks), and in one brew made enough all at once to bring smiles to several. “Largest brewer I’ve ever seen”, one said. Did it’s job. And with the vacuum mugs of today, you could make enough in the morning to enjoy hot expresso throughout the day.

  155. traderdeb

    It seemed to me I could no longer get a decent cup of coffee out of my old unit. My son suggested it was no longer getting the water hot enough. Could be.This has been a vast improvement, to the extent that I begin to worry I’m drinking too much.So, I have the small one and it seems I get about five ounces of brewed coffee from roughly one tablespoon of espresso ground. I’m even able to enjoy this black, though as a rule I add half and half.According to instructions, a medium flame. Brews fast.

  156. Chris Eich

    I find myself writing a review as I shop for a replacement, not because there is anything wrong with this pot after using it daily for over 5 years, but because I am replacing my stove. My new stove top is conversion so I will need to go with a stainless steel version instead of aluminum. This has lived on my back burner, used daily and just given a hot rinse before using each morning. No soap, no scrubbing, no fuss. I have never regretted giving up my large counter hogging espresso maker years ago. This little pot will be passed on to a friend, so I am certain it will have many more years of use.

  157. Fredrik Alkdal

    This makes a tasty, strong coffee. It’s not technically espresso, since the pressure isn’t high enough to give much crema (doing so evidently requires >8 atmospheres, whereas these sorts of coffee makers only seem to muster a couple), but this is quite good. I’m not an immensely picky coffee drinker, but I certainly prefer espresso to drip coffee, and this is much more like the former. The 3-cup version (which I have) does not make 3 cups – it makes maybe 3 espressos, that is ~5 fl. oz. of brewed coffee at most, just in case that was confusing. This is a great amount for ~2 servings, so works well when I have a guest over and want to make a strong, tasty coffee for the two of us.I brew by filling with water to the pressure relief valve, then adding the metal coffee-ground holder and putting in ~2 scoops of coffee. I then screw the cap on and put in on my electric stove. I heat until coffee flows out of the top, then turn off the stove and let the brewing finish, pour, and drink. This generally works pretty well, but you may end up with particulate in your coffee if it’s too finely ground.Great, handy coffee maker.

  158. SeanA

    I am a coffee snob. I believe in grinding coffee beans before brewing and then keeping it simple. I will throw out a pot if the taste is off. This is one of my favorite ways to make coffee, the other is pour over method. This espresso maker makes 3 shots of espresso, with great flavor in about 5 minutes. Easy to assemble and easy to use. Easy to clean. I had own an espresso drip machine previously but was a hassle to clean up. This one only requires a quick scrub and rinse.

  159. Rick M

    Stupid old me thought that the bigger the better. The 12 cup is huge. Unless you’re a restaurant ir have a huge family, 12 cup is too much for personal use. I made a batch and stupidly was like sure, ill just treat this like regular coffee…yeah no…i saw into the future…i mean it works great but its better to do a little at a time if you’re 1-3 people. Great product tho.

  160. Prometheus

    This percolator works as expected. It is easy to use and Ive had no issues with taste. Make sure to season it, and never truly wash it. Rinse it out and use a soft cloth to gently wipe away any coffee grounds. This lets the oils from the brewed coffee coat the inside and seal the aluminum, which keeps any metallic taste away. If that a yuck factor, then I recommend getting a stainless steel one although it wont heat as evenly which will impact the brewing and flavor.I would definitely buy this percolator again.

  161. Josh

    I’ve been using an expensive MSR stove the last two years until I had to send it in for warranty service when the threading went out. While waiting for a replacement, I checked batan for a cheap alternative to use in the interim and came across this little stove. My initial impression was that it felt kind of cheap and dainty. I think that was mostly affected by the cheap plastic case it came in. However, after using this for a couple months, I’ve been really impressed. It’s great that you can ignite it without having to use a match or lighter, and I find the base a lot sturdier for my moka pot than the MSR stove. I’ve only been using this at home, just leaving it attached to the butane tank between uses, and I have no complaints. I’m not sure how well it’ll hold up with more rigorous use during camping, but the more expensive stove didn’t hold up very well after a couple years, so that’s not much of a fair judgement to put on this cheaper stove. I’ve since received my MSR stove replacement back, but I just threw it in with my camping supplies and haven’t bothered using it again yet since this ends up being so much more convenient.

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