Travel portable coffee cup

(33 customer reviews)


  • Material: Aluminum alloy (hard anodized)
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Weight0.2 kg
Dimensions7 × 8 × 8 cm

aluminum alloy(hard anodized)


Convenient and portable

33 reviews for Travel portable coffee cup

  1. july

    Making my way through quarantine connects directly to my enjoyment of coffee. Prior to covid1719, my life rushed from task to task, and I took little time to enjoy the beautiful aroma and taste of quality coffee. I had a blade grinder and would mash the obligatory mass-produced bag of beans purchased at Walmart. What was I thinking??Fast forward to today and now that I have time on my hands, the pure enjoyment of coffee rose in my life’s priorities. There’s nothing more relaxing than a beautiful mug of top-shelf coffee. All of life’s worries seem to wash away for at least the 30 minutes of cafe bliss.I recall buying a Hario V60 years ago but lost track of it’s whereabouts. A bit of cabinet searching uncovered the Hario plus a stockpile of coffee filters. The first few cups were good but not stellar. Research led me to look at a burr grinder to replace the blade runner. There may be fifty ways to leave your lover, but there is really just one way to grind. Enter my next research effort… which burr grinder to buy? Go cheap? Go with the highest ratings? Play batan bingo and just pick one?In the end I selected this grinder as the right combination of quality, price, company brand, YouTube research, and of course consumer reviews. And I must say this is exactly what the coffee doctor ordered! The “Total Coffee Experience” is now complete! My TCE is my morning ritual. It doesn’t take much time to grind fresh coffee, set up the Hario and make a pourover. The results are stellar and this grinder is a critical component of the TCE.Cleaning is super easy, and the quality workmanship is par excellence. The people behind the company seem cool and at the ready to help if I ever need anything. So save yourself the time to research grinders and go with this one. You’ll be happy you did.Enjoy your TCE!

  2. Beamer S.

    A few years ago, my wife and I vacationed in Venice and fell in love with the Bialetti Moka Pot and Lavazza coffee. For the past two years, I’ve been grinding my coffee with a cheap steel blade, so the size of my grinds was inconsistent. Finally, I decided that I wanted a burr grinder to solve this problem. For Father’s Day, my kids purchased the most expensive electric burr grinder that they could find and I was extremely happy to try it out. However, after grinding around half a pound of coffee, the grinder jammed. I tried cleaning it with a brush and it still didn’t work. It was time to try something else.I purchased the Java Presse manual grinder because of the great reviews, so I wanted to see how I would like it. In particular, I was wondering if it was going to jam on me and if it was worth the trouble of grinding my coffee by hand. After figuring out my grind setting, I quickly realized that this grinder worked extremely well in producing the correct grind for my Moka Pot and was reliable. No jams and no fuss with the Java Presse! Now, what about the time it takes to grind the coffee? It takes about two minutes to grind in the morning. For some people, that’s two minutes that they can’t afford to waste. For me, it’s time that I use to work out my arms, clear my mind, and boil the water for the Moka Pot. In short, I couldn’t be happier with the Java Presse and would recommend it for anyone looking for a burr grinder.

  3. Alicia Lyon

    I recently found a coffee that I loved, it the company that was just putting it out only had it in beans. I could’ve called and had them grind the beans but decided it’s time to take my coffee to the next level and get a bean grinder. Since it is my first, I wanted something simple and inexpensive in case I didn’t like it.This grinder is pretty simple to use. Put the beans in the top and turn the handle. Since I have a Keurig and only brew one cup at a time, this was perfect. Takes about a minute to grind the beans in this grinder and has multiple settings. The canister for the grounds is perfect to pour into my reusable Keurig filter k-cup. Multiple settings to change how fine you grind the beans. If you are looking to grind more than enough beans for 2 cups might be a pain, but I have fallen in love of the process of grinding my beans fresh and then brewing my coffee. You could probably grind beans for 4 cups maybe a little more but you’ll be turning the handle for about a minute per cup. I’ve been a coffee drinker for 25 years and when I used this with my newfound beans I love, it was by far the best coffee I have ever had. This is also perfect for travel and considering taking this and my beans on an Alaskan cruise next month. The thought of sitting on the deck watching the scenes of Alaska with the perfect cup of coffee is just paradise.

  4. Adam Grippo

    The espresso this makes is EXCELLENT. Perfect! AND it’s durable! It feels like it’s going to last forever, and it makes delicious espresso. so yea, 4/5!For about 4 scoops of coffee you’re going to be grinding for at least 5 minutes straight. That’s expected, as it’s obviously not electric and you are turning full coffee beans into coffee flour. Worth the price but it’s possible there are better options out there because…….the worst part about this is how complex it is to clean. Unless you very very carefully follow the online videos on how to take it apart (pausing and zooming in constantly) you are probably going to put it back together wrong, which could damage it. Half a star removed for not having clearer videos on how exactly to reassemble it. My model wasn’t even quite the same as in the video.Another half a star removed because it is very easy to hit your knuckle on the handle shaft while grinding. Which is fine until you do it 10 times throughout your 5 minute grinding session, every single day, and you actually develop a callus there. Ouch.

  5. Customer

    I VERY rarely give one star. My rules are 2-4 stars based on functionality. 5 stars if something is above and beyond what I expected. 1 star is for something completely non functional. This broke after three uses. The glue holding the steel and plastic together was practically two drops and lasted for about 4 days of actual use. I strongly recommend a better product and I hope they’ll take this as a return before 30 days. Very disappointing.

  6. Sal

    Well, I guess I’m not any sort of expert on coffee grinders, so I reckon you shouldn’t expect much from my review. I got this grinder because I decided I wanted to try grinding my own coffee. That’s probably obvious. I’ve read various reviews on batan, or watched them on YouTube, etc, and I figured, well, this seems like a good entry into the rabbit hole that is coffee grinders. So I bought this product. I remember in one review on YouTube, somebody asked how many settings there were on this grinder. They had noticed that it seemed like considerably more than what the reviewer had thought was probably 20-ish settings based off the clicks they were hearing. So I went ahead and counted-several times. I don’t think I got the same number twice, and I counted probably five times. So, if you tighten up the grinder all the way, and then turn it the other direction to go from fine to coarse, it seems like it’s anywhere from 61-65 clicks. Now, I’m not much of an expert on coffee grinding, but it does the job it seems. Maybe you’re not going to get a super-fine grind, I dunno, I’ve done more fine grinds and it seems to do the job well enough, but well enough might be a lot more subjective than anything. The thing is, it grinds my beans into coffee, which is what I care about. I’ll probably get a different one at some point, but this does the thing I want it to do. Your mileage may vary.

  7. Nick H.

    I confess that I did have to watch one or two Youtube videos to make sure I knew what I was doing with this grinder. It seems like operating it should be an obvious and simple process, but it still helped me to watch their videos.By doing so I learned that I needed to turn the “setting” wheel all the way clockwise first and then counter-clockwise the desired number of clicks for my preferred grind, the number of which are listed on their website but are not included with the printed material.Even after arriving at the suggested number of clicks for a French Press, as I don’t have an electronic scale I had to do some more research to figure out the recommended amount of beans to put in the grinder. (With my electric blade grinder I would just eyeball it.) It turned out I need approx. 1/2 a cup of whole beans, and the top (whole bean) compartment doesn’t hold that much, so I had to do my grind in two batches.As some have noted grinding the beans “by hand” does take a while, but while it’s slower than my electric blade grinder, it’s also a lot quieter. If I was grinding more than half a cup of beans, I’d not want to use this particular grinder. That said, I was also going somewhat slow, and if I really cranked the handle it would have undoubtedly been a faster process. I will say the grind was a lot more uniform than with my blade grinder, the ground beans seemed more aromatic, and my cup of coffee tasted more flavorful. Or maybe I just appreciated it more because of the extra work I had to put in to make it 🙂

  8. Thomo

    You’ll be most pleased with this grinder if you drink pour over or AeroPress or are using reusable K-cups for a Keurig-type machine and want to use fresh-roasted coffee.The freshness of the roast is THE most important factor in a good cup of coffee. If your coffee is over 10 days old, you shouldn’t really expect it to taste very good. If the bag has a “best used by” date, I wouldn’t buy it. You really want the bag to state the date the coffee was roasted. Not date shipped, not date packaged. DATE ROASTED. There’s good reason to support your local or mail-order artisan coffee roaster, or to roast the beans yourself: the coffee will taste SO MUCH BETTER.If you make espresso with this grinder it will be hit-and-miss, as very minor differences in granularity can have major effects on taste when making espresso. Different espresso roasts, different beans, and different degrees of freshness of roast all require very fine tweaking of the grind. Sometimes this JP grinder will be in the “sweet spot” for your roast and sometimes not.It takes 175-200 turns of the crank to produce a fine grind for one espresso. The burr diameter is very small, and that’s what takess so many turns. The hopper holds enough coffee beans for two updosed double espressos, or a small French Press. It’s fairly easy to refill. But if you’re trying to make coffee for a foursome, or a couple of cups each for two people, a larger grinder would be better.The batan’s granularity is inconsistent at its coarsest setting.I’d like to see a bigger version of the batan, one with the diameter of a SODA CAN, and with a larger burr to match. A bearing reinforcement plate for the burr would be a good idea. A larger model should produce a more consistent coarse grind for French Press while producing a fine grind too, and it should do so with fewer turns of the crank.If the larger model had the same fit and finish, and those enhancements, it would easily be worth twice the price.

  9. Toast

    The idea of this coffee grinder is totally appealing to all of us, coffee lovers. However, this coffee grinder is not very efficient grinding roasted coffee, which makes it not very practical for daily use. I used this Coffee Grinder for several months before tossing it in a drawer because first, it takes more than 10 minutes of nonstop grinding to get enough coffee for my morning espresso, which was not compliant with their pledge of “making [the grinder] for the perfect grind to start your day”. Second, every few days I had to readjust the coarseness because after those “glorious” 10 minutes taken of my busy mornings the coffee was too coarse to make a good espresso. So I had to adjust the tightness of their “patentedâ€?ceramic combo burrs. I haven’t proved their burrs durability because my grinder is seating in a drawer almost new. I just had to buy an electric one.

  10. Daniel Faber

    This grinder made a delicious cup of coffee. I combined this with our cuisinart brew and grind/k machine to make the perfect cup of k machine coffee. I am not a big fan of k machine coffee but I do recognize it has value when you only want 6 ounces of coffee quickly. The various prepackaged kcups were at best okay. The ability to grind easily, quickly, and be portable is a huge plus. It truly is small enough to toss in a handbag or tote – smaller than a compact umbrella. Learning curve under 5 minutes. Just remember if grinder seems hard turn handle in reverse direction to clear and grinds then go to regular grinding again. Plan on ordering a second one for traveling. Also made perfect coffee for my French press and aeropress. Who could ask for more?

  11. Tony

    Do not buy.The product is okay for starting grinding of whole bean coffee to see if you like it. I bought it in August it’s now November of using to make 2/3 cups per day skipping some mornings. So in a few months it completely stopped grinding beans it just got stripped. Like the burrs got dull down and only spins with no grind.This product is bad and money should be spent elsewhere.

  12. Jonathan

    I bought this grinder with very little research – just watching the videos and looking at the THOUSANDS of 4 and 5 star reviews. I am very confused. I think this thing is terrible. The “clickingâ€?the manufacturer refers to helps to determine how fine your grind, is non-existent. It’s just a nut on a screw that spins. Nothing “clicksâ€?into place. When grinding beans for one 2-person small French press (approximately 3 tablespoons of beans) by the time you’re half way through grinding, the grind has turned hugely course. I don’t know if mine is missing a part, or came to me defective. I can’t see anything in the video that I don’t have. But I would not recommend this except maybe as a back up to your back up. Even when only grinding about 15g of beans, the grind is totally inconsistent. When using these beans for an Aeropress – it’s an epic fail.

  13. Laci Hendricks

    Love my red “cafetera greca”. It makes ONE strong and LARGE cup of coffee. Fills my standard mug to the brim, barely room for cream. By “6 cups,” they must mean espresso shots. If you like an old-school, piping hot, single cup of coffee that’ll put some hair on your chest, this is for you. Of course, you can put less coffee grounds and make it less strong. Very versatile. Best of all, it looks great sitting out on the stove and takes up very little room. It’s a cinch to clean too!Using it takes a little finesse. It’s not a pod coffee maker, and there are inconveniences if you don’t use it correctly. Some common challenges:1) You have to let all the parts dry completely after washing before putting it back together. If you seal it up with moisture in it you might end up with a musty metal smell next time you use it.2) The color will change with use. I’ve used this red one over 90 times and the red on the bottom is just starting to turn a bit brassy (See photo). Character! My last one got REALLY discolored on the bottom after a year of use, and it wasn’t as pretty anymore. So I got a new one. $20 a year isn’t a huge deal to me. 3) It gets VERY HOT. I had the handle melt off my first one after I forgot about it and let it cook on the stovetop for 30 minutes. As with all pots and pans, this is not a “set it and forget it” appliance. To avoid overheating the pot, you can add boiling water to the base, then add the coffee, screw on the top tightly and set it over the burner to percolate. It’ll be ready in 30 seconds. Also, make sure the size of your burner/flame is not much larger than the base, or you risk heating the sides (bad) as much as the bottom. My smallest burner is larger than the pot, so I boil the water in the base first (see photo), then add the coffee and twist on the top. The biggest mistake people make with these is overheating the entire thing, burning the coffee and possibly melting off the plastic parts.4) This pot “leaks” when you pour it in the sense that coffee will run down the side unless you pour it slowly. This is due to the small spout and the lid not creating a water-tight seal. It wasn’t designed to be dumped into your mug in 2 seconds flat. Take a moment to stop and smell the coffee while you gently pour it into your mug. I guarantee no spills if you do it that way. :)Enjoy!

  14. Hayden Lovett

    This Greca is the typical coffee maker we use in Puerto Rico to make our famous cafe con leche. It doesn’t need to be expensive to work great, and this particular coffee pot is no exception. This small size (the 3 cup one) is perfect for making one mugful of coffee with milk, or 3 expresso size black coffees. To get the best results, understand you need to use finely ground coffee, expresso type grind. The larger, more flakey American type grind will result in weak, disgusting, thin coffee. I personally recommend buying beans unground and grinding them fresh daily or every other day for the best, strongest, and freshest cafe con leche experience. And don’t forget to heat up the milk!

  15. Bryan S.

    They call it an espresso maker, but it doesn’t make true espresso. It does make a very dense, heavy coffee though that is great to mix with espresso syrups, coffee creamer, and milk. So you can have coffee shop-style coffee even out in the woods. I have used the 6 cup Primula coffee maker many times now on camping trips as I went on an extended camping vacation shortly after I purchased it. It has held up very well and given me zero issues. HOWEVER, a lot of the negative reviews I’ve read can probably be attributed to user error, so you do need to be smart about how you use this. Make sure not to over fill the water, make sure the seal is clean, make sure there are no coffee grounds where the seal mates to the bottom part of the pot, and don’t over-cook the coffee. I use a propane camp stove and heat the coffee on high until I see it start to come out of the top, I then immediately turn it down to a very low setting to get a slow boil and extraction of the coffee. Works perfect for me, but you do need to keep an eye on it and keep the lid closed at the end when it starts to spit/sputter. This is not something you just throw on the stove and then walk away from.

  16. Douglas P. Robinson

    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.

  17. Emily

    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.

  18. Don

    I like this hand grinder. It’s perfect for travel.I will say though, it takes a ton of manual strength and labor to grind the beans. When you do grind them though, the size/quality of the ground is really good. Even my very fancy burr grinder at home that’s electric can’t compare.In terms of ease of use, I would say that the handle frequently becomes detached from the body of the grinder unless you’re able to hold the body completely stationary.I wonder if one way to improve this design would be to provide a way to attach the grinder to another surface so all of your energy is just spinning the handle.I often find myself needing to grip very tightly onto the body of the grinder as well as the handle. My arms get extremely sore and I’m in good shape.If you have strong arms and hands and a lot of time, this is the perfect way to grind your beans. This isn’t for someone who needs to prepare their coffee quickly.

  19. Marart 55

    I wanted to transition from Keurig coffee to French press and after research decided a hand grinder like this was perfect for my purpose. It doesn’t hold much but the included extra container holds enough beans for a perfect cup of coffee. The grind size can easily be adjusted. I have never been able to make good coffee in a drip coffee maker so some years ago I switched to a Keurig. I was happy with that for a few years. But you have to wonder how long the coffee has been stored on grocery store shelves. When my Keurig recently quit working, I decided to find a method of making very good coffee in small amounts. This grinder is adequate to hold enough ground coffee to make two cups of French press. I only drink one cup in the morning and this grinder is perfect for someone like me. There is no waste involved. The best coffee comes from freshly ground beans so this is perfect for someone like me. It takes a few minutes to grind enough for a good cup of coffee. But it is so worth it.

  20. J. Grow

    Update, after daily use for nearly 17 months. It has broke. It looks like a little plastic part inside have way. I’m not mad at it. I use this mill every day, sometimes 2 to 3 times a day. It has a good run.First impressions; this is a great coffee bean mill. Only downsides I can see so far is the capacity is rather small. 2 scoops fits fine but if making a lot of coffee it’s going to take a few batches. Another thing that concerns me is the plastic mill inside. They did a nice job with all the stainless steel parts of this but skipped on the one that part that’s going to be getting a beating. Why? I would’ve loved to see that part made of a stainless steel as well.I have this mill set up for my French press but I have to use an additional filter because the grounds are not uniform. I don’t blame the mill per say but still not what I was expecting.

  21. Michael Ortega

    I previously really loved this grinder and finally gave it to a family member when I got a Helor, however after getting a Japanese Porlex Mini as a “work” grinder for in my desk, I prefer it quite a bit. It’s normally about $60 so it is a step up, however it’s a nicer build quality and smaller size making it even better for travel or work. Plus the handle conveniently mounts to a piece on the grinder for when you stow it.Also I wanted to mention where the handle connects to the hexagon shaped shaft started to strip on my batan. Its still working fine but you can definitely tell it’s turning more into a circle, hopefully as it compresses the metal it’ll get harder and not break completely.

  22. Shilly

    I’ve historically bought ground coffee because our electrical blade grinder is SO LOUD I could never use it in the morning without waking up the whole household. Also it ground the beans into a mush that would clog up the coffeemaker and cause weak coffee and a lot of messes.With the batan I’m back to grinding beans, and it works great. The click adjustment for settings work well once you learn to hold the handle in place (so it clicks vs. just spin the rod when you turn the adjustment wheel), and the ground quality is excellent. At the fine settings the result is almost powdery, and at the coarser settings there’s a nice flakiness and grainy sand quality. One thing that really helped is getting a kitchen scale. I zero it out with the batan bottom canister and fill it with beans until I have 141716 grams, which I then dump into the grinder itself. That’s a perfect amount for a single cup, and the scale makes it a lot easier to get the right amount each time.Taking it apart looks daunting, but once you’ve done it a few times its very easy, and it’s now easy to clean the burr grinder (which is important because it will otherwise clog up after some use).Best of all it’s quiet, so I can use it when the house is asleep, which means I actually use it every day!

  23. Sonia P.

    Takes much longer to grind than I expected, but does it well. Experimented with online recipes before I was going to take this camping, but ended up not taking this or the Aeropress on the trip. After seeing how long it was taking, I pulled an Alton Brown and ditched the included handle for my cordless drill! To get 15g of finely ground coffee, it took me a little over a minute with the drill. That’s for one serving from the Aeropress after several other meticulous steps, including hitting a certain water temp. It was just more than I wanted to do first thing in the morning. May be worth it to you for single serve on a hike, but if tailgate camping; you don’t want to be “that guy” everyone else in your group is watching while you crank away and they sip drip Folgers at the camp site… or then again, maybe you do.

  24. batan Customer

     Please see the video I attached to this product review. This batan coffee grinder is really neat and could be awesome, but the excessive play in the rod connected to the grinder burr creates incredibly inconsistent grinds. When I try to make espresso sized grinds, the burrs grind together anytime the grinder setting is fine enough for espresso. When I try to make my coarse grind cold brew coffee, half of the grains are fine powder and the other half are very course. I end up with a large amount of fine grains making their way through the filter screen for the cold brew coffee and drinking it is inevitable. The video will show you why. I had two replacement grinders sent to me from the seller and all three have the same problem. I’m frustrated with the time wasted and money spent. Looking for another grinder.Update 5/17/2020:Seller customer service has been awesome. They were super quick to respond and make the situation right. 3 stars for great customer service which is hard to find these days!

  25. Kindle Customer

    Ordered this grinder for my husband who is a coffee fanatic along with a french press. Perfect size for travel and the size of the grounds are perfect for the french press and extracting the delicious essential oils from the coffee beans!Upon using it the first time I noticed a small crack in the ceramic burr and emailed giovanele with a picture. Their reply was timely and very caring! They offered to rush deliver me another burr at no charge! I then recieved another email letting me know the part was out of stock so they would send me an entirely new grinder at no cost to me!This is not only a wonderful efficient little grinder that both my husband and I love but the level of care and attention to their customers is what really makes me recommend this grinder to everyone I talk to. They really care and appreciate their customers and I love supporting small family businesses. You cant beat this little buddy for the price and it give you more control over your coffee grounds than an electric. We love it!

  26. Sudarshan

    I decided, after Years, to finally stop “murdering” my beans with my electric blade grinder, and step up my coffee game with a burr mill. As soon as this thing arrived, I washed it, and gave ‘er a spin (sic).While pouring some nice oily beans, I came to realize that the… hopper (?) was so small in diameter, and has a shaft sticking out the middle, that using anything larger than a spoon to fill it caused beans to spill everywhere.I made a couple of test turns to adjust the size for French Press, and got to crankin’. After about a minute, I took the receiving end off to check my progress (it has a sight glass, but looking at dark things inside of a shadow…) and was surprised that I was only half way through? I emptied everything and started over (spilled more beans filling it), but I grabbed a timer for this round.TWO minutes of cranking later, I earned a ridiculous hand cramp to go with the grounds. The machine is about the size of a paper towel tube, which is cool, but the long handle required to bust beans also requires a gorilla grip on the slender, slippery stainless steel can.The grounds don’t really look much different from my electric blade, using a light pulse method. And truthfully, the flavor is a little better… but only a little.I have used it exactly 10 times now, and I just don’t like it. Takes forever and makes my hand hurt, for a cup that is barely better. The juice isn’t worth the squeeze (or crank).Thank you.

  27. M. Etheredge

    I bought this just for brewing via French press which requires a coarse grind. I’m using click setting #16 (131718 is for coarse grind). I might bring it down to maybe 15 or 14. I’m still playing around with it to see what works best. I’m able to get approximately about 5.5 tablespoons per grind. The general rule for French press is 1 tablespoon for 4 oz of water.The grind only took me 1 minute maybe coz I’m using a coarser grind setting, I was surprise how fast it took. I plan to drink 16-24 ounces per day of coffee.I thought it would take forever to grind, but it’s great that it doesn’t take long at all. It might take longer if you are using a finer grind setting, but I’m glad I don’t have to deal with that.What I do is grind it the night before, so when I wake up at 5 am for work, all I gotta do is just heat up the water in the electric kettle, get dressed up, and then brew it after the water has heated

  28. Dana

    The batan Manual Coffee Grinder is exactly as described. A well-made, well-designed hand crank Coffee grinder.Who should buy it? Anyone who needs to make good coffee without electricity. Anyone who makes coffee when the rest of the house is sleeping. It’s very quiet. Someone who wants excellent home brew coffee but who’s budget won’t cover an electric burr grinder.If I like it so much why 4 stars instead of 5? It’s slow. It takes longer to fine grind for 1 cup of coffee than it takes to heat the water. Grinding enough for a 12 cup coffee maker is a chore.Features I like:Ceramic cone grinding surface makes very uniform sized coffee grounds, which makes very good coffee. Metal parts are precision stainless steel. It is the first grinder I have owned that will grind fine enough to make Turkish coffee. Easy to use and easy to adjust from course to fine grind. Removing the adjustment screw opens the insides for cleaning. It is very quiet. Looks and feels like it will last a long time. It is large enough to make enough grounds for a very stong 12 cups.Limitations: Other than how long it takes to grind, the only limitation I see is that if you also grind spices you are going to need a separate grinder. The main working surfaces are easy to get to and clean but there are some crevasses around the grinding cone that you can’t get the coffee powder all out of.Bottom line, I will keep and use this grinder but I am going to spring for an electric burr grinder for everyday use.

  29. Lisa

    This manual grinder works great for grinding small amounts of coffee beans for 2 to 4 servings, depending on the chosen strength. It takes about 2 to 3 minutes to grind up a full container of beans at a weight of about 1 ounce. The grain size is easily adjustable and once set you can leave it at that setting. Would not recommend purchasing this manual grinder if one wants to grind a whole bag of beans, would be best to have it done at the store or purchase a suitable electric grinder. If one wants the freshest coffee which is what I wanted I grind about 1 oz of dark roast beans and mix with store bought ground coffee for added taste boost.

  30. SJMcNeilly

    The material quality is just fine but there are three things I am not happy about: 1- the clear plastic that will definitely not as clean and transparent when aged; 2- the connection between the upper and lower part are getting a bit lose only after 1 month of use; 3- the grinder gears ( ceramic may be ) are not that well designed, they do not force (that much) the beans to go down as it turns. This latter results in long grinding process and shaking to get the beans in place. This tend to happen more in a place where humidity is high and coffee beans are not freshly roasted.Compared to other brand that I used for over 4 years ( go find out which one is the second best rated here on batan) this is not an improvement , but it looks like they are good at marketing this design and the brand so I thought I would give it a try. I returned the unit and bought my preferred one. By the way, my old grinder has nothing wrong, I simply don’t have it with me now and I need another grinder. I suggest you look around and try different designs; one star reviews could be an indicator of problems but most of the time there would be 5% of negative experiences ( just like mine now) .

  31. J. Collins

    It’s a manual grinder with ceramic burrs. There are many on the market and most will do a great job of producing consistent ground coffee. Once you have the grind size dialed in, you won’t likely have to touch the adjustment unless you change the type of coffee you’re using.If you’re grinding for espresso… you’ll be getting a workout. As others have noted, espresso grinds for two will likely take 6-7 minutes of elbow grease! Grinding for an Aeropress for just myself takes about a minute… no big deal. Sure you could use a drill to speed up the process but I got this to use while on travel, camping and in the mornings when I don’t want to wake my wife.My only real complaint is that the grinder is slippery and you have to grip it pretty tight to keep it from spinning in your hand. Other similar grinders on the market have a silicone sleeve which would likely help. I added a grip tape, similar to what’s used on skateboards or gun grips. Not super pretty but makes a big difference, especially when grinding for espresso.

  32. Xavier

    My coffee background:I bought this during the accidental kick start to my quest to get into coffee. Before this, I had a blade grinder that was rarely ever used because I would buy pre-ground beans. I accidentally bought some whole bean coffee, and when I used the blade grinder to grind for my french press, it didn’t work so well (I had ground it too finely for the mesh filter to catch any grounds), so I did some research into better coffee grinders, and I found out that burr grinders are better than blade grinders, and that you should never use pre-ground coffee because of the flavor loss that occurs.Making a decision:I did some looking into budget hand grinders and saw that this one was super well rated here on batan and budget hand grinder lists, and I figured that since it costs about $44, that it must be much better than other grinders in the conversation.Overall, Here are the things that I like/don’t like:Like:- Blows stale pre-ground or wildly inconsistent blade-ground coffee out of the water- Stainless Steel body looks and feel nice- Fits perfectly in an Aeropress plunger for traveling- Customer service is greatDon’t Like:- The burrs are not stable enough for course grinds- Price is pretty high- Coffee grounds and water get stuck between the metal and the plastic in the bottom- Online info for cleaning is a Microsoft Word Document downloadI really wanted to love this grinder, because it looks and feels really nice, and I spent the extra for the better grinder. However, the grind consistency was dissapointing. Customer Service was great. When I told them about the issue, they sent me a new grinder. Unfortunately, the new grinder had the same issue, and I am fairly certain that it is just the grinder design itself. The inconsistency is a bit too much to make a good french press brew. I have now bought an Aeropress, because the grinder seems to do alright on finer settings, but it’s still dissappointing that I had to change brew methods to make it work.All in all, it’s a decent hand grinder for finer grinds, but go for something higher quality if you need a coarser grind. It’s more expensive than similarly rated grinders, but I doubt that it’s worth the extra. I think the angle here is that you get the free $22 bag of coffee, so it’s more like $22 grinder + $22 coffee.I’ll use it for a while, but will definitely be looking elsewhere for my next grinder.

  33. cici

    It holds water. It can be heated. It has little handles with a little indent that will rest in your pinkie finger. If you really want to, you can put stuff in it and shake it really loudly to scare bears (not manufacturer recommended). In a pinch, you could use it to perform the Cups Song.

    I took this on my last backpacking trip and it performed its job admirably. I added a pair of Snow Peak Hot Lips to make drinkin boiling hot beverages a little more comfortable. I cooked rice and oatmeal (separate meals, not as a combination, that’d be gross) in it, and I had a nice adult beverage in it. At under 3 ounces, it packs away nice and light.

    It’s worth noting that this is 450 ML, which is 15.2 ounces. Some people will be annoyed by this because it holds just a little less than 2 cups, and if you are a stickler for Empirical measurements and very precise recipes this size might drive you crazy. However, if you’re that much of a stickler, you really need to consider just, you know, chilling out a little.

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