[Homeroast] Nice little new grinder

John Nanci john at chocolatealchemy.com
Sat Dec 27 13:11:56 CST 2014

I just tried a Hario yesterday....and was less 
than impressed.  I saw lots of great reviews but 
it took WAY too long to grind, even for drip or 
french press, and seemed to feed rather poorly, 
and having no bottom support for the floating 
burred, seemed rather inconsistent in the 
grind.  Anyone else have experience with it?

At 05:11 AM 12/27/2014, you wrote:
>I just ordered a new Hario hand grinder and am 
>taking it to the Middle East with me this trip 
>along with a small stainless press pot. As long 
>as I have a way to heat water I can make decent 
>coffee. Over there, even the high-end hotels 
>offer freeze-dried instant in the rooms. I had a 
>Hario before and it worked fine until the 
>ceramic burrs broke in the middle of a trip. For 
>the small amount of coffee I put through it 
>stainless steel burrs would last a lot longer 
>without breaking. I think the ceramic burrs are 
>more of a marketing gimmick than anything 
>useful. Love the Queen Victoria Market in 
>Melbourne. It’s a damn good thing there’s 
>nothing close to home in southern California 
>like it. I’d be there all the time. At least 
>one shop sells both roasted and green beans. 
>Frank > On Dec 27, 2014, at 3:22 AM, Howard B 
><howardbandy at gmail.com> wrote: > > Hi Steven 
>-- > > Thanks for the suggestion.  When we 
>traveled to Australia earlier this > year, we 
>took an AeroPress and a Porlex grinder (similar 
>to the GSI).  Both > worked out well: > 
> > 
> > 
> > > We rented an apartment for our two week 
>stay, and shopped for freshly > roasted beans in 
>the many high quality coffee shops in Melbourne, 
>as well > as the Queen Victoria 
>Market.  Everything worked out very well. > 
>http://www.qvm.com.au/ > > Knowing we would be 
>without a scale, we calibrated a dry measure 
>scoop to > the amount of beans needed for an 
>AeroPress cup before we left home. > > It turned 
>out that the apartment we rented had a press pot 
>as a kitchen > appliance.  We stayed in "About 
>Melbourne Apartments", and recommend them, > but 
>there are many alternatives: > 
>http://www.aboutmelbourne.com.au/ > > Best, > 
>Howard > > > On Fri, Dec 26, 2014 at 4:59 PM, 
>Steven Van Dyke <coffee at svandyke.com> > 
>wrote: > >> Actually I don't know how new it is, 
>but I just got one for Christmas from >> the 
>ever-indulgent wife so it's new to me. >> It's 
>the GSI Outdoors Java Mill.  Sweet Marias 
>doesn't carry it at this >> time but I think it 
>would be a worthy addition. >> It's similar in 
>size to the Zass Turkish, ceramic burrs, and 
>cheap enough >> to leave at work without 
>worrying. >> >> Thought I'd toss it out there as 
>a suggestion. >> >> >> Enjoy! >> >> KCSteve 
>:-> >> >> 
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