If you don’t have enough money to spend on an electric grinder maybe you should consider to buy a hand grinder such as Aergrind.
Especially if we are talking about Made by Knock, a two-men company in Portobello, a suburb of Edinburgh, that has been making an extraordinary grinder. The company, after the previous achievements with the Hausgrind and Feldgrind grinders, launched a new campaign on Kickstarter (and reached its goal after a day) intending to build Aergrind.
Aergrind settings and main features
Aergrind vs Feldgrind
Aergrind is probably the best grinder in its class. It has the same burrs as the Feldgrind but it’s smaller, much cheaper and also travels friendly.
What usually happens when the testing grinder is that the smaller the grinder, the worse the quality. But it’s not the case of the new Aergrind which is truly compact and deliver exceptional consistency while grinding. So, let’s take a look in detail.
Hand grinder features
- the grinder has 38mm of coated steel conical italmill burr sets. The grind size is pretty consistent and it’s impressive for how few fines a dose of coffee contains. To cut it short, fines are responsible for over-extraction so producing fewer fines is what we want because we aim for a better and uniform distribution;
- grind setting: adjusting is super easy, it doesn’t require a lot of adjustment over time and there’s a lot to play from Turkish to coarser grind (I would stop until pour-over setting). To change the setting, we just need to hold the top of the grinder with a hand and move the handle with the other one. By turning the dial all the way to the left we locked the burrs;
- travel-friendly: the hand grinder has been made to fit perfectly into the funnel of the AeroPress, making it compact to take it anywhere and it also leaves a lot of space in the luggage in case of travel;
- ergonomic: grinding with the aergrind is as smooth as comfortable. The dosing capacity is about 25-30 grams of coffee, depending on the density and size of the beans. Grinding 25 grams required about 40-45 seconds. Many could complain about the capacity but I think it’s not what we need to look for since it has been designed for travel;
- the price: it costs about 100 pounds making it an affordable grinder for everyone but also the best quality hand grinder considering the competitor’s price.
Aergrind sale and price UK
It comes in black, red and blue and it’s on sale for £115.00.
And it’s also the only hand grinder that can be used as a bottle opener 🙂
I am an Italian coffee lover that pushed for the love of this “amazing drug” decided to come to London to study about coffee and its different extraction procedures and tastes.
4 thoughts on “The Aergrind coffee hand grinder review ( 1 of the best in its class)”
I’m currently using a hand grinder. It’s more than enough for my business, which is still in its early stages. I’m pleased with the quality and ease of use.
Of course, price was the biggest factor at this time but I am not regretting my decision to hold off on purchasing an electric grinder.
I think it’s always down to you and it always depends on what you want to achieve. If you a bit lazy or you don’t mind about getting an excellent cup of coffee an entry-level hand grinder it’s fine. I understand that, especially for home use. People just want to brew a decent brew while at home. On the other hand, if you aim for a nice cup of coffee, the Aergrind is the perfect solution that doesn’t require to invest too much money and brew a consistent and delicious high-quality result.
I like how compact it is! Perfect for traveling and doesn’t take much space at home!
You are right. I think it’s also one of the main reason behind its success.