Hario is known for their high quality, innovative products that are made exclusively in Japan. The hand grinder is no exception.
Because the mill is ceramic, it doesn’t generate much static electricity, even in cold, dry weather-unlike it’s metal counterpart.
With little static electricity, coffee grounds do not spread.
It isn’t complicated to assemble, grinds smoothly, and allows for a wide range of particle size. The hand grinder base is large enough to house beans for at least 12 cups of coffee.
Below is a quick guide to preparing and adjusting for the right grind.
1. Remove the locking screw, handle, and stopper.
2. Pull up the axis and turn the adjustment nut clockwise until it stops.
(Be careful not to fasten it too hard.)
3. Place the locking legs onto the recessed part of the adjustment
*If the prong of the locking ring and the dents of the adjustment nut
do not match, please loosen the adjustment nut by turning it counterclockwise.
4. Lift up the stopper closest to the shaft, turn the adjustment nut
counterclockwise and lower the locking legs to the next recessed part
= 1 notch on the scale
5. For fine grounds, turn the adjustment nut to the fourth notch on the
scale and fix it. For medium grounds, turn it to the seventh notch on
Why it’s imperative to have one on hand:
The power could go out, leaving you staring desperately at your whole beans, wondering if you could grind them by smashing a bag with a hammer…anything for a cup of coffee.
The base is conveniently made of glass so you can check your particle size as you grind to make sure you adjusted it correctly.
Its small and smooth, making it the perfect accessory to take camping and traveling. This way you don’t have to pre-grind your beans, losing flavor every time the grounds are exposed to air.