Hunt Bros Grinder

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Hunt Brothers Coffee Grinder

Anyone tried one of these yet? My Sis is getting me an Aeropress for 15th birthday (well a 1 and a 5 are involved any way...) and I thought I'd try a hand grinder to go with it. A couple of people pointed me to the Hunt Bros as a reasonably priced and good quality grinder.

Cheers
I have not tried one but it does look like a lovely bit of kit, quite tempted myself!
 
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Hunt Brothers Coffee Grinder

Anyone tried one of these yet? My Sis is getting me an Aeropress for 15th birthday (well a 1 and a 5 are involved any way...) and I thought I'd try a hand grinder to go with it. A couple of people pointed me to the Hunt Bros as a reasonably priced and good quality grinder.

Cheers
Looks like a winner. Ceramic burr grinders are great. I use a Hario Skerton hand grinder every morning and combined with an Aeroress makes wonderful coffee. Yours benefits from being all steel and if dropped won't shatter like my partially glass one. Excellant choice - enjoy it.
 
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The Aeropress is a great bit of kit. I'm not sure that it deserves all the hipster plaudits as I find the coffee it makes indistinguishable from that made in a cafetière. The great thing about the Aeropress is that it's a lot quicker than a cafetiere and much easier to clean (puck of grounds straight in the bin, no mucking about digging them out of a cafetiere).

I'll be interested to see how you find the grinder - it looks great.
 
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So it's arrived and been in use. Fairly light all steel outer construction some plastic in the internals. Comes with very simple instructions, the bag and a spare plastic thingy? No clue in the documentation as to what the plastic thingy is but I think it's the bit that the cone burr goes on and the spindle runs through. There's a how to disassemble/reassemble video on Youtube that should confirm that.

Coarseness is adjusted by turning a little wheel on the spindle directly below the burr, inside the grounds hopper. There's a click when you turn it which presumably is to denote a certain grade but no way of telling what that is without getting grinding.
The hopper and the cap are just press fit with the latter being a looser fit than the former. The handle just slots over the hexagonal end of the spindle, nothing to hold it in place, though that wasn't a problem in use. In action it turns relatively easily and doesn't take a prohibitive amount of time to grind a dose. Grains seemed much more even than usual when spread out and didn't cling and clump as much. Fortunately the setting was appropriate for the coffee maker at work, we use a Coffeeduck in a Senseo of some kind. Filling the grinder with beans produced enough for three 'shots' through it.

Definite improvement in flavour discerned by all participants. All noted the coffee wasn't as bitter and had a 'fuller' flavour. We are using Lavazza Rossa beans at the moment (as they were £7 a Kilo in Costco) We buy our own at work (they provide tea and instant etc.) so as long as it has a kick we just go for the beans on offer. The usual grinder is a square DeLonghi burr thing I think ~£50 last year which work bought for we who have expensive tastes.
 

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Mea Culpa!

So it's arrived and been in use. Fairly light all steel outer construction some plastic in the internals. Comes with very simple instructions, the bag and a spare plastic thingy? No clue in the documentation as to what the plastic thingy is but I think it's the bit that the cone burr goes on and the spindle runs through. There's a how to disassemble/reassemble video on Youtube that should confirm that.

Coarseness is adjusted by turning a little wheel on the spindle directly below the burr, inside the grounds hopper. There's a click when you turn it which presumably is to denote a certain grade but no way of telling what that is without getting grinding.
The hopper and the cap are just press fit with the latter being a looser fit than the former. The handle just slots over the hexagonal end of the spindle, nothing to hold it in place, though that wasn't a problem in use. In action it turns relatively easily and doesn't take a prohibitive amount of time to grind a dose. Grains seemed much more even than usual when spread out and didn't cling and clump as much. Fortunately the setting was appropriate for the coffee maker at work, we use a Coffeeduck in a Senseo of some kind. Filling the grinder with beans produced enough for three 'shots' through it.

Definite improvement in flavour discerned by all participants. All noted the coffee wasn't as bitter and had a 'fuller' flavour. We are using Lavazza Rossa beans at the moment (as they were £7 a Kilo in Costco) We buy our own at work (they provide tea and instant etc.) so as long as it has a kick we just go for the beans on offer. The usual grinder is a square DeLonghi burr thing I think ~£50 last year which work bought for we who have expensive tastes.
What would you give it out if ten for build quality ect, would you recommend this A at all, B strongly, C buy at all costs.
Thank you :)
 
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