Compare: Hand Grinder vs. Electric Grinder

Does true grit always win in the end? Will a little extra elbow grease make all the difference in your espresso extraction? We put Gail through a serious test to find out!

Watch as she grinds up coffee at an espresso grind using the Hario Mini Mill Slim and the Baratza Virtuoso. Serious exercise was had — and possibly a few international conventions transgressed.

4 thoughts on “Compare: Hand Grinder vs. Electric Grinder”

  1. Great video. I have the Mini Slim and a big magister doser grinder. The Mini Slim is great as part of my camping kit (along with a JetBoil and an Aeropress, I’m all set!). When not camping, the Mini Slim has a home in my kitchen as my second grinder for decaf or drip. That way I don’t have to disturb the beans or grind setting on the big grinder. The Mini Slim is a great accessory to an electric grinder. I have read online that you can use a cordless drill to power the Mini Slim, so if you already have one of those, now you have a decent rechargeable electric grinder for under $50. Might just save your arms there, Gail!

      1. Just tried it with my Panasonic cordless. Too bad the Mini Slim has a pentagonal drive shaft instead of hexagonal. It almost fits a standard 1/4″ driver bit socket. However, it will work in a standard drill chuck, though it takes some adjustment to get it even so it doesn’t wobble. Some enterprising person could make a neat adapter for this. Hmm… maybe I will have to take it out to the shop and try the grinder clamped down to the drill press table. Now there would be a funny video you gals could do.. “Gail, what are you doing?! Is that a drill press???!” Don’t forget the safety glasses.

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