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JavaPresse Manual Coffee Grinder Review: Features, Pros, Cons

JavaPresse Manual Coffee Grinder Review

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Manual grinders like this model by JavaPresse allow you to grind your coffee beans easily at home to make some highly flavorful coffee, and it is also a more compact and portable grinder that you can use from almost anywhere.

Also, JavaPresse uses some highly efficient ceramic combo burrs on this compact grinder that besides providing excellent grinding will also keep a sharp edge longer than regular stainless steel burrs.


  • Compact and highly portable
  • Provides more grind settings
  • Convenient removable hand crank
  • Highly durable and efficient ceramic burrs
  • Easy to take apart and clean


  • Hand crank slips off easily when grinding
  • Does not always provide 100% consistent coffee grounds
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Features and Specs

  • 18-click adjustable grind selector
  • Durable ceramic combo burrs
  • Removable hand crank mechanism
  • Brushed stainless steel body
  • Easy to disassemble design
  • Slim and compact profile

Product Overview

JavaPresse Manual Coffee Grinder

Photo: JavaPresse

While you can always buy pre-ground coffee for your brews, it is always a much better idea to freshly grind your coffee beans before making coffee. With an easy to use manual coffee grinder like this one by JavaPresse, this should be easier. And here is what to expect from this amazing grinder.

Highly Durable Ceramic Combo Burrs

Ceramic burs are some of the most popularly used in most modern manual grinders from leading brands, and what makes them special is that they provide highly efficient and consistent grinding.

The uniquely designed ceramic combo burrs on this particular model will maintain a sharp edge for longer than stainless steel ones. And better yet, they will not produce a lot of heat which can burn the coffee grounds as the stainless burrs tend to do.

With these professionally tested ceramic burrs, you can be certain that your grinder will last a long time while remaining in great grinding condition.

Convenient Removable Hand Crank Mechanism

Unlike other similar manual grinder models such as the Brillante BR-MCG-SS1, this JavaPresse grinder has been designed to provide quieter grinding operation.

This stems from the conveniently removable hand crank mechanism that will reduce the grinding noise by up to an impressive 90% to ensure you do not have to wake up everyone in the house when making coffee.

Besides reducing noise, this removable hand crank mechanism also provides an excellent grip and nice leverage to make grinding easier and more comfortable.

Durable Stainless Steel Body

Durability will also never be an issue with this manual coffee grinder as its brushed stainless steel body ensures it will serve you for a long time.

Many other grinders within the same price range such as the Hario MSCS-2DTB and Khaw-fee HG1B still grind efficiently enough but their plastic body and components will not be as durable as what you get with this JavaPress grinder.

Also, the stainless steel construction means that this grinder will not add any foreign or plastic taste to the coffee grounds which can alter the coffee quality and taste.

Easy to Take Apart for Cleaning

Grinders can be problematic to clean up given that they have several parts and spaces where leftover coffee grounds can be trapped.

But, cleanup will hardly ever be an issue when using this JavaPresse model as it has been built to be super easy to take apart for easy cleaning.

You can easily disassemble the different sections of the grinder including the ceramic burrs and wash them in the sink to ensure you never leave any trapped coffee behind.

Compact and Portable

As a coffee aficionado, you will probably still want to enjoy your favorite brews even on your travels whether you are camping out in the woods or are out for a short fishing trip.

And if you still want to make your coffee with freshly ground beans, this JavaPresse manual grinder will be perfect for you.

First, it will not require any batteries or power outlet to work which means you can use it from almost anywhere. And secondly, the manual coffee grinder comes in a more compact size that makes it easy to pack and carry. Better yet, it also weighs less than 10 ounces which makes it even easier to carry around.

Wide Enough Grind Settings

You can use this JavaPresse coffee grinder to make coffee grounds for all your favorite coffee types as it has been built to offer a wide variety of grind settings.

There are a total of 18 click settings that are also easy to select and highly precise which will allow you to choose the coarseness you want for your drip, French press, Percolator, and even the super fine grind size required for Turkish coffee.

Fairly Priced

This JavaPresse grinder might not be the cheapest manual grinder out there but given its quality and the kind of grinding it does, this is quite a fairly priced coffee grinder.

For an under $50 coffee, it is as good as you can get and while others like Brillante BR-MCG-SS1 will cost significantly less, they will not offer the same level of service. Hence, with this coffee maker, you can be certain of getting great value for your cash.


Q: Should by this grinder for average demand household?

A: Yes, this grinder has been built to meet the demands of small households with few coffee drinkers as it grinds about half a cup of coffee beans at a go. However, with a little patience, you can still grind enough coffee beans for several cups of coffee given that it grinds relatively fast for a manual coffee grinder.

Q: Is this an expensive grinder?

A: No, although it might not be the cheapest manual grinder model out there since many others will cost under $20, but for a highly durable stainless steel grinder with some more efficient ceramic combo burrs, this grinder is quite affordable and will give you great value for cash.

Q: Can this grinder withstand daily use?

A: Yes, this is tough and well-built coffee grinder that has been built to withstand a lot of abuse and will hence be perfect for regular use. Also, this coffee grinder uses some highly efficient combo ceramic burrs that will stay sharp for longer to ensure you can use this grinder as much as you want.

Q: Will this grinder take a lot of effort to clean?

A: No, the design of this manual grinder makes it super easy to clean up after use. It is easy to take apart and clean in the sink, and it does not have any hard to reach places that can be problematic to clean. Also, there are no super delicate parts that require a lot of keenness when cleaning because even the ceramic burrs are quite hardy.

Q: Can this grinder maker grounds for Turkish coffee?

A: Yes, JavaPresse makes the grinder with 18 distinct click settings that will range from extra coarse to super fine. Hence, with a little practice and with the right setting, you should be able to make the extra-fine grind required to make Turkish coffee.

Should I Buy this Product?

A good grinder is always the starting point for everyone that prefers to make their coffee from whole beans, and with a top-notch manual model like this one by JavaPresse, grinding your coffee beans will be easier and more efficient.

This manual grinder also offers the advantage of being compact and more portable which allows you to carry and use it from almost anywhere.

And better yet, given its quality, it is also a fairly priced grinder and many coffee lovers will also appreciate that it provides many grind setting options for increased versatility.

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