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Mueller Austria Manual Coffee Grinder Review

Mueller Austria Manual Coffee Grinder Review

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Mueller Austria is a well-built and high performing manual grinder that offers the advantage of being highly affordable to ensure that getting your daily caffeine fix does not have to be an expensive affair.

Also, this top-notch quality grinder has been designed to offer a relatively quieter grinding operation so that coffee lovers can make their cup of coffee without having to withstand any annoying noise in the morning.


  • More compact and portable
  • Durable stainless steel housing and handle
  • Quieter grinding operation
  • Relatively more affordable
  • Easy to use and clean


  • Smaller grinding capacity
  • Poor assembly instructions
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Review In Detail

Mueller Austria Manual Coffee Grinder

Photo: Mueller

  • Built-in adjustable grind setting selector
  • Efficient ceramic combo burrs
  • Smaller and more portable size
  • Durable stainless steel handle and housing
  • 100% moneyback guarantee

Given the ever-increasing popularity of manual coffee grinders, you can be certain that there is a good model out there that will work well for you. However, this one by Mueller Austria seem to outperform a huge chunk of them, and here are some of the reasons why.

Durable Overall Construction

Despite being a highly affordable manual coffee grinder, this Mueller Austria product is still designed to last thanks to a highly durable overall construction.

Its construction features a stainless steel housing and handle which are almost indestructible and should withstand knocks and drops and also the abuse that comes with manual grinding.

Also, this coffee grinder will even outlast many other models such as the Capresso 560.01 that costs way much more given that the latter features lots of plastic components.

Reliable and Long-Lasting Ceramic Burrs

Besides being highly durable, the Mueller Austria grinder is also designed to ensure faster, efficient and more consistent grinding.

This coffee grinder will achieve this using some highly reliable and long-lasting ceramic combo burrs that will outperform regular stainless steel burrs that you will typically get in other inexpensive models.

The high-quality ceramic burrs are also designed to keep a sharp edge longer which makes this an even more durable grinder, and they will also never alter the coffee taste since they will not generate heat.

Handy Grind Setting Adjustment

You can be confident that you will have more control over the coarseness of your coffee grounds when using this manual coffee grinder as it offers 18 different click settings.

Like similar manual coffee grinders such as the JavaPresse Manual grinder, you can easily choose the kind of coffee grounds you make depending on your preferred coffee-making method.

Although the settings are not marked on the grinder given its design, the manufacturer provides some clear instructions on how to choose your preferred setting.

Quieter Grinding Mechanism

The uniquely designed handle on this grinder does much more than just provide a comfortable hold and nice leverage when grinding your coffee.

This handle helps to minimize the grinding noise for a relatively quieter grinding operation and unlike other inexpensive manual grinders, noise will hardly ever be an issue when using this grinder.

However, it is still worth noting that despite being quieter than others, this grinder still makes some audible sound when grinding.

Compact and Portable

With its small and compact size, the Mueller Austria grinder will be a perfect choice for use on the go as it is easy to pack and carry.

Also, its high portability stems from the fact that this is quite a lightweight coffee grinder as it weighs around 10 ounces.

You can also easily take this coffee grinder apart which makes it easier to pack and also ensures you can clean the parts fast and thoroughly.

More Affordable Grinder

This Mueller Austria grinder costs a small fraction of what you would pay to get an electric coffee grinder from leading brands such as the Breville BCG820 and OXO 8717000.

While these other electric coffee grinders will be much easier to use, faster and even more efficient, for its price, this manual grinder still does a great job and should be good enough for many coffee lovers.

Also, when compared to similar manual coffee grinder models such as the JavaPresse manual grinder, this is still quite an inexpensive grinder, and it is one of the most effective grinding solutions you can get out there for under $20.


Q: How long does it take to grind coffee?

A: With manual coffee grinder it is not always easy to tell how much time it will take to grind the coffee beans as there are many factors involved including the experience of the user. However, when using this Mueller Austria grinder, it will take just a couple of minutes to grind enough coffee beans to make enough coffee grounds for at least a couple of cups.

Q: Is it expensive?

A: No, this is an inexpensive manual coffee grinder that does a fantastic job. It will only cost a small fraction of what you would pay for the fancier electric coffee grinders and is also much cheaper than most other manual coffee grinder models. And its high-performing and more durable combo ceramic burrs ensure you get even better value for your money.

Q: Does this grinder last?

A: Yes, despite this being one of the cheapest grinders out there, it is highly durable, and it is the kind of appliance you can expect to have around for a long time. It will feature a solid and thick stainless steel construction that makes it sturdy enough to last a long time. The solid construction also makes this grinder tough enough for daily use.

Q: Will this work for French press coffee?

A: Yes, it has 18 different grind settings that will allow you to make coffee grounds in the coarseness you need for your favorite coffee maker including French press. Besides the French press, you can also use this coffee grinder to make fine or even super-fine coffee grounds for espresso and Turkish coffee respectively.

Q: Will it work for a high coffee demand household?

A: This depends on how much coffee you make at a go or on the number of coffee drinkers in the house. You can use it to grind a little over 30 grams of whole beans at a go which is enough to make coffee grounds for about two standard cups of coffee. But, given that it does not overheat and grinds quite fast you can grind more coffee within a short time. However, this will be better suited for homes with fewer coffee drinkers.

Should I Buy this Product?

Anyone looking for a highly affordable manual coffee grinder that still does a fantastic job grinding coffee for different methods of making coffee should give this Mueller Austria grinder a try.

This solid stainless steel manual coffee grinder with some more efficient ceramic burrs will also be perfect for any coffee lover looking for a reliable grinder for use when traveling as the compact and lightweight design makes it more portable.

And for those that also hate using annoyingly loud coffee grinders, this model will also be a great buy as it grinds with relatively less noise when compared to others in its class.

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