Porlex Mini Mill Hand Grinder
Weighing in at 236g, less truly is more with the Porlex Mini Grinder.
It’s narrow cylindrical shape fits beautifully in your hand, allowing you grind in a very natural motion. The lid prevents beans from flying all over the place, which keeps grinding neat and tidy. The adjustable conical ceramic burr delivers great grind consistency, and can even grind as fine as espresso. Porlex mini grinds a max of 22g-25g of coffee, which covers the bases for most single cup alternative brew recipes, and the adjustments are really well weighted increments to keep things pretty simple.
The stainless steel casing provides a nice tough exterior, and it fits snugly into the infamous AeroPress, making it a perfect rough and ready travel partner.
Hand coffee grinder that can grind as fine as espresso
Quality stainless steel casing
Great for traveling
The Porlex Mini Coffee Grinder has ceramic burrs and a stainless steel housing, which not only makes it easy to clean, but more resilient than glass burrs, and produces less static than plastic burrs. The conical ceramic burrs don’t rust, are easy to clean and stay sharper for much longer than steel burrs.
So what differentiates this from the Tall? Well, the name gives that away: at 130mm height it’s 55mm shorter. It has a capacity of 26g whole beans. It also has a rubber grip that makes grinding even easier and allows you to attach the handle to the side of the grinder housing when detached. This model fits nicely into an AeroPress with the band removed.
As the burrs are exactly the same as in the Tall, it copes well with everything you can throw at it - from Turkish to French Press grind setting - and thanks to an easily accessible locking nut, is really easy to adjust.
But the thing that sets Porlex grinders apart from other hand grinders is the speed and ease of grind. This is down to a couple of features: a long steel handle that connects solidly to the grinder and the ability to hold the grinder steadily in one hand while turning the handle with the other.