This blog is outdated, but you’ll find very detailed information on the Handground and EvenGrind grinders (including a head-to-head comparison) in the following, more recent two blog posts:
- Kuissential EvenGrind Review And Grind Comparison
- Handground Grinder Review And Grind Comparison (against the EvenGrind)
There are two manual coffee grinders on Kickstarter at the present moment. Each one is constructed with care and precision, but does one campaign out-do the other?
This hand grinder by Kuissential looks nearly identical to the Hario Skerton, but some significant differences lie under the hood. A stabilizing cage keeps the burrs from wobbling, and upper and lower bearings keep the shaft straight.
These seemingly minor improvements
Kuissential has also put some effort into examining their grinder in a lab, comparing it to several grinders, including the Hario Skerton. You can see the extent of their research here.
Check out my full review of the Kuissential EvenGrind.
Check out what others say on Amazon.com
The second manual grinder to be running a Kickstarter campaign currently is the Handground coffee grinder. It has some notable features, such as a side-mounted handle and a long stabilizing rod. I see this handle being more comfortable for grinding, but I also worry that adding an extra gear will compromise the grind quality.
The Hanground grinder features a “triple mounted stainless steel axle”. I wish the creators would go into more detail about how this technology solves the problems most hand grinders have with instability and inconsistency. Maybe that’s the technology that will usher in a new era of hand grinders, but maybe not – I’m not sure because the creators have not convinced me that it is.
I’m really impressed with both grinders and want to see them both created, but one sticks out to me.
I’ve spent hours upon hours toying with the Hario Mini Mill to achieve the greatest grind consistency possible with decent results, but there’s only so much you can do without more expensive equipment. The added stability through the cage and bearings of the EvenGrind appeal to me dramatically for this reason. They are the answers to the Mini Mill’s greatest faults.
I understand that the visual appeal of the Handground may win some over, or the side
The creators of the EvenGrind have made a convincing case to consumers that they are working diligently to solve the grind consistency problems in most manual grinders. They use multiple images and diagrams to prove their point, but Handground did little to none of this. This I know the
For only $30, the EvenGrind is hardly more expensive than the Mini Mill and appears to have solved many of the Mini Mill’s problems. Will you be backing it?