A "Steam punk" coffee grinder? That's hilarious. It would only be steam "Punk" if it were retrofit with a modern motor or other method that makes it non-Victorian in it's obnoxious hand cranking use. This is just plain "Steam." I mean, this is the same as showing up with a horse and calling it your "Steam punk vehicle!" If you buy this for actual use, you deserve the lesson you'll receive in manual labor. Most young people do need to experience what the real tactile, manual labor world is all about instead of the luxurious life they inherited. So, I suppose some redeming value will come if any of them buy this thinking that they are being "Steam punk" or that manually grinding beans for a teaspoon of coffee is a hip thing to do. Well done on the marketer who "Up cycled" these from some 3rd world or former Soviet block country and realized young dumb Americans will buy anything perceived as "Hip!"
This worked well, as far as the grind and is pretty, but broke almost immediately. The grinder is glued to the top of the mason jar and the glue completely failed after 2 uses. We can still use it, but it's no longer held together. I was disappointed that it broke so quickly.
I wasn't sure what to expect with this coffee grinder. I was very surprised at how well it works. I love that the grind coursenes can be changed with a simple twist of the locking nut. The burr grinder itself is made of ceramic so little chance of it dulling or breaking over time. The coffee does take awhile to grind but the twisting of the handle is very easy and smooth so no need to skip your workout.
Morning coffee grinder.
The product can't be assembled, since the screws that came with it are too small. So it's unusable. Moreover, the grinding mechanism, is made of plastic, instead of being some metal. I was planning to return the product but I was too busy & missed the timeframe.
San Jose, CA
Great grinder. The looks are classy with a little bit of edge. It grinds perfectly and holds the setting. Great construction and works very well.
King George, VA
It takes a little longer and requires more effort, but it helps create a great experience and a wonderful cup of coffee.
bonster the cross fitter
I bought two of these beautiful coffee grinders, one for my grown son and one for my grown daughter, in March. They have both been using them almost daily and absolutely love them. They are coffee connoisseurs and only buy expensive coffee beans and this grinder just matches with their style. They grind enough to fill a French press and the grind produces delicious fresh ground coffee for them daily. They couldn't be happier with their grinders. A must have for anyone who is hard to buy for and who appreciates excellent coffee and beautiful things.
My dad likes that there is a fine or coarse option, it was unexpected since the design is so simple!
Love! Beautifully made. Looks awesome displayed. Easy to adjust and easy to use. Not great for when you're in a rush or busy. It is a MANUAL grinder after all. The mason jar attached is perfect for weekdays when it's easier to use at night and have ready for the morning. Love the smell and rich flavor of fresh ground coffee. Overall we are really happy with it.
San Antonio, TX