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Affordable coffee grinders NOT made in China

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posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 07:12 AM
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I’m looking for a coffee grinder made anywhere except China, but the only one I found sells for $129 and is bulky. Ideally, I would like something small enough to take backpacking, that’s made in the USA and costs less than $60. At this point I’ll take anything, of any size, not made in China that’s less than $100. I’ve been drinking hideous pre-ground coffee since my grinder broke.

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posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 07:22 AM
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a reply to: Scapegrace

Maybe?



posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 07:57 AM
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a reply to: Scapegrace

Just get yourself a pepper grinder if your that worked up about it. Fill it with coffee beans as needed and grind away.



posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 08:04 AM
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a reply to: Scapegrace

You poor guy, having to drink pre-ground coffee since your grinder broke.

I drink Hills Bros. medium roast out made out of a can. I like the taste of fresh ground coffee, but if I want good coffee I get some from a friend who buys and roasts his own beans directly from certain areas of the world. If I mix some of his ground coffee with my Hills Bros and it tastes great.

I used to have a coffee grinder, but I like my Hills Bros.



posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 08:52 AM
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I think we have the makings for one of those 'down on your luck' country songs here.



posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 09:12 AM
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I still use my great-grandfather’s coffee mill grinder.
Doubt you’re gonna find one not made in China.
Godspeed.



posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 09:21 AM
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a reply to: Scapegrace
A manual burr grinder will mill beans fine enough for Turkish coffee which as fine as flour.



posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 09:53 AM
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a reply to: Scapegrace

I bought a brass Zassenhaus Turkish mill from Amazon several years ago. Wonderful, but it's a hand-mill, so you get a workout.

I home roast (HG/DB). You cannot beat HR beans freshly ground.

I. Feel. Your. Pain.



posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 09:53 AM
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Learn how to make camp coffee.

Whole beans broken up with a stone, started in cold water over hot embers, boil until foaming begins, 90 seconds of foaming, remove from heat, fizzle cold water into pot.



posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 10:00 AM
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originally posted by: Notoneofyou
Learn how to make camp coffee.

Whole beans broken up with a stone, started in cold water over hot embers, boil until foaming begins, 90 seconds of foaming, remove from heat, fizzle cold water into pot.


I'm not a fan of asphalt, but knock yourself out.



posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 10:07 AM
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My friend, whenever you want "old school" technology, go Amish.

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posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 11:14 AM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: Scapegrace

Just get yourself a pepper grinder if your that worked up about it. Fill it with coffee beans as needed and grind away.


S'funny...I have one bookmarked on ebay right now. Turkish Coffee Grinder in shiny steel. Just under 6 bucks!

Seek and ye shall find. I wanted a manual one to start the bloodflow in readiness for the obligatory morning caffeine hit. Like cutting and burning wood. It warms you twice. Also, the sound of an electric grinder is the last thing I need first thing in the morning.

Grinder on Ebay
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posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 12:55 PM
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originally posted by: PhilbertDezineck
a reply to: Scapegrace
A manual burr grinder will mill beans fine enough for Turkish coffee which as fine as flour.



Was just going to suggest this. Makes the best coffee also, as they say in Turkey, Sweet as Heaven, Dark as hell.

Just gotta make sure not to pour the grinds in from the ibrik... (or milk boiler as I use) but man that's a good cuppa joe.

mine looks like this.




posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 12:59 PM
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a reply to: Notoneofyou

That's basically turkish coffee.. I used to wrap them in multiple bags and smash them till they were a fine powder before I had my grinder.

Just sugar, cold water, coffee grinds and heat till it just starts to foam.. only just or you get the grinds mixing in with it.



posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 04:21 PM
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a reply to: TrustedTruth

The last step of fizzling cold water stops you from getting grounds.

I dont know why, but it works.



posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 04:33 PM
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originally posted by: Notoneofyou
a reply to: TrustedTruth

The last step of fizzling cold water stops you from getting grounds.

I dont know why, but it works.


Gravity and thermodynamics.



posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 06:40 PM
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originally posted by: Notoneofyou
a reply to: TrustedTruth

The last step of fizzling cold water stops you from getting grounds.

I dont know why, but it works.


Never tried it,I just follow the traditional method.

Bring it to the boil and as it starts to foam, scoop some foam into the cup, and pour a third of the cup. Then return it to the boil, wait for it to foam once more, not letting it fully foam, scoop some foam into the cup and pour the second third.. then repeat. Leaving the grinds in the pot.

Sounds like a lot of work, but I then have a small glass of water so after every sip I cleanse the palate and each sip is as fresh as the first... and the first time I did it this way, I was addicted to this process... it was either the sugar high or the additional caffeine from the freshly ground beans, but holy smokes, I was buzzed like crazy !!


Instant (which we mostly use here) is like brown water by comparison. Just have to keep the beans fresh, so they don't lose the essential oils, and not use a grinder that heats the grinds up (which a manual grinder doesn't do) so you get every drop of that essential caffeine oil..



posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 11:05 PM
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a reply to: TrustedTruth
Yep I make mine with brown sugar and heavy whipping cream. One in the morning does the job.



posted on Jan, 1 2020 @ 11:25 PM
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originally posted by: PhilbertDezineck
a reply to: TrustedTruth
Yep I make mine with brown sugar and heavy whipping cream. One in the morning does the job.



Brown sugar would add a lot of nice flavour to it. Have to try that.

I read somewhere once, originally they used to add spices like chili to it. I know cardamom is added to a true turkish coffee.. I find a bit of turmeric and a touch of black pepper adds a nice spicy flavour also.

but I love turmeric...



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 09:33 AM
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originally posted by: ColeYounger
I think we have the makings for one of those 'down on your luck' country songs here.



All that's missing for this hipster country ballad is the green livin' wife running off with the poodle and the hybrid truck breaking down.

Edit: Be a damn man, OP. Smash 'em and make camp coffee, FFS. A backpacker with a specialty grinder, lmfao.
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