There are a bunch of reasons why you probably should own the Hario Skerton ceramic burr grinder.
- If the power goes off, you can still make coffee. Unless, of course, you have an electric stove, in which case you are SOL and will need to run out to your local coffee shop. Sorry.
- It’s great for travel. Compact, lightweight and easy to pack. We traveled with one for four years; it makes a great companion to the Aeropress coffee maker when you need a great cup of coffee on the road.
- It’s incredibly well made. This is a high-quality piece of precision kitchen equipment. The burrs are ceramic, all of the parts are stainless steel and it comes apart in seconds for cleaning.
- It’s reasonably priced. It gives you a very precise grind, which means it’s likely the lowest cost precision grinder on the market.
- It’s a great second coffee grinder if you need a specific level of
coarsenessof fineness. Maybe your number one method is pour-over but you like to use a french press every now and again. Set the Hario grinder on medium-coarsegrind and it’s ready when you want to press rather than pour.
- The instructions are in Japanese, so there’s a little bit of mystery in its use and set-up (but don’t worry, there are some good videos explaining it on the web. See below.)
- It will wake you up in the morning. Nothing like a little hand grinding to get the old blood flowing first thing in the morning. *Yawn*
Here’s a nice video from the folks at frenchpresscoffee.com that explains the Hario Skerton grinder from top to bottom: