Ghost burr hand grinder

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Ursego
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ADDED LATER:
After creating this topic, I bought the grinder I was asking about, and wrote a small amateur review of it.


Does anyone use this grinder? Can it grind coarsely enough for a French press? Pros, cons, ideas? Alternatives up to $200?

I know that there are cheap electrical ghost grinders, but I want manual since I don't make French press very often (I am an espresso guy), and there is no room on the countertop for another electrical grinder (also, low RPM seem more acceptable for this purpose).






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How would it not leave a lot of coffee on the burrs?

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Orphan Espresso's Apex is the standout manual ghost teeth grinder, getting stellar reports for brewing. It also has a stellar price. One thought is that it rquires a good deal of muscle to crank, despites it's much larger build than the model you've shown. That one might turn out to be very hard to crank.
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Acavia wrote:How would it not leave a lot of coffee on the burrs?
Big particles, not powder.

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Acavia wrote:How would it not leave a lot of coffee on the burrs?
Crank really, really fast :D.

FWIW, Apex has 1:4 expansion gearing to get the burr RPM's around/over 400. No idea how applicable that would be to these burrs, which appear to be much smaller.
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another_jim wrote:Orphan Espresso's Apex is the standout manual ghost teeth grinder, getting stellar reports for brewing. It also has a stellar price. One thought is that it rquires a good deal of muscle to crank, despites it's much larger build than the model you've shown. That one might turn out to be very hard to crank.
Must be very good, but too expensive to be used once in a while.

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I bought the grinder I was asking about in this topic, and wrote a small amateur review of it.