John Lewis coffee mill
I was very generously given this as a wedding present at the end of last year. Before then I always used to but my coffee pre-ground but now I wouldn't be without one of these. Buying beans and grinding them just before you brew your coffee means that you get the freshest and nicest tasting coffee.
It is very easy and simple to use. Just pour however much beans you want to grind into the metal jar, put the plastic lid on and press the button. It is just a matter of holding down the button to determine how grinded you want the beans. It really depends on the bean, your taste and what you are using to make the coffee. I always try to get mine relatively medium rather than leave them coarse or make them too fine because I use a coffee machine. This takes no time at all, you barely need to grind the beans for 20 seconds to get them a pretty fine/medium texture.
You can't make a mess with this because you can't grind the beans until the lid is securely on.
It does take a little practice to work out how much beans make how much ground coffee and how grinded you prefer them. If like me you are a bit of a coffee junkie then it won't take long to work this out. It can at maximum hold about 90grams of beans which could make up to 18 cups of delicious coffee but I only grind enough for that day, or at most a couple of days, to guarantee that it is always fresh.
A plus point, in my opinion, is that it is easy to clean. The base and jar are made from stainless steel which matches a lot of my kitchen appliances. It looks really smart and it is quite small so it fits away in the cupboard really easily.
There is a separate plastic lid to the removable jar (where the beans are grinded) which means that if you are in a hurry just pop on this the plastic lid on and transfer this to the fridge, to keep everything fresh. I very rarely do this as I keep a separate container but it can come in handy from time to time.
This is typically retailing in John Lewis for £27. I am now totally in love with this product and I think that overall it is a fair price. I've owned this for more than ten months now and it has been well used and shows no sign of developing any problems. Also with John Lewis you get a three year warranty for your money.
I am gladly going to give this four out of five stars. It is really easy to use, it is easy to clean and it grinds the coffee perfectly, what more could anyone want? I am pleased with mine and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to other people.
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