Eureka’s First Hand Grinder
After years of producing some of the best coffee grinders in the specialty market, Eureka have now expanded their line to include the new Eureka Baby Grinder, which is their first manual piece of equipment. The Baby Grinder is a testament to Eureka’s commitment in providing a quality product at an affordable price.
The Eureka Baby Grinder is not only sleek in design, but is also incredibly robust and easy to use. The ergonomically designed handle makes for a smooth operation, allowing the user to grind coffee quickly and with ease. Moreover, the stepped burr system allows for precise adjustments, giving you the freedom to grind everything from a coarse grind to a fine espresso profile. We love that the Eureka Baby Grinder has such a wide grinding range, it opens up new brewing methods to people who can't commit to an expensive electric grinder. Using the stepped burr system is really easy, and I found this design choice to be intuitive because you don't need to disassemble the unit and manually adjust the burr. Making this adjustment so easy will be appreciated by those you need their everyday items to have been designed with ergonomics in mind.
48mm Conical Burrs
In the world of specialty coffee, Burr grinders are the most ideal way to prepare your coffee. They offer a much more even and consistent grind profile compared to blade grinders, which plays a huge role in the quality of your final cup. The Eureka Baby Grinder comes with 48mm conical burrs that will help to deliver a high quality cup of coffee every time. These burrs allow you to grind within a huge range; from as fine as an espresso profile, up to a Chemex or French Press profile, the Baby Grinder is incredibly versatile. What's more, these burrs come with a special 'Gold Energy' treatment. This treatment increases their lifespan by a massive 50%, reducing waste and saving you the hassle of replacing them as often as comparable hand grinders.
Why a Hand Grinder?
Not everyone needs an automatic counter top coffee grinder for a high quality brew. Hand grinders have become a great way to precisely and consistently grind whole bean coffee without taking up as much space or breaking your budget. Plus, they're easy to clean and maintain!
There is often a heated discussion among coffee enthusiasts regarding the preferred type of grinder – manual or electric. Although electric models offer unparalleled ease of use, manual grinders provide special benefits that enhance the overall experience and taste of coffee brewing.
With hand grinders, some argue that you have complete control over the size of your grind. By using this manual method, you can finely adjust the coarseness to suit different brewing methods like French press, pour-over, and even espresso (if the burrs allow to grind that fine). This level of precision in adjusting settings guarantees a customized coffee experience. While electric grinders can generate heat while grinding which can potentially affect the flavor of the coffee by altering its essential oils, hand grinders have a slower and cooler grinding action that helps to preserve the rich and nuanced flavors and aromas of the beans without producing excessive heat.
For customers who love coffee and are always on the go, hand grinders are the perfect choice. Their compact size and portability make them easy to travel with. Additionally, their quiet performance is great for communal settings or peaceful morning routines, as they provide a consistent grind without the loudness of electric grinders.
The act of using a hand grinder goes beyond a simple task - it becomes an immersive experience. This manual method creates a sense of connection with the art of coffee-making, encouraging individuals to take their time and enjoy the journey from bean to cup. This hands-on approach gets you actively involved in the process, enhancing their understanding and enjoyment of the various elements and complexities involved in brewing coffee.
Get the Eureka Baby Hand Grinder delivered to your front door when you order online or find one in our coffee shops today and elevate your coffee game!
Why would I choose a manual grinder over an automatic grinder?
There are a lot of benefits in choosing to use a manual hand grinder over an automatic counter top grinder. Not only are they more compact, but on average they are much more affordable than comparable automatic units. As well as this, manual coffee grinders should, in theory, produce slightly better tasting coffee than automatic grinders, because manual grinders don’t heat up coffee beans during grinding. Most automatic grinders grind at high speeds, and the friction slightly increases the coffee’s temperature for a short time. This could potentially affect the profile of your cup.
Why are there different price points for hand grinder?
Like all specialty coffee equipment, there are varying levels of quality with Hand Grinders. You’ll notice when investing in a higher priced unit, there will be major improvements in how long it takes to grind a dose, the quality of grind profile, the ability to grind for a range of brew methods and the lifespan of the piece of equipment. For those who take their coffee preparation seriously, the grinder is one of the most important pieces of equipment to invest in.
How frequently should I be cleaning my hand grinder?
Keeping your hand grinder in top condition is crucial to maintain its high quality and performance. We highly recommend you clean your hand grinder often to avoid build-up of coffee residue, which can affect the taste of future brews. Simply disassemble the grinder and use a small brush or soft cloth to remove any leftover coffee particles. It is also important to periodically disassemble the grinder and remove any trapped oils from the coffee, as this can impact the taste. Additionally, make sure to follow the manufacturer's guidelines for sharpening or replacing the burrs to keep them in good condition. Worn burrs can lead to inconsistent grinds and affect the overall quality of your coffee. By taking good care of your hand grinder, you can prolong its lifespan and ensure a consistently delicious cup of coffee every time.