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Bodum C-MILL Coffee Grinder

One thing that I will say about this grinder is that I've had it for about 8 years, and it's still going strong. So if you can forgive a few faults and just want a grinder that will last you a very long time, this is the one for you.

At $25 it's not the cheapest grinder out there. Bodum products are rarely on the cheaper end of the spectrum, but I still consider this grinder to be a good value, if only for its longevity. Another thing that this grinder does very well is grind FAST.

This thing will tear through beans so fast that, if you aren't used to it, you'll end up with Turkish instead of coarse. While grinding quickly is a definite plus for that first cup in the morning, there is one bad aspect: the loss of grind control.

If you grind for 10 seconds as opposed to 12 seconds, there will be a noticeable difference in the grinds. This might not be a bother to some, but I make my coffee in many different ways, from espresso to chemex to french press, and it took a little time for me to get the hang of how long to grind the beans for the different brewing processes.

Once you are adept at it, though, it is a time-saver. Lastly, it will grind very fine. Fine enough to do some real Turkish coffee. There are some things that I don't care for about this grinder. It doesn't hold very many beans.

While this is fine for doing a cup at a time or a little french press, don't expect to get enough for a 12-cup pot of strong coffee. The small capacity leads to another problem. With a shallow lid that just fits on the top, you have to pour the grinds out of the grinder. In this aspect, I do like grinders with large caps so that you can just invert the grinder and then have everything in the cap, ready to pour into your filter or basket.

So, if you want something that is fast and will last, but don't mind small batches and inconvenient pouring, this is a fantastic grinder.

- Cheap
- Grinds fast

- Doesn't hold very many beans.
- With a shallow lid that just fits on the top, you have to pour the grinds out of the grinder

4 out of 5

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