Remember the old GSI grinder that was shaped like a flying saucer? That was a grinder that I first found in Moab, and really was the first I'd seen that was portable enough to take on travels and adventures. But unwieldy. I once sat in the back seat of a 4WD truck on the bumpiest road in Colombia, and ground a pound of coffee for a farmer I was on my way to visit, gnarling my knuckles in the process.
This new redesign by GSI is a dramatic change from that first version, and I really like it. The barrel is small and manageable. Hold it with one hand and grind with the other - the action seems smoother and the ceramic burrs are supported in two places for less rocking and better grind consistency. To use, simply pull the handle/lid assembly off and pour in the coffee. The grinder will only hold 25 grams of coffee, so it's definitely a compact, one-cup grinder. The ground coffee falls into a cup at the bottom of the grinder, which is removed by pulling straight off. The handle turns over for easy packing down to 6.25"H x 2.75"W at 265 grams. (And my knuckles look so pretty I could be a hand model.)
This grinder is awesome. I have a perfectly good Baratza Virtuoso electric grinder on my kitchen cabinet, yet I find myself instinctively pouring coffee beans into my Comandante hand grinder each morning. It's the tactile sensation of grinding the coffee...
DIRECTIONS We've been making this "cold brew" coffee concentrate for years and selling it in the shop. At first we only sold it by the cup, and then we started selling it in jars for our customers to take...