COMANDANTE C40 Nitro Blade grinder

This grinder is awesome. I have a perfectly good Baratza Virtuoso electric grinder on my kitchen counter, yet I find myself instinctively pouring coffee beans into my Comandante hand grinder each morning. It's the tactile sensation of grinding the coffee by hand, for one thing. But there's more. Sure, this grinder is expensive. But you get what you pay for. The grinders are made in Germany. I hate to generalize a people, but the Germans have long been known for their precision and consistency. And those are the most important details when it comes to a coffee grinder. Those are the details that have been overlooked for so long. Yes, this grinder is beautiful and solidly built. But to take it in your hands, full of coffee beans, and turn the burrs - it's like magic. The wobble of the burrs that plagues every grinder on the market is completely gone in the Comandante. It's so stable that you can tighten the burrs down and grind for espresso or even Turkish coffee. That's unheard-of. Secondly, the grinding burrs are made of a very hard stainless steel with redesigned cutting surfaces that have been honed and sharpened like a knife. It's hard to describe what this means for grinding coffee, but when you turn the crank, it feels like you are slicing through the coffee instead of crushing it. Such a smooth and pleasurable feeling. The end result of all this is an extremely consistent grind size. Better than I've seen with any grinder. The grind adjustment is stepped and adjustable by 25-30 microns per click (about half the diameter of a human hair) through a full range from Turkish to French Press. Full, the grinder will hold about 40 grams of coffee. And best of all, the coffee I've been brewing with the Comandante is exceptional. We have this in 7 models. Three with wood veneer: American Cherry, Red Sonja, and the newest model, Chocolate Fineline. Four are powder coated: BLACK, Burgundy, Cobalt, and Grün.

(UPDATE: I sold the Virtuoso and now have two Comandante grinders)

Due to cost increases and production limitations Comandante is raising prices, so this will be the last opportunity to purchase at $250 retail. The newest model, Chocolate Fineline is making its world debut at $290. Snatch these up.

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