I have a single-serve coffee maker, as well as a drip coffee pot. For convenience, these are the ones that I use most often. In those coffee makers, I use pods or ground coffee. On the weekends, however, when I have more time to sit and savor a good cup of coffee, I want to grind my own beans and use my French press. The Brillante Manual Coffee Grinder is perfect to use on those occasions.
The Brillante BR-MCG-SS1 manual coffee grinder is ready whether your preferred brewing method is pour over, French press, espresso or Turkish. You can even use it for grinding some types of spices instead if you like. It’s intended for coffee but if you’d like to use it as a spice grinder you’ll find it useful for that as well.
The BR-MCG-SS1 model grinder has a ceramic conical style burr which is easily adjustable using the knob attached to the ceramic burr (on the underside of the hopper). The adjustment has handy “clicks” to help you keep track of your favorite grind setting.
The hopper has a capacity of approx. 38 grams / 6 Tbsp so you’ll be able to grind enough coffee beans for 2 people (i.e. 2 mugs) in about 1 minute 20 seconds.
The grinder is easy to use and adjust. The adjustment nut turns, allowing the adjustment of the coffee ground from coarse to fine. The cylinder is convenient, allowing me to quickly add beans, yet small enough that I can pour into a reusable coffee pod with ease. The hand cranking motion can seem like a bit of a chore, but the coffee grinds pretty quickly. I prefer this over the cheap electric coffee grinder I was previously using.