Post By Andy
Turkish coffee grinder
Help! I am looking for a grinder to do small quantities of Turkish (occasional 1 -2 cups) and am drawing a blank searching the forum. I have tried my Macap M2M. It produces a fine turkish but required an archaeological dig to recover my machine and removed half the burrs. It has refused to do it again. I am looking at a hand grinder - dedicated if necessary - but a lot look like tourist trinkets rather than coffee grinders. So far, my best choice seems to be the Lido 2 or the Hiku. Any experience or advice would be most welcome.
Yep, you can't use electronic grinders for great Turkish coffee, needs to be a hand grinder else you add too much heat.
The current best Turkish grinder would be the Comandante but at around $350 it's a pretty serious hand grinder.
For about 2 thirds of the price you can get a Zassenhaus Havanna, with a 25 year warranty! It's built to look like a traditional Turkish grinder but is made with German accuracy. Zassenhaus grinders are reliable enough they become heirlooms.
CoffeeSnobs site sponsors sell both of these so try the [quote form] to see availability.
There is a lido 2e for sale on here. I would say it would go fine enough. I'm at 0.1 for espresso, and it goes to -0.2 before burrs start to rub.
The havanna certainly looks the part
Thanks guys. Perhaps I should have asked first but there is no substitute for experiences, even
There is also a Lido 1 currently for sale that pyrmontboy200 reports he is currently using for Turkish and getting satisfactory results . At $115 including postage that IMO is good value for money. Disclaimer: I am a former owner and could be biased. Only changed to go to Lido3 and it's travel handle but would still be happy to be using the L1.
Correction. pyrmontboy200 was just giving an endorsement and I am former owner of that grinder. Gavisconi007 is the seller but the same comments apply.