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    Turkish coffee grinder

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    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.

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    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.
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    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

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    Thanks guys. Perhaps I should have asked first but there is no substitute for experiences, even
    bad ones.

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    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.

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    Correction. pyrmontboy200 was just giving an endorsement and I am former owner of that grinder. Gavisconi007 is the seller but the same comments apply.



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