The manual coffee grinder and antique coffee grinders of all shapes and sizes really take my fancy!
They are such intricate little grinders and so ornate. Whether you want to use one or have it as a display item, they are some of the most fascinating items in all the "world" of gourmet coffee.
By the way, we unearthed a few really interesting sites while researching this whole question of coffee grinders, but none more so than those which deal with the manual coffee grinder, and specifically those covering antique coffee grinders.
Antique coffee grinders
I would like to point you to a wonderful site that has beautiful old antique coffee grinders for sale. Of course you may not be in the market for an antique grinder, but you really need to have a look at these, simply for interest – you won't regret it!
We also came across a site run by Association of Coffee Mill Enthusiasts which I am sure you will find interesting. If you really find yourself taken with the beauty of these little gems, the association offers memberships for a nominal rate.
Manual Coffee Grinder
Okay, so maybe you're not into the antiques – there are still some very beautiful working manual grinders available today.
And even some that have seen a lot of use, like this old "Grandma's grinder"
Another really popular working manual coffee grinder today is the Zassenhaus.
These gems have become quite difficult to get hold of, and although a number of specialty coffee stores feature them in their product range, most are unable to offer current supply.
Let us hope that this is not a long term situation. Please let me have to rewrite this page soon!
In the meantime, feast your eyes on these examples.