Comandante is a German company specialising in manual coffee grinders. The Comandante products are famous for being engineered from the finest materials.
The Comandante grinders have an advanced set of steel burrs, the result of dedicated research and development. The burr material is stainless steel, making it sharp and accurate. These grinders are perfect for milling specialty coffee to perfection.
If you would like one of the highest performance coffee hand grinders on the market, make the Comandante grinder part of your coffee gear collection right now!
This is a high-quality piece of kit which should be part of any coffee-lover’s collection. But, what is it that makes the Comandante C40 MKiii hand grinder so special?
To start off with, it is made of durable, high-quality materials. The crank shaft, axel, and burrs are all made from solid stainless steel. This means that each of the important components within the grinder are all the same high-quality. The burrs that Comandante use are specifically crafted by them, for them. For Comandante, the most important things to bear in mind when creating burrs is the sharpness of them and the consistency. This means that you get the same, brilliant grind every single time. Therefore, you can really perfect your coffee preferences with this grinder. All in all, the grinder holds around 40-45g of coffee. This is the same for in the hopper and the ground coffee jar at the bottom of the grinder. This is about as much as you need to make six cups of coffee.
Here at Bean Bros, we stock the Comandante grinder in black as well as a number of wooden veneer designs. These are American Cherry, Bamboo, and Wenge. This means you can go for whatever style suits your kitchen!
Now, onto how to use your Comandante. You can change the Comandante C40 grind settings by adjusting a dial at the bottom of the burrs. Just take off the glass collection jar and you will see a three-pronged dial. Hold the axle in place by holding onto the top of the grinder and then turn the dial to whichever setting you would like. You can get a grind anywhere from espresso to a French press. The Comandante grinder is used to create so many different types of coffee. You know what grinder setting you are on by counting the number of clicks from zero. As this grinder is manual, it means that it is much quieter to use a Comandante, grinder motor being especially loud first thing in the morning. It’s also lovely to have something more active as part of your coffee routine, rather than just relying on machines.
Comandante grinder reviews are always stunning, with coffee connoisseurs picking up on the accuracy of the grind. Every time, the ground coffee comes out perfectly uniform. The Comandante price range is a little higher than other grinders on the market, but we seriously think that it is worth it. This is a solid machine which will last for years and years to come.
FAQs on Comandante
What does Comandante mean?
It means ‘Commander’, like an officer who is in charge of troops. It reflects the brilliant quality of Comandante’s materials and overall products.
How do I clean a Comandante grinder?
It’s important to keep your grinder clean so that no old coffee grounds get stuck in it. If old grounds go into your fresh brewing, it may taste stale. Make sure that you never soak your grinder in water or put it in the dishwasher. Instead, there is a short process you need to undertake to make sure your grinder stays in the best condition possible.
If your grinder has a wooden veneer Comandante grinder sleeve, it’s not good to get it too wet. Instead, if you notice that it’s dirty, a damp cloth should remove any grubbiness or greasy fingerprints. You should then dry it immediately to stop it from developing water rings.You can also care for the wood using a good, natural beeswax polish. This will keep it looking as good as new.
To make sure the burrs stay in good condition, it’s a good idea to simply brush your burrs and grinder interior to stop old grounds getting stuck inside. Simply disassemble the grinder first so that each component is easy to get to.
To start disassembling your grinder, take off the glass collection jar at the bottom of the machine.
Next, unscrew the dial at the bottom of the grinder. This is the dial you would usually turn to change the grind size. Make sure you don’t get your hands caught on the burrs.
Once you’ve unscrewed this, you’ll be able to take everything apart. Make sure you hold onto smaller parts like the washers.
Next, brush each of the components separately. You can do this using specialist brushes or something like a toothbrush. Make sure you remove all the old bits of coffee dust which are hidden away in crevices,
Now, we need to put the grinder back together again. Firstly, get your washers. There are two sides - a flat surface and a raised edge. The raised edge should always be in contact with the bearings inside of the grinder. Put that in first followed by the axel and then the crank.
Turn the grinder over holding it steady. Then, put the washer in again with the edge facing the bearings, the flat side out.
Now, put the cone back in, pushing it down slowly.
Then, you can screw the dial back onto the grinder and all of the pieces are back together.
You should clean your grinder once every one or two weeks.
What are the Comandante grinder settings for Aeropress?
For an aeropress, you will need around 300g of coffee with a grind size of 25 clicks on a Comandante grinder. This is the perfect Comandante Aeropress recipe.
What are the Comandante Chemex grinder settings?
For Chemex, you need a coarser grind meaning you should use about 40-45 Comandante clicks.
What are the V60 grinder settings for the Comandante grinder?
Around 23-32 Comandante clicks for V60 is perfect.
What’s the difference between Comandante vs. Kinu?
The Kinu is another hand grinder which is also designed in Germany. It too is made from stainless steel and has a bean capacity of 40g.
What other products are available from Comandante?
Another popular product is the Comandante red clix axel. This acts as an alternative to the normal axel which comes with Comandante products. It works well for people who are looking for more settings, especially when it comes to espresso and finer grinds. There are a number of other Comandante grinder accessories available, such as spare coffee jars to attach to the bottom of the grinder and spare cranks.
You can also get items such as a Comandante bag or Comandante grinder case to keep your products safe from scratching. Because of the cult following the company has, Comandante grinder accessories are becoming more and more popular.