Bean Bros. Recommended hand grinder: Comandante C40 MK3 Nitro Blade
The Comandante C40 Nitro Blade is an amazing, precision grinding instrument. It has an advanced burr design giving it a serious level of consistency. This is the number 1 grinding tool we recommend here at Bean Bros.
By using high alloy and high nitrogen stainless steel burrs, it’s extremely tough, hard-wearing, and the burrs stay sharp. In fact, the burrs are made from a single block of steel. Additionally, all plastic parts of the grinder are made with Tritan BPA free plastic, making it safe to use.
You can change the grind settings by turning a dial which is located right next to the burrs. Turn it clockwise for finer grinds and anticlockwise for coarser ones.
This piece of kit is known as a cult favourite and we have to agree with the hype. It is brilliant quality and so satisfying to use. There’s good reason why the best baristas in the world always go for the Comandante!
- State of the art stainless steel burrs - high precision
- Patented burr material
- Center axle fixed and supported by two micro ball bearings - better force distribution and grind action
- Plastic BPA free
- 35 grind settings
- Comes with two grind jars - one dark coloured and one clear glass jar
- Choice of four styles
- 40g capacity
- Handcrafted in Germany
What are the different grind settings?
The Comandante hand grinder can grind to pretty much any level of coarseness. If you’d like to create a Turkish coffee, you need only turn the dial 5-8 clicks. For espresso, 8-12. For mokapot, 13-15. For filter, pour over, and aeropress, 20-28. For French press, 32-35. For cold drip and cold brew, 35 clicks.
How to clean the Comandante grinder?
It’s important that you never submerge the grinder in water or put it in the dishwasher. If the outside of the grinder becomes grubby, you can simply use a damp cloth to clean it. Every two weeks, you should also disassemble the grinder and use a brush to get rid of any leftover coffee grounds. Make sure you keep each part of the grinder safe as you are doing this, especially the two small washers. This keeps your coffee tasting fresh as there’s no stale grounds to pollute it.