Weighing in at 236g, less truly is more with the Porlex Mini Grinder. It’s narrow cylindrical shape fits beautifully in your hand, allowing you grind in a very natural motion.
The lid prevents beans from flying all over the place, which keeps grinding neat and tidy. The adjustable conical ceramic burr delivers great grind consistency, and can even grind as fine as espresso. Porlex mini grinds a max of 22g-26g of coffee, which covers the bases for most single cup alternative brew recipes, and the adjustments are really well weighted increments to keep things pretty simple.
The stainless steel casing provides a nice tough exterior, and it fits snugly into the infamous AeroPress, making it a perfect rough and ready travel partner.
So what differentiates the mini from the Tall? Well, the name gives that away: at 130mm height it’s 55mm shorter. It has a capacity of 26g whole beans. It also has a rubber grip that makes grinding even easier and allows you to attach the handle to the side of the grinder housing when detached.
As the burrs are exactly the same as in the Tall, it copes well with everything you can throw at it - from Turkish to French Press grind setting - and thanks to an easily accessible locking nut, is really easy to adjust.
Hand coffee grinder that can grind as fine as espresso
Quality stainless steel casing
Great for traveling
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