Tall or short?
The most obvious starting point is its size – the tall grinder offers a generous 42g capacity. It is a perfect companion when you are brewing for more than just yourself. In contrast, the compact hand grinder can hold 21 – 23g which is perfect for most brewing methods especially Aeropress. While it is a smaller capacity the compact size makes it easier to fit into a compact travel ‘brew’ kit and is ideal for personal use (the body actually fits inside an Aeropress).
To achieve the compact size, the burrs are slightly smaller but are still a great quality conical ceramic set. The comfortable grip handle still has that smooth 'easy to use' action and doesn’t come off in use, which can happen with many other brands. Both grinders have managed to stabilise the core so the burrs stay firmly in position when grinding…..the quality and consistency of grind is tested using varying grade micron geotech screens. Both Rhinowares grinders produce excellent results compared with other popular hand grinders.
Lastly the new compact grinder includes a purpose built adaptor that allows it to neatly connect to the Aeropress…this saves on space required to brew and makes the whole process a true pleasure. Both units sell for $49.95 USD.
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