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Posted Tue Sep 1, 2009, 5:18pm
Subject: Re: Japanese Ceramic-Burr Hand Mills
 

I've been using the Kyocera one from Orphanespresso for a few months and I love it. Works GREAT
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Posted Tue Sep 1, 2009, 9:28pm
Subject: Re: Japanese Ceramic-Burr Hand Mills
 

I noticed there is someone from Japan on Ebay selling both the Porlex and the Kyocera.  The shipping seems slow and he or she is selling it much closer to the North American and Australian pricing. Still...
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Posted Sun Sep 13, 2009, 4:41pm
Subject: Re: Japanese Ceramic-Burr Hand Mills
 

Just wanted to add that my Porlex is a very solid fit...there is no 'wiggle' at all when assembled and grinding, and it's MUCH easier to grind with this cylinder in my grip than my Zass knee grinder. :)
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Posted Sun Sep 13, 2009, 7:57pm
Subject: Re: Japanese Ceramic-Burr Hand Mills
 

Something else to note:

My Porlex slides perfectly into the plunger on my AeroPress.  If the dimensions of the Porlex are a fraction wider, or the dimensions of the AeroPress plunger are a fraction narrower, this won't work.  It seems the ultimate kit for the coffee-loving road warrior or office worker who hates high prices and/or bad coffee as everything becomes so much more compact.
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Posted Mon Sep 14, 2009, 8:01pm
Subject: Re: Japanese Ceramic-Burr Hand Mills
 

SlowRain Said:

Something else to note:

My Porlex slides perfectly into the plunger on my AeroPress.  If the dimensions of the Porlex are a fraction wider, or the dimensions of the AeroPress plunger are a fraction narrower, this won't work.  It seems the ultimate kit for the coffee-loving road warrior or office worker who hates high prices and/or bad coffee as everything becomes so much more compact.

Posted September 13, 2009 link

I noticed that too, and thought 'wow...what a fluke!' :D
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Posted Fri Sep 25, 2009, 9:37pm
Subject: Re: Japanese Ceramic-Burr Hand Mills
 

A good point buried in this Buy/Sell thread: "WTB: kyocera hand grinder"

KnowGood Said:

but one good thing with the Kyocera is that if you are using a pre millennium LaPav, the catch container fits the basket perfectly.

Posted September 25, 2009 link

That's good to know.  I just did a test, and the Porlex will dump perfectly right into the bottom of my 51mm Pavoni basket.  However, one caveat: not all baskets are the same size.
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Posted Sat Mar 15, 2014, 7:16am
Subject: Re: Japanese Ceramic-Burr Hand Mills
 

I know this is an old thread,  but I'm not having any luck in another thread regarding info on the Porlex grinder. I currently have an Capresso Infinity grinder. It's not very easy to clean, it has a high amount of residual grounds left in the machine (very wasteful) , and it's prone to static electricity. I usually only make a double shot a day.

Is the Porlex acceptable for espresso?

 
Gaggia Classic, Capresso Infinity
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Posted Sat Mar 15, 2014, 5:24pm
Subject: Re: Japanese Ceramic-Burr Hand Mills
 

espressodemon Said:

Is the Porlex acceptable for espresso?

Posted March 15, 2014 link

No.

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Posted Mon Mar 17, 2014, 6:28am
Subject: Re: Japanese Ceramic-Burr Hand Mills
 

Neither is the Capresso Infinity.

 
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Posted Tue Mar 18, 2014, 11:31am
Subject: Re: Japanese Ceramic-Burr Hand Mills
 

I've read many people on these forums suggest the Hario Mini Mill/Skerton for espresso on a budget over cheaper machines like the Infinity, Encore, etc. Is the Hario better than the Porlex (I don't imagine that to be the case) or are such recommendations solely on the basis of buying a cheap manual in order to save for better down the road?

If I recall correctly, the minimum ($) electric recommended would be the Baratza Preciso.

 
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