Easy to use, durable, grinds finely enough even for espresso machines, feels cosy and authentic, takes very little space on your counter top, affordable
Negative Product Points
no instructions, turning the adjusting knob is difficult.
Granny's suggestion on cleaning; occasionally grind some (unboiled) white rice to remove oily coffee deposits in the mechanism. Throw away the first coffee grind as it is likely to contain a little rice powder.
Use a wrench to adjust the knob for a finer ground. If you do it by hand, your grinder won't produce a sufficiently fine ground. The coffee doesn't look as finely ground as with a "professional" grinder, but don't let this deter you. If you tamper it well, it has the same consistency and produces a very good espresso.
Not every Zassenhaus manual mill can grind finely enough for espresso machines; this particular grinder is marked "espresso".
I got it in a small coffee shop in Amsterdam, Geels en Co.. Nice old family-owned shop close to Central Station in the Warmoesstraat. Friendly staff, good selection of products. A little further down the street, you'll find Wijs en Zn., also a very nice shop for coffee geeks and a supplyer of the Royal Court.