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Hand Mills - Other - Joel Schulz's Review
Posted: December 5, 2009, 3:20am
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Ed Bourgeois 10.00
Jeremy Erwin 8.50
Tim Culver 8.00
Kahve Delisi 8.00
John Boddie 7.66

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.0
Product Reviewed: Bresil
Manufacturer: Peugeot Quality: 9
Average Price: Varies Usability: 10
Price Paid: $100.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Edelweiss Calgary Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 1 month Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: Professional Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Gaggia MDF, Breville Ikon
Bottom Line: It has been a long time since a product impressed me this much. PEUGEOT'S TOLL FREE NUMBER DOES NOT WORK IN CANADA - IF YOU ARE CANADIAN DO NOT BUY.
Positive Product Points

A zero dust, zero static incredibly uniform grind that meets all needs except Turkish.

Negative Product Points

Takes 3 to 4 minutes to grind 30 gm coffee beans at finest setting. Receiver basket piles up too much coffee at rear and when pulled out leaves grounds inside housing.

Detailed Commentary

This is the most consistent uniform grind of any machine I have owned or tried at any price. The only major drawback is that it is slow which is an inherent factor of all hand grinders. It does not do Turkish fineness but that is what the mortar and pestle was invented for.

Static is virtually non-existent due to the ultra low 40 rpm human driven motor. When emptying the drawer this apparent because no coffee sticks to the wooden basket. A little tap at the end and it is all empty. Loosen the grind setting nut, push the handle down and blow, instantly clean.

It grinds a perfect espresso, drip, and French press. The latter should be a given considering Peugeot is a French company. For those who still use percolators, like on camping trips, the grind is a tad fine but still usable. Nobody uses a percolator for COE coffee anyway. As for Turkish, how many people do you know who drink Turkish every day or exclusively. Grind fine and use a mortar and pestle and you will have a perfect Turkish talc like consistency.

This coffee shines in both espresso and French press, in an Aeropress too much acidity is extracted and a cheaper flat mill that puts a little talc like grind through the filter alleviates this. Don't get me wrong though I give the Aeropress coffee an 8 out of 10. Espresso, I give a perfect 10 to.

You will also get zero bells and whistles and a hopper that holds 40 grams. Coffee is not about convenience, however, it is all about taste and this setup definitely delivers on that.

Buying Experience

Edelweiss is a local store that carries European foods, coffee supplies, tea supplies, and has a tiny cafe for sit down fare. Service is always great. They do not give refunds only credit notes when returning products. They sell nothing they do not test and have the largest selection of Peugeot mills of all types.

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