With the recent release of the new Rhinowares compact handgrinder, a comparison is in order.
The most obvious difference is 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 has a smaller capacity, the compact size makes it easier to fit into your compact travel ‘brew’ kit and it is ideal for personal use (the body actually fits inside an Aeropress).
To achieve the compact size, the burrs of the compact are slightly smaller but they are still a great quality conical ceramic set. The comfortable grip handle still has that smooth ‘easy to use’ action and it doesn’t dislodge in use, which can happen with many other brands.
Both grinders burr sets are firmly stabilised 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 which allows it to neatly connect to an Aeropress. This eliminates mess, save on the space required to brew and makes the whole process of producing a great cup a true pleasure.