A mere five years ago it wasn't very easy to get your hands on the top notch hand grinders from around the world in South Africa. My, my, my, how far we've come!
The 1Zpresso K-Pro Manual Coffee Grinder. I never knew I needed a mini brush for a hand grinder, but it is super satisfying to clean out those grounds from the burrs.
And with competition in a category, there are always new features and improvements that strive to set themselves apart from the existing products.
The 1Zpresso Range, made in China, are beautifully crafted and their unique selling point is burr adjustment that is on the outside of the grinder. If you've never used a handgrinder, this may sound like a really weird point to be making a big deal of, but believe us, it's a pretty big deal. Traditionally handgrinders require you to adjust the burrs, ie the coarseness or fineness of your coffee grounds, by opening the bottom chamber and adjusting the burrs directly. Now, this is simple, but it can get a tad messy. The design of the 1Zpresso grinders means that you either adjust in the top chamber (no grounds going everywhere) or in the case of the premium K-Pro, you adjust with a handy ring on the outside of the grinder, see below.
The other claim, which we tested out, is that it is a handgrinder designed specifically for espresso fine grinds in mind, boasting 48mm burrs to ensure a fast and efficient grinding experience. We were super impressed by the ease of grind.