Founded in 1921, Hario began as a production company for heat proof glass and happened to be the only company to have its own factory for such production. Post the Second World War, Hario also began the production of household items like Coffee and Tea equipment, Japanese teas and Herbal teas, later came other products like Microwave-safe cooking equipment, Aromatherapy, Kitchenware and more pet related products. In parallel, the company is also involved in the production of industrial glass for automotive headlights.
What is a coffee mill?
A coffee mill is primarily a grinding device in which a few grams of coffee can be ground at a given time. Most machines are equipped with two common kinds of abrasive surfaces commonly known as burrs, either flat burrs or conical burrs. There are also hand grinders and automated electrical grinders. The advantage with hand grinders is that you can grind according to your convenience as to how fine would you like your coffee bean to be ground.
Why is it better to grind your own coffee?
Grinding your coffee allows for the efficient extraction of soluble. Adjoining to this, there are many reasons why buying pre ground coffee could be qualitatively inferior. They range from exposure to oxygen to contamination. Grinding your coffee fresh is a much better option, not just for flavor and aroma but because the oils found in coffee are extremely delicate they might lose their essential nutritive properties.
Product in focus:
Hario Skerton Ceramic Coffee Mill (100g)
Globally recognized and one of the most reputed brands, Hario, offers a range of coffee mills in various sizes or quantities. This particular model has multiple advantages for those enthusiastic about coffee and those who prefer grinding their own coffee.
The Japanese company has built an impeccable reputation for its superior technology and quality. The best part about their designs is that they keep the ease of the user in mind while designing their products which makes them simple, user friendly and still one of the finer ones in the competing market. The Hario Coffee Grinder is durable with high functions and is also versatile.
The hand grinder is essentially one that allows the user to have complete control over the coffee texture, whether the person desires a coarser grain for cold brew or a finer one for a quick espresso, which makes this model a very flexible one. One grinder that can potentially give you many textures.
The versatile model has also grown to become a user favorite over the last few years and cafes like Barista too prefer using a Hario Coffee Mill, and not any other.
The compact design is light and durable.
The size is its biggest advantage. It is easy to clean and easy to maintain. The compact design also makes it travel-friendly compared to other company models and designs. It’s easily portable.
It hardly emanates any noise while grinding. If you live in a small space, it’s an added advantage. It is hardly as noisy as an electrical grinder. An easy-peasy pick for mornings.
The blades aren’t glass but are made of ceramic. It’s the only part in this model of Hario coffee mill that is ceramic. Why ceramic happens to be better is because it reduces all chances of oxidization that would take away the flavor and aroma. It pulverizes and grinds instead of cutting, unlike most other grinders. It also gives a very specific grind.
The efficiency given the size of the grinder is something worth appreciation. Its grinds about a hundred to hundred and ten beans in about a minute’s time.
The Hario Coffee Mill comes with a silicon lid which keeps the beans from popping and bouncing out. Adjoining to this the cup at the bottom keeps it firmly held at place while grinding.
It is an ideal pick for someone living alone and needs to brew just a single cup of coffee because one churn or grind results in the quantity you’d need for a medium to a large mug. It grinds in a minute and you’re sorted.
It fulfills all the requirements of a mill at an extremely affordable rate and maintenance is no hassle at all because most of the parts are plastic. It is easy to wash and dries up quickly too.
The company offers timely and punctual services and queries are delivered very efficiently. You can subscribe to their customer services and be updated with all responses to trouble that others may be having with their grinders. You shall not be left in the dark.
It is indeed difficult to do this manually when you need to grind coffee for more than one person or one mug. If you live a fast paced life or do not find enough time in your morning schedule, this can feel like forever. It is just fine for a single use but grinding for more than a cup can be ridiculously time consuming.
This isn’t exactly a product disadvantage but if you’re buying your Hario Coffee Mill online, then a word of caution is a pre-requisite as there are many variants of copies available too. If you do not look close enough or purchase it from a certified buyer, there is a very good chance that you’d land up with a copy instead of an original.
The screw can cause some trouble if you do not fit it in properly and the bolt tends to fasten a little too hard into place if you don’t open it regularly. The mill keeps sliding from the rubber cap at the bottom.
The Hario Coffee Mill begins to work with great consistency for basic coarse grind but if you want a very fine grind, this isn’t a very effective one. Also, as you keep grinding, the parts begin to loosen up.
For every different grind you’d have to opt for a different setting.
Overall, it isn’t very fancy but is a good buy for its budget. It’s a snuggly fit for a person living in a small space and is an ideal companion for a single person who is a coffee enthusiast. If you’re looking for something on a higher technological level and facility then Hario has many more options that you can choose from.