The Coolife burr hand coffee grinder will make it into the top 5 list of most manual grinders in the UK. Those who like to hand grind their coffee beans, will benefit from the ceramic burrs on this useful choice.
The typical UK buyer who makes this purchase, will use it at home, or more likely when travelling, or camping. It is also used quite a lot in holiday homes or caravans.
You can see what this particular manual grinder looks like just below.
As you can see from the image above, this grinder looks really well. With this grinder you can do various grounds from coarse to fine. The manufacturer Coolife describe this one as cute and portable, which is a pretty accurate description.
How Buyers Rate the Coolife Coffee Grinder
Below we have summarised what real life buyers make of this hand grinder. Overall they rate this model as a 4.6 out of 5 star machine. This is based on a 5 star rating system, with 1 being the lowest rating, and 5 stars being the highest.
I have shown the buyer ratings by a percentage split, which I think you may find useful, to see the ratings at a glance.
It is pretty easy to see from these ratings, that overall they are excellent. Around 76 out of 100 people give this machine a full 5 star rating. 90% rate it 4 stars or higher, so overall pretty good ratings. At the other end there are very few poor ratings, and the good news no one star ratings - always a very good sign.
What Buyers Didn't Like Abut this Hand Grinder
If the percentage of 1 star reviews is small, I tend to ignore that. In this case there were none so I took a look at the few 2 & 3 star reviews. The complaints there were about the length of time it took to grind the coffee. I am afraid to say that if you decide to buy a hand grinder, that will apply to any of them.
They take quite a bit of physical effort, and also a fair bit of time to get their way through grinding beans. For coarse grinds the time is actually OK. However, if you are grinding for a fine espresso type grind, then it takes a great deal longer.
If you are new to the world of grinding your own coffee beans, then we would recommend buying a good quality electric burr grinder. That truly speeds up the entire process. The fact that they use a burr will mean that the coffee beans do not get burned, and as such retain all the flavour.
Overall though with just around 90% being very satisfied with their purchase, we will now look at this coffee grinder in much more detail.
Coolife Coffee Grinder Specification & Key Features
- Uses a large ceramic burr
- Easy to adjust the grin setting
- Can be taken apart for easy cleaning
- Comes with a lid to keep grains fresh
- Has a silicone base to prevent it from moving when being used.
- It measures 20.3 x 8.9 x 16 cm and weighs about 600 grams so will not take up a lot of storage space
- This is a useful grinder, especially for those of you who like to travel, and yet enjoy great tasting coffee.
- Delivers very consistent results
Who Would Buy this Coolife Model?
People who buy this type of manual grinder usually do so, as they quite enjoy using it to grind their beans. A lot of people prefer to use this more old-fashioned method of grinding. The electric blade and burr grinders will whizz up your beans in seconds. Some other people prefer the simple task of turning the handle for about 90 seconds.
When you read the reviews, there are many types of buyers. Those who camp, or take holidays where an electrical supply is not always guaranteed, also buy this type of hand powered grinder.
Key Things to Know About the Coolife
This model gets great reviews. It is not something that I would use in the home, but I do see the value of it for something like camping, or even making coffee in the great outdoors.
It is well enough made and buyers like the way it delivers a consistent grind. They also like that fact that you can quickly take it apart, clean the parts, and then assemble it quickly.
My Summary & Verdict on the Coolife Coffee Grinder
The majority of people seem more than happy with the results. This is not a high end coffee grinder by any stretch of the imagination, but is appears to be good enough for most buyers. Buyers seem to love this small and compact device.
This model has a recommended retail price of around £23. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, buyers are clearly satisfied. So given the high ratings and the affordable price, this one looks like a good purchase.
Hand grinders are not for everyone, but for those that like them, this one is up there with the best. If you want to see my top 10 list of hand grinders, please click here. This one appears on that list.