Comandante Coffee Grinder
Luxurious manual coffee grinder
Grind your coffee with precision regardless of brewing method with Comandante, a robust high-speed coffee grinder with an advanced knife-set design. The sculptural, manual grinders are designed by and made for specialty coffee experts and connoisseurs. The German quality crafts are made from the finest materials. The fine-tuned geometry and texture of the Nitro Blade burrs gives incredible grinding performance. Making the burrs is a serious engineering job that requires specialized tools and machines, excellent craftsmanship and lots of experience. The blades are made of stainless steel and are very durable. The grinder provides an optimal particle distribution when grinding fresh specialty coffee such as arabica beans.
Comandante’s iconic C40 model is available in many variants: Zebra, Black, American Cherry, Bamboo, Wenge Style, Red Sonja Cobolt, Grün and Burgundy. The C40 is made of wood and glass, with a stainless steel burr set. The grinder can be disassembled and reassembled, and it is easy to replace and clean the individual parts. The Comandante coffee grinder weighs 740 grams. The grinder itself along with its glass container can hold about 45 g of coffee. The transparent lid and base container shows what is left and what has been grinded. Comandante has click-based fineness adjustment which allows the user to repeat the exact same setting again and again.
The C40 is designed to be set very precisely, so you can grind coffee by brewing method. Although the perfect setting varies from coffee to coffee, here are some starting points:
5-10 clicks to Ibrik.
10-15 clicks to Espresso.
15-20 clicks on a coffee pot with Bialetti or stove.
22–32 Click for filter coffee (depending on dose and machine).
25-30 clicks to Cupping and French Press.
30-35 clicks for a Carlsbad coffee machine.
Aeropress – depends on your recipe.
The Comandante Grind and Brew World Championship
Since 2016, Comandante has held an annual Grind and Brew World Championship, and the competition takes place in several parts of the world each year. Coffee enthusiasts and baristas meet and battle with Comandante in hand to win the best cup of coffee of the year. Comandante encourages everyone to join Grind and Brew.
Winner of the first Australian Comandante Grind & Brew Cup 2019 (Ona, Sydney)
What does coffee mean to you?
I fell in love with coffee when I first tasted it. Now it helps me understand and connect myself with communities and people in Australia. I guess it will help me connect with more people and understand the world better in the future.
What do you love about the Comandante grinder?
Comandante gives me the most wonderful experience in grinding coffee beans. You will notice this yourself when you try a Comandante grinder. The only complaint about the grinder I can think of is that after you buy a Comandante grinder you will want to get rid of your electric grinder.
What do you love about making coffee?
Coffee beans are one of the most magical things in the world. Exploring all the magic behind coffee is the motivation for me.
What are your goals in the future?
To become a world champion in brewing. Hopefully Comandante will make a customized grinder for me when I reach my goal.
What is your advice for future Grind and Brew participants?
Of course, the most important advice is to go out and grab a Comandante grinder right now. Get to know the grinder, get to know the coffee beans.
Last but not least: no pressure – enjoy the competition with your small but powerful grinder.