Porlex Japanese Ceramic Burr Grinder

Last updated: March 30, 2023

Porlex Japanese Ceramic Burr Grinder

We looked at the top Burr Coffee Grinders and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Burr Coffee Grinder you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 132 expert reviews, the Porlex Japanese Ceramic Burr Grinder placed 18th when we looked at the top 22 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Porlex Mini Stainless Steel Coffee Grinder Ceramic conical burrs with wide range can grind from powder to french press 20 gram capacity. 47 mm diameter and stands 130 mm tall. Made in Osaka, Japan. Stainless steel, static free body.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The Porlex has a small set of ceramic burrs that produce a pretty consistent grind at the medium-fine setting and then becomes less and less consistent as it gets coarser.
The Porlex is also made of stainless steel, meaning it won’t crack when dropped like the Hario.
The Porlex Mini is the perfect camping grinder because its very durable as it is made from stainless steel, and its very portable as well, and requires no electricity to operate – just good, old-fashioned manual action.
Excellent grind consistency
The speed is simply amazing and the ease of grind makes the grinding process pleasant with little effort. This is due to a long steel handle that is crafted to connect well with the grinder.
Inside the Mini is a set of spring-loaded ceramic burrs that churn out a precise and consistent grind time, without overheating and ruining coffee beans. This consistency is rarely seen in a manual coffee grinder, and likely a major selling-point for the Porlex Mini.
The Porlex Mini has a removable handle which can be conveniently stored when traveling. Due to its small size it is a popular backpacking coffee grinder.

What reviewers didn't like

The only real drawback is that it’s small and as such takes longer to grind, but on the other hand that’s also a strength.
Don’t expect to use the Porlex as an affordable alternative to an electric grinder, especially if you ever want to brew more than one cup at a time.
The capacity is low
Small capacity fit for one person or two at best
While it may lack a few of the features of the 1Z Grinder, at half the price it remains a very appealing alternative for many consumers.
Small 20g capacity
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