Comandante C40 MKIII Hand Grinder

Product Code
c40-mkiii
$250.00

Summary

Offering an exceptional grind quality and ergonomic design, the Commandante C40 MKIII is not only pleasant to use but could easily pass as a modern work of art.

Measurements

Weight
3 lbs
Length
21 in
Width
5 in
Height
3 in

Details

Sporting a stainless steel body wrapped in a thin wood veneer (treated with a natural wax oil), an oak wood handle (from the Black Forest), and a glass grounds container, the Comandante C40 MKIII hand grinder is particularly attractive.

But the attention to detail doesn't stop with the beautiful aesthetics. On the inside, you’ll find a stainless steel axle, crank, and micro ball bearings, as well as high-nitrogen martensitic steel burrs, which are highly resistant to pitting. These burrs are strong, sharp, and said to be perfect for other use cases, including grinding pepper and tea.

The Comandante C40 is capable of grinding for anything from Turkish to French press. Adjusting the grind is easy: simply remove the glass grounds bin and turning the plastic knob while holding the handle in place. It has stepped grind adjustment, giving you the ability to count clicks, after zeroing out the burrs, allowing you to easily return to the same grind size.

When beautiful design and detailed engineering come together, it’s explosive. Water can’t put out those kinds of fires. But seriously, if you get the Comandante C40 MKIII hand grinder, don’t dump buckets of water on it.

What’s in the box?

  • 1x Comandante Hand Grinder Body
  • 1x Handle/Grinder Lid
  • 2x Glass Grounds Jar (1x clear; 1x brown) with 1x Jar Lid

Features

  • Full range of grind sizes (Turkish to French press).
  • Stepped adjustment makes replication easy.
  • Beautifully designed, with unique wood veneer styling.
  • Transparent lid and grounds bin makes it easy to know how much remains.

Specifications

Specifications
Diameter: 2.4"
Height: 6.3"
Weight: 1.63 lbs.
Outer Burr Size: 39mm
Inner Burr Size: 30mm
Burr Type: Conical Steel Burrs
Burr Material: Patented High-Alloyed High-Nitrogen Stainless Steel
Body Material: Stainless Steel (Wood Veneer)
Wood Surface Treatment: Natural Based Wax-Oil (suitable for children's toys)
Internal Frame: Eastman Tritan (BPA-free, bisphenol-free, and free of estrogenic and androgenic activity)
Grounds Container Material: Glass (clear & brown) with Urochem 371 Plastic Lid
Hopper and Grounds Container Capacity: 40-45g of coffee
Axle: Stainless Steel
Axle Bearings: 2x Stainless Steel Micro Ball Bearing with Rubber Seals
Crank: Stainless Steel
Crank-Knob: 100% Natural Oak Wood (hand-made in Black Forest)
4.91667 stars, based on 12 reviews

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2/26/2019 8:22:10 PM

5 / 5 stars

Excellent grinder

Great size in the hand and I found in easy to grind. The lid prevents popouts and it’s EASY to clean. Perfect adjustment for all but fine tuning espresso grind ( although I know there’s an upgraded drive shaft that double the ‘clicks). Having tried the LidoE and Kinu M47, I found this to be the most pleasurable to use.

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2/11/2019 4:27:10 PM

5 / 5 stars

I really enjoy this device,

I really enjoy this device, grain the coffee beans fine & serve my purpose.

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2/7/2019 2:39:11 AM

5 / 5 stars

Worth the price

Not cheap, but incredibly well made.

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2/4/2019 4:16:43 AM

5 / 5 stars

Perfect for Pour Overs

Thanks, Prima for quick shipping and for carrying this (consistently) in the US. The grinder: I opened the box, unwrapped this beast and just held it for a bit. It feels incredible in hand - heavy, smooth, perfectly proportioned for people with medium/ large sized hands. The adjustment mechanism is nice and the clicks feel secure/ substantial. I found a nice setting for pour over and gave it a shot. Preface, I own a Made by Knock Feldgrind 2 (from Prima). While it is OKAY for pour overs (it shines with espresso), it is no match for the Comandante. I sipped my first V60 from this grinder and was shocked by how much flavor clarity I was getting. With the feld, I was always getting a slightly savory, call it "off", flavor, which in my estimation was due to fines. With this, I'm not getting any of that whatsoever. The grind is even with surprisingly few boulders. I've been using it for 2 weeks and am thoroughly impressed. It's easy to use, beautiful to look at, and makes me want to make more coffee in a day than I probably should. I'm a proud owner!

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2/1/2019 3:01:15 AM

5 / 5 stars

Works great

Works great

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2/1/2019 5:51:24 AM

5 / 5 stars

Premium!

A very well made product. Consistent, uniform grind every time. Worth the investment if you’re a fancy coffee lad / lass.

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Verified Buyer

6/16/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great

Pulling out tasting notes that were just hinted at before this grinder. Great quality. Great flavors.

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6/12/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Having used a few lower

Having used a few lower price point grinders (hario, porlex, etc), as well as the Lido E, I‰Ûªve found the Comandante requires the least amount of effort and adjusting the grind is very straightforward as well. Love the functionality and design, very happy with the purchase.

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5/20/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Impressive performance

I just tried the Comandante C40...and it is awesome! It allows for quick grinding with controlled and consistent size.

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2/1/2019 1:03:43 PM

4 / 5 stars

Good, but expensive.

Good, but expensive.

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Verified Reviewer

1/28/2019 3:33:35 PM

5 / 5 stars

Smooth as butter

I don't have a whole lot of experience with other manual grinders and nothing else in this price range, so take my review with that in mind. I have a Hario Skerton pro which works fine but is very slow, and a porlex mini grinder that I use at work that I like better than the Skerton as it's faster. I was reluctant to spend this much on a grinder to replace the skerton at home. I'm glad I did. This grinds quite a bit faster than the skerton, the grind selection is intuitive, the grind is consistent, the materials are excellent, the wood handle is very ergonomic, the size is reasonably space efficient. What's harder to quantify is, when you grind with this, it just has these feeling of quality, it's hard to explain how smooth it is compared to my other grinders it just feels like a precision piece of engineering. Does that "feeling" really matter? Objectively, probably not, but it's just a very satisfying contraption to use, hand grinding with the Skerton was a chore that had me considering moving to an electric grinder for home use, with this beauty hand grinding is a pleasure, it's just a satisfying part of the morning routine now.

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9/13/2018 5:46:39 AM

5 / 5 stars

Awesome

Great grind, great taste, great performance! What a great product.

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