Kinu M47 Phoenix Manual Coffee and Espresso Grinder

Product Code
m47-phoenix-kinu-sp
$209.00

Summary

The M47 Phoenix offers Kinu's signature precision grind performance in a full-scale but lighter-weight body, for a more travel friendly grinder with no sacrifices in capacity.

Measurements

Weight
2 lbs
Length
12 in
Width
4 in
Height
4 in

Details

After a devastating fire hit their factory roof in late 2018, Kinu responded by springing back with a flourish. Not only would they release a new grinder, they named it quite appropriately for the situation: and thus the M47 Phoenix rose from the ashes. Like their flagship M47, the Phoenix features the same exact 47 mm conical burr set and precision grind adjustment, with dual bearings to center and stabilize the grind system. The Phoenix's proportions are almost identical to the M47, except that much of the weight has been removed by incorporating ABS plastic parts in place of steel. The result is a grinder that looks and performs almost exactly like its predecessor, with a greatly reduced weight and price.

With an improved capacity of 40-50 grams in the hopper, the Phoenix is able to comfortably handle just about any dose you need for brewing. Kinu's 47 mm Black Fusion burrs are best suited for espresso in our experience, producing shots with excellent body and flavor clarity. As each click on the adjustment wheel corresponds to a movement of 0.01 mm in the burrs, the steps are more than fine enough to allowing proper dialing in for espresso. With brewed coffee, we have found that smaller brews tend to have the best flavor clarity, and flavor is muddied somewhat as the grind is set coarser.

The M47 Phoenix is made of steel and ABS plastic, with a silicone band for grip. The burrs, bearings, axle, grind adjustment, and handle arm are all steel, with a steel cylinder for the grinder body. The grinds catch, handle pommel, and internal bearing mounts are made of ABS plastic. Please see the User Manual for use and care instructions.

Features

What's in the box:

  • Kinu M47 Phoenix Hand Grinder
  • User manual

Features:

  • Superb German craftsmanship and attention to detail
  • 40-50 gram capacity
  • 47 mm conical steel burrs with Black Fusion treatment (31.6 mm inner cone burr, 47 mm outer ring burr)
  • Micro-stepped grind adjustment, 50 clicks per revolution
  • Steel ball bearings for smooth turning
  • 5 year manufacturer warranty
  • Weight: 1.6 lbs (705 g)
  • Dimensions: 2.75" D x 8.2" H, 7.8" W with handle attached
  • Materials: stainless steel, ABS plastic, silicone
  • Made in Europe

Specifications

Specifications:
Manufacturer: Kinu
Model: M47 Phoenix
Dimensions 8.2 in. (H) x 2.75 in (D) x 7.8 in. (W) (with handle)
Weight 1.6 lb
Capacity: 40-50 grams (hopper)
Capacity: 30-40 grams (hopper)
Burrs: Conical steel, coated. 31.6 mm (inner cone), 47 mm (outer ring)
M47 Phoenix User Manual
4.71429 stars, based on 7 reviews

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10/9/2019 5:36:37 PM

5 / 5 stars

Durable and efficient.

I set it to 4.8 to grind up medium roast Colombian coffee for my French press. Within a minute, I'm done grinding and awaiting a delicious cup of coffee!

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8/9/2019 1:20:03 AM

5 / 5 stars

Amazing piece of Engineering

An amazing piece of Engineering. Is amazing how something simple can be really improved. Smooth and quick nice ground result

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Verified Reviewer

10/6/2019 5:35:29 AM

5 / 5 stars

The whole new coffee life

My previous coffee grinder was Hario Skerton, the most famous coffee grinder for beginners. I must say that it is worthy of additional $150 for Kinu m47 phoenix. This one is much faster, easier to grind finely, the quality of grinding is much better. However, though it might not important, the packaging is so simple, so it doesn't seem to be a expensive coffee grinder. Moreover, the manual is too simple to understand how to disassemble the coffee grinder and adjust the degree of grinding. Except that, I am totally satisfied.

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10/2/2019 2:16:49 PM

5 / 5 stars

50 graduations, 5 full rotations

At first I thought it wasn't working but Ryan at Prima Coffee patiently explained over 3 phone calls how to set the grind size. On the zero setting or anywhere in the first full rotation (plus) no coffee would come out. The grind adjustment wheel will make 5 complete rotations to maximum grind size. This is obvious in retrospect, but I was feeling pretty disappointed when I thought it wasn't working. I found a setting perfect for me and it will give a very fine grind. The handle is comfortable and easy to turn.

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9/14/2019 7:50:57 PM

5 / 5 stars

My favorite grinder

I would call this my first real espresso grinder. I had a Hario at first, then when I started making espresso with the Flair I had the Handground and Baratza Encore. This grinder is a serious game changer for espresso. Their reputation is true when it comes to quality of the grind. I've had much more consistent coffee, and with the fine tuning and consistency, I've had better coffee. My breakdown: Ease of use: - Grinding with this grinder is very easy compared to my other hand grinders, and I can grind up 20g in under a minute. - I found you shouldn't tilt the grinder to the side too much when grinding because I've had a couple coffee shards pop out. So try to grind upright - It's hard to keep track of where you're at on grind settings. As in, "did I have 2,x full rotations last for espresso, or 4,x for my pour over?" But the markings are really easy to read and understand if you know how many rotations you were at previously. Build quality: I don't have the original M47 to compare to, but nonetheless I find this well built. It doesn't feel cheap! You might argue the ABS plastic catcher is cheap but let me get to that The catcher: Maybe some wouldn't like that it's plastic, but I don't mind. One thing to note is if you don't do the RDT method you will have quite a bit of static (mainly around the burrs). What I like is I can easily weigh my coffee in the catcher (my scale goes up to 100g, and the catcher is about 22g), put the beans in something I don't mind getting a bit wet from water drops, dump the coffee into the hopper and grind, then weigh the catcher. I noticed too that the fines that make it through tend to stick to the wall of the catcher. It's definitely not a lot (~0.02g) but I found it handy. Finally, cleaning the catcher is super easy. The bottom pops out so you can wash it out and dry it much quicker. Overall: I'm happy with my purchase. 5/5, you can't go wrong with this. I have no complaints and have enjoyed making coffee with this the last month.

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Verified Reviewer

10/2/2019 1:23:08 PM

4 / 5 stars

It certainly grinds.

This is a manual coffee grinder that costs more than $200. It weighs nearly two pounds and feels good in your hands. Calling it 'effortless' is a bit much, but it's leaps and bounds better than your average 'cheap' sub-$50 manual coffee grinder. Your forearms, unfortunately, will now need an alternative morning workout. I like the grind adjustment method, and I haven't had the lock slip once. I don't like that the instructions for it are so piss poor, and I don't like that they completely fail to give you any sort of ballpark guidelines for different brewing methods. I realize it's 2019 and we all have the internet and can ask around, but come now... The catch cup is made from crummy plastic, and it docks into the grinder via a cheap, thin rubber gasket. This will no doubt break -- as Kinu already knows, because they include extras. Feels really bad and cheap compared to the rest of the grinder, frankly. The floor of the catch cup can be punched out for cleaning, which is nice. I highly advice you pick up a small brush, because there will be loads of fines stuck to the burr end of the grinder once you're done. Better there than with the rest of 'em. Having said all that, I've been brewing the best damn coffee I've ever made in my life with this thing.

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9/23/2019 3:54:40 PM

4 / 5 stars

Great grinder...poor directions

First of all, make no mistake about the quality of this grinder. It is truly amazing. I have only been using a few days, but it is already a few steps above my MDF grinder that I still have. I decided on a manual grinder due to the noise level of my electric. I get up several hours before the spouse and she would complain about the grinder noise waking her up. So, decided to give a very quiet manual a try and I'm so glad I did. Easy to do the actual grind and just a minor workout which I'm happy to get. Why only 4 stars...well, because the directions on how to adjust the grind in the manual is a joke. I had to spend hours searching the internet to get a clue as to how to dial in an espresso shot with this guy. Not in the least bit intuitive. All other grinders I have used have a numbered dial of some sort that you set. This one requires you to actually do several 360 degree turns and then continue to the number that dials in the grind. Now, how would anyone know to do this? The manual just says turn clockwise for finer and counter-clockwise for coarser...that's it! However, I have it dialed in now and the results are impressive. Great grinder...poor manual.

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