Kinu M47 Traveler Manual Coffee and Espresso Grinder

Product Code
m47-traveler-kinu-sp
$229.00

Summary

Brew amazing coffee anywhere with the Kinu M47 Traveler. Featuring the same 47 mm coated steel burrs as its bigger sibling, the Traveler's lower weight and smaller stature make it even easier to pack into a bag for a weekend away.

Measurements

Weight
2 lbs
Length
4.5 in
Width
4.5 in
Height
10 in

Details

Great news: Kinu quality can now be found in a lighter and more compact package! The M47 Traveler features the very same 47 mm conical steel burrs as the original M47, but Kinu has trimmed down the size and weight to make it all the more travel-friendly. While the grinding mechanism, including the crossbars, bearings, shaft, and handle, are all steel, the body is now made of aluminum, and the catch cup and various other trim parts are made of ABS plastic. This means the M47 Traveler weighs about a full pound less than the original M47, as well as being more compact. The hopper capacity is reduced, but still holds about 25-30 grams of whole beans, with a catch cup capacity of 30+ grams for ground coffee.

Grind adjustment is also the same as the original: the adjustment wheel features 50 micro-steps which each correspond to 0.01 mm of burr travel. Grind quality is also equivalent in our experience, with espresso and fine drip settings (2-5 full rotations of the adjustment wheel) shining with great flavor clarity, while coarser settings can experience slightly more fines that muddy the flavor. At any end of the grind range the flavor quality in the cup is still quite good, making the Traveler an excellent companion to pack for a road trip.


Features

What's in the box:

  • Kinu M47 Traveler Hand Grinder
  • User manual

Features:

  • Compact and lightweight with sturdy steel where it counts
  • 25-30 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 bearing mounts for smooth turning
  • 5 year manufacturer warranty
  • Weight: 598 g (1.3 lbs)
  • Dimensions: 2.5" D x 6.7" H, 6.5" W with handle attached
  • Materials: aluminum and ABS plastic body, stainless steel grinding mechanism and handle, ABS plastic catch cup
  • Made in Germany

Specifications

Specifications:
Manufacturer: Kinu
Model: M47 Traveler
Dimensions 6.7 in. (H) x 2.5 in (D) x 6.5 in. (W) (with handle)
Weight 1.3 lb
Capacity: 25-30 grams (hopper)
Capacity: 30-40 grams (catch cup)
Burrs: Conical steel, coated. 31.6 mm (inner cone), 47 mm (outer ring)
M47 Traveler User Manual
4.85714 stars, based on 7 reviews

Verified Buyer Verified Reviewer

6/12/2019 5:21:28 AM

5 / 5 stars

Perfect travel grinder; top notch build and grind quality

Comes with a nice travel bag that fits my entire V60 kit and grinder/beans. Excellent build quality and perfect size for an aeropress, V60-02 or other single cup brewing options. The thumb rest (anti-rotation mechanism) is incredibly helpful and makes it more comfortable to use than my other hand grinders. Easily fits 25g of beans (may be able to squeeze a few more grams but this is my dose and is mostly full), and grind time is not long at all. Would highly recommend this product and prefer it for travel over my Lido E-T.

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6/12/2019 6:05:55 AM

5 / 5 stars

Was worried the traveler size would be difficult, I was wrong

This hand grinder is a joy to use. Adjusting the grind size is easy, it has good ergonomics for grinding, and produces decent grinds. I use it primarily for pour overs. I have used the Lido-E for over year previously. I can't compare grind quality because I don't have that one anymore. I would say this one is MUCH easier to change grind settings on. With the Lido-E I never messed with it after getting it "dialed in", on this one I can easily change the grind coarseness based on the beans I'm using to actually have it set properly.

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6/8/2019 11:39:14 PM

5 / 5 stars

Top notch grinder for espresso

Bout hit for travel, and very impressed with the quality (feels very solid and high end in a hand). Not sure if I would have bought my $2k grinder if I got this one first.

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5/26/2019 9:14:30 PM

5 / 5 stars

Love it

Wonderful. Puts my Amazon hand grinder to shame. Wish I bought it sooner. Great build quality and great grind quality.

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5/7/2019 2:46:24 AM

5 / 5 stars

Awesome grinder

Consistent for espresso, pour overs, and Aeropress. It is surprisingly easy to switch between the grind sizes for different brew methods and surpassingly easy to grind even for espresso.

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6/15/2019 1:43:00 PM

4 / 5 stars

grinds well and no noise!

grinds well and no noise!

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Verified Reviewer

4/28/2019 4:22:54 AM

5 / 5 stars

Consistent grind, Precision German manufacturing. Definitely a Kinu.

The Kinu m47 Traveller feels and behaves just like its heavier brother, the M47. It's a full pound lighter (though it still weighs almost 1 1/2 pounds so it's still no lightweight) but the grind is as precise as any hand grinder I have used. I frequently use a Lido 3 E and it grinds at least as well. The great news is it fits in my travelling coffee kit and I don't have to compromise my grind when travelling with something inferior like a Porlex. Yes, it's pricey, but so are my beans and you are seriously getting what you pay for. Kinu has a great reputation for excellent grinders and this one is no exception. Also, it is much more simple to disassemble for cleaning than the bigger M47. No hitting anything with a hammer..... Also, when you put it all back and reset your grind, it will be exactly where it was before you took it apart! That's precision! The components feel like they are built to last a lifetime. At this price, they better... :)

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