Orphan Espresso LIDO E-T Hand Grinder for Espresso

Product Code
lido-e-t
$195.00

Measurements

Weight
3 lbs
Length
3.5 in
Width
4.25 in
Height
14 in

Details

If you need a well-made and reliable hand grinder that excels at espresso, you needn't consider anything but a LIDO. Orphan Espresso's LIDO grinders have a reputation for grind quality that's as stellar as their build quality, and the E-T packs fine-tuned adjustment for espresso into a travel-friendly package. The folding handle tucks in for easy packing into the included neoprene carrying case, and both a hex wrench and natural bristle brush fit neatly into stitched pockets. The metal body components are made of silver painted aluminum, with a 48 mm conical steel burr set and a fine threaded adjustment that's ideal for dialing in espresso. A 70 gram hopper and 100 gram catch jar offer plenty of capacity to grind for anything from single espresso doses to larger drip brews.

LIDO grinders feature superb construction, with dual bronze bearings to stabilize the grinding axle and cut out almost all the burr wobble. The key components are made of metal, with a plastic hopper and antistatic plastic grinds catch bin. A rubberized handle up top is easy and comfortable to grip, and the rubber hopper stopper keeps your beans from popcorning out while grinding. These are excellent grinders all in all, but there is a catch: grinding by hand is not for everyone, and even though the LIDO grinders are fast at about 1-3 gram per second, some will still prefer the ease of pushing a button on an electric grinder. So if you're into making your coffee by hand each step of the way, you're going to love a LIDO!


Please note -- The included Ball Driver is for use on the main shaft only. A 2.5mm Hex Key is required for all other screws!

 

Features

What's in the box:

  • LIDO E-T hand grinder
  • Anti-static grinds bin
  • Neoprene carry case
  • Hex tool for grinder maintenance
  • Natural bristle brush for cleaning
  • Owners manual

Features:

  • 48mm Swiss-made conical steel burrs
  • Folding handle and hopper cap for easier transport
  • 70 gram hopper capacity
  • Dual bronze axle bearings
  • Micro stepless adjustment, ideal for espresso and great for drip
  • Anti-static grinds container
  • Made of cast aluminum, stainless steel, bronze, rubber, and BPA-free plastics
  • Includes maintenance tools
  • 1 year limited warranty
4.97059 stars, based on 34 reviews

Verified Buyer Verified Reviewer

11/1/2018 5:20:24 PM

5 / 5 stars

What a tool!

I had changed my coffee grinders frequently in the past years since none of them did the job in the way it should. Some were too small for my big hands, some were to hard to grind with, some had a bad grinding result. But this baby does it all through the way it should be: Very sturdy construction, easy adjustment, efficient burr and a wonderful grinding result for all purposes. Yes, it is a hell lot of money but this thing is worth every buck! Highly recommended!

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10/27/2018 3:37:21 PM

5 / 5 stars

Just love this

It grinds very well. I went from powder to French press granules. There WILL be trial and error. Be warned that you should know it takes a fair amount of movement to make a small adjustment in the size of the grind. This isn’t a bad thing, just something to be aware of. For my espresso, I find a half turn from the lowest setting was enough for great shots. Enjoy.

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9/22/2018 12:45:02 AM

5 / 5 stars

Awesome grinder

My first hand grinder and I love it. Very fast and very consistent grinds for pour over. Also, stows away quickly in its case for travel. Very happy with my purchase.

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9/16/2018 12:26:58 PM

5 / 5 stars

Love it!!

Awesome grinder.

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8/27/2018 2:57:10 PM

5 / 5 stars

Lido ET hand grinder

Once you get the hang of adjusting grind, you get consistent results, from expresso to Chemex pour-over, to French press. Our son sort of appropriated ours, so we bought another. We travel in a motorhome and this grinder lets us enjoy great coffee anywhere.

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8/22/2018 10:47:08 AM

5 / 5 stars

Legit Espresso Grinder

Bought this grinder after a cheap cuisinart electric burr grinder gave out, one which was never suited for espresso either. Decided on a manual grinder because electric motors sooner or later will go out and wanted the investment to last. Though at $195 it isn't exactly cheap, a motorized grinder with the same grind quality would be several times more expensive. This grinder is solidly built. Its hefty but easy to hold onto. For me, where this grinder really shines is in the grind consistency. Though "analog"/no click settings, I can repeatedly jump to my pre-determined, espresso, drip, french press settings without fail. In addition to the zero notch I use the 4 screws as guides to know where I'm at in the turn. The collapsible handle makes it nice and compact for travel, but I have had the handle collapse on me when grinding. Since I don't really travel much, maybe the E with the non-collapsible handle would have suited me better but having the option to just take this with you anywhere is definitely nice. One last thing, being manual makes it nice and quiet compared to the motorized ones, definitely no issues when using this in the mornings and other people are still sleeping in the house.

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7/26/2018 2:44:11 AM

5 / 5 stars

love it!

I picked this out after watching a lot of reviews and i have to say it is way worth it! Yea it's a little bit of a work out but for someone who doesn't work out I'd say it's still not bad at all. The grind is so consistent and I've had amazing results using it with my Flair Espresso maker! Now I'll always have espresso where ever I go!

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Verified Buyer

5/28/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Excellent grinder

Excellent grinder

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4/30/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Fabulous!! Consistent grind. Bit of

Fabulous!! Consistent grind. Bit of a workout but worth the effort. A++

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4/28/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Love this grinder! It makes

Love this grinder! It makes making coffee in the morning so much faster.

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4/25/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Love it

Love it

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Verified Buyer

4/4/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

a worthy upgrade from the mini mill

I've actually come to enjoy my morning routine of manually grinding up my coffee, but the mini mill was so inconsistent and time consuming I wanted an upgrade. The lido seems to be everything I could ask for. Now I just need to get my hands on an espresso machine...

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Verified Buyer

3/15/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Solid

I had an idea about the quality when I hefted the box. I can‰Ûªt comment on durability as I just received it yesterday. I knew it would be slower than my blade grinder but the hands-on experience is nice. A very lovely addition to my kitchen.

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Verified Buyer

3/4/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Best grinder I own!

This grinder has amazing consistency and the build quality (of mine) is rock solid. If you're looking to buy a grinder you'll never need to upgrade from, and don't mind a few minutes (the Lido is surprisingly quick to grind through even 60 gram batches of coffee) this 5he grinder to shell out for.

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2/26/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Orphan Espresso Lido E-T hand grinder

Very easy to use , looks great along with my other espresso/coffee gear. Grinds great ‰Û_ A bit of getting used to which marks are what on the adjustment rings , but not a problem.. I world hazard a thought that this is possibly the finest hand grinder out there...

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Verified Buyer

2/19/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Good to great

I grabbed this for immersion brewing, i make plenty. Takes around 2 minutes to grind a full cylinder at 1.75 from zero, well worth the money. i was hesitant at first, but it is so nice to have one less electric on the counter and the consitancy of grind to ease of use make this grinder worth every penny. tip....dont forget to collapse the handle to hold the rubber top in while brushing grinds out...the first few times i dropped it straight into the sink.

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Verified Buyer

2/15/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Excellent product, better customer service

Very pleased with the Lido. Works great for both espresso grind and for regular brewing. Had a minor issue with the alignment when I received it and was given a full replacement in 3 days. My favorite piece of coffee equipment that I own now

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Verified Buyer

2/8/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

A Satisfying Grind

I never imagined that I‰Ûªd be looking forward to grinding my beans manually every day. The grind doesn‰Ûªt take long nor does it require you to exert yourself excessively but provides a very rewarding crunch throughout the process and the output consistency is good even on the coarser settings. The portability of the grinder is convenient and the overall design is sturdy and user-friendly. One small issue is that the rings that lock the grind setting into place can‰Ûªt be screwed in tight enough to prevent unintended adjustment of the grind setting as you unscrew the catch jar for the coffee grounds, leading me on one occasion to have spilled ground coffee all over the place. Also, the button used to retract and deploy the handle is very difficult to press so I usually just bear down on it at the edge of a countertop. Regardless, this is a high quality product of solid build that I strongly recommend to anyone looking for a mid-range grinder, even those initially seeking out an electric grinder.

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1/10/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Lido E Review

I have only use the grinder for a few weeks. It has solid construction and has produced consistent grind sizes. The only complaint I would have is that there is burr rubbing straight out of the box. I realigned the burrs, which helped, but there is still burr rub (around the espresso grind range). I have read online and hope that as the burrs break in, the rub will go away. If not, I will contact Prima Coffee or Orphan Espresso.

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Verified Buyer

12/17/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Works well

Grinder works as expected. Only gripe would be taking it apart. But for the quality of the grind it‰Ûªs nice to know the pieces are fitted well.

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Verified Buyer

11/26/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

High Quality Grinder

I, using the same descriptive term as other reviewers, also pulled the trigger on this. It was a hard decision between this, a Virtuoso or a Sette 30. The build quality and consistently perfect grinds was the deciding factor. Living in the jungle in Central America with often sketchy electricity was the ultimate deciding factor. When I received my E-T I was a little dismayed by the effort required and not looking forward to waking up at 4AM to struggle with anything before coffee though after a couple of pounds have gone through there is very little effort. 50g coarse for Chemex and 20g for espresso and Aeropress both take about 100 turns and one minute to accomplish, about the same time it takes the kettle to heat. Although I like it very much it is a bit large for my small travel bag and will soon but an Aergrind for overnight trips.

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Verified Buyer

11/10/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Beautifully engineered machine

The Lido ET grinds pretty fast for a manual grinder, in part due to the size of the conical burrs. It's designed and engineered very nicely. It is fairly compact in size. Adjusting for grind size is easy as is breaking it down for cleaning. I've had three other manual grinders and this one is definately my favorite.

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Verified Buyer

10/23/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

love it!

I use a super jolly at home, and wanted similar grinding while camping. this worked perfect. 40 seconds for fluffy grinds matching what i get from the mazzer. It really works great. A different taste than the flat burrs, but I really like it. I wIll be using it at home now also, alternating with the sj.

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Verified Buyer

10/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Just what I expected!

For a long time I've seen this grinder recommended for espresso at a low budget, and I finally got around to trying it. Extremely consistent grinds and (relatively) compact-sized for travel. Definitely a workout to start the day, though.

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Verified Buyer

9/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Killer combo w/flair espresso

I‰Ûªm loving having access to espresso at work...and home with this combo. Dialed in the grind at 8.5 with the flair espresso and it‰Ûªs game on. Great build quality and it grinds much quicker than my old hario mini.

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Verified Buyer

9/7/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Fantastic Product

After much research and contemplation, I purchased the Lido E-T as my primary grinder. I spent the previous year using the Hario Skerton as my primary grinder. While the Skerton was sufficient for pour over, it failed at producing an adequate espresso grind. The Lido E-T is a fine piece of equipment. It produces consistent grinds, either for espresso or french press. It is easy to clean and looks amazing on my coffee nook.

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8/28/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Awesome Product!

After extensive research i pulled the trigger on Lido ET and man it was worth it.. grind consistency and speed is top notch. Just one problem that im facing and quite annoyed about is the ET handle became abit loose in just 2 weeks of use.. while grinding/rotating, it unlocks itself and have to reposition the handle again.. happens 1-2 times per light roast grind. I hope there is a fix for it :(

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Verified Buyer

8/18/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Amazing Product

so after extensive research i finally pulled the trigger on buying lido ET. man it is SUPER fast and amazing consistency. grinding beans was the worst part of making coffee and now its my most favorite part. if anyone having any doubts whether or not to buy lido ill say JUST GO FOR IT! also a shout out to prima coffee for was shipping.

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Verified Buyer

7/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Lido E-T

I like my lido. It's like being able to take my Preciso everywhere with me!

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Verified Buyer

6/30/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Lido E-T is fantastic

I ordered this particular model because of the flexibility in grind fineness as and portability. This grinder works great for pour over and anything else you could want it to grind. The build is super super solid because of the two bearings (one at the top of the shaft and at the bottom near the burrs). Really highly recommend.

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Verified Buyer

6/19/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great choice for my first hand grinder!

It's taking a little while to hit the sweet spot that I'm looking for, but I'm impressed with how smoothly it does the job. Easily produces consistent grinds as well as my Baratza Preciso. I took it to the beach for a week during a family vacation, and it was great to have fresh ground beans for my Bonavita immersion brewer. I love the bombproof construction, and the fact that I can replace worn parts as it ages. Awesome product, and quick shipping. Thanks Prima coffee!

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9/15/2018 1:16:12 PM

4 / 5 stars

good grinder - worthless stopper

Great grinder for the most part. Minus 1 star for the worthless stopper. The stopper doesn't stay put at all. I keep forgetting and whenever I tilt it over and it just falls right out. For a grinder this expensive you would think they could at least make a stopper that fits! No problems with the grinder except for that.

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Verified Reviewer

10/3/2018 5:48:42 AM

5 / 5 stars

Worth every penny

Buy this one over LIDO E. LIDO E doesnt come with the hopper stop like this one. Buy this one over hario slim. The extra dollars you spend is worth saving your effort to grind your coffee if you do it frequently enough, unless you enjoy the workout. With this grinder it takes less than 30 secs for me to grind in ease about 20g of coffee for V60 (medium fine to fine as far as im concerned)

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Verified Reviewer

8/29/2018 2:15:47 AM

5 / 5 stars

Easy, quiet, allows great coffee, even after hurricane with no power

Full disclosure, I don't have an espresso maker yet. I chose this version so that I can continue to use it when I eventually make espresso. That said, I'm loving it for both pour over and french press. The grind is simple, consistent, and quiet. It doesn't take up lots of counter space and it's portable. Cleaning is super quick, and adjustments for different brew requirements are also quick and simple to make. I also enjoy the way it makes the process seem more of a healing and rejuvenating ritual. I'm aging and have arthritis in my hands, but grinding with the Lido E-T is simple, enjoyable, and pain free. Highly recommended.

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