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Orphan Espresso LIDO 3 Hand Grinder

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SKU: LIDO 3
4.8 stars, based on 131 reviews

With the hand grinder market exploding with newcomers, there are still a few steadfast models you know you can rely on. The Orphan Espresso LIDO is one such grinder, capable of full-range grind adjustment and built to last a lifetime.

The LIDO 3 is the newest iteration, made of more lightweight materials and equipped with a carrying case and accessories so it's ready to hit the road when you do. The 48mm Swiss-made steel burrs also have a slightly more aggressive cut to them, meaning you can grind your coffee more quickly without losing quality.

The stepless grind adjustment uses dual threaded rings to select and lock in your desired grind. The grinding axle is actually stabilized both at the top of the hopper and just below the burr by bronze bearings, which cuts out burr wobble almost completely. The rubberized grinding handle can unlock and swivel inward for more compact packing. Up to 70 grams of beans can be stored in the hopper, and the anti-static grinds bin can hold about 100 grams of ground coffee. This is a true full-range grinder, capable of everything from Turkish to french press grinds, and our tests with espresso showed extremely favorable results. For the price, this hand grinder holds tremendous value, and we found it is comparable in performance to a Baratza Preciso. The trade-off is that the LIDO requires grinding by hand, but it makes for the perfect grinder to take along when traveling or to keep at the office, without needing to sacrifice grind quality.


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!

 

What's in the box:

  • LIDO 3 hand grinder
  • Silicone rubber hopper lid
  • Neoprene carrying case
  • Hex tool for grinder maintenance
  • Natural bristle brush for cleaning
  • Owners manual

Features:

  • 48mm Swiss-made conical steel burrs
  • Fold-in handle with rubberized grip
  • 70 gram hopper capacity
  • Dual bronze axle bearings
  • Stepless adjustment with a full grind range
  • Anti-static grinds container
  • Made of aluminum, stainless steel, silicone, and BPA-free plastics
  • Comes with neoprene carrying case and maintenance tools
  • 1 year limited warranty

Orphan Espresso

Long known for their expert support for vintage and lever espresso machines, Orphan Espresso have been integral to a growing community of coffee enthusiasts. When they first started fabricating their own parts and products, they were a huge hit, which eventually led to them designing and manufacturing hand grinders as well. Now in its third iteration, the LIDO hand grinder is known for being a compact and high-quality grinder, with a grind quality to match much more expensive electric models.

Verified Buyer

2018-08-12T23:29:24.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Lido 3 Grinder

Why did I wait so long. Beautifully engineered, effortless operation and an absolute delight to use. Exceeded all of my expectations.

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Verified Buyer

2018-08-11T16:52:16.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Elegant Engineering, Perfect Design

Sometimes you pick up an object and it speaks to you with out words. The feel of it in your hands tells you volumes about the thought and care that went into careful design of the object. I feel this way when I pick up a good chef’s knife, my iPhone without a case, and now my LIDO 3 Hand Grinder. This is a beautiful piece of industrial engineering. Even better, it is a joy to use. Every turn of the hand crank delivers a tactile, visceral reward. I grind about 20 - 25 grams of coffee beans every morning to brew in my French Press. Coming from an electric grinder I was worried that I would be cranking away long after the kettle had heated my water. I need not have feared. The grinding takes less than a minute and each turn of the handle makes me feel like I am part of the slow food movement. It has become part of my morning ritual that I savor even before I start sipping the coffee.

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Verified Buyer

2018-06-30T15:39:09.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Grind on the Go

The burrs seem to be of a high quality steel and the construction is well designed and rugged. The grind consistency is the best I have seen from a portable grinder. My only issue is that I was expecting it to be a bit more portable. Also, bit thanks to Prima Coffee for getting it to my destination in very quick time frame.

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Verified Buyer

2018-06-19T07:41:24.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Excellent grinder

Excellent grinder

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Verified Buyer

2018-06-19T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Excellent grinder

Excellent grinder

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Verified Buyer

2018-05-16T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Oddly worth the money

I have been through a few manual grinders and this is so far above the other ones i am happy to part with the money. The marking system on the adjustment rings makes it very easy to find your old settings when you have to change for different brews, and it chews through the beans in seconds. Besides that it's just pleasing to grind, not like work at all, but part of the process you look forward to.

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Verified Buyer

2018-04-23T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Half the turns

I thought the popular little JavaPresse did a good job grinding‰ÛÓbut it took forever! For one mug of coffee made with an AeroPress, I counted 270 turns. That takes a loooong time. The Lido3 comes in at about 140. It feels better in the hands, too. It‰Ûªs easier to clean. And I think maybe the coffee is better, too‰ÛÓit‰Ûªs definitely better than my Capresso electric burr grinder. Yes, this costs a lot of money but hey, we‰Ûªre talking morning coffee here! And I suspect it will last years. Call me a whiner, but I still find 140 turns to be kind of tedious. My own technique is to break it up‰ÛÓgrind some turns, then assemble the Aeropress, grind some more.

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Verified Buyer

2018-04-13T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Orphan Espresso LIDO 3

We bought this grinder to take on a road trip across Kansas, knowing that the water there was not of the quality we are accustomed in our home. While we found the grinder settings were difficult to hold, it did eventually hold enough to grind our coffee adequately for the wonderful coffee we love... better that most coffee shops!

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Verified Buyer

2018-04-06T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Lido3

Love!!!!!!

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Verified Buyer

2018-04-05T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

One of the best hand grinder

Coming from an entry-level grinder with ceramic burr, I have to say Lido 3 is outstanding in terms of grind quality, distribution, consistency and repeatability. The build quality is solid. At this price point, it is hands down one of the best hand grinder out there.

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Verified Buyer

2018-04-05T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Very nice

Very nice

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Verified Buyer

2018-03-17T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Best Burr Grinder

Cut our grinding down by at least1/5. While burr grinding makes better coffee, my family was tired of muddling through it with our previous grinder. Hope this never wears out!

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Verified Buyer

2018-03-02T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Prima Coffee Great Company

I called Prima asking for advice with a problem I was having with my Lido 3 grinder. They offered and sent me a new grinder! Wonderful service.

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Verified Buyer

2018-03-01T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Best Coffee Equipment Purchased So Far

I use this grinder daily, the grind quality is superb, would highly recommend it.

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Verified Buyer

2018-02-15T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Great product. Better than some

Great product. Better than some high end electric grinders. 2 minutes to grind. 56gms French press

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Verified Buyer

2018-02-15T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Lido 3

I am kicking myself for waiting so long to get this grinder. It has completely changed my coffee and morning ritual for the better. Very consistent grind for both pour over and espresso. I‰Ûªm still dialing in the full emersion setting...

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Verified Buyer

2018-02-12T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Absolutely worth it

For six months, I've been grinding my beans with the Skerton. As I upgraded to a scale, purchased good beans, experimented with technique, I felt that the main roadblock holding me back from great coffee was the Skerton. I've been using the LIDO for 2 weeks, 2/3 times a day, and grinds are consistent. The process of dialing in the grind is simple and the grinder performs well when grinding coarser as with the 4:6 method or relatively finer with the simple Perger V60 method. I am able to grind 25 grams of coffee in 45 seconds. There is far much less resistance with the handle as compared to grinding with the Skerton. I do have to say that being miserable with an entry-level grinder for months has exponentially increased my appreciation for the LIDO straight off the bat. The difference in the quality of my coffee justifies the price tag.

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Verified Buyer

2018-02-06T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

EXCELLENT GRINDER

The Lido 3 grinder workers well in grinding beans for espresso.

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Verified Buyer

2018-01-24T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Great product and service

Very happy with the grinder itself and the service received from Prima.

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Verified Buyer

2018-01-08T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Lido 3

Well built machine. Little effort for a very consistent grind. Well worth the expense.

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