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Orphan Espresso LIDO 3 Hand Grinder

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4.8 stars, based on 92 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

2017-11-01T05:06:08.000Z

5 / 5 stars

The Missing Link Lido3

The missing link to my perfect cup was a perfectly ground fresh coffee. The Lido3 created that all important missing link.

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Verified Buyer

2017-10-27T21:45:20.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Lido 3

Couldn't be happier with this product. My pourovers are now on par with what I get at my local shop. It also travels very well, which is handy for when you get sick of drinking the sludge at the office.

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Verified Buyer

2017-10-22T14:03:46.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Ultimate grinding experience

Lido 3 produce satisfaction in grinding, it produces evenly uniform particles for my pour over.

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Verified Buyer

2017-10-17T13:36:07.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Lido 3 grinder

This grinder delivers excellent grind quality without even factoring in the price, and it's across a very wide range of step-less adjustment. It's absolutely worth both the clams and the calories necessary to use as a daily grinder.

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Verified Buyer

2017-10-17T05:54:38.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Great investment

As typically stated any product from OE is an investment but this is definitely one worth it. Such a consistent grind and very easy to adjust

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Verified Buyer

2017-10-14T19:24:40.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Orphan Espresso Lido 3

I went from a Hario Skerton to this grinder on the recommendation of a friend and I couldn't be happier. Uniform grind throughout the adjustment range from ultra coarse to Turkish fine grinds. Sturdy, rugged build, carrying case, and boy does it grind quickly. Grinding 17g of coffee at a fairly fine grind for my Aeropress took me well over a minute to a minute and a half with the Skerton. I can grind the same amount of coffee in less than 20 seconds with the Lido 3. Well worth the purchase.

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Verified Buyer

2017-10-10T04:26:16.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Lido 3

Works great.

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Verified Buyer

2017-09-27T08:16:17.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Much better than Hario Skerton!

Ok I know, it damn well should be better given how much more expensive it is than the Hario Skerton (the only other manual coffee grinder I've used). But this thing is awesome, grinds with minimal effort and incredibly quickly. Grind size is very consistent and easy to adjust. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.

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Verified Buyer

2017-09-24T17:24:56.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Insane.

Awesome grinder. At least as good as the virtuoso we have at home. Static build up in grounds is the only extremely minor drawback to this grinder which is barely worth mentioning (grounds clump a little but it dissipates). Killer work solution, quiet, easy to use even for fine grinds. Used in multiple brewing methods and I'm really impressed with the lack of fines and grind consistency.

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2017-09-22T13:15:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Sick nasty grinder

Every part is well made. Worth every penny. Don't own the Baratza or Capresso grinders that many ppl use. I went from blade grinder for years to Lido 3. An absolute joy and pleasure to hold, use and look at.

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2017-08-15T23:26:06.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Works perfect

Works perfect

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2017-07-31T11:47:08.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Very satisfied

Initially it was a little heftier than I had imagined weight & size wise, but I am really enjoying it thus far. Hand grinding the beans as part of my coffee morning ritual/process is just so satisfying and stepping up from the Hario skinny mill is a big jump. Very smooth and much less herky jerky motion when grinding the beans not to mention more consistent grind quality and ease of changing grind size. Using this product brings me joy and I would definitely buy again and recommend if you're someone who likes to hand grind your beans. Also the sound, the sound of grinding the beans is not nearly as harsh as the shrill of an electric grinder and is quieter and more pleasing to the ear when grinding. And all around great experience when grinding the beans for my morning cup of coffee

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Verified Buyer

2017-07-20T17:07:26.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Great product! I have been

Great product! I have been using it daily makes a perfect addition into my morning routine

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Verified Buyer

2017-07-18T14:32:17.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Perfect

Very happy with the grinder

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Verified Buyer

2017-07-09T12:04:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Lido 3 Hand Grinder

I never do reviews or rate products ... until today. The Lido 3 has made this new hobby of specialty coffee and pour over methods so much better for me. I started off with a capresso infinity and couldn't drill down the right grind size to make the coffee as good as it is in the coffee shops. Then I got my Lido and I feel like a barista myself !!! This thing is amazing.

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Verified Buyer

2017-07-06T00:54:57.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Lido 3 Cadillac

When I received the Lido 3 I was very impressed with the weight and feel of it. I am equally impressed with the performance. It grinds through the beans quickly and very satisfyingly, and produces a very consistent grind. I have mine set on 4 notches towards coarse for pour over using a metal filter-less basket and am loving the results. Highly recommend if you are passionate about your coffee!

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Verified Buyer

2017-07-04T13:56:31.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Lido 3 grinder

After trying it out myself, I completely agree with other reviewers. Lido 3 is a great grinder. Solid and fast grinding. Love it!

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Verified Buyer

2017-06-27T16:38:02.000Z

5 / 5 stars

LIDO 3

Great grinder. Worth every cent.

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Verified Buyer

2017-06-23T14:32:55.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Incredible hand grinder

I wanted a portable grinder to take on car trips along with an aeropress... This is an amazing grinder... fast, consistent grind (expresso grind for the aeropress) , extremely well made... obviously built to last a long time...

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Verified Buyer

2017-06-15T18:09:18.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Awsome tool

I use this everyday! Fresh consistent coffee.

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Verified Buyer

2017-06-13T10:27:31.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Wonderful.

Wonderful.

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Verified Buyer

2017-06-03T23:30:03.000Z

5 / 5 stars

best grinder ever!

this is the best coffee related purchase i have made! took less than one day to find my personal ground size setting and it has grinded my coffee beans exactly the same every single time since. Unlike my no longer being used electric burr grinder, grounds don't get piled up on burrs or a shute so my cup of coffee is always fresh tasting without any stale bitterness to it. this lido 3 is so effortless to use, it quickly grinds my beans and i don't need to clean it after every use so i am able to grind my beans before each mug of coffee now instead of making a bunch of grounds ahead of time. best of all i no longer have coffee grounds attacking me and making a mess all over my kitchen counter after i grind beans like they would in electric burr grinder.. i am a thin woman without much hand strength, when i purchase this, i thought i would end up having hubby grind my beans with this but, nope even i can use this lido 3 without any issues.. my only complaint is with the 'Rubber Hopper Stopper', it just lays on top of funnel area and therefore falls out when you tilt grinder too far or upside down to clean/brush grounds off bottom area. since it also doesn't seal on funnel, leftover beans in funnel can go stale. for price of this manual grinder, i would expect rubber stopper to actually fit snuggly into funnel and not just lay on top of it.

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Verified Buyer

2017-05-25T22:42:20.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Lido 3

Bought this as a travel grinder. Very well built.Took it on vacation with my clever dripper worked well beyond my expectations, good consistent grind a little learning curve trial and error to set your grind. The lido3 is fairly easy to grind a little stiff but it is new and burrs need to break in I have a Baratza Vario and a Mazzer and I have to say for a hand grinder I am very very impressed if you don't mind cranking the handle to grind your beans I feel this is as good as any entry level burr grinder

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Verified Buyer

2017-05-13T13:10:20.000Z

5 / 5 stars

First Grinder

Really enjoying the Lido 3. Working on where my grind size should be. This thing is an impressive piece of machinery, extremely solid!

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Verified Buyer

2017-05-12T15:09:27.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Awesome

The Lido 3 is great so far! Makes a very consistent grind that comes out as one of the cleanest cups I've had. Not only is it more consistent flavor, it grinds 20g of coffee with 1/3 of the time and effort that my Mini mill required. Have only used it for my aeropress so far, but I'm excited to try it out with my chemex.

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Verified Buyer

2017-05-11T18:24:28.000Z

5 / 5 stars

LIDO 3 Hand Grinder

Grinds so fast. Approximately 1 second per gram of whole beans.

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2017-05-04T17:02:35.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Lido 3 is wonderful

Extremely fast, consistent grind. Could not be happier.

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Verified Buyer

2017-04-28T07:58:03.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Excellent product

This is my second Lido 3 from Prima coffee. This time as a gift for my brother. I have used the grinder for over a year without any issues.

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Verified Buyer

2017-04-27T11:27:40.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Amazing

This is definitely the best grinder you can buy for under $500... as long as you don't mind manual grinders. The grind consistency beats out automatic grinders in the same price range.

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Verified Buyer

2017-04-18T00:12:27.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Lido 3 grinder

Great grinder. Works great with my French press and espresso. Very fast for a hand grinder.

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Verified Buyer

2017-04-13T10:50:19.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Great tool!

I took a long time to figure out which grinder to buy. Finally went with this one and it has been a pleasure to use every morning. Very happy with the quality, operation, and grind.

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Verified Buyer

2017-04-11T14:51:51.000Z

5 / 5 stars

So far SO good

It's only been about a month but I have made some fantastic brews with familiar beans. Here's hoping this lasts as long as how sturdy it feels.

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Verified Buyer

2017-04-09T12:11:10.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Lido-3 transaction

Great price, great interface, great interaction. Couldn't ask for more from coffee feens like myself. -- M

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Verified Buyer

2017-04-01T19:13:59.000Z

5 / 5 stars

OE Lido 3 coffee grinder

After using my son's Lido 2 for several years, I finally decided to get my own. The Lido 3 is lighter and easier to grind (pour-over) than the Lido 2. The Lido 2 would require one to stop grinding, shake a little to resettle the beans, and then grind, shake, grind..... With the Lido 3, I can grind contuously with a full hopper. Like the Lido 3 much better than the Lido 2. P.S. Got the Lido 3 cheaper than from the manufacturer and delivered within 3 days. Awesome.

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Verified Buyer

2017-03-27T18:54:11.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Top Notch

Love how much of a grind range there is. Helping me master the whole, perfect cup of coffee situation.

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Verified Buyer

2017-03-23T17:49:44.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Great grinder, but that break-in period is no joke

I purchased the Lido3 as an upgrade to the Hario Mini Mill Slim that served well but didn't hold up to the abuse that it was subjected to. The first few grinds with the Lido3 produced sub-par coffee with a Kalita Wave, so I ground a full pound of throw-away beans to hasten through the break-in period mentioned in the owner's manual. Since then it has produced excellent drip and pour-over coffee. The neoprene carrying case, disassembly screw driver, and cleaning brush are exactly the kind of extras that I would expect for a hand grinder in this price range. My only complaint at this point is that the anti-static claim does not seem to hold water (possibly due to dry winter air?), but that's not a deal-breaker for me.

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Verified Buyer

2017-03-22T12:57:19.000Z

5 / 5 stars

The best manual grinder I've tried, for espresso and drip

Wonderful grinder once you pass the learning curve. It took me awhile to dial in and keep the setting (tighten the top ring very firmly, then twist the upper portion of the grinder and top ring together, slightly to the left, counterclockwise, until you can tighten no more). Also, buy a bag of oily beans and grind at least 12 oz. to your hearts content. The handle moves so easily with oily beans (the makers are fine with oily beans, period) and burned in my burrs. Now all beans are easier to grind. I love my Lido 3!

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Verified Buyer

2017-03-21T20:15:37.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Best Hand Grinder I've Used

I've had experience with a few hand grinders in the past, and up until this point, I've just stuck with the Hario Skerton model. However, the Lido 3 takes the cake in my book. It's easy to use, easier to turn, and provides a very consistent grind. I travel a lot, and this grinder is certainly going to make my trips more enjoyable!

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Verified Buyer

2017-03-21T14:55:11.000Z

5 / 5 stars

It's a beautiful grinder and

It's a beautiful grinder and works as advertised. It is a little larger than I anticipated so it takes up a lot of space for camping and is more suited for at home use. I will still take it when I travel because I'm complicated. It also took a little while to figure out, I played with it like I did with my first gun. I disassembled and reassembled and took it on a test run. I'm very happy with this grinder, you can feel the quality.

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Verified Buyer

2017-03-17T09:24:46.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Orphan Espresso LIDO 3 Hand Grinder

I’ve done a lot of research and finally decided to spend extra on this one. And, it is absolutely amazing! My setup is simple: I’m too lazy for brewing turkey coffee and don’t have enough space and money for fancy expresso machine. My choice is french press. And LIDO 3 grinder produce exact amount of grinder coffee without recharging! Also, it works smooth and fast. On downside, probably, it slightly big, but I’ve already accept this fact.

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Verified Buyer

2017-03-13T17:06:57.000Z

5 / 5 stars

arrived fast

arrived fast

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Verified Buyer

2017-03-13T14:34:49.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Hands down on the best

Hands down on the best grinders on the market. I did my research for a while, was going to buy an electric one but this one caught my eye because it was great for travel. Definitely worth the investment and built like it will last a lifetime.

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Verified Buyer

2017-03-09T23:08:39.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Nice Grinder

Well made grinder. I particularly like the conical burrs and the non-step adjustment.

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Verified Buyer

2017-03-06T18:53:08.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Fantastic Grinder!

Sounds like some people prefer the Lido 2 for its heftier feel and glass hopper and container. The Lido 3 still has some good heft to it IMO, the plastic isn't cheap plastic, so it doesn't bother me at all. And compared to the Lido 2, the Lido 3 is supposed to be easier, and a bit faster, to grind with. It's very consistent, well built, grinds faster than my old Porlex, and I think it'll be really nice for traveling/camping. It's a fantastic grinder, and I have no real complaints or nitpicks.

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Verified Buyer

2017-03-06T15:20:13.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Great pour

Holy moly, what a great difference a grinder can make. I upgraded to this granddaddy of a hand grinder after having a Hario mini mill strip out and a rhino wares that came with a broken burr (and was replaced by a second by the manufacturer with a handle didn't fit; terrible quality control). This thing has superb fit and finish, super solid, and makes a very consistent grind, perfect for dialing in pour over. I wouldn't necessarily use this for espresso, but it can do it, just hard to dial in since the thread pitch is not designed to make such small adjustments. Highly satisfied, this thing is built like a tank, not the best choice for travel since it's so hefty, but you CAN take it with you and it has a nice neoprene case. I was debating between this and a Feldgrind, but I wanted a larger capacity hopper and didn't want to deal with possible long distance support (Germany) if I ever encountered problems with the feldgrind. If you're on a budget, want a great grinder and can't afford an EK43, this is a great entry point. It is pricier than other handgrinders, but if you're considering this one at all, you already know that a good quality grind can only be made with a precision made tool, and that's not cheap. Get it and enjoy an amazing cup!

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Verified Buyer

2017-03-06T04:01:55.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Lido III

Excellent grinder. Travels very well. I wish I bought it earlier.

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Verified Buyer

2017-03-03T17:56:38.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Buy it for life: For Realizies!

Quality is something you feel immediately. After hearing so much praise for a single coffee-related accessory, I had to check it out. Unfortunately, this is not an item you can try out at your local W/S or Sur le Table. It is only available online, and crafted in a remote part of Idaho. After my ceramic burr mill was producing inconsistent grinds, I figured it was time to step up a real grinder. Plus, I appreciate the meditative aspect of hand-grinding coffee in the morning. The Lido 3 arrived one day sooner than expected, wrapped in a bespoke neoprene cover. The first thing you notice about this grinder is the weight. It is much heavier than it looks. The metal pieces are substantial, and lend a heft to this device that makes it feel like a solid piece of billet. It takes a few tries to get the burr adjustment just right, but the process is simple enough. One smaller ring to loosen the assembly, and one ring to adjust the size of the grind. This grinder chews through beans with ease. I would say the time it takes to grind beans is 2x or 3x as fast as with a hario skerton ceramic burr grinder. To make things even better, it comes with a tool for taking it apart, as well as a (rather hefty) brush for cleaning after a grind. Five stars, fully recommended.

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Verified Buyer

2017-02-28T16:37:19.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Great grinder to get. It's

Great grinder to get. It's my first grinder and the build quality will last me years and I don't see me growing out of it any time soon.

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Verified Buyer

2017-02-28T16:32:24.000Z

5 / 5 stars

LIDO 3 Hand Grinder

This is the first hand burr grinder I've ever purchased or used and I love it. Grinding is really smooth and easy and the build quality seems amazing. I'm still getting used to adjusting the grind size, but I'm sure that will become easier with more use. Highly recommend.

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2017-02-26T16:30:17.000Z

5 / 5 stars

LIDO 3 Grinder

I have used this grinder for about one week and am very satisfied with it. There is a sizable learning curve with operation but this is easily overcome with a couple of videos and some tinkering. The grind consistency is admirable and the grinder is very solidly built. It is very nice being able to have continuous adjustment of the grind level as opposed to set levels. This is what attracted me to this product. The materials used is also one of the more impressive aspects of this grinder. You can grind quite a bit of coffee reasonably fast with moderate effort. I compared it side by side with the Handground ceramic burr grinder and the grind consistency is definitely better as well as the build quality and grind speed. The anti-static cup that holds the ground beans is fairly anti-static but I almost wish it was glass, although this would make it more fragile. Overall, it is a great grinder at a decent price. If you’re looking for a grinder that is

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Verified Buyer

2017-02-20T16:20:18.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Great grind consistency, great grinder

Coming from a Hario Slim, the Lido is an amazing upgrade. Grinds are very consistent from fine to coarse. Huge adjustment range and changing is easy enough. Solid build and nice carrying case and brush.

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Verified Buyer

2017-02-16T18:32:27.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Great Grinder

Great grinder was a nice upgrade from my Encore. Very consistent, easy to use, easy to clean, and fast grinding.

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Verified Buyer

2017-02-09T15:25:43.000Z

5 / 5 stars

LIDO 3

absolutely the BEST hand grinder i've EVER used...leagues above the rest. so solid. grind evenness par excellence. immediate coffee lab upgrade

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Verified Buyer

2017-01-31T13:29:07.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Lido 3 hits the sweet spot

Finally took the plunge and bought the Lido. Wish I had done that long ago. Works great for my Aero Press.

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Verified Buyer

2017-01-30T15:40:23.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Simpler is better

The LIDO 3 hand grinder replaced an electric flat burr grinder that finally gave up the ghost after many years due to an electronic component failure! Love the simplicity and build quality of the LIDO 3, and the grind quality is much improved. A great product!

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Verified Buyer

2017-01-30T13:06:07.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Lido 3 Pure Grindy Heaven

My Lido 3 arrived on time and in excellent shape. I have been practicing my grind (Kalita 155, Ethopian from Stumptown) with wonderful results. The Lido burr is 'working in'. I am a two notches before 0 mark on the adjustment ring. All working as planned. Thanks to OE for the Grinder and Prima for the quick shipment.

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2017-01-24T16:13:03.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Stepped up my coffee game

I'm new to making good coffee at home but have been giving it a go for the past 6 months or so. I started out with a knock off Porlex grinder. That actually worked out OK for making coffee with an aeropress, which I think is more tolerant of inconsistent grind sizes but when I switched to pour over with a v60 I began to really have issues with the inconsistencies. I still haven't perfected everything with the v60 but I now know that at least my grinds are consistent and easy to dial in. Also, the build quality on the Lido 3 is top notch. I know this thing will last me years and years.

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2017-01-17T13:23:55.000Z

5 / 5 stars

great grind consistency

I was worried that manual-grinding would add too much time to my daily coffee routine. I am glad I went with the OE LIDO 3, it makes quick work of the beans. I have it set for my chemex and I can churn through 45grams of coffee fairly rapidly. Cleaning is easy (though I havent taken anything apart yet).

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Verified Buyer

2017-01-07T18:35:31.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Great but takes getting used too.

This is a great grinder. The build quality and grind quality are both superb. This grinds much much faster than any of the smaller entry level hand grinder. The only complaint I have with this grinder is it takes a good while to dial in. There are markings along the adjustment wheels but if you switch between brew methods its tough to remember multiple spots- you're left with the only option of adding your own markings to the thing on a piece of tape or some other way.

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Verified Buyer

2017-01-04T03:01:40.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Lido 3

Nice and even grind size, much better than my old hario skerton hand mill.

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Verified Buyer

2016-12-30T07:30:39.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Lido 3

This grinder is a tank- sturdy, solid, and the grind quality is superb. Definitely a good and important investment if you're passionate good tasting, balanced coffee.

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Verified Buyer

2016-12-15T22:59:12.000Z

5 / 5 stars

LIDO 3 Hand Grinder

The grinder kicks the pants off of the loud, automated alternatives. Our morning ritual just got that much better. Consistency is excellent. Shipping was faster than expected.

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Verified Buyer

2016-04-19T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Very solid tool

Quite impressed with this grinder and am considering to get another one made by them. A little pricey, though

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Verified Buyer

2016-04-17T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Solid build and consistent grind

I had been interested in this grinder for a while but was still on edge about purchasing. After reading into it more and seeing it used in competition, I decided to go through with the purchase. I have only had it for a couple weeks now, but the first impressions are incredible. The consistency of this grinder is unparalleled for the price. There is still a spectrum of grinds, a few fines and a few boulders, but for this price range it is solid. Also, it has slowly gotten more consistent the more I've used it. A key feature of this grinder is the ability to record grind sizes and go back to a specific grind size. The markings on the ring are simple, yet there is freedom to develop your own system of adjustment. The grinder itself is large; it is impressive to look at and feels well-made. No part of this unit is cheaply made or poorly designed. The included driver and brush are of similar quality and the carrying case has ingenious holsters for both. If you are looking for a portable grinder that is both consistent and easy to use, you have found it. The simplicity adds to the range of use. There is nothing I would change about this wonderfully crafted grinder.

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2016-04-05T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Fantastic hand grinder

This a very well made machine and just a pleasure to use. I'm more of a gadget guy than coffee connoisseur, but the grind seems excellent and its just a lot of fun to use. A real quality piece of equipment in this day of not so great stuff.

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2016-03-29T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Pro grind and build quality.

It produces such a high quality, consistent grind. After the burrs break it grinding is extremely fast and decently easy. The build quality is terrific.

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2016-03-27T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Grind your way to a great brew

I bought the LIDO 3 because I wanted a consistent grind and found that my moderate electric grinder just didn't reach the level I wanted. I was operating under the premise that if you don't need electronics, you will get great mechanics at a comparably lower price. I brew French Press and pour overs, not expresso. My first month with the LIDO has borne this trade off out. The grind is outstanding at both the medium and coarser levels that I utilize. It does take a small amount of practice to get confident with both the grind adjustment and locking ring, but if I can master this anyone with three synapses should be able to as well.

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2016-03-20T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Designed to last

The materials used to create this human powered machine is built to last. Balanced and very easy to use.

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2016-03-08T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Excellent!

The price demands that the expectation be set high. Usually, at least with grinders, after two weeks of consistent use, I've found a problem or two. Not in this case. Superior grind quality, build quality, and user intuitiveness.

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2016-02-24T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Amazing all around.

When I received my Lido 3 grinder yesterday, I was immediately very impressed with the build quality. The bearings are virtually silent, when the handle is turning. After using it I was even more impressed. Much better grind consistency than other hand grinders I have used, and with the clear markings on the outer ring, it's easy to replicate a setting for future use. I'm very impressed with it.

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2016-02-23T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Delivers a great grind

Not much to add to the plethora of great reviews for this product. It does everything it says, and the quality is extremely high. The design is excellent as well. I would say one thing to watch for is to bumn and/or shake the unit a bit after grinding because grinds can remain up in the burrs and then fall out all over the place when you take the bottom off.

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2016-02-23T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Precision craftsmanship, quality components

Love this piece of gear. My grinds look fantastic!

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2015-11-21T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

It does everything.

I bought this grinder about a week ago and really love it. It was a lot of money to spend on a hand grinder but it was worth every penny. It is so well built and so easy to adjust grind settings. I have a 2 year old and running an electric grinder at 5:30 in the morning just isn't feasible while she and my wife are still sleeping. In addition to that, I wanted a grinder I could take with me to work. For that reason, I chose a hand grinder. I started out with a Hario Skerton which, for the money is a great grinder but I found it to be way to inconsistent at the medium to coarse grind settings(even with the lower bearing upgrade). I was having a really hard time getting the brew times right with my Chemex. I use primarily a Chemex, Aeropress and a siphon pot for making coffee and find that this grinder is not only super consistent at all the different grind settings used for these methods, it's also super easy to adjust to different grind settings when switching between the different methods. If I grind 40 grams of coffee at a medium fine grind it only takes about 45-60 seconds to finish and without much effort, especially compared to the Skerton. There aren't many lost grounds either left in the burrs. The only negative thing I could say about this grinder is that it's manual. Otherwise it is great. I highly recommend it.

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2015-11-04T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Fantastic

This is exactly what I wanted in a grinder. I love hand grinding my beans in the morning and this grinder is extremely simple and fast. I can grind about 35 grams of beans in less than a minute. The grind is extremely consistent and really has elevated the consistency and quality of my coffee. Prior to this I had been using a porlex, which is great for the price but I felt like I had reached my limit with it at home and was ready for an upgrade. I'll only be using my porlex when I backpack now.

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2015-10-26T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Best portable grinder you can buy

I've been looking for a grinder that I can take between home & the office, and will work with all of my brewers - French press, Aeropress, and pourover - I finally found the one! It only takes around 1min to grind 22-25g of coffee for pourover, and even less if you go coarser for French Press. The grind is very consistent, and after you've put 100g of beans through it gets super smooth to grind. This is easily the single biggest upgrade to my coffee system to date.

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2015-09-17T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Best Manual Grinder on the Market

First off, if you're just going to grind for yourself or even 3 or so other people, this thing is perfect. It can grind 15g worth off coffee with a espresso setting in under 20 seconds. (Mind you I couldn't see how this could ever be appropriate for a commercial establishment) Those popular

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2015-08-30T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

hand grinder

The Orpheum Lido 3 exceeded my exception in every way. Easy to use, easily shelved and great consistent grind quality.

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2017-10-09T15:40:31.000Z

4 / 5 stars

Very Solid Build

I got this mainly based on Prima's review. I haven't been let down by their advice yet. This was no different. This device feels like a professional tool. Doing a full 60g grind (for pour over) is not too bad at all. Only a few criticisms: 1) how to adjust and actually adjusting are a bit awkward to say the least. I had to watch a YouTube vid, and even after that, when I went to adjust it again a few weeks later, I felt very uncertain of myself. 2) the grinds container on bottom is not static free--you still have bits sticking in there. I would have preferred glass myself. 3) When doing pour over fineness (i.e., not very fine), the grind is not super consistent. I was expecting it to be for a top quality device. That said, the results are great. I feel like I could taste more of my coffee with this than my electric Breville conical grinder. I'm no pro at all, but I'm satisfied with this; it's a good option if you are grinding for 1-2 people per day max. I like that it's quieter, too, than electric.

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2017-07-30T22:54:39.000Z

4 / 5 stars

Great Grinder!

This is a wonderful grinder! After it is seasoned it gives great results! My only problem is that the adjustment ring tend to get stuck a lot

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2017-04-29T18:46:45.000Z

4 / 5 stars

High quality but alignment issues

I purchased this as an upgrade to my Baratza Encore. My Encore had gotten extremely inconsistent to the point of unusable. I purchased this because of the reputation for high build quality and consistent grinds. I can say that this grinder is very well made. It is very sturdy and has a good heft to it. Grinding is very fast. It doesn't take me more that 30 seconds to grind for a 22g v60 brew. With that said, I'm finding consistency to be an issue for me. It appears that the burr is not aligned straight. I will probably follow the process to align the burr, but I should expect a manual grinder of this caliber to be aligned from the factory.

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2016-04-13T00:00:00.000Z

4 / 5 stars

Consistent grind

I've had it for about a week now. I grind about 150 grams a day for my pour over and vacuum coffee. I'm very happy with the ease of use and consistency of grind. I hope it will hold up well over time. I'm tempted to give it 5 stars but I really need to make sure it last a substantial time.

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2016-03-08T00:00:00.000Z

4 / 5 stars

Almost Perfect for Home Grinding

As far as performance, the Orphan definitely has a narrower particle size distribution compared to my Hario Skerton for coarse and medium fine grinds. I have convinced myself that I can taste the difference in the smoothness of my coffee which would indicate a more even extraction from more uniformly sized particles of coffee. The nuances of different roast profiles (I home-roast) are now more evident in a pour-over (and an aeropress), which is what I was hoping for. I tried three different electric burr grinders from $100 - $250 and the Orphan is infinitely better for home use, not least because I get 60 grams of ground coffee when I put in 60 grams of beans, without having to disassemble and clean out a machine each time. The ground coffee is also more uniform in particle size vs. similarly priced electric burr grinders (with either conical and flat burrs) plus there is no magnetic field from a motor to exacerbate the propensity for electrostatic charge on fine particles in just-ground coffee. I have found it easier to grind with the Orphan vs. the Hario in terms of force required due to better ergonomics of the handle, crank arm length and the grinder body. Fewer rotations are required for a given volume of beans. It is much more satisfying to spend a couple of minutes turning a handle and smelling the coffee as it grinds vs. pushing a button on a noisy machine and having 5-8 grams of ground coffee mysteriously fail to re-appear from the insides of an electric burr grinder. I am compelled to take away 1 star for the challenges associated with disassembly using the provided tool. The screws that hold the collars on the grind chamber are pretty tight from the factory. On my first unit, using the provided tool I stripped the heads on the three screws that I tried to loosen (except for the screw attaching the handle which I was able to remove) and was unable to take the unit apart for cleaning. Prima was great and immediately forwarded a replacement unit. On the second grinder I used my own hex key to carefully loosen the screws. No problem. All in all a solid piece of engineering and a very satisfying experience using the Orphan Lido 3 to achieve a high quality grind of my freshly roasted coffee beans.

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2017-11-10T14:21:17.000Z

3 / 5 stars

works well - and it should for the price

disclosure: this is my first "real" grinder. before this i was using a mill with blades so i don't have much to compare things to in terms of efficacy. the lido 3 works - it does what it is supposed to. i would expect that it would because it is far from cheap. it appears to this novice to grind evenly and quickly, it seems sturdily built and comes with a nice case and a couple of tools - that's kinda nice. the mechanism for adjusting the grind size is problematic. it doesn't really have a good way to accurately dial in sizes. yes, it adjusts and does so infinitely - there are no stops, but the twisting of the rings is very awkward with a tendency to either stick or stay loose. there are two blue lines ostensibly for gauging the relative size but they are not placed in such a way as to be very helpful. when you attempt to lock the rings into your desired size they move around randomly within an unacceptable tolerance until you can finally wrestle the thing closed (grabbing it in various ways trying to stabilize it, holding it against your hip, your stomach, the counter). in the end, you just kinda accept wherever it lands rather than have the ability to get it exactly where you want it. having said that, i am not sure how/if other grinders do this better - i'm just letting you know for the sake of this review that this is how this particular grinder works. i give 3 stars because i consider it to indicate average. average because for the price it should do a good job grinding, which it does but then any grinder in this price range would also, i'm sure. the build seems, again, average for the price - that is to say strong and sturdy. if the grind setting was better i would give it an above average rating.

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2017-07-13T16:10:02.000Z

3 / 5 stars

Grinds beautifully but

The Lido 3 does some things exceptionally well. Most importantly, it grinds coffee incredibly well. Super consistent and controllable. However, it has a few flaws that hold me back from doing back flips. First of all, it is not very comfortable to hold. It's sorta heavy and the neck is fairly wide, as a result it is somewhat awkward to use and requires more effort to hold it still and grind, than I like to put in grinding my beans -- especially first thing in the morning. The other drawback, is the lack of numbers around the base or other obvious markings for your grind setting. This means that if you decide to change the setting for any reason - like you want to use it for pour over and espresso - then you need to re-tune the grinder all over again . I understand that a little tuning may be useful but to completely start from scratch with no landmarks is annoying. So, overall a great grinder but could be more ergonomic and could be a little more user-friendly.

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2016-03-01T00:00:00.000Z

3 / 5 stars

Not quite perfect

I've been using this grinder for several months on a daily basis. It really does produce an excellent grind, which is why I've continued to use it, but it is a very frustrating grinder to use. The most annoying issue is that I constantly get beans stuck in the hopper and they stop dropping down to the burrs. When the beans get stuck, I have to shake the grinder up and down several times to get it going again. I will only get maybe 10 more revolutions of the handle before beans are stuck again. I've tried a variety of methods such as the "Vortex" method suggested in the instructions - but it stalls on me every time - no matter what size of bean I'm trying to grind. I've found that once I get down to around 15-20 grams of beans in the hopper, then it seems to finish without stalling. But anything more than that and I can expect to have it stall on me anywhere from 5-15 times during my grinding session. The 2nd most annoying issue is that there is a ton of static generated by this grinder. Every time I grind I can expect to have to bang the grinder hard several times to get the grounds that are stuck on the burrs to drop down into the container. And then, I always have a large amount of grounds stuck to the container after I empty it. It generally makes a mess every time I grind. I bought this grinder as a replacement for my Hario Skerton. It does produce a better grind than the Hario and it is faster and more quiet. But for the price, I wish it was perfect.

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2017-04-17T14:36:21.000Z

1 / 5 stars

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2017-06-06T12:32:36.000Z

5 / 5 stars

The best.

Let me start by saying Prima shipped very quickly. The lido is fantastic. The case it comes in and everything else are top notch. Super consistent grind and really fast to use. Get this!!

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2017-05-18T04:16:05.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Outstanding

I bought a few days ago after looking for a new grinder for more than a year. For me performance was impressive. It was really easy to dial and not difficult to learn as some reviews says. It takes just a few seconds to grind for my morning cup. It's a heavy grinder, but for home use is an excellent choice. The feature I love at most is that it was designed to be completely dismounted so you can make correct cleaning and realignment. I really love it, now it will come with me to Chile. Thank you!

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2017-03-13T01:33:41.000Z

5 / 5 stars

LIDO 3 - great grinder

I was looking or a quality manual grinder and could not find one that produced consistent grinds. I found it in the LIDO 3, with a bearing on each end of the shaft and good quality burrs, the device consistently delivers precisely grinds with no variation in the size of the ground fragments. It is easy to set to the size grind I need and it stays where I set it. The only thing I struggle with is the static electricity with the plastic cup, it makes it difficult to get the grounds our of the cup, I will look for a solution to that problem. Highly recommend this grinder because you can't beat the quality and the extensive engineering that went into this product.

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2017-02-27T21:09:33.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Time Saver

I can grind 18g of dark roast beans to medium fine in 35 seconds with this device. It was taking me over 2 minutes with my other hand grinder, and the results weren't as consistent. This device is a real time saver... I've calculated that it will save me over 9 hours of grinding time over the course of a year! And my coffee tastes much better. Intuitive and a pleasure to use. Highly recommended.

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2017-02-17T03:03:54.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Very easy to use.

I've used this for espresso on up and it's a joy to use. It has an anti-static grinds container but very fine grinds can still get stuck which happens with a lot of grinders. Here is a pro tip! Before you dump in your beans to grind, add a couple drops of water onto the beans. One or two should work but figure it out for yourself. I've had no issues at all. No gram lose and I couldn't be happier. Don't use more water than you need.

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2016-12-24T05:01:22.000Z

5 / 5 stars

I am in awe here.

I am new to this whole take-your-coffee-really-seriously scene, but I spend a lot of time on the road, and a reliable way to grind and brew your own stuff is a wonderful bit of luxury when the alternative is whatever's coming out of the airpot at the AmericInn. I had never used anything more high-end than the Skerton, and I can't even wrap my head around this machine. It is, plain and simple, the best piece of equipment I've ever used. The combination of this grinder and the Aeropress means that, wherever we are, the best coffee in that particular town can probably be found in the breakfast room of whatever hotel we're camped at. Build quality, consistency of grind, ease of adjustment...the only thing that I can even think to mention is that there's a fair amount of business below the burrs, and coffee will collect there. Nothing a couple of taps and a periodic brushing won't take care of. I had never spent more than $40 or so (the Skerton) for a grinder. I didn't even know it was a possibility. But a week with the Lido 3 in my house, and I can only think of it as a bargain. It's a pleasure to use every day, and when our old electric model finally dies, I see no need to replace it.

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