Timemore Chestnut G1 Manual Coffee Grinder

Product Code
chestnutg1-timem-pp
$159.99 $179.00

Summary

The Timemore G1 is as wonderful to look at as it is to use. Offering premium hand grinder performance, stepped grind adjustment, and 38 mm conical burrs, the G1 is made to professional standards but is meant for all kinds of users.

Measurements

Weight
3.5 lbs
Length
9 in
Width
9 in
Height
4 in

Details

What’s in the box

  • Chestnut G1 hand grinder
  • Cleaning brush
  • Owners manual
  • Warranty Card
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DESIGNED FOR PROFESSIONAL QUALITY

Quality coffee grinds aren’t easy to produce, and Timemore knew the task they were taking on with the Chestnut G1 hand grinder. This explains the high quality materials and design choices they put together in this attractive package. Aluminum alloy makes up the body and interior of the grinds catch while robust austenitic steel was chosen for the crank arm and drive shaft. Dual bearings keep the grinding mechanism stable, ensuring consistent grinds by reducing burr wobble. The burrs are aggressive in their design, making quick work of grinding at any grind setting and reducing the amount of work you need to put in for your morning, afternoon, or evening cup of joe. All together this grinder churns out grinds suitable for discerning coffee lovers while still being approachable and easy to use for even novice brewers.

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BUILT WITH YOU IN MIND

Grind quality is hugely important, but user experience and attractive looks definitely don’t hurt when it comes to the G1. The rounded square design of the body makes for a comfortable gripping experience, which goes right along with the black walnut pommel you’ll find at the end of the ergonomic crank arm. The dual bearings inside of the grinder provide a smooth grinding experience, making this overall a pleasurable piece of equipment to use. There’s certainly something of a classic styling you can appreciate as well, pairing the dark aluminum body with the dark wood accents of the pommel and exterior of the grinds catch, making this a grinder that most anyone would be happy to keep next to the rest of their brewing set up at home or in the office. As hand grinders go, the G1 certainly sits right at the intersection of quality results and satisfying experience; hard to argue with no matter which of its peers you compare it to.

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REPEATABLE CONSISTENCY

Timemore uses a stepped grind adjustment to make finding and returning to your favorite grind settings simple—just tighten the grind adjustment down fully to find the zero point and then count the number of clicks it takes to get to where you’re going. The G1 offers a full grind range, giving you the ability to grind for very fine drip, moka pot, or even espresso, all the way up to coarser grinds meant for large Chemex brews or full immersion brews like french press. You also get your choice of two different burr sets. The stainless steel burr is the standard burr, excelling in the medium grind range (around 15–24 clicks from zero) for pour over drip brewing, while the titanium burr is made for finer grinding that’ll give you better results for Aeropress, moka pot, and espresso.

Features

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All metal body and grind system

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38 mm conical burr set

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Full grind range with stepped adjustment

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High precision CNC manufacturing

More Features

30 gram capacity

Dual bearings for grind axle stability

Attractive metal and wood design

Two burr options - stainless steel or titanium coated

Specifications

Model: Timemore Chestnut G1 Manual Coffee Grinder
Grinder Body Dimensions: 170 mm x 50 mm x 50 mm
Weight: 568.5 g
Capacity: 25–30 g
Materials: Aluminum alloy, austenitic stainless steel, black walnut
Burr Material: Stainless steel or titanium coated steel
Burr Type: Conical
Burr Size: 38 mm

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3 stars, based on 1 reviews

Verified Reviewer

9/22/2020 9:26:36 AM

3 / 5 stars

new, I guess

This is my first hand grinder. The bottom doesn't release easily. The square-ish shape isn't terribly comfortable when grinding. The adjustment mechanism is difficult to turn and impossible to know where it is at. There are supposed to be clicks to indicate but the movement is so difficult you might have gone one or three clicks just to get it moving. The static cling is bad; definitely need to use a brush after every grind to get it all out of the bottom and the top of the burrs. The grinding itself was very smooth and easy and the result was very satisfying.

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