Product Comparison | Orphan Espresso LIDO Hand Grinders

Product Comparison | Orphan Espresso LIDO Hand Grinders

Feb 4th 2018 Written by meredithlangley

Orphan Espresso’s line of LIDO hand grinders have a reputation for grind quality that’s as rock solid as their build quality. The LIDO E, LIDO E-T, and LIDO 3 all go toe-to-toe with electric home grinders, while letting you grind anywhere, anytime. With such an incredible line up, how can you decide which one is right for you? Watch along as Ryan puts the spotlight on the LIDO series, and highlights the unique features that set them apart.



Orphan Espresso LIDO 3 Hand Grinder

Fold-in handle with rubberized grip

Featured Product

Orphan Espresso LIDO E-T Hand Grinder

Micro stepless adjustment, ideal for espresso and great for drip

Featured Product

Orphan Espresso LIDO-E Hand Grinder

Comes with doser funnel attachment for grinds bin

Featured Product

Hey guys, Ryan from Prima Coffee Equipment here. In front of me are Orphan Espressos' three Lido grinders and today we're going to take a look at each, and talk about what distinguishes each from each other. So all three of these grinders are constructed of BPA-free plastic, stainless steel, aluminum and silicone. All have 40-millimeter conical steel burrs. They're made in Switzerland. They also have a full range of grind adjustment, so anywhere from espresso to French press, you can grind with these. They also have a 70-gram hopper, so you can grind quite a bit of coffee with each of these. They're great for big brews like a big old Chemex.

So, first of all, up here we have the Lido 3. This is probably Orphan's most popular model. It's black, accented with kind of a bluish-gray BPA plastic, and it also has a static resistant grounds bin on the bottom, so that your grounds don't stick. One of the most defining features about this one is the folding handle. So, there's a button on the underside here. Press it in and you push it over. So that way you can actually pack the grinder up nice and neatly in the included Neoprene case. So this grinder is travel friendly. You can stick it in a suitcase. You can use the strap to carry it. That's really great. We usually recommend this grinder for filter coffee. It is capable of espresso, but we usually recommend it for filter coffee, and I'll tell you why in just a second.

So moving on, we have the Lido ET. The Lido ET is basically the same grinder as the E...or the 3, excuse me. But with a couple of minor differences. First of all, obviously, the color. So it's got stainless steel and transparent plastic. The other thing is its grind adjustment, and that's really what sets it apart from the 3. So it has a finer thread pitch, meaning that a lateral inch of movement on the grind adjustment, translates to a lesser change in grind size than the same movement on the Lido 3. That's really advantageous when you're grinding for espresso, and you need to make small changes to your coffee. So like the Lido 3 it's also capable of grinding coarse for french press, but you also have that option to make really small adjustments to fine tune your espresso. The ET has got that folding handle, which also allows you to pack it away and take it anywhere. So this is really another great travel grinder for either espresso or filter coffee.

Lastly, the E. Lido E is also basically the same as the Lido ET. The primary difference is that it has a fixed handle instead of a folding handle. So this doesn't come with the carrying case because of that. But it does include a couple extra accessories. Over here, this is a little base that you can stick the grinder onto and kind of stabilize it while you're grinding, and that's nice. The other thing that it comes with is a funnel that you can attach to the grounds bin and then empty your grounds directly into a portafilter. So that's super convenient. So this one's really like espresso at home, espresso and filter coffee for travel, and then our filter coffee grinder. So that's it, check out the Lido Grinders at Thanks so much for watching.

Feb 4th 2018 meredithlangley

Recent Posts