Video Overview | Orphan Espresso LIDO E-T Hand Grinder for Espresso

Video Overview | Orphan Espresso LIDO E-T Hand Grinder for Espresso

Oct 19th 2017 Written by meredithlangley

With its folding handle and neoprene carrying case, Orphan Espresso’s LIDO E-T makes it easier than ever to get excellent grind quality no matter where you go. Like its fellow LIDO hand grinders, the E-T is well-made and thoughtfully designed. Its 48mm conical steel burrs and stepless grind adjustment allow it to lead the pack when it comes to grinding for espresso. Discover everything you need to know about the LIDO E-T and see it in action as Ryan showcases this top-notch hand grinder.



Hey guys, Ryan from Prima Coffee Equipment here. In front of me is the Orphan Espresso LIDO ET, and this grinder is Orphan's take on a portable espresso grinder. It is capable of grinding anywhere from espresso to french press, but it's really strong in the espresso range. So it's constructed of chrome plated aluminum, BPA-free plastic, it's medical grade, it's super durable. Has some silicone parts and also some stainless steel parts. So a couple things that make this grinder really unique. The 40mm conical steel burrs will grind extremely fast, and that's really good news when you're grinding for espresso.

Orphan Espresso LIDO E-T Hand Grinder for Espresso

Folding handle and hopper cap for easier transport

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You don't want that to take too long, because it is really hard work. This will really make that process a lot more efficient. So, the other thing is that it's travel friendly. So you can actually fold this handle and put it inside its Neoprene case, and fit it anywhere in a suitcase or use the strap to carry it. Another thing that makes this grinder unique is its adjustment, and this sets it apart, really, from all the other LIDOs. So it has a finer thread pitch, and that means that a lateral inch of movement, say, with this grinder, will make a smaller difference to the grind size than a change to the LIDO 3 grinder. So, you can make finer adjustments for espresso, and that's really advantageous. So I'm going to grind a little bit here and kind of show you what the grind size looks like.

I'm grinding just about as fine as this thing can go, so it's pretty difficult. Putting work into it here. Take a look at that. That's really, really fine. You don't usually need to grind that fine for espresso. I'll show you one other thing here. To make adjustments to your grind size, what you're going to do is loosen the bottom ring, and then use the line, the black line here, as a point of reference to set your grind size. Clockwise, finer, counter-clockwise for coarser. Then once you've settled on something, use the top ring to lock it down. Just like that. Then you're set. That's it. So that's the LIDO ET. Really great for both home espresso, traveling, and for filter coffee as well. Check it out at Thanks so much. Bye.

Oct 19th 2017 meredithlangley

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