Select style & size:Select options
Field Barista Grinder
Sure, it sounds crazy to bring your favorite artisanal-roasted coffee beans with you into the backcountry, especially when pack space and weight matters a great deal. But once you get your hands on the incredibly light and compact Snow Peak Field Barista Grinder, you'd realize it's crazy not to bring them along. Innovatively designed, the grinder's wood handle folds out for easy and smooth cranking, while the adjustable ceramic burr adapts to a wide variety of coffee brewing methods.
- Innovative coffee grinder for quality joe in the backcountry
- Ceramic mill and burr offer high-quality performance
- Wood handle folds away for compact storage
- Item #SNO007U
- Q & A
Love This Little Grinder
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I got this little gem of a grinder about nine months ago for use in my van. I have an inverter and plenty of batteries, but a roaring electric coffee grinder first thing in the morning is jarring, and yet I require coffee to become human again.
A friend of mine has a Porlex hand grinder which is what this will naturally be compared to as they’re both stainless bodied manual mills with conical burrs and good adjustment.
Personally I like the Snow Peak better, as the handle stays attached which makes a more solid feel. The Snow Peak also has more detents on the grind settings, which can be good and bad. It’s nice because you can fine tune the grind, but can be a bit finicky to return to the perfect setting again. I solved this with making marks using a couple of different colors of Sharpie markers. I just dial it to my pour over, French press, or Nanopresso setting and I’m good to go.
Some reviews state that they don’t like the fact that the metal lid rides against the metal body of the grinder, which can cause it to heat up. My response to them is git gud. Crank the grinder clockwise without putting downward force onto the handle and it’s fine. I rubbed a bit of beeswax in this area too but that’s because I can’t leave stuff alone. I’ll probably turn a new wooden handle knob too just because.
Like all Snow Peak stuff this is well designed, well thought out, well built, and obnoxiously priced. The grinder, their coffee kettle, and pour over thingie all nest together in this super cute stainless package.
I’ve been using mine practically everyday at this point both at home and while traveling, and as a result my expensive electric grinder is feeling neglected, which is a pretty good indication of how I feel about this little guy.