Porlex II Mini
Dimension T 5,0 × H 113,2 cm (excl. Crank) Weight 235g Grind Settings 13 Capacity 20g Material Crank: Stainless steel/Plastic Body: Stainless steel Lid: Stainless steel Bohnenauffangbehälter: Stainless steel Grinder: Ceramic/Conical drive shaft: Stainless steel
- Space-saving, therefore suitable for travel
- Homogeneous, loose, lump-free grinding result
- Can grind very fine
- "Only" 13 grinding levels
- Small bean hopper (20g)
Even at coarser grinds, the proportion of large coffee pieces in the grind is relatively low, since the axis of the grinding cone is stabilized by a spring. This Japanese grinder produces very few "fines". Even the "healthy" amount of fines for espresso preparation is missing. However, this proportion is not necessary for all other preparation methods.
The grind can be easily adjusted via a cross-shaped screw. Each click adjusts the grind. When adjusting, care should be taken to turn the grinder upside down, otherwise coarser coffee particles can get wedged in the grinder and damage it.
The grinder's range of only 13 grinds is relatively limited. This means that the Porlex offers less flexibility than many other grinders.
The Porlex also lives up to its consistently good test result in terms of workmanship. It works with a high-quality ceramic connical burrs and is made entirely out of stainless steel. The crank is slightly curved to allow for even better power transmission.
During the grinding process, the grinder feels very good in the hand and is comfortable to operate
The holder of the crank is slot-shaped, which makes it very tight. The older version of the Porlex had a hexagonal suspension there, which became round after wear and could no longer be operated. The rubber ring provides even more comfort, as it makes the grinder much easier to grip.
The Mini is perfect for traveling thanks to its size.
We see the small filling quantity of 20g as a small disadvantage, though. However, this is also sufficient for most types of preparation.
Do not wash - only brush
The Porlex Mini delivers an amazing result, is very well made, and is easy to operate. It is one of the best grinders on sale, even though it is relatively inexpensive. It is the best choice for those who have a desire for good coffee, but are looking for an inexpensive grinder. Its small size also makes it perfect as a travel grinder.