Making coffee can be a process, a routine, or a ceremony. From measuring out the beans, to tamping the grind, and steaming the milk, all are central to the experience.
Part of preserving that experience is remaining connected to our food. Eggs come from chickens, milk from cows, and coffee comes from beans–not like TV dinners pre-ground in vacuum packed pods. Making coffee isn’t about convenience, it’s about quality. And the price we pay for quality is it’s going to get a little messy. Grounds on the counter top, spilt milk, and coffee rings on the morning paper is what happens. Eventually, someone has to clean up.
We’ve made part of that task easier.
When it comes to cleaning just about every grinder available today, be it electric or hand driven, requires getting your toolbox out. You have to dismantle the machine in order to access all of the the nooks and crannies where coffee grounds can hide. Chores like this are usually reserved for the weekend when you can put aside a block of time. As a result, cleaning your grinder isn’t something you can do every day. What happens next is coffee grounds trapped inside the grinder grow stale and rancid, effecting every shot you pull.
The HG one grinder has been designed from the start to be both simple and easy to clean. The upper funnel can be lifted away to reveal the top of the burr set. A few quick flicks with a brush removes any stray coffee grounds. The lower funnel is held in place by six strong rare earth magnets and is removed with a simple twist of the wrist. Once exposed, the lower burrs can be cleaned in a flash.
You don’t need to search for a screwdriver every time you clean your grinder and you don’t have to worry about how to put it back together. Cleaning the HG one grinder doesn’t take hours, only seconds. And with all the time you save, you can have another cup of coffee.