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About the Grinders

What is the difference between the Kinu M47 Simplicity and Classic?

The main difference is that the Classic has a stainless steel bean funnel and grind catcher cup while the Simplicity uses ABS plastic. If you’d like the same catch cup as the Classic you can purchase it separately here. As far as the burr and the way the grinder body and shaft are assembled, they are essentially the same.

What is the difference between the Kinu M47 Phoenix and Simplicity?

The Phoenix and Simplicity are both solid. Once you grab either you'll feel it. Stainless steel body and the same burrs on both. The main difference between the Phoenix and the Simplicity - apart from the height, is the way the axis is held into place. The Phoenix uses a five-point system made out of ABS plastic while the Simplicity uses two perpendicular steel pieces. There are pros and cons to each route. The Phoenix is lighter than the Simplicity and also has a lower price. The difference is about 245 grams which are equivalent to about an 8 oz bag of coffee beans in weight.

Where can I download the user manuals?

Right here:

What types of coffee are the Kinu M47 Grinders good for?

We use them for Aeropress(which is our preferred method) but it's good for expresso, Chemex, v60, Kalita, Moka Pot, and many other types of coffee.

How do you set up the Grind settings?

Unscrew counter-screw (1) counter-clockwise. Mount the handle (2) by passing it through the drive hub (3). Then turn the lock screw (1) clockwise. Your coffee grinder is now ready to use.

Tastes are subjective. Experiment with the grinder and with the grind adjustment until you find your favorite fit, perfect for your espresso coffee machine. Try to open the grinder maximum close point minimum 1 complete turn (360 degrees) and start searching from this point for the best fit.

How do I set up my grind settings?

For the fine adjustment, turn the counter-screw (1) counterclockwise out (about 2 turns). Turn the adjustment wheel (4) out, to the desired grinding degree setting and then turn the lock screw (1) clockwise again. If your coffee grinder should grind too coarse, repeat the process and turn the adjustment wheel (4) clockwise. Now your mill should grind finer.


Please make sure that the lock screw (1) is tightened every time. If too lightly tightened, the grinder can otherwise adjust by itself during the grinding process.

To simplify operation, hold the grinder at the top and rest your thumb on the anti-rotational knob (6). Now the grinder is much more relaxed in the hand and you do not have to develop such a great compressive force.

How do I clean my grinder?

The coffee grinder can be cleaned with commercially available cleaning agents.

If the mill is used daily, the grinder should ONLY be cleaned with a dry brush. Proper cleaning allows the best grinding results and the best taste in the cup.

ATTENTION: Do not clean the parts in the dishwasher. Only clean by hand. Do not immerse the mill in the water. DO NOT clean the burrs with water.

The coffee grinder is not intended to be used by persons (including children) with limited knowledge of its handling or sensory impairment unless they are supervised by a responsible person trained for their safety use of the device. Make sure that children do not play with the device.

What type of support do you offer?

You can reach out via email to hello@gear.coffee and we'll try to reply back within 24 hours.