Hario Skerton Coffee Grinder Review

Hario Skerton Coffee Grinder Review
December 14, 2018

Hario Skerton The Best Manual Coffee Grinder

In the last week article, we review one of the oldest equipment to brew coffee The Chemex. But if you want to have a great cup of coffee, the first material you need is a good coffee grinder. And one of our favorites is the Hario Skerton Ceramic Coffee Mill.

Having a good grinder is very important to assure a consistent ground coffee. Nowadays we have two options manual or electric grinders. In our headquarters, we prefer to use electric grinders, because it takes less time consumption and our arms will thank us in the end. But if you don’t drink much coffee a manual coffee grinder, like the Hario Skerton, is a greater affordable option.

Hario Skerton
Hario Skerton Box

A Home Coffee Grinder

The Hario Skerton is an excellent home coffee grinder that can handle any grind type, even as fine as Turkish. The only attention that you should have with manual grinders is the quantity of coffee you normally do. So, if you make coffee every day and in larges quantities, after a few days, you will probably hate this grinder. Not because it’s bad but because it’s not practical.

This grinder is a great starting point if you want to start learning about coffee brewing. It’s relatively inexpensive and the build quality is incredible. It uses powerful ceramic burrs that won’t overheat your grounds no matter how long you grind. What is unusual to see, normally ceramic burrs are a rare find at this low price. Being mostly reserved for highest quality grinders.

Another great feature is the high storage capacity (100 g of fresh coffee grounds), this is perfect for those who love to use a French Press or any type of equipment who needs a coarser grinder. This large capacity is also great for making cold brew coffee, which requires the coarsest grind of all coffee brews.

Hario Skerton
Hario Skerton Ceramic Coffee Mill

Japanese Quality

Hario is a well-known brand for making incredible coffee equipment, like the Hario V60. So, the Skerton is no exception! With almost double the storage capacity of most other hand grinders on the market, and with a unique fusion of old-school, this coffee grinder is definitely one of the best options you can buy. The body is made from heavy-duty plastic on top and glass on the bottom. With the right amount of care, this grinder will last a long time.

Bonus tip

Before you buy any kind of coffee grinder, there are four important questions you want to ask before taking any decision:

How consistent is its grind?
How durable are its parts?
What is its coffee capacity?
How much space will it take up?

Asking your self this question is important because will ensure that you have the perfect coffee grinder for your particular needs.

Final Thoughts

In the end, it all depends on your preferences and how much money you are willing to spend. If you are just starting and you don’t want to spend lots of money on an electric grinder the Hario Skerton is the perfect solution for you. Sure, that a manual grinder requires a bit of extra elbow work, but its grind quality is good enough to satisfy even the pickiest pour-over brewers. With its relatively large capacity and a wide range of grind, options are even more reason to make this Hario hand grinder your go-to.


The Hario Skerton is an incredible home coffee grinder that can handle any grind type. An excellent equipment even for the pickiest pour-over brewers.


Grind Consistency


Build Quality


Burr Quality



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