Reddit Reddit reviews Porlex Jp-30 Stainless Steel Coffee Grinder, Silver

We found 44 Reddit comments about Porlex Jp-30 Stainless Steel Coffee Grinder, Silver. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Porlex Jp-30 Stainless Steel Coffee Grinder, Silver
Ceramic conical burrs with wide range can grind from powder to french pressMade in osaka, japan30 gram capacityStainless steel, static free body47mm diameter and stands 178mm tall
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44 Reddit comments about Porlex Jp-30 Stainless Steel Coffee Grinder, Silver:

u/MikeTheBlueCow · 15 pointsr/Coffee

Hario Buono kettle and either the Hario Skerton or Porlex. Use the rest to buy a scale if you don't have one, or a pour over if you don't have one, or a bag of beans :)

u/Bell_Biv_WillemDafoe · 12 pointsr/Coffee

Beginner's Kit around here is pretty much going to be a grinder, scale, and Aeropress.

For a grinder, unless you want to jump into the depths of coffee, I'd probably suggest a Porlex, or either a Hario Mini Mill or Skerton.

For a beginner's scale, you can use whatever you have on hand, if you already own one. If you need one, American Weighs are highly recommended.

And the Aeropress! Despite all of the gear I've picked up, I still come back to this method. It's clean, simple, and fast.

But don't forget the fresh coffee. That's going to make the biggest difference.

u/SolarOrgasm · 8 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Porlex JP-30. I've had one for 3 years and it works perfectly.

u/DeadHorse09 · 5 pointsr/Coffee

At that price point you're going to have to go with a hand-grinder. I made the jump from electric blade to hand-burr and I couldn't be more satisfied.

I bought the Porlex at Intelligentsia, it was between that our the Hario. The reviews on both are favorable, I just liked how the Porlex felt and looked.

u/adamjackson1984 · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Totally! I love talking about gear.


  • Bodum Bistro (on the way out, needs new Burrs, but I really like it for course french press brews)
  • Mazzer Mini (probably the only coffee thing I have bought new...a splurge but my espresso has benefited immensely)
  • Baratza Virtuoso - Probably the best all around grinder. Can do course and fine grinds, has a timer, no-static grounds catcher. I like it a lot.
  • Porlex JP-30 Stainless Steel Coffee Grinder - My hand grinder, it's ceramic and does a consistently good pour-over grind..the only issue is it gets very hot when grinding and when grinding you want the beans to suffer no heat at all. It could be because I have to hold it with my hand when grinding and I'm transferring heat + the friction of the burrs? I really don't know how to improve it but I've started using this only on trips when I have to have a grinder and can't tote around my Baratza.

    Scale - Hario Drip Scale w/ Timer - It's black, measures to the tenth of a gram, the first one I bought is slow and it struggles to keep up with measuring my water grams...then I bought another a year later and it's much faster so I'd say if you get one that seems sluggish / slow, return it it's like they added a new CPU or something later in the life of the machine.

    Aeropress's the fastest way to make coffee with really easy clean-up. For the event I'm just gonna brew 2 batches on everything except espresso (since I don't want to tote that thing in the office). I hope it turns people on to better coffee.
u/BurntPaper · 3 pointsr/Coffee

It's the JP-30. This is the one on amazon. It's a pretty decent grinder for the price. I wouldn't use it as my only grinder (Though I did for a few months.), as cranking gets old fast, but it's been nice for camping and situations like this.

The only complaint I have is that the grind adjustment notches aren't very distinct past the first five settings, which can make consistency a pain.

u/TheBeardedMarxist · 3 pointsr/Coffee

What about for a hand grinder? I need on e to take to work. Any thoughts on this?

u/UCLAKoolman · 3 pointsr/Coffee

The Porlex JP-30 is a decent cheap hand grinder. I carry one with my aeropress when I'm travelling for work. It actually fits inside the aeropress, which is convenient.

u/havensk · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Which ones are you looking at? Have you looked into Porlex? They make (from all accounts I've read) one of the best hand grinders available.

Here's the most recommended model

Here's a smaller, more portable model

I got my baratza encore about a year ago and I love that thing. Though I've considered picking up the smaller porlex for camping trips and when I travel.

u/daddywombat · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Yes, I have the Porlex mini. It's not cheap at $42, but be glad you're not paying CDN prices - for me it was $60. The Porlex JP-30 Stainless Steel Coffee Grinder is larger, It says 30g capacity. I thought it held more. My mini holds 25g easily, which is a common dose for a single pourover.

The Hario Ceramic Coffee Mill Skerton is often recommended here and is slightly cheaper at $37, but I don't have any experience with it. I like that the porlex seems more durable as there is no glass. the Porlex mini also fits inside an aeropress. But you're going for the pourover first right?! ;)

The Lido is another option but maybe beyond your current budget. You can see what /r/coffee thinks about it here

u/boydean · 2 pointsr/Coffee

You are certainly on the right path - Blue Bottle, french press, freshly grind beans. It only gets better from here!

The next best step you can make is getting a burr grinder. You'll be surprised how big of a difference it'll make to have consistent grind and you'll be able to finely adjust the grind. The Porlex hand grinder is a good start.

u/Kay1000RR · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I ceramic hand grinder works well. This seems like a popular one. I have this one and it works pretty well. If you drink coffee pretty regularly, then you should probably go with an electric one. This Baratza is considered really good for the price.

u/RushAndRelaxx · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I got recommended the porlex mini and the porlex JP-30. Both are the same expect for size and use burr grinders. Got the JP-30 and I think its great. Also heard the Hario Skerton and Hario Mini are pretty good.

u/TheMonsterVotary · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I'd recommend a Porlex grinder, it fits right in the Aeropress and is super portable, or if you want something cheaper but still very good I'd recommend the Hario Mini Mill, it's what I personally use.

u/canekicker · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Not sure about availability and pricing in Germany so everything here is in US dollars. If pricing over there is a straight conversion from dollars to euros ( $100 = 105€) you'll be pretty close to 100€.

In terms of grinders, you'll be in the manual grinding arena with Hario Skerton, Hario Mini or the Porlex JP-3 if you want to spend a bit more. Just be aware these are good enough for a single person but if you're doing more, be prepared to grind in batches.

Since you're doing a pour over, you're going to need a gooseneck kettle to help control your pour. You're out of the range for electric kettles with temperature control, however you may be able to find electric goosenecks without temperature controls. Again, Hario is a popular option but I've heard mixed reviews about them, namely poor heat retention and debate over whether to use it directly on a stove top. The Stagg Kettle is well regarded and can fit into your budget if you choose a less expensive grinder.

u/bv1013 · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I think you answered your own question. If you have been using and enjoying a french press then stick with it there is a whole range of size and price options and even places like Target sell them. As far as other inexpensive options there are a variety of pour over devices that use paper filters which may be easier to clean up. I have a Cilio #4 that I use at work with a Hario Skerton grinder and a cheap electric kettle. The Cilio is porcelain and has held up well but there are some stainless ones. There is also the Aeropress which is a fun little gizmo and makes great coffee. The Porlex grinder nests nicely inside the Aeropress plunger so it takes up very little space in a bag.

u/InnerChutzpah · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Here is what I would get

u/DrJiveNelson · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I use a (hand grinder)[] in the break room, never felt like a jackass. Good conversation piece too.

u/hughmonstah · 1 pointr/Wetshaving

No problem! You can always get the Hario mini mill for ~$22 if you want a cheaper option; that's what I'm using right now until my LIDO 3 comes.. which will hopefully be sometime soon.
A step up from that would be a Porlex grinder for $52. From what I've read, the mini actually fits inside the Aeropress which will be good for travel. I think it has better grind consistency than the mini mill, but there are pretty cheap mods you can do to the Hario Mini Mill (tape and rubber band) and the Skerton (someone sells a 3d printed mod attachment). The Porlex is made of metal, though. Which may be worth the extra, if that's your thing.

If you're looking for an electric grinder that's good for everything but espresso, you can look for a Baratza Encore, which is widely recommended on /r/coffee. It's ~$120, but can last you a long time. Baratza also sells them on their site refurbished for ~$90 from time to time. Though, shipping costs will kill you and make getting a new one almost more worth it. I was thinking about getting one for myself but I opted for the more expensive LIDO since I anticipate living with roommates for a few years and electric grinders are loud. If I were older and settled down, I probably would've opted for this or a Virtuoso. I'm planning to get myself a Baratza Sette 270W when I actually make money, though :p

u/RyanMcGowan · 1 pointr/Coffee

I've been using a Porlex JP-30.

I've been happy with it. It can hit a wide range of grinds too.

u/a_cat_strikes_back · 1 pointr/Coffee

I have a porlex grinder which produces a consistent grind and conveniently fits into the back part of the aeropress - great for traveling.

u/DaltonG · 1 pointr/Coffee

For the price of that baratza encore you can get a porlex hand grinder, which is wonderfully durable and extremely consistent for a hand grinder, a Chemex, and this scale. I apologize in advance for the ugly links - I'm on my phone. This is the setup I use at work and I love it.

u/roadkill6 · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I've been using a Porlex grinder every day for about three years now. I love it and it still looks brand new.

u/accountnumber3 · 1 pointr/Coffee

Does the Porlex have the same wobble issue that the Hario has?

edit: Probably. Looks like the same burrs, and even the stock grind photos look horribly inconsistent.

u/andrewkunesh · 1 pointr/Coffee

If I was in your situation, I'd purchase:

  • Aerobie Aeropress - $25
  • Prolex Grinder - $50
  • Hario Buono - $50
  • Thermometer - $10
  • Kitchen scale - $15

    Remember, good beans are vital to a good cup, so make sure to stop by your local artisan roaster for a pound of fresh coffee beans. Once you become more invested in coffee, you'll probably want to try more brew methods like Chemex, V60 (pourover), french press, and maybe even espresso. Best of luck!
u/mizzrym91 · 1 pointr/Coffee

Looks a bit like a porlex. I wouldn't use it in a machine without a pressurized portafilter. If you feel comfortable with it, get the Gaggia classic but keep the pressurized Porta filter for now. Save up, buy a better grinder and start upgrading the Gaggia. Good luck!

u/Dyeballer499 · 1 pointr/Coffee

If you want a pretty good hand grinder I use the Porlex JP-30
Been using it for a year and just replaced the burrs. I love the thing if you're down for a little manual labor prior to your cup.

u/Picrophile · 1 pointr/cigars

Well this is gonna get kinda long and will only scratch the surface but I'll break down the pros and cons of some of the most popular entry-level gear in as un-confusing of a way as I can. First up, let's look at grinders.

First off, you want a burr grinder, particularly a conical burr grinder because those blender-y blade grinders they sell at wal-mart for $5 don't get any kind of a consistent grind. Varying sizes in a grind means varying levels of extraction in the cup and that means off flavors. Because burr grinders are more expensive, hand crank conical burr grinders are commonly recommended to beginners because of their lower price point compared to similar quality electrics. They're cheap and work well but do have some drawbacks beyond the extra effort involved in grinding. First, most of them don't have actual grind settings and you adjust the grind size by twisting a wheel until it looks as fine/coarse as you want it to. If you use different brew methods and switch grind size a lot, this can be a bit of a pain. Second, most hand grinders aren't ideal for french press because of the way the burrs are stabilized; they'll give fantastic fine/medium grinds but the coarse grind is a tad inconsistent. That said, I use a hand grinder for french press all the time and am relatively happy with the results. A few common ones are:

The Hario Skerton. I personally have one and love it. As I said, not perfect for french press but it's a durable daily driver that never lets me down and can do an espresso grind damn near as well as a $300 baratza

The hario mini is essentially the same grinder in a different, smaller package. Perfect for travel

The porlex JP-30 is a tad more expensive but has grind settings that, while unmarked, do "click" into place making adjusting grind coarseness a bit easier

If you wanted to go the electric route, I've seen refurbished Baratza encore grinders for around $100. This will give you a mediocre espresso grind but a perfect and much easier drip and french press grind

Next up: preparation methods

French presses use a metal mesh filter, which gives you all of the oils in the cup and lets a tiny bit of really fine coffee solids through, which gives the cup a rich, full-bodied, velvety character They're also very easy to use as there's pretty much one accepted way to brew in them. And here's Philly's own Todd Carmichael demonstrating it. As far as which one to buy, they're all pretty much the same: a glass tube with a stick in it and some mesh on the end of the stick. I like my sterlingpro a lot but the bodum chambord is hugely popular and looks just as nice. Even a cheapo will do the job just as well, though, even if it doesn't look as nice.

pourovers do essentially the same thing as a drip coffee machine just with a lot more input from you, which is good because all but the most ludicrously expensive drip machines are very inconsistent and don't work as well as just doing it your own damn self. With a pourover, you're going to use a kettle or measuring cup with a spout to pour the water over the grounds in a set amount of time (3-4 minutes depending on the grind size) and usually in a very specific manner. Because these use a paper filter, there are no oils or insoluble solids in the cup so the coffee is clearer, tastes cleaner and usually a bit brighter than french press coffee. Popular models include the Hario v60 which is one of the more finicky models. If you decide on one of these, be sure to use a gooseneck kettle like Mr. Carmichael was using in the french press video above. Slightly more forgiving are the kalita wave and the melitta both of which would work fine with a normal kettle so long as it has some type of pour spout. If you want something with very thick filters, so as to produce a very clear cup, and also looks very nice, the chemex is a beautiful thing that produces great coffee, has a built-in carafe, and can make more than one cup at a time. Really more of a replacement for a large-volume drip machine than most pourovers.

The Aeropress is an absurdly popular, extremely versatile, and very well priced coffee brewer which is essentially a huge syringe with a paper filter instead of a needle. There's a thousand recipes online with different ways to use it, all of which produce a different cup.

Also worth noting is that you may want a kettle with temperature control, coffee should be brewed at 195-205F, so knowing what temp your water is helps reduce a lot of the headaches of cooling off boiled water for a vague amount of time. This bonavita is a little on the pricey side but has temp control and a gooseneck, which is always useful

u/doctor_ogg · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

lol, we already know..... never will get good coffee out of it, however this is what I use for my portable coffee kit,

u/zombimuncha · 1 pointr/Coffee

Even a cheap lightweight hand-cranked grinder like a Hario or Porlex would be a decent upgrade over a blade grinder. Since it only has to last 6 months, you might as well get a knock-off

u/SwedishColumns · 1 pointr/Coffee

I really appreciate what you're trying to do here, but unless this or something like it gets stickied (and even then) newcomers will still probably just post whatever inane, redundant question they came to ask in the first place without bothering to look. Serious props for the effort, though.

That being said, add in a link for the porlex, a list of local roasters, and maybe drop the sections where you give your own recommendations, as some of them are slightly contentious within the community.

Some of your text content here is not really as simple as it should be to be accessible to newcomers, such as when you say "gooseneck is best" they're not going to have a clue what you're talking about.

Your section on pourovers is woefully lacking. I would move the discussion of a gooseneck kettle to this section-especially with regards to the v60, as it's really not going to help nearly as much with other brew methods.

Wherever you mention espresso, there should be a strong disclaimer to not expect excellence (or even good/very good results) until you invest >$600 in your setup (cheapest good/decent grinder and machine combo I can think of is Gaggia Classic+Preciso).

I would also leave out the suggestion for "no cream or sugar". Coffee is really a deeply personal experience. If you are trying to tell people what (not) to put in it, or how to enjoy it, they won't listen. In my eyes, the main purpose of this sub and the coffee enthusiast's prerogative in general is to offer help and advice to those who seek it, ie those striving for improvement, aka DADT.

Definitely a good start, though. I'll revisit this when I have more time to see what else I come up with.

u/te_anau · 1 pointr/Coffee

I just picked one up for $200 today.
the only other grinder experience i have is the Porlex hand grinder.
Its undeniably overkill, and i mean that as a compliment.
I wont be upgrading again in my lifetime.
First thing i did was dismantle the whole thing clean it and put it back together, it was all straight forward, solid and intelligently designed.
the grind adjustment is effortless, cleaning is effortless, functionality basic but bulletproof.
I may do what this fellow did to make it a little less physically imposing.
Then maybe do this to make it more attractive.
then if im still in the modification mood, i might make it doserless and add a carbon fiber shute and little timer trigger.

u/drinkboi · 1 pointr/Coffee

If you’re looking to get a hand grinder I highly recommend going for a porlex or rhinowares instead. They’re not that much more expensive than a hario and imo the porlex the best grinder for the Budget price range by far, followed by the rhinowares.
I’ve tried my uncle’s hario mill and the axle wobbles like crazy when I try to brew a filter, giving huge pieces. Even brand new ones I tried at the store feel flimsy and wobble badly, and they’re not exactly cheap here. Many specialty cafes/websites carry the porlex so try your local ones.
Looks like this:
There’s a smaller and a larger model, but unless you’re brewing for multiple people the small should suffice. I know this doesn’t exactly answer your question regarding the differences between the different hario models but if you’re getting a grinder I think this would be relevant.

u/bobertf · 1 pointr/Coffee

Before I start, I should note that one of the things that probably attracted you to the Bialetti is the fact that you can just put the coffee in and press a button and your coffee will be ready. I tend to geek out, as do a lot of us on /r/coffee, about coffee and spend a lot of time on the process, but that isn't for everybody. So I don't have any good time-saver recommendations, sorry to say. That said...

I'm not familiar with that De'Longhi but I do have some other ideas in the price range you're looking at.

I've actually never used an Aeropress (I know, I know... sorry everyone), but they're very popular here, not to mention inexpensive. A lot of people get mini hand coffee grinders that can actually fit in the Aeropress for storage. Again I'm not too familiar with those, but I think this is supposed to be a good one. So you should be able to get the Aeropress and a hand grinder for less than $90. Then all you need is a source of hot water.

Pourover is another option, and there's all sorts of different types, some of which have their own proprietary filters. It can be overwhelming. But again the equipment is generally cheap. Prima Coffee has a nice breakdown of some of the more popular cones. A lot of these can also be found on Amazon. The thing with pourovers though, is that for better control, you'd want a gooseneck kettle. But again, I think you can get a cone, some filters, a kettle and a hand grinder for around the $90.

u/Crimms · 1 pointr/Coffee

The general consensus here seems to be to aim for a Gaggia machine as the absolute minimum. Preferably a Gaggia Classic (~$388).

I've heard people recommend the lower priced Gaggia New Baby (~$300) to try out espresso and to help decide whether "to get a real espresso machine".

A step up from that, the recommendation seems to be the Crossland CC1, but that's in the $600+ range.

To save some money, you might do better finding a used machine or see if they're on sale at different sites.

If you want to go cheaper than that, people have recommended the MyPressi ($170), but I have not seen that in stock anywhere recently. There's some buzz regarding the MiniPresso (Preorder at $39), but that won't be out until 2015. So there won't be any reviews regarding it for a while.

As for grinder, if you're looking for cheap, you might have to make do with a hand grinder, either Hario Skerton (~$35) or Mini (~$26) or Porlex (~$43). The cheapest acceptable electric grinder seems to be the Baratza Preciso at $300.

This is the information I've gathered anyway. I don't have any personal experience with an espresso machine, but I hope this helps. If you decide to go with something, post your experience and help some people out.

Personally, I'm thinking of saving up for the CC1 and Vario (~$1000) combo...

u/aisle-is-closed · 1 pointr/Charcuterie

I have [this](Porlex Jp-30 Stainless Steel Coffee Grinder exact model (though I didn’t pay that price). I don’t use it for spices, but can testify that it will make the finest espresso grind powder. It would definitely make short work of peppercorns or fennel or even leafy spices like rosemary or thyme.

u/Beznet · 1 pointr/Coffee

This video is a quick & dirty breakdown of the popular Porlex hand grinder vs a cheaper knockoff version. I go over the exterior and interior showcasing the main differences you get when spending $50 on a grinder as opposed to $10.

u/Bob-Sacamano_ · 1 pointr/Coffee

Grab a Porlex

This is what I use in my travel kit. Pretty straight forward. Works great for me.

u/i_have_a_gub · 1 pointr/Coffee

Start here. A burr grinder, like this one, is a good idea.

u/Jaxx2112 · 1 pointr/Coffee

I'd suggest scrounging together some cash (maybe sell a few tins from the cellar?) and grab a Porlex. It'll save you frustration and effort down the line.

You doing presspot/french press?

u/PaddyBrophy · 1 pointr/Coffee
  • How big a difference would a gooseneck kettle make over a normal kettle?

  • I currently use a Porlex hand grinder (like this). I'm spotting inconsistencies in the grind at times, but seeing as I usually brew with an Aeropress is it that big a deal?