Antique Coffee Grinders

Today’s coffee powder comes in packages and lacks almost all this enchanting atmosphere the powder of your own coffee grinder comes along with. The modern electric grinders are very noisy – but what should you do about it when it is breakfast time and you know that your girlfriend or your neighbours will scream at you when you just dare to put your finger onto the button of this machine? In addition to that, electric grinders often heat the beans which means that the beans lose some of their flavor. Here is the perfect solution for you: The antique coffee grinder! It not only helps you to prepare your coffee without any noise and with perfection, but will make your girlfriend love you even more! You are the master – not of desaster, but of control: The beans are in your hands!

A Beauty around

It does not matter where you place your antique coffee grinder – it will look beautiful almost anywhere and set a clear accent in every room. This may be a modern kitchen, an antiquely decorated one, also a living room or just the corridor to your front door.

Traditional coffee grinders from the 1920s have a sleek casing and clean lines. In those days the art of coffee making became more popular in the kitchens of everybody. That is why the design of the small machines changed to be more decorative – the, in fact, became art deco. All the newly born coffee fans wanted to have their own coffee grinders at home – which is advantageous today: You will find an antique coffee grinder in many kitchen warehouses or somewhere the World Wide Web.

Antique Coffee Grinders: Design and Quality

There are two kinds of antique coffee grinders: The ones that sit on a countertop and the wall-mounted models. The former are the most enchanting ones, although their cabinets are of a simple design and made of plain wood. The charm comes from the often very baroque grinding handles. This traditional design can be found in the Parker Nation coffee mill which was made of high quality materials, even bronze was used on its top. These grinders were produced in Connecticut at the end of the 19th century and thanks to their robustness may still be used today.