Timemore C2 Manual Coffee Grinder


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By: James Butler       Revised by: Mark Cambell   Last updated: Feb 6, 2024

As a coffee nerd constantly seeking to optimize my brews, a stable hand coffee grinder is essential. The TIMEMORE Chestnut C2 caught my eye for its sleek design and competitive price against grinders twice the cost. And after putting it through repeated testing, I can say it deserves a spot in any serious brew kit.

The first thing I noticed was how sturdy and well-made it was. The body feels like it's made of solid, yet lightweight aircraft-grade aluminum. The precision-engineered conical burrs from Timemore are a game-changer; they grind so consistently and produce next to no fine particles, which took my V60 game to a whole new level. I can really trust these burrs to grind to the exact TDS levels I need, giving me more control over my shots. 

Changing grind size is simple, and at 64mm the conical burrs are bigger than most competitors. Its large 25g-30g capacity means fewer refills when batch brewing. Grinding speed is also quicker than any other manual I’ve used—under 30 seconds for a double shot.

While the price is affordable, the Chestnut performs like luxury coffee grinding machines costing hundreds more. It has no wobbly handles or stiff adjustment —only accurate grinds optimizing flavor of your coffee cup. For quality on a budget, or smaller spaces, this will be the best choice. Timemore has a clear winner on their hands—manual grinding perfection at an excellent value.

All in all, the TIMEMORE Chestnut C2 Manual Coffee Grinder is an excellent choice for coffee lovers who want to take their coffee brewing to the next level. The high-quality build, extensive adjustment options, and convenient features make it an ideal choice for anyone looking to enjoy the rich flavor of freshly ground coffee beans.

TIMEMORE Chestnut C2 Manual Coffee Grinder


- Has an excellent build quality, with a stainless-steel body and CNC-machined aluminum parts that ensure the grinder lasts longer.

- The adjustable conical burr grinders offer a wide range of grind size settings for different brewing methods, from French press to espresso.

- The TIMEMORE Chestnut C2 has a compact size and is easily portable, making it a great option for travelers.

- The capacity of the grinder is 30 grams of coffee beans in one go, meaning you won't have to refill it too frequently.

- Equipped with a convenient window that lets you see the amount of beans that are being ground, to keep track of how much grounds you have left.


- Grinding process can take longer compared to an electric grinder, but it's a minor drawback considering the superior taste of coffee that the hand grinding process delivers.

- It requires extra maintenance, including cleaning the burrs regularly and maintaining the grinder's overall cleanliness.

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