Timemore History - A Journey Through Time and Innovation


Redefining Excellence in Manual Coffee Grinders

By: James Butler       Revised by: Mark Cambell   Last updated: Apr 16, 2024

The Birth of Timemore (2012-2014)

In the bustling streets of coffee enthusiasts' dreams, a group of passionate individuals came together in the year 2012 with a singular mission: to revolutionize the way coffee is ground and brewed. Thus, Timemore was born, not just as a brand but as a beacon of excellence in the realm of coffee grinders.

Picture this: a cozy workshop filled with the aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans and the sound of gears turning as prototypes of Timemore's first grinder, the Chestnut series, took shape. With meticulous attention to detail and a sprinkle of innovation, the Chestnut series emerged in 2014 as the embodiment of precision and quality in coffee grinding.

The Slim Series and Beyond (2015-2017)

In 2017, TIMEMORE made a grand entrance into the specialty coffee scene with the Chestnut G1 grinder, a remarkable creation that took two years of dedicated development and ultimately emerged as an acclaimed Reddot winner. This marked the beginning of TIMEMORE's journey of innovation and excellence in the world of coffee grinding.

The Chestnut G1 was a true game-changer, capturing the attention of coffee enthusiasts worldwide. Its unique design and exceptional capabilities set it apart from the competition. The grinder's development process reflected the brand's unwavering commitment to precision and craftsmanship, resulting in a product that resonated with both professionals and home users.

Soon after the success of the Chestnut G1, TIMEMORE launched the Nano grinder, which featured a folding metal handle, adding a touch of elegance and user-friendly convenience to the grinding experience. The Nano became an instant hit, further solidifying TIMEMORE's reputation for introducing innovative and enjoyable coffee grinding solutions.

A Shift in Perspective: (2018)

In 2018, TIMEMORE took a significant leap forward with the introduction of their C2 Chestnut series, transforming the perception of budget-friendly, manually operated coffee grinders. Comparable in size to well-known models like the Porlex Mini and the Hario Mini, the C2 stood out with its superior attributes and performance.

The C2's construction surpassed its competitors, offering enhanced durability and longevity. Its improved burr stability ensured consistent grind quality, while the precision grind adjustments allowed users to fine-tune their desired coffee profiles. The C2's conical burr, a crucial component in achieving optimal extraction, outperformed its counterparts, elevating the overall coffee brewing experience.

A Testament to Craftsmanship:

TIMEMORE's dedication to high-quality materials and meticulous manufacturing was evident in the C2's serious metal body, which conveyed a sense of durability and professionalism. All these exceptional features were made available at an affordable price point, with the C2 retailing for well under $80, making it an accessible choice for coffee enthusiasts seeking top-notch performance on a budget.

Market Domination and Global Recognition (2018-2020)

With each new series, Timemore's presence in the coffee industry grew stronger. By 2018, they had become a household name among baristas and coffee aficionados worldwide. Their grinders were not just tools but symbols of craftsmanship and dedication to the art of coffee brewing.

In 2020, they introduced the Chestnut X grinder, a game-changing addition to their product lineup that surpassed industry-leading competitors. Today, TIMEMORE offers a diverse range of manual hand grinders, with cutting-edge technology and features from their flagship model cascading down the product line.

TIMEMORE raised the bar with the introduction of the Chestnut X grinder, showcasing their dedication to precision and performance. This ultra-premium hand grinder featured a 42mm S3C burrset, a folding handle design, and a squared-off body for enhanced handling. What set it apart was the groundbreaking dual adjustment dial, offering an astounding 120 steps of adjustment, a first in the realm of manual grinders. The Chestnut X quickly became the company's flagship model, surpassing even the highly regarded Comandante, a leading hand grinder in the industry.

Multiple comparisons between the Comandante C40 and the TIMEMORE Chestnut X consistently demonstrated the superiority of the latter. The Chestnut X excelled in grind consistency, precision, and overall performance, leaving no doubt as to which grinder delivered a superior coffee brewing experience.

TIMEMORE's dedication to providing coffee enthusiasts with exceptional options extended beyond the Chestnut X. Today, the company offers a wide selection of manual hand grinders, catering to various price points and preferences. From entry-level models to premium offerings, every TIMEMORE grinder incorporates cutting-edge technology and features derived from their flagship Chestnut X. This ensures that coffee lovers can enjoy outstanding performance and precision regardless of their budget.

The Timemore Experience (2021-Present)

As we step into the present, Timemore continues to captivate coffee enthusiasts with their commitment to excellence and user-centric design. Their grinders are not just tools but gateways to a world of flavor and aroma, where each cup tells a story of passion and precision.

But it's not just about the products; it's about the Timemore experience. From their friendly customer support to their engaging social media presence, Timemore has created a community of coffee lovers who share a common passion for great coffee and exceptional equipment. As we raise our cups to toast their success, let's remember that behind every great grinder is a team of passionate individuals striving to make the coffee world a better place, one grind at a time. Cheers to Timemore, and here's to many more years of excellence in the world of coffee!