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    How can I grind coffee without a coffee grinder?

    I like my coffee super-fine.

    I've had some luck with using regular coffee grinders and running it for a long time, but I'd like to explore (possibly manual) alternatives. There are 2 reasons I want to try the manual alternative:

    1) Electric coffee grinders are extremely noisy. This makes it kind of impractical to grind coffee at odd hours (which I love to do)

    2) My electric coffee grinder seems to be wearing pretty fast.

    I tried the Kyocera "Hario Skerton" grinder which was eah. It's a bit fragile, and when trying to get a fine grind you get a lot of crunching of the ceremic plates, which again will pretty much destroy it really fast.

  • Turkish coffee is made from super fine grounds, boiled together with the water in a small kettle (ibrik). The grinders are typically hand cranked, c.f.

    Turkish Coffee Grinder (Amazon)

  • Your best bet is probably mortar and pestle:

    mortar and pestle

    I've never used one for coffee until just now and it didn't take long to grind up a scoop of beens into a very fine powder. When searching for a picture, I found lots of references to mortar and pestle being used for Turkish coffee, so super-fine seems to be no problem.

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