And as it turns out it works pretty darn well. It’s mostly plastic with a stainless steel shaft and a small ceramic burr set. My only gripe would be that with the plastic lid/cover off the handle seems to fit a little better on the grinding shaft. I started with a pretty coarse setting and the burrs are significantly sharper than my old PeDe (from the 1940s, I believe). I should have no problem dialing in various espresso grinds for use with my temperamental Gaggia Classic. And of course for brewing pour-overs, French presses (w/ a slighter finer grind) and my macchinetta, it will be swell.
Ahh, a cup’pa joe. Not bad. Not bad at all.