Recently our power went out (at home) for some 12 hours. The gas grill did the trick getting water up to temp. but it soon dawned on me - how the heck do you grind beans with no electricity? I made a feable attempt to do a mortar & pestle type thing with the back of an ice cream scoop and a ceramic bowl. Not one to mind the lack of luxuries in life but this was serious. I wonder how others grind coffee in the absence of electricity? What do folks do when camping (I mean real camping)? Is there a decent hand grinder out there?

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MacGyver I am not. The whole thing started with the cancellation of a Taste event by the very same storm that knocked out our power. The first night I was able to get our generator fired up and watched Gran Torino while keeping an eye on the sump pump. By the next morning the generator was dead - yes I put gasoline in it - and my wife went to open the shop so I could fix it. Ha ha - I told Cathy that all I know how to do is pull the stinkin' rope and if it starts it is fixed - if it doesn't then it is not. It was not and I was tired, hot and cranky - hence the attempt to make my French press using the grill ... .
Anyway thanks for all the suggestions for the non-powered grinders. I am hoping to stick with the Baratza and keep "camping" at Super 8.
Check the oil...

-bry

Dan Dean said:
MacGyver I am not. The whole thing started with the cancellation of a Taste event by the very same storm that knocked out our power. The first night I was able to get our generator fired up and watched Gran Torino while keeping an eye on the sump pump. By the next morning the generator was dead - yes I put gasoline in it - and my wife went to open the shop so I could fix it. Ha ha - I told Cathy that all I know how to do is pull the stinkin' rope and if it starts it is fixed - if it doesn't then it is not. It was not and I was tired, hot and cranky - hence the attempt to make my French press using the grill ... .
Anyway thanks for all the suggestions for the non-powered grinders. I am hoping to stick with the Baratza and keep "camping" at Super 8.

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