Timemore Chestnut C2 MAX Grinder in black colourway
Timemore Chestnut C2 MAX Grinder in white colourway

Timemore Chestnut C2 MAX Grinder

TIME-501638

$89.99 USD Regular price
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Designed and built with the same care and precision as the Chestnut C2, the C2 MAX increases the capacity of grind chamber and catch cup to allow for up to 30g of coffee. With sharp, stainless steel burrs, precise grind and smooth turning handle, the C2 MAX is available in black or white colourways.



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  • WANNA GRIND MORE THAN THE C2 CAN HANDLE? MAX IT OUT!!

    Designed and built with the same care and precision as the Chestnut C2, the C2 MAX increases the capacity of grind chamber and catch cup to allow for up to 30g of coffee. Meaning you can share your brew with more friends or just have more for yourself.

    Some plastic components, including the internal body, keep cost down while making this grinder lightweight and increasing the capacity! Not to mention, the same excellent grind quality. With the same sharp steel burrs as in the Timemore Chestnut Slim and Nano grinders, the same spring mechanism that locks the inner burr into position, and two ball bearings that hold the grind shaft in place, you're not losing even a little bit of grind quality. The well-designed handle connection gives this grinder an exceptionally precise grind and a smooth turning handle with every rotation. Lastly, the new and improved grounds bin is lined with aluminum for greater durability and a static free grinding experience.

    • Available in Black or White
    • CNC Cut HRC58 Sharp Stainless Steel Burr Set
    • Dual Bearing Concentric Burr Shaft Stabilization
    • Capacity: ~30g
    • Height: 170mm
    • Diameter: 52mm
    • Includes a grinder brush storage bag and instruction manual

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Customer Reviews

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Victor A.d.F.L. (British Columbia, Canada)
A great upgrade from my old grinder

My perspective is of someone who has been using the mini-slim hario grinder for over 5 years (which at the time of writing is the cheapest grinder available on this store) and if you ask me if it's worth the difference in price i'd say : definitely. The build quality is great. The grounds are more consistent. And the most important thing to me: It is fast and effortless to use. I actually timed it and it to took me 2:30 min to grind 18g of coffee on the Hario by turning it as fast as I could vs 40 seconds on the Timemore by turning it without any effort at all. Great grinder!

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Hayden G. (Alberta, Canada)
Smooth as butter

I picked this up to replace a wearing out porlex grinder and oh my goodness it is magical. It cuts through beans like silk and the adjustability is obvious and intuitive. Couldn’t be happier with the purchase

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Eddie S. (Ontario, Canada)
C2 + E&B

I actually ordered the C2 Max but 8oz sent me the C2. No matter, it's not the length of the grinder, it's the size of the burr. (and quality of beans, and technique, and 500 other things)

I replaced the original burr with the titanium coated E&B (espresso and brew?) burr. It has extra tiny teeth that speed up fine grinds for espresso.

For 15g beans it takes 70 rotations (about 30 sec) for V60 grind (20 clicks). This is considerably faster than my Hario Skerton Pro. The resulting ground are more consistent in size, at least by visual inspection.

Taste wise I don't know if it's better. My coffee palette isn't really sophisticated enough. It tastes... Good? Like, not bitter. Even French Press, it tastes smooth.

Compared to the Hario, the hopper is much smaller so you have to be a bit more careful when loading. The grounds holder is metal which seems to cling onto more coffee than the glass jar of the Hario. The threads on the holder is also much finer and if you don't line up properly then prepare for some metal screeching.

Ultimately it is really good when it comes to the actual grinding, which beats the Hario hands down (as it should, C2 + burr is nearly 3 times the cost of the Hario).

So yeah if you're pretentious like me but don't want to pay $300+ for a comandante, the C2 is excellent value for the price and will give you really good results.

If you do have the money then maybe go for the model with the magnetic catcher or the Comandante which is apparently much better at dialing in espresso.

(Don't ask me, I make espresso using a multi-capsule machine. Don't tell James Hoffmann it'll give him an aneurysm)

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B.S. (Ontario, Canada)
Great grinder

I upgraded from a Hario mini mill and the difference is quite large. Way better tasting coffee thanks to a more consistent grind with less fines, and very easy to dial in! Just tighten it all the way and from there count the clicks it takes for that specific brew method. I found that for French Press a good range is anywhere from 27-32 clicks, and for V60 22-24 clicks.

Just be careful with the bottom of the grinder since it is a screw on bottom. One time I was using the grinder and the bottom fell off spilling coffee grounds on my kitchen floors. It was a quick clean up and quick fix though, so no issues there.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
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(2)
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Victor A.d.F.L. (British Columbia, Canada)
A great upgrade from my old grinder

My perspective is of someone who has been using the mini-slim hario grinder for over 5 years (which at the time of writing is the cheapest grinder available on this store) and if you ask me if it's worth the difference in price i'd say : definitely. The build quality is great. The grounds are more consistent. And the most important thing to me: It is fast and effortless to use. I actually timed it and it to took me 2:30 min to grind 18g of coffee on the Hario by turning it as fast as I could vs 40 seconds on the Timemore by turning it without any effort at all. Great grinder!

H
Hayden G. (Alberta, Canada)
Smooth as butter

I picked this up to replace a wearing out porlex grinder and oh my goodness it is magical. It cuts through beans like silk and the adjustability is obvious and intuitive. Couldn’t be happier with the purchase

E
Eddie S. (Ontario, Canada)
C2 + E&B

I actually ordered the C2 Max but 8oz sent me the C2. No matter, it's not the length of the grinder, it's the size of the burr. (and quality of beans, and technique, and 500 other things)

I replaced the original burr with the titanium coated E&B (espresso and brew?) burr. It has extra tiny teeth that speed up fine grinds for espresso.

For 15g beans it takes 70 rotations (about 30 sec) for V60 grind (20 clicks). This is considerably faster than my Hario Skerton Pro. The resulting ground are more consistent in size, at least by visual inspection.

Taste wise I don't know if it's better. My coffee palette isn't really sophisticated enough. It tastes... Good? Like, not bitter. Even French Press, it tastes smooth.

Compared to the Hario, the hopper is much smaller so you have to be a bit more careful when loading. The grounds holder is metal which seems to cling onto more coffee than the glass jar of the Hario. The threads on the holder is also much finer and if you don't line up properly then prepare for some metal screeching.

Ultimately it is really good when it comes to the actual grinding, which beats the Hario hands down (as it should, C2 + burr is nearly 3 times the cost of the Hario).

So yeah if you're pretentious like me but don't want to pay $300+ for a comandante, the C2 is excellent value for the price and will give you really good results.

If you do have the money then maybe go for the model with the magnetic catcher or the Comandante which is apparently much better at dialing in espresso.

(Don't ask me, I make espresso using a multi-capsule machine. Don't tell James Hoffmann it'll give him an aneurysm)

B
B.S. (Ontario, Canada)
Great grinder

I upgraded from a Hario mini mill and the difference is quite large. Way better tasting coffee thanks to a more consistent grind with less fines, and very easy to dial in! Just tighten it all the way and from there count the clicks it takes for that specific brew method. I found that for French Press a good range is anywhere from 27-32 clicks, and for V60 22-24 clicks.

Just be careful with the bottom of the grinder since it is a screw on bottom. One time I was using the grinder and the bottom fell off spilling coffee grounds on my kitchen floors. It was a quick clean up and quick fix though, so no issues there.

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