Built for true coffee enthusiasts and specialty coffee connoisseurs, the C40 (MKIII) Nitro Blade is a robust high performance coffee hand grinder with an advanced burr set design. The selection of the burr material is the proud result of dedicated research and development. In 2015, a very special high-alloyed, high-nitrogen stainless steel was selected with a fine martensitic matrix as the top of the line burr material. The geometry and structure of the Nitro Blade burr was further refined to get the grind performance we were looking for and the particle distribution which worked best with brewing fresh ground specialty arabica beans. Manufacturing a Nitro Blade is a serious engineering task which requires special tools and machinery, excellent craftsmanship and lots of experience. High-nitrogen martensitic steel is extremely difficult to work with. But when finished, it is tough, highly wear resistant and has a high degree of edge retention. This is what is desired. After hardening and tempering a finished Nitro Blade, it was given it the last engineering kick. Tiny micro-blades on the tips of the Z-teeth were cut to give it an ultra sharp burr entry. The grind result gives you a very refined particle size distribution for all grind grades from coarse grind for hand brewing to fine grind for pulling espresso shots. Such an exquisite little masterpiece. It shows the heritage from Bavaria and the Black Forest in Germany.
Stainless steel is the right choice to build a robust coffee grinder with. The C40 has a stainless steel body, a stainless steel axle, a stainless steel crank and stainless steel micro ball bearings. The “naked” C40 has a brushed stainless steel body. For the wood version, a genuine wood layer is laminated on top of the stainless steel body. Both body surfaces give you a solid grip for serious crank action. Grind thru-put Comandante burr sets are always cut from solid metal blocks by experienced craftsmen. Burr geometry has been optimized to achieve excellent grind thru-put with medium crank torque delivering refined grind particle size distribution for best brew results. Grind thru-put averages at 1 coffee bean per turn at a comfortable medium turning force.
Nitro Blade Burr Set
The Nitro Blade burr set is the ultimate performance choice. It “cuts” coffee beans in a very unique way. The grind result is extremely exact and very uniform with the least amount of coffee dust. Both ring and core are cut out of a solid block of high-alloyed, high-nitrogen stainless steel. This makes the Nitro Blade very sharp and strong with excellent edge retention and wear resistance. Nitro Blade is also extra non-corrosive and shows an excellent cut performance.
Highly Inert Burr Surface
The Nitro Blade‘s steel surface is highly inert and therefore performs with absolute sensory neutrality. This is particularly essential when grinding complex acidic high quality micro lot arabica coffee. The Nitro Blade with its physical and chemical properties is the top choice for all serious coffee brewers and top baristas. Try your Nitro Blade also with salt and pepper or other dry herbs. You will be surprised about the grind result. Fresh ground seasoned salt powder – extremely tasty!