About Us

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If you are looking for something in particular and you don’t see it listed, feel free to ask as I may have it in stock but not shown here.

We collect and sell antique coffee grinders or mills made by Arcade, Enterprise, Landers Frary & Clark, Parker, Steinfeld and other manufacturers. We specialize in the wall mounted mills with glass hoppers or canister mills as these were sometimes included with the Hoosier Cabinets that make up the other part of our business (see link at bottom of page). We also deal in box or lap mills and some larger counter models.

All of our hand operated coffee grinders are ready for you to use and enjoy in today’s household. However, if you plan on using your mill on a daily basis, I would recommend one with a cast iron body rather than a wooden one. While age has almost no negative effects on cast iron mills, over time the joints and nails in a wooden mill have a tendency to loose some of their original strength. Most of the mills have been totally disassembled and thoroughly cleaned and some that didn’t have a good original finish have been painted if necessary to “like new” condition. I will disclose all work I have done to any particular mill in it’s description.

Grinding your coffee beans fresh at home is the single most important action you can take to improve the freshness and flavor of your coffee. Coffee purists believe that the heat generated from electric grinders damages the coffee and that hand grinding delivers the best results, so pick a mill and get ready to taste the best cup of coffee you’ve ever had.