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Comandante C40 Hand Grinder MK4


Comandante Manual Grinders are designed by and made for Specialty Coffee Experts & Connoisseurs.

The Comandante C40 (MK4) with Nitro Blades 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. 

Comandante refined the geometry and structure of the Nitro Blade burr to get the grind performance and particle distribution they were looking for with this Comandante grinder, 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. 

With a perfect balance of aesthetic and engineering, the Comandante C40 (MK4) is  in league of its own when it comes to hand grinders. Consider picking up a burr oil care kit for better maintenance of this grinder.


What’s in the box?

  • 1x Comandante Hand Grinder Body
  • 1x Handle/Grinder Lid
  • 2x Grounds Jar with 1x Jar Lid



  • High-alloyed, high-nitrogen stainless steel conical burrs
  • Full range of grind sizes (Turkish to French press)
  • Stepped adjustment makes replication easy
  • Beautifully designed, with unique wood veneer styling
  • Transparent lid and grounds bin makes it easy to know how much remains
  • Weight: 740g
  • Designed and manufactured in Germany


Comandante C40 FAQ

How consistent is the grind of the Comandante C40?

The high-quality burrs and precise adjustment mechanism are known to produce very consistent grinds, with very few fines. Expect a much tighter grind size distribution than with electric grinders at similar price points.

Can the Comandante C40 grind fine enough for espresso?

Yes, it has a wide range of grind sizes, from Turkish fine to cold brew coarse, including the fineness needed for espresso.

How does the Comandante C40 compare to electric burr grinders?

Electric grinders are generally faster and more convenient, but may not always match the Comandante C40 for grind consistency, especially at finer settings. Generally, you'd have to go a lot higher on price point to get similar capabilities on an electric equivalent.

What are the different colors available for the Comandante C40?

It comes in a variety of wood veneer finishes and colors.

Color: Liquid Amber
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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Rodney Hafner (Merritt, BC)
Greatest Customer Service

Greatest customer service I have ever experience in my life. Fantastic product. Can set grinding to any size and does a great job. Would buy from coffee addicts again. Very impressed with my experience. Highly recommend.

Chris Laderoute (Fort McMurray, AB)
Worth it!

I got it to get me started with espresso. It’s obviously working, but I think the red clix system would give me much more control. The consistency is perfect, the build quality is incredible, and I feel like with a bit of maintenance it will last a lifetime. Definitely happy with my purchase.

Mark F (Vancouver, BC)
Great product

Great product. A confusing start as the definition of 'zero clicks' wasn't obvious so I was starting my click count from a negative number leading to my espresso grind being way to find. A quick google search sorted out my issue (and made me feel less crazy) and I've been enjoying great coffee since!

Robert Etcheverry (Calgary, AB)
Great grinder!

Comandante C40 Mk4 is an incredible coffee grinder. Very uniform grind size. Absolutely wonderful for French press with basically no fines in the cup! A good consistent grind size for pour over with great results. I haven't used it for espresso but I would expect that the fine grind will be as equally uniform as the coarse and mediums. Highly recommend.