What Coffee Grinders Are Made in the United States?

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As of 2015, the Cuisinart DBM-8, the Camano by Red Rooster Trading Company and most handcrafted grinders by Texas Coffee Grinders are made in the United States. The Cuisinart is an automatic grinder, whereas the Camano and the selection of handcrafted grinders from Texas Coffee Grinders are manual.

The Cuisinart DBM-8, the Camano and most of the grinders made by Texas Coffee Grinders are burr-type grinders. Burr grinders work by grinding small, hard food between the surfaces of two revolving, rough surfaces. Users can adjust the distance between the two surfaces. Adjusting the distance results in different grind sizes. This allows users to grind coffee beans for various brewing methods and machines, such as coarse for French press or medium for a drip coffeemaker.

The Cuisinart DBM-8 has an 18-position grind selector capable of grinding coffee beans ultra-fine to extra-coarse. The Camano requires several minor manual adjustments for a fine or coarse grind. Texas Coffee Grinders specializes in replicas of grinders used on the old Texas Chisolm Trail, all of which require hand-cranking to move the grinding discs.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, a product must be completely or nearly completely manufactured in the United States in order to bear the claim "Made in the USA." Some American companies manufacture parts abroad but assemble the parts within the United States. KitchenAid coffee grinder parts, for example, are manufactured in India but assembled in the United States.