Test Drive: Update Your Grinding With More Comandante Mill Accessories

The popular hand coffee mill has more to offer with a new line of tools and accessories now available.


Feature photo by Tanya Nanetti

To brew the wonderful cup of joe, it’s important to choose the right coffee device. One required is a reliable grinding machine. Most coffee lovers start with a simple and low-cost grinder. But we often eventually move on to a more professional (and expensive) model, whether manual or automatic. 

One of manual grinders, the Comandante is often awarded as among the perfect. It’s handmade in Germany, and easy to calibrate thanks to the practical click counter, which allows you to replicate a procedure and share it with friends. And with its elegant design and multiple colors to choose from, it’s easy to see why the Comandante has become so recognizable. 

A hand holds up a wooden Comandante mill. It has a large wooden knob on a long metal arm at the top, a wooden middle, and a clear glass bottom. In the background is a dirt trail leading into an evergreen forest.
A Comandante manual grinder in the wild. Picture by Josh Taves.

A good product ought to not only work well at the time of purchase, nevertheless it likewise needs to be reliable and efficient in the long-term. Contrary to the the majority of products created on goal with programmed obsolescence, the Comandante grinder is created to endure. Built with high-quality materials, the objective is that your coffee grinder will last a lifetime.

We’ve previously covered some of Comandante’s accessories, nevertheless today we’re looking at some additional tools the company has released. These ought to help keep your grinding machine in tip-top shape and ensure that your Comandante lasts for years to come. 

The travel bag inside its cardboard packaging. There is a detailed card with a diagram explaining what the inner pockets are for, and the plain back of the black bag is visible.
Unboxing the C40 Travel Bag. Image by Tanya Nanetti.

C40 Travel Bag

The great companion for traveling with your Comandante, the C40 Travel Bag is the definitive accessory for all your adventures. Specifically designed to store the grinder complete with its crank and two spare bean jars (or, if you prefer, a coffee bag), it can likewise contain tools like brushes and cupping spoons, thanks to the functional pockets.

Inside the travel bag. There are two rounded pockets to hold the hold the grinder and a bag of coffee. There is a loop with a button snap closure to hold the handle. On the other side, a flat pocket for holding a spoon or other small objects. The bag is closed with a a wraparound zipper.
The C40 Travel Bag folds in half when unzipped for easy access to the functional pockets. Picture by Tanya Nanetti.

Light and soft, but at the same time made of tough cotton, the travel bag is just the right size for your hand luggage, or for your camping backpack. Just store your mill and the coffee you’ll need, and everything will be wonderful for the next trip! 

The front of the travel bag. It has leather handles and a debossed leather Comandante logo patch. The logo is a shield with wings on the side. The shield holds three gears, as if from a clock.
The C40 bag design is minimalistic and functional. Picture by Tanya Nanetti.

Felt Cover

Developed for the protection of the Comandante, the felt “sleeve” is UV light-resistant, air-permeable, and dirt-repellent. It’s wonderful for insulating the mill from excessive temperatures, thanks to its elastic structure (made of 100% fine Merino sheep wool). The cover adheres perfectly to your Comandante, protecting it from accidental scratches, bumps, and abrasions.  

Barista Brushes

Brewed of wood and natural hair, the Comandante brushes come in different shapes and sizes to best clean not only the different parts of the coffee mill and the coffee jars, however likewise to keep the coffee work station tidy. Furthermore, an additional stainless-steel brush is specially brewed to adequately clean the grinder’s metal parts.

Inside the burr care fluid box. There is a glass bottle with a screw on lid, a flat wooden bristle brush, and a cleaning cloth.
Protecting the burrs on your grinding machine will ensure fluid motion and upkeep of the grinding machine. Picture by Tanya Nanetti.

Burr Care Fluid Set

Consisting of a Burr Care Fluid bottle, one soft cotton cloth, and a stainless-steel brush, this set is perfect for polishing the burrs and stainless-steel parts of the Comandante. You just need to apply a small amount of oil to the cloth and rub it onto the desired steel surface, using the included brush to clean the steel surface and remove any oxidizing residue. 

Wood Care Balm Set

This set (with balm, cloth, and brush) is great for those with a wooden mill. Literally rub a small amount of the balm onto the wooden surface using the cotton cloth, continuing to reapply the balm until the wood no longer absorbs it. Let the wood rest for a few minutes, then polish it with the included cotton cloth. 


Tanya Nanetti (she/her) is a specialty-coffee barista, a traveler, and a dreamer. When she’s not behind the coffee brewing tool (or visiting some hidden corner of the world), she’s busy writing for Coffee Insurrection, a website about specialty coffee that she’s creating along with her boyfriend.

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