coffee mill

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Historic coffee mill, Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Hand-operated coffee mill
Electric coffee mill

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coffee mill (plural coffee mills)

  1. A mill at which coffee beans are dried, roasted, and ground prior to sale.
    • 1985, John R. K. Clark, Beaches of the Big Island, page 41:
      A good road leads to Pohoiki, once the site of a coffee mill and a prosperous village, but now almost deserted.
    • 2002, Charis Gresser, ‎Sophia Tickell, Mugged: Poverty in Your Coffee Cup, page 23:
      Mary Goretihas run the Jalamba coffee mill near Kituntu for ten years.
    • 2003, Gerald Kinro, A Cup of Aloha: The Kona Coffee Epic, page 14:
      During the boom period of the early 1890s, he converted his pineapple cannery into a coffee mill.
  2. A device designed for grinding coffee beans.
    • 1998, Glenn Andrews, Growing & Using Cilantro: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin, page A-181:
      The best way to do the grinding is in an electric coffee mill, if you happen to have one, but the old mortar-and-pestle routine works well, too.
    • 2000, Gabriel Cousens, Conscious Eating, page 675:
      After drying, put ingredients, small amounts at a time, into a coffee mill and grind to a spice-like consistency.
    • 2012, Nada Saleh, New Flavours of the Lebanese Table:
      She held an ornate brass coffee mill under her left arm and used her right hand to grind the freshly toasted beans.