Having freshly ground coffee at hand makes all the difference when brewing the perfect cup of coffee! Bodum‘s New & Improved ANTIGUA electric coffee grinder was updated in several aspects in 2007, including a wider range of grinding from coarse to fine and a convenient instant grind feature. The conical burr grinder with its vast advantages was kept the same. The burr grinder allows you to match the coarseness of the grind to your preferred brewing method. Simply twist the bean container on top to produce a fine ground for espresso and a coarse one suitable for French press coffee. There are eight preset grind settings marked on the Antigua, plus you can choose any intermediate position. The ANTIGUA can be used to grind all kinds of roasts, from the oily espressos to lighter and dryer roasts. Moreover, the ANTIGUA is unlikely to clog up with remains of ground coffee provided that you empty the ground coffee container after each 40-second grinding cycle. The timer quantity/control allows for an amount of up to 2.8oz/80gr of coarse ground coffee and up to 1.4oz/40gr of fine ground coffee. The effects of static electricity inherent in all home grinders and we have done our best to reduce the amount of coffee mess in the update. Our new instant-touch button allows you to preset the grinding time for your preferred amount of coffee. You will need to experiment a few times, but once you know how much time the machine needs to run for the amount of coffee you desire, just leave the time in place and each time you wan to grind all that you need to do is touch th red button and the coffee will grind the exact amount you desire. The Bodum design department has scaled this professional grinder down to the smallest possible size without sacrificing the strength of the motor and grinding mechanism. 1-year limited warranty.