Weber Key – Part II: The Good, The Bad, & The Backers Remorse

Okay, I admit it...

last week's video was a bit of a tease, but I needed some extra time to work on the full review of my new Weber Key. Which was for many coffee lovers, one of the most anticipated coffee grinders since the Fellow Ode, and we all saw how that worked out. The fruits of just over twenty-five hundred supporters, 3.5 million in funding raised, and nearly six months of waiting finally landed on my coffee bar about a month ago. Since I've had the Weber Key I've put in a lot of time grinding, brewing, and testing; which has resulted in quite a bit to say.

So in this full review I'll go over the hot topics and questions I've seen swirling around the grinder, as well as my own two cents on the ownership experience. This includes things like the workflow, how it compares to the Niche Zero, and some to consider before making the investment in a new Weber Key. So hit play on the video above and lets get grinding!

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  1. Fenton
    March 3, 2022

    I’ll be honest, after reading where all this went on Instagram I think you need to make another video about this experience. People have a right to know what is going on in the industry in re to reviews and how some companies are conducting business and how some “influencers” are as well who are complicit in encouraging average disrespectful behaviour and the making of inferior products

  2. […] been ups, downs, and everything in between. That same attitude also translates to hand grinders, which as I've said […]

  3. […] was a feature I had to try out for myself. My first attempt was more-or-less useless since the Weber Key had near constant jamming issues on low RPMs with most coffees I attempted to grind, but luckily I […]

  4. Floris
    May 21, 2023

    Het Sprometheus, thanks for this very good review. This one has kept me from buying it. I’m in the market for my fist/last grinder and I’m really looking to make a good decision here, that will save me some frustration. The Weber Key was a very serious option for me.

    I’m currently making only espresso, but I am interested in pour over. Knowing this, I’m curiousL: if you had to get one grinder for the rest of your life, which one would that be?

    The Nice Duo ( The Lagom P64 ( The Weber Key (I guess not)? Or perhaps the Timemore Sculptor (

    I’m really looking forward to your honest advice, leaving money out of it.

    1. TheRealSprometheus
      May 24, 2023

      Hey Floris, I absolutely get you and the Key ended up being a major disappointment on every level. For me, even though I find myself rarely using it due to a steady flow of other grinders coming in for review I always love returning to my Lagom P64. It’s in a similar price range as the Key, but the flat burrs offer a variety of options and the flawless RPM control gives you a whole new level of control. All in all it has been a pleasure to own from day one.


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