Molinillo de Café

This manual coffee grinder from the late 1800s is a mechanized replacement for the mortar and pestle. The covered grinding receptacle empties the ground beans into a wooden box in its base.
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Object Name
coffee grinder
Date made
late 19th century
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 35.2 cm x 24.4 cm x 32.3 cm; 13 7/8 in x 9 5/8 in x 12 11/16 in
Place Made
Puerto Rico
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Daily Life
Cultures & Communities
Puerto Rico
Household Tools and Equipment
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Ethnic
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Coffee Grinder
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal
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