I Grinding your coffee beans fresh at home is the single most important action you can take to improve the freshness and flavor of your coffee. Some real coffee lovers believe that the heat generated from electric grinders damages the coffee and that hand grinding delivers the best results, so pick a mill and get ready to taste the best cup of coffee you've ever had. if you plan on using your grinder on a daily basis, I would recommend one with a cast iron body rather than a wooden one. While age has almost no negative effects on cast iron mills, over time the joints and nails in a wooden mill have a tendency to loose some of their original strength. See the prices or Values Of Antique Coffee Grinders on eBay.