This gorgeous wooden mortar and pestle is the perfect kitchen utensil for grinding spices and other food items. Made of coffee root wood, each and every one of these bowls is unique, formed by the root’s shape itself.
It is lightweight, making it easier to carry and move around than a stone mortar and pestle, but it is sturdy. Additionally, it is easier to clean than a stone mortar and pestle because it has no ridges inside - easy to rinse out, wipe down, dry, and put on the counter as decoration!
Many people ask, what are some mortar and pestle uses? Well - grinding spices is something for which a wooden mortar and pestle is ideal. As mentioned, it is lightweight enough that you can hold the bowl in one hand and grind with the other if you wish, although you will get the most force by having it on the counter and holding it steady with one hand while grinding with the pestle with the other hand. However, one of the most popular uses for mortar and pestle sets, other than to grind spices, is to make guacamole! You can use this mortar and pestle for guacamole easily, and make a creamy, delicious guacamole sure to delight your guests (and you!).
Not only is this mortar and pestle lightweight, easy to clean, and versatile, but it is also beautiful, making it the perfect countertop decoration. It is made of coffee root wood, meaning that when coffee plants are cut down - approximately every seven years - our artisan woodworkers rescue that coffee root so it doesn’t go to waste, and make eye-catching, unusual pieces for your home. As such, this is a truly sustainable and eco-friendly product.
Care and Maintenance:
As mentioned, this wooden mortar and pestle set is very easy to care for. The wood has been smoothed and finished with linseed oil so that it is very easy to rinse out or wipe down with a damp cloth. Dry it by hand immediately and keep it out of the sun. Never put it in a dishwasher.
Materials: 100% wood from coffee root plants in Guatemala
Dimensions of the bowl/mortar: 4” H x 3” diameter*
Dimensions of the pestle: 5” L x 0.75” W*
Colors: The natural colors of coffee root wood
Directly from the artisan
*Please note that all dimensions and colors are approximations. Due to the nature of the material and handmade items in general, each item will vary slightly in size, shape, and color.*