I purchased a Compak K10 Doserless
from Chriscoffee, and after arriving exactly when they said it would, I opened the box that housed the beast.
... sorry no original pics today, w/o camera.
Upgrading our grinder has been a long time coming. After five years with the Super Jolly (we got that from Chris as well), I had been looking to upgrade. When I saw that the Compak K10 was readily available as a doserless model, I couldn't resist.
In comparison to other massive conicals, it IS slower, but we are not a high volume shop, and if you can't wait the additional 3 seconds for great espresso...
But in terms of taste it has been eye opening. Clarity where I didn't expect it, a true revelation of the beauty within the bean.
We've barely been using it for a week so I can't yet intuitively adjust it as easily as the MSJ. The timer, good to one-hundredth of a second helps to deliver flawless shots time after time. No issues with clumping. We do occasionally get a few soft clumps which seem to have no effect on the the espresso. The thing that impresses me (other than the taste of the shots) is that I'm getting "perfect" bottomless shots without any additional distribution... just a settling of the grounds, three or four taps of the portafilter, tamp, polish, and go.
Thanks to Chris and his staff for once again offering great equipment at a kick @ss price!Moderator note: merged thread with existing thread on the same topic.