Alternative to Niche Zero with DE1+ - Page 2

Recommendations for buyers and upgraders from the site's members.
juklik (original poster)

#11: Post by juklik (original poster) »

Wow, so much great input. Thank you, I appreciate it.
Okay, I have no price reservations against other grinders like Lagom but as dreuben mentioned - I also doubt it is 2-2,5 times better than NZ and hence I also do not need to burn the money unnecessarily.
My perfect grinder would be grinding like NZ, but directly into a portafilter, I'd pay 1000+ USD and up for that convenience.

To sum this up, it sounds like a reasonable approach would be to temporarily continue using Wilfa Uniform and get an NZ when the dust settles, and another purchase round at Niche is announced.

Jefe
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#12: Post by Jefe »

Waiting on Niche to release a new batch of grinders can be a tedious endeavor. IDK if you have signed up at the Niche Zero site but if you do they will e-mail you whenever a new batch is released. If you don't want to sign up on a website thats ok, there is a massive thread under the "grinders" section of the forum and every time Niche releases a new batch someone bumps the Niche Zero thread.

Good luck, enjoy the new purchases!

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Jeff
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#13: Post by Jeff »

juklik wrote: My perfect grinder would be grinding like NZ, but directly into a portafilter, I'd pay 1000+ USD and up for that convenience.
The DE portafilter stand (accessory) now has a hole predrilled for the Niche. I haven't followed it carefully as I grind into a bare basket with funnel, but it seems like "perfect" is within reach.

juklik (original poster)

#14: Post by juklik (original poster) »

I am still a bit frustrated while thinking about getting NZ - especially because I want to throw some money on Niche but have to follow IGG until they allow me to pull the trigger. I would like to order and not think about this any longer until they fix their stuff, produce items and ship to customers.

Someone suggested Eureka Atom and I actually quite like the idea (if it can grind good enough :) and it is the brand available in Norway.
I like the grinder idea with a 300g bean hopper - I think most Eurekas are 300g hopper compatible.

Is this no good?
https://www.eureka.co.it/en/catalogo/pr ... /1/21.aspx in stock nearby

Or
https://www.eureka.co.it/en/catalogo/pr ... /1/21.aspx

If none of the above cuts it would be any other product from Eureka fit my setup?
https://www.eureka.co.it/en/catalogo/pr ... index.aspx

Sorry for getting back to this from so many sides but I though picking an espresso machine will be difficult. Nothing compares to grinder selection and availability.

Jeff
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#15: Post by Jeff »

I've often waited for the right thing at the right price, especially with a major purchase that I'll use for years. My Mini Cooper was a wait, as was my DE1, Niche Zero, and waiting on another grinder. I don't think that high demand that exceeds production capability is anything that can easily be "fixed" without either raising prices or lowering quality.

Appalachian Coffee

#16: Post by Appalachian Coffee »

Which Atom model looks good for you ?

jgood

#17: Post by jgood »

I would get a Baratza Vario or Forte instead of the Sette -- I have had a Vario for 2 or 3 years without issue. I purchased the parts for the Forte Upgrade but haven't felt like messing with the grinder. I have heard mixed reports about the Sette, also I believe it's noisier.

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mdreuben

#18: Post by mdreuben »

Jeff wrote:The DE portafilter stand (accessory) now has a hole predrilled for the Niche. I haven't followed it carefully as I grind into a bare basket with funnel, but it seems like "perfect" is within reach.
Works like a charm!


LObin

#19: Post by LObin »

juklik wrote:I am still a bit frustrated while thinking about getting NZ - especially because I want to throw some money on Niche but have to follow IGG until they allow me to pull the trigger. I would like to order and not think about this any longer until they fix their stuff, produce items and ship to customers.

Someone suggested Eureka Atom and I actually quite like the idea (if it can grind good enough :) and it is the brand available in Norway.
I like the grinder idea with a 300g bean hopper - I think most Eurekas are 300g hopper compatible.

Is this no good?
https://www.eureka.co.it/en/catalogo/pr ... /1/21.aspx in stock nearby

Or
https://www.eureka.co.it/en/catalogo/pr ... /1/21.aspx

If none of the above cuts it would be any other product from Eureka fit my setup?
https://www.eureka.co.it/en/catalogo/pr ... index.aspx

Sorry for getting back to this from so many sides but I though picking an espresso machine will be difficult. Nothing compares to grinder selection and availability.
I don't foresee any changes in the way the Niche Zero is produced, sold and distributed. There's been continuous high demand for it. They make a batch available, sell, build, ship then make the next batch available.

Similar to Decent, Lagom or even Monolith (with a few variations).

I already suggested the Eureka Specialita and Atom 60, 65 or 75 if you don't mind using a hopper. The one you posted has 50mm flats. That's not good enough to make your DE1+ shine. The Specialita (55mm) could work only if you get an aligned unit or align it yourself. Same goes for the Atom or any flat burr grinder actually.
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juklik (original poster)

#20: Post by juklik (original poster) »

Thanks, LObin.

I am deciding between Atom 65
https://www.eureka.co.it/en/catalogo/pr ... d/1/4.aspx

and Atom 75
https://www.eureka.co.it/en/catalogo/pr ... d/1/5.aspx

I gave it a few days to think over one more time and discussed at home. My wife prefers to avoid weighing coffee beans before each grind. She already thinks going for DE1+ is a bit quirky, definitely don't want to overdo it with SD grinder. On-demand grind into portafilter is a way to go.