I've recently developed a bit of tendinitis, which I don't think is good in combination with my current HG-1, so I don't think I can afford to wait another 6 months for a chance of getting a Monolith then another 4-5 months after that.
What are the next best options, either available now, or likely to be available in the next 6 months?
I love the HG-1 one and would like to maintain a similar workflow - just without the hand cranking.
- Single dosing
Flat burr (I roast on the lighter side and I think it makes sense to make the switch to flat)
As good/better than HG-1 in the cup
As far as I know, these are the current options:
- Ceado E37SD - new, a bit untested, pretty ugly (subjectively)
Ceado Hero - beautiful, but way out of my price range
Monolith flat/flat max- not available for at least a year and relies on luck/fast internet
Lyn Weber EG1 - currently leaning towards this. Beautiful machine, but really stretches the budget and is a bit of a tough pill given the Monlith Max is essentially the same price and uses 98mm burrs vs. 80mm
The Monolith flat would be in the sweet spot for budget, but I was willing to stretch to the Flat Max since the value seems worth it.
What else am I missing?