Cafflano Krinder (Kickstarter) - Page 2

Grinders are one of the keys to exceptional espresso. Discuss them here.
baldheadracing
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#11: Post by baldheadracing »

Bluenoser wrote:Anyone ever try the Danish crushgrind Columbia. Ceramic but been looking at odd video and seems capable of espresso. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/c ... ee-grinder I'm looking for a so so grinder for the odd trip. This one is 3 years in so maybe kinks worked out
The IKEA Metallisk uses the CrushGrind internals, so you can have that experience, but in stainless steel, for about $30CAD https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/p/metallisk- ... -20360280/ - just don't blame me if you find that you've wasted your time and about $30 :D.
What I'm interested in is my worst espresso being fantastic - James Hoffmann

wkmok1

#12: Post by wkmok1 »

Thanks for the Ikea link. Their mocha pot looks very nice, and all stainless steel too. I've always been wondering about using aluminum cooking utensils.
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#13: Post by yakster »

I think James Hoffmann did a video review of the Ikea grinder.
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#14: Post by wachuko »

vlotty wrote:May I ask if you got the original C or the updated C2? It's been hard to verify what exactly they changed on the C2, if it's only the bottom canister plastic->metal or if they also upgraded the shaft stabilization and bearings. How would you describe how the C/C2 stabilizes the shaft? All plastic? Sturdy and with tight tolerances to reduce/eliminate wobble?

I've been thinking of getting this dedicated for pour over as it's a hassle to change burrs on my Helor 101, and I don't want to wear out the espresso burrs prematurely.

Then, I saw this Kickstarter/Indiegogo and thought maybe this would work, but Cafflano is being cagey about their shaft and bearing mechanism (while touting steel burrs), my guess is it's all plastic and no separate bearings.
Mine is the C2

TIMEMORE CHESTNUT C2 Manual Coffee Grinder with Adjustable Setting High-precision for Pour Over French Press Espresso Turkish or Cold Brew Suitable for Travel or Camping https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0833SDN8M/re ... 5EbVK433GR

But the internal support is plastic

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Paul_Pratt

#15: Post by Paul_Pratt »

Bluenoser wrote:Anyone ever try the Danish crushgrind Columbia. Ceramic but been looking at odd video and seems capable of espresso. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/c ... ee-grinder I'm looking for a so so grinder for the odd trip. This one is 3 years in so maybe kinks worked out
The Designer we use in Denmark has worked with IDEAS (who make the Crushgrind) and IDEAS did visit us several years ago to see if we wanted to do something. I have one of their Brazil grinders, the one with the support base and the grinder is angled at 45 degrees. It is a step above the Hario and Porlex range IMHO but that is not saying much. For filter, french press ad drip no problem, seemed ok to me. The cutting action of the teeth were extremely aggressive and the force required to crank the handle was crazy for espresso so I did not play with it that much.

Slappy

#16: Post by Slappy »

I backed for one mostly out of curiosity tbh. They're having issues with shipping clearance due to covid right now so shipping's sort of delayed indefinitely to US.

Bluenoser

#17: Post by Bluenoser »

baldheadracing wrote:The IKEA Metallisk uses the CrushGrind internals, so you can have that experience, but in stainless steel, for about $30CAD https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/p/metallisk- ... -20360280/ - just don't blame me if you find that you've wasted your time and about $30 :D.
Paul_Pratt wrote:The Designer we use in Denmark has worked with IDEAS (who make the Crushgrind) and IDEAS did visit us several years ago to see if we wanted to do something. I have one of their Brazil grinders, the one with the support base and the grinder is angled at 45 degrees. It is a step above the Hario and Porlex range IMHO but that is not saying much. For filter, french press ad drip no problem, seemed ok to me. The cutting action of the teeth were extremely aggressive and the force required to crank the handle was crazy for espresso so I did not play with it that much.
Thanks for replies.. I was just surfing some videos when I noticed a YTVid where CrushGrind Columbia was reviewed against a hario (which I own and cursed at when trying to get an espresso grind); the video looked promising.. but more digging and it appears the Ikea does use the CrushGrind barista insert and Hoffman did not think it was much... I have a friend who just got a Kinu.. beauty.. but am only looking for something for a 3 day trip once a year ... maybe just pre-grind and go.. how bad can it be.. grin..

Bluenoser

#18: Post by Bluenoser »

wachuko wrote:Mine is the C2

TIMEMORE CHESTNUT C2 Manual Coffee Grinder with Adjustable Setting High-precision for Pour Over French Press Espresso Turkish or Cold Brew Suitable for Travel or Camping https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0833SDN8M/re ... 5EbVK433GR
How did the C2 do for espresso? I'd actually consider that if it was not too bad.. when I travel I have many milk based espressos.. so not too fussy.

Jonk

#19: Post by Jonk »

The G1 (same burrset) can make some decent espresso grounds but is impossibly slow.

vlotty

#20: Post by vlotty »

wachuko wrote:Mine is the C2

TIMEMORE CHESTNUT C2 Manual Coffee Grinder with Adjustable Setting High-precision for Pour Over French Press Espresso Turkish or Cold Brew Suitable for Travel or Camping https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0833SDN8M/re ... 5EbVK433GR

But the internal support is plastic
Does it flex or wobble when grinding? And how is the precision/tolerances? I won't be using for espresso and if it's reasonable for pour over, french press or moka then that works for me at ~$70 vs $120+ for Aergrind or better.