So I got the KMF Numero Uno!
It was delivered this afternoon as I helped my in-laws move. That was torturous.
So I got home tonight, unboxed and pulled a couple of shots that I couldn't drink (I am a caffeine wuss at night). Denis sent a bag of Verve Streetlevel along with the grinder. But I had a bag open of Caffé Lusso Gran Carmo (great reviews on a great coffee, H-B team). So I am going to work through this bag first.
Everything about this grinder is exactly as described. It is just such a nice piece of machinery. The two things that struck me upon first impression were: it's size and weight, and how quiet it is. Both these things have already been described, but I guess I had to see it (and hear it) to believe it. I sort of got a sense of this from the videos Denis posted, but the removable funnel, the on/off button, the grind adjustment system - just luxe. Did I mention it was quiet?
I will be using my '81 Livietta for initial testing of the grinder. When I get locked in, I will pull some shots on the VAM Caravel. Looking forward to a fun weekend. I wish I could stay home all weekend with the blinds drawn and get to work.
The few shots I did pull looked superb in the bottomless. All of them looked better than the typical shots I normally pull with my Pharos. Not surprised. Of course, looks aren't as important as what's on the inside. So I am looking forward to getting to know her as a person and what is in her heart. Wait...what?
Anyway, more impressions tomorrow as I delve deeply. Below are a couple of photos.