It's just the style of all his videos, it's pretty funny all the time. I quite like the style. Shin (the guy in the video) is also the « Decent Man » for South Korea (see here what this means: Decent Espresso news).mgwolf wrote:Just came across this video yesterday on the Ultra Levercraft. It seems mostly made to get a few laughs
I watched this video some time ago, it didn't seem to depict the Ultra badly.
I tried to resume below what is presented in the video.
- really really quiet
- retention is impressively good (respectively 0.6g, 0.1g, 0.1g, 0.1g, 0.3g in the first tests, at fine-espresso setting, without RDT, grinder is new without any significant burn-in)
- very fast (20.6g at the 3 setting in 4.3s at 1500rpm, 20.5g in 2.8s at 2500rpm, 20.6g in 6.3s at 500rpm)
- the small tap to prevent clumps and get the last ground coffee works well
- the grinder can be packaged in a pelican case (nomadic use?)
- no battery included in the remote
- some popcorning (expected in a single dose grinder?)
- the little thin metal which attach to the bottom of the chute falls quite often
- doesn't really grind at 100rpm (at setting 3 at least), it would be interesting to know if this is the expected behavior/if it continues after burn-in/what's the minimum usable rpm
- the burrs do not spin at 50rpm, but I don't think it's a con since the grinder is rated for 100-1500rpm
- he was able to make the grinder spin backwards, but again I'm not sure it's actually intended (and it may be that actual production models can't go minus rpm) and useful anyway
Couple things to note:
- he got one of the very first grinders (as you can see, the ssp burrs are not blind in his version, actually he went to ssp factory to get the burrs himself)
- he assembled the grinder/burrs himself and seems to discover how it is made/how it works live
- we don't see him align the grinder, hopefully he knows what he is doing or was assisted to do it properly
He explained he will publish a review later on when he will have had enough time with the grinder.