namelessone wrote:Of course the question is do you really need an EK43 to get a tasty 18-19% EY out as even a hand grinder is quite capable of achieving it.
Exactly my impression as well... I get very tasty brews from my Comandante at the office. I'd say for the most part, they're on par with what I make with my EKK43 at home and the EK43 at the café I work at on the side.
If I try to really tickle out every last bit of extraction, the EK brews "hold together" a little longer, though. It's not my preference to push every brew past 21% EY or so but with some coffees it's interesting to see where you can take them. The EK stays clear and sweet for longer while other grinders can get dry and bitter earlier... to me, that's all there is to the myth, really.