I don't think it is the case to open a specific thread for this so I am going to ask here.
My understanding is that the cup that comes with the Niche is an integral part of the design and of how the Grinder is supposed to work.
However, I want to be able to use it without the cup and dose straight to the portafilter. The cup does not really work well with my funnel (and I cannot avoid the funnel due to the specific basket that I am using).
I began using a Decent rest (results here: Niche Zero grinder
) but yesterday and this morning I noticed that it works quite well, actually better, if I keep the portafilter low, resting on the cup coaster, as shown in the following video. Very little or no ground coffee on the counter. The little that can be seen in the picture is because I had positioned the portafilter to the left instead of centering perfectly under the chute.
I am planning on making a rest for the portafilter, either out of wood or plastic. I could use the Decent rest but it seems that a lower rest would work better (I do not know why though).
I have two questions:
1) Does anybody know if the wood is threated for water? I assume not but you never know.
2) Is anybody else dosing directly into the protafilter, and if so, how? Just by keeping the portafilter in the hand?