deed wrote:Meh... when he started comparing the grinder with an EK i closed the review. He's comparing it to apples and oranges at that point in terms of performance/price/physical size etc... It would have been better if he compared something within the similar price range or catagory like the Sette 270w, forte, Mazzer Mini, etc...
And when he says it's not a big deal on quality because the grinds will be uneven towards the end... is there any evidence to that?
He does need to get out the microscope and do some measuring. I'm almost tempted to go upstairs and run some grinds through my microscope but life is too short.
Is there any evidence when he says it takes '20 seconds to grind for a shot?' I'd never timed my grind until I saw this in the video. I'm at home, the time the grinder took never seemed like something to 'worry' about. It seemed, however, like my grind wasn't taking that long. Maybe I got a 'fast' Niche but here is what I found--again not that it matters. FTR I'm not going back to the video to see how much coffee he grinds per shot.
My grinder was set around the '11-12' range. For all tests I weighed out 17.2 gms. I tried two blends, one of Asian beans and one of Brazil/Col both roasted to full city and very fresh. None of the six grind cycles (3 of each blend) was over 17 seconds. The lowest was 14 seconds both the mean and median were 15 seconds (mean 15.33) even with the 'dreaded' popcorning. Again I don't really care about the time of the grind but the difference between 15-20 for those who do might be significant unless of course he is doing something like using 23 grams for a shot.