Niche Zero grinder - Page 152

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zix

#1511: Post by zix » Sep 11, 2019, 5:10 pm

Goodie! I will be waiting eagerly. Have an HG-one at work, so the NZ has some competition :) It will be interesting to compare them once the NZ has had a few kilos of beans through it. Grinder shootout in Gbg, anyone? ... shucks, wrong forum...
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zix

#1512: Post by zix » Sep 12, 2019, 3:18 pm

Hmm, I did come off as a little standoffish, if not a tad sulky, right? I am of course very thankful having the opportunity to try out the NZ, and more than a little bitbeager to see how it will be received by the rest of the family. If it works as well as it seems, the setup with grindcup fits perfectly into the relaxed workflow I strive for at home, with small lever machines and a separate (Dualit flash boiler) milk steamer. I can walk around turning hot water kettle or machine on, refilling the steamer if that's needed, fiddling here and there, letting the grinder grind and water heaters do their warmup thing and then going hands-on and stopping the conversation only when it is time to pull the shot.

With the Pharos (or any hand grinder) there are at least two fully hands-on moments where full attention is needed for about 30 seconds, and I find it sorta gets me more out of the loop whenever we have guests coming over.
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#1513: Post by truemagellen » Sep 12, 2019, 4:52 pm

Zix, yes this is probably the one for you with that set up.

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#1514: Post by alleyooptroop » Sep 13, 2019, 8:59 pm

i'm expecting my NZ end of next week. i was wondering if you guys did anything special to set it up ie. calibrate. i emailed james from NZ and he said it's ready to go out of the box.

Laddu

#1515: Post by Laddu » Sep 14, 2019, 1:32 am

Does anyone have new details about SSP burrs for niche?

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#1516: Post by Jake_G » Sep 14, 2019, 1:37 am

I've heard rumors that Hansung is working on offering a coated set of Mazzer Kony burrs, which would fit the NZ, but they would be identical to the burrs already in the grinder from the factory, just coated. Unless something has changed very recently, SSP cannot grind conical burrsets.

He already offers coated burrs for the Robur, so I would anticipate the Kony burrs being available eventually.

Cheers!

- Jake

bas

#1517: Post by bas » Sep 14, 2019, 3:08 am

What's the point of coated SSP burrs for the Niche?
The Mazzer Kony burrs are great as they are...

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#1518: Post by IMAWriter » replying to bas » Sep 14, 2019, 12:35 pm

I would appreciate the answer to bas' question as well.
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#1519: Post by thirdcrackfourthwave » Sep 14, 2019, 1:23 pm

alleyooptroop wrote:i'm expecting my NZ end of next week. i was wondering if you guys did anything special to set it up ie. calibrate. i emailed james from NZ and he said it's ready to go out of the box.
I did nothing. It worked great. I seem to be grinding at smaller numbers than others so I play with the notion of calibrating.

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#1520: Post by truemagellen » Sep 14, 2019, 1:28 pm

bas wrote:What's the point of coated SSP burrs for the Niche?
The Mazzer Kony burrs are great as they are...
Exactly. These Coatings were designed for cutting metal at high speed in a mill or lathe. Designed to have a harder surface but side effect is the coating covers the sharp edge and softens it on a microscopic level so it is technically less sharp. This is good short term as the burrs need less or no seasoning but steel burrs will soften that sharp edge and perform the same. Will they last as long? No but on home use you will likely never wear the burrs out.

I honestly believe they are highly overated and most are not designed for contact with food.