autoexec wrote:Not suspicious but impressively too low. The graph almost looks like its sifted to me. I don't think the folks at OE would mess up the graph or do something on the grounds before the LDS just to gain attention. Not even sure they did the particle size analysis. I'm in the tighter-grind-size-distribution-is-better camp and if lesser fines is what makes its distribution tighter so be it. I'm in!
Exactly my thoughts.
Coffee need fines to get a propper extraction, however you wouldn't want to many of them so you'll end up with allot that dos not cling to larger particles.
I have tested dozen of scenarios with my sifter, and no or minimal fines just make the coffee flat and booring lacking allot of the characteristics I like.
Besides it's physically impossible not to get fines, these are produced when the bean break. So a peak can only be so high.
The good think about the EK is that even if you grind very fine you won't get a large amount of it, just like you won't have a large amount of boulders.
I where in the same camp, untill I tried it, the coffee where not very interesting with a very tight particle distribution, it where better with a more spread out (not conical vice)