Orphan Espresso Carbon Fibre hand grinder "Fixie"

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#1: Post by baldheadracing »

For folks not on InstaGram, Orphan Espresso posted this pic of a "Fixie" today.

Carbon Fibre's lightness gives an estimated 330g total weight including 145g steel burr. 30g hopper capacity.

I'm guessing that the top is fixed, and one loads beans into the rectangular slot on the side of hopper. Looks to be a stainless steel catch cup.

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ira
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#2: Post by ira »

That looks like two different tops, wonder if there are actually two different grinders? Maybe one fixed and one adjustable?

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#3: Post by jbviau »

^^^Maybe? Looks like adjustment is topside on the leftmost grinder. Catch cup seems to be a press fit. Here's the pic, btw, that Craig got the figures from (see comments): https://www.instagram.com/p/B4J6vBzBWl0/
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#4: Post by sweaner »

ira wrote:That looks like two different tops, wonder if there are actually two different grinders? Maybe one fixed and one adjustable?

Ira
Ira, why would they make a non-adjustable grinder? Bet it is 2 prototypes.
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#5: Post by ira »

I don't know, but what does Fixie mean?

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#6: Post by baldheadracing »

I thought maybe one had the handle & black cover installed, but the other didn't - with the knurled silver 'gear' up top as maybe the grind adjustment ...
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#7: Post by truemagellen »

ira wrote:I don't know, but what does Fixie mean?

Ira
True a fixed gear bike but I think it is just a play with marketing in the bike inspired design and materials. Orphan would not make a grinder that is not adjustable. Funny I was just saying yesterday or day before Doug probably had something up his sleeve. And wham!

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#8: Post by baldheadracing »

Today's IG https://www.instagram.com/p/B4MjZQkhRam/
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To put the expected 330g mass in context, I weighed my other 'travel' grinders:

Aergrind: 385g
Zassenhaus Panama: 527g
Hausgrind: 1188g (Aluminium body version; my current travel grinder)
Lido2: 1566g (Italmill burrs w/glass jar)
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#9: Post by hankua »

truemagellen wrote:True a fixed gear bike but I think it is just a play with marketing in the bike inspired design and materials. Orphan would not make a grinder that is not adjustable. Funny I was just saying yesterday or day before Doug probably had something up his sleeve. And wham!
OE has been toying around with the "fixed" grind mechanism matched to a travel grinder. It makes sense for weight reduction and simplicity. With a handful of shims maybe it'll be close enough?

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#10: Post by ira »

You've given it away. I thought I was supposed to be a secret till it was announced.

Ira