nuketopia wrote:I think a lot of that internet hooyie.
Really honestly, I doubt in double blind testing, anyone could even identify coffee prepared from conical or flat grinders of high quality. I've certainly owned both.
I did it several times and I never had any problems detecting each, the difference is quite noticable if you know what to look for!
The flat can be allot more transparent, clean, more balanced and the conical has a quite a uniq sweetness to it that rarely do any good to very light roast, it also tend to be either astringent and/or sour.
Conicals are entirely incapable to extract the very light roast, when I refer to light, I refer to roast allot ligther then those medium(light) roast Rao talk about, that in my book is anything but light.