Versalab M4 Unboxing and First Espresso - Page 2

Grinders are one of the keys to exceptional espresso. Discuss them here.
BaristaBob

#11: Post by BaristaBob »

Corgo wrote:Unless they have updated, there are stickers for the top part and the metal arm holding the burr section that serve as the grind size indicator. The anti popcorn is basically two piece of clear plastic that you can buy as an accessory.
Thanks!

Makes sense, and I can see the anti-popcorning shield as an option to purchase on the Versalab website. Personally, I'd like it if Versalab etched a numeric scale on the side of the funnel. At least for me, as one that experiences three different coffees daily, the need to easily adjust my grind setting is indispensable.
Bob "hello darkness my old friend..I've come to drink you once again"

Plinyyounger

#12: Post by Plinyyounger replying to BaristaBob »

Mine has the stickers applied, no issues and looks good.
Big 98mm flat grinder, been there done that, sold it. I’m happy now.

BaristaBob

#13: Post by BaristaBob replying to Plinyyounger »

I like a lot about the M4. Could you flash a pic of the stickers when you have time.
Bob "hello darkness my old friend..I've come to drink you once again"

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CoffeeMac

#14: Post by CoffeeMac »

Stickers and anti-popcorn cover are kind of meh - more like afterthoughts and not in keeping with the rest of the aesthetic of the machine. But they are perfectly functional. I would much prefer engraved markings and some sort of machined metal anti-popcorn device.

Eventually you will end up with a lever.

LMWDP #706

Plinyyounger

#15: Post by Plinyyounger »

BaristaBob wrote:I like a lot about the M4. Could you flash a pic of the stickers when you have time.
Big 98mm flat grinder, been there done that, sold it. I’m happy now.

BaristaBob

#16: Post by BaristaBob replying to Plinyyounger »

Thanks Tom and Ken. Certainly does the job.

Ken, I see you opted for a custom walnut popcorn shield...that's a nice touch.
Bob "hello darkness my old friend..I've come to drink you once again"

Plinyyounger

#17: Post by Plinyyounger replying to BaristaBob »

Yep, the fellow member I bought the grinder from had it custom made, works pretty well. I love this grinder it really is very good!
Big 98mm flat grinder, been there done that, sold it. I’m happy now.

Corgo

#18: Post by Corgo »

How is the user experience for changing grind fineness? Thanks!

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CoffeeMac

#19: Post by CoffeeMac »

Very easy. Loosen red knob, rotate funnel, tighten red knob. Don't forget the last step!
Eventually you will end up with a lever.

LMWDP #706

BVLDARI (original poster)

#20: Post by BVLDARI (original poster) »

Corgo wrote:Unless they have updated, there are stickers for the top part and the metal arm holding the burr section that serve as the grind size indicator. The anti popcorn is basically two piece of clear plastic that you can buy as an accessory.
both correct. The anti popcorn plastic is actually better in person than in pics. I do have a design suggestion for them to make a touch more attractive. Maybe they will consider it.