Weber Workshops Key Mk. ii Grinder & User Experience - Page 3

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ricky64
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#21: Post by ricky64 »

I think this revision addresses all of my functional concerns as a future buyer. The styling is still an A+. The price seems in a good spot relative to the competition.

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#22: Post by baldheadracing (original poster) replying to ricky64 »

The Femobook A68 is about half the price; but that grinder is aesthetically-challenged for Western tastes.

I only use my Key for espresso so I see no compelling reason to take the loss to upgrade to a new MK.II. The espresso won't taste different.
-"Good quality brings happiness as you use it" - Nobuho Miya, Kamasada

dusk
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#23: Post by dusk »

GFride wrote:I saw some photos of the Key MK II from an event in Tokyo and it appears like the center shaft on the new version is shorter.

(Photo borrowed from Arthur Zetes)

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anyone know what tamper and basket holder is in this shot?

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#24: Post by JayBeck »

For those with MK1s wondering if they're being abandoned, don't worry. Weber replied to someone asking about upgrade kits in YouTube and he said they will be addressing this very soon.

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#25: Post by Pigeontree »

dusk wrote:anyone know what tamper and basket holder is in this shot?
That's part of Meticulous' indiegogo package
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/meti ... espresso#/

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#26: Post by choroidalfusion »

I messaged the folks at Weber, asking if the updated bean feeder and bearing mechanism present on the MKii might be purchased for my current version of the key.

They replied:

"The MKii bearing/bean feeder assembly is unfortunately not compatible with the previous version of the KEY."

I sure would appreciate some stabilization of the lower portion of the drive shaft. It's silly to contemplate purchasing the MKii right? I doubt I'd notice any change in-the-cup. Upgradeitis right?

I figure I could get *at least* get 1K for my current key. Talk me out of it...

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#27: Post by dusk replying to choroidalfusion »

nope, you're missing out on the greatest coffee experience ever and you need to pay ever increasing amounts of money to get there

you're getting left behind, we're all in coffee utopia and you're stuck in FOMO land

sorry pal

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#28: Post by stump007 »

choroidalfusion wrote:
I sure would appreciate some stabilization of the lower portion of the drive shaft. It's silly to contemplate purchasing the MKii right? I doubt I'd notice any change in-the-cup. Upgradeitis right?

I figure I could get *at least* get 1K for my current key. Talk me out of it...
Say you sell your key for 1k, you buy the new one for 2k: cost of getting "some stabilization of the lower portion of the drife shafts" is 1k. Would you pay 1k if they sold you the bearing?

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#29: Post by Jeff »

At least in my mind, you're not upgrading an existing unit but contemplating the purchase of a new grinder. That opens many possibilities.

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#30: Post by stump007 »

JayBeck wrote:For those with MK1s wondering if they're being abandoned, don't worry. Weber replied to someone asking about upgrade kits in YouTube and he said they will be addressing this very soon.
They just posted a video on Instagram. Seems all that can be used on the Mk1 is some paper that goes above the wiper (not sure of its use).

Was hoping for the magnetic lid but that won't be compatible.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CyQkPHah ... M1YmI2Ng==