Yes, a Monolith is worth it

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Arafel

#1: Post by Arafel »

Last Friday, FedEx delivered my new Kafatek Monolith Flat. I got in on the February orders, and chose the Flat over the Max because I'm doing mostly medium roasts with the occasional light and occasional dark. Chose the LM Shuriken burrs.

I've only been using it for four days now, but it's incredible. Consistency is top notch, and the grind is allowing more subtleties in the coffees to come through. When I decided to buy it, I did have a moment of "Is it really worth it?" Figured if I decided against it I could sell it, but this grinder is NEVER leaving my home. I'm in love.

FYI, I was coming from a Eureka Silenzio, which I bought just over a year ago. The Silenzio is a solid grinder, but it can't produce the subtleties of the Monolith.

Denis is a genius.

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#2: Post by Ad-85 »

Congrats on your Monolith grinder! They are amazing. The build quality speaks for itself and yes the Shuriken burrs are incredible! Enjoy
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McPickle

#3: Post by McPickle »

The Kafatek cult is exhausting. I'm glad you like your 4 day old grinder you spent $3k USD on thank you for the very detailed review.

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#4: Post by Ad-85 » replying to McPickle »

Common man! Cut the man some slack here! He clearly likes his new toy so let him live the moment please. I know they are all products but we give credit when we like something and we all get really excited when we buy something that expensive especially if awaited for a long time! I'm having his same feelings about my new toy the strietman CT2.

To the OP your grinder is amazing man. Congrats again and enjoy making delicious espressos.
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#5: Post by ira »

I bought my first production run flat in 2017 and I still feel pretty much the same way. Don't have Shuriken burrs yet, but that will come in time. They aren't the prettiest or the fastest, but they just work like a grinder should.

Ira

Prodigy

#6: Post by Prodigy »

McPickle wrote:The Kafatek cult is exhausting. I'm glad you like your 4 day old grinder you spent $3k USD on thank you for the very detailed review.
Sounds like someone is salty that they aren't fast enough on a computer to buy one for themselves lol!!

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#7: Post by HB »

McPickle wrote:The Kafatek cult is exhausting. I'm glad you like your 4 day old grinder you spent $3k USD on thank you for the very detailed review.
I've seen hundreds of "look what I just got" type threads and never felt the need to mock the posters. It should go without saying, but please review the Guidelines for productive online discussion, notably "Be respectful" and "Encourage positive, shared discourse". Thanks.
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GorchT

#8: Post by GorchT »

Arafel wrote:Last Friday, FedEx delivered my new Kafatek Monolith Flat. I got in on the February orders, and chose the Flat over the Max because I'm doing mostly medium roasts with the occasional light and occasional dark. Chose the LM Shuriken burrs.

I've only been using it for four days now, but it's incredible. Consistency is top notch, and the grind is allowing more subtleties in the coffees to come through. When I decided to buy it, I did have a moment of "Is it really worth it?" Figured if I decided against it I could sell it, but this grinder is NEVER leaving my home. I'm in love.

FYI, I was coming from a Eureka Silenzio, which I bought just over a year ago. The Silenzio is a solid grinder, but it can't produce the subtleties of the Monolith.

Denis is a genius.
Could you maybe go a bit more into detail. I totally understand it, now being blessed with a different beast of a grinder. :D

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BaristaBoy E61

#9: Post by BaristaBoy E61 »

Congrats on your new grinder, even if it turns out to not be your forever grinder, that will be because of whatever reason you want a different grinder. This grinder will always be a great, classic.

However, it's more likely it will remain your forever grinder due to the build quality, burr quality, its modest size and foremost, its quality & taste of ground coffee.

You'll likely feel the same way in 5 to 10 years from now as you do today.

Enjoy and marvel at your results every day.
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michael

#10: Post by michael »

Totally great product 8)