another_jim wrote:I like grinding into the Niche cup somewhat better than grinding directly into a funnel/basket set up on the Monoliths. However, compared to the awful timed grind funnels or elephant trunks on many commercial grinders, they are both great. I'm guessing this may be a matter of individual taste.
ds's, your report on static seems highly unusual, judging by the reports from early adopters. I'll keep an eye out.
As I said, I load my baskets detached from the PF, and for this the Niche set up works particularly well -- using the cup and basket as a cocktail shaker is a faster way to declump the grind than either a doser thwacking or WDT. The other reviewers will have different work flows, and will have different ergonomic preferences.
My experience with the NZ and static matches those of ds. I too have resorted to RDT. But I grind directly into my PF using my custom made PF stand and funnel. Designed specifically to be used with the NZ.