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bas

Postby bas » Apr 14, 2019, 2:38 am

1) I should "upgrade" to the NZ given all of the glowing reviews; and 2) I am kidding myself to think I will notice any difference the cup - especially since I exclusively drink flat whites.


No need to upgrade. Or just for the sake of trying out. I have tested both side by side and could not notice big differences tastewise. Stirring or shaking is mandatory with the Niche. With the Euereka I do it as well but the effect is less dramatic.

Both are great little grinders. And both are pretty silent as well. I slightly prefer the looks of the Eureka (especially next to my PV Export) but on the other hand I like the single dosing routine with the Niche. And I value the fact that I can use different beans on the Niche at the same time. My wifes prefers medium dark comfort espresso while I prefer coffees with more complexity. That makes the Niche my daily grinder. By the way the Niche looks aesthetically better next to my Elektra mcal. So I feel fortunate to have both :D

Magoo

Postby Magoo » Apr 14, 2019, 4:04 am

Thank you. That's great feedback. You may have saved me quite a lot of time, hassle and money.

I quite like the workflow with the specialita using the hopper and timed grinding. But I recognise that the NZ would definitely be better for single dosing - especially if switching between bean varieties.

DaveC

Postby DaveC » Apr 14, 2019, 6:42 am

Magoo wrote:I recognise that the NZ would definitely be better for single dosing - especially if switching between bean varieties.


For me it's a huge plus as I commonly have 4 different coffees on the go.

maximatica

Postby maximatica » Apr 14, 2019, 4:25 pm

Those who are USA based and bought the Niche Zero-

was the total about $760 to Niche? Their pages on Indiegogo are a bit confusing.

And did you get nicked any customs fee?

Thanks for any info.

Max./

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another_jim
Team HB

Postby another_jim » Apr 14, 2019, 4:42 pm

I paid Indiegogo roughly that amount whihc they took immediately, Niche shipped about a month later. Their delivery estimates were accurate. I would have been extremely wary being an early "supporter," but by the time I ordered, several hundred had already shipped. If all crowd funded manufacturing works out this well, it's going to be a game changer.
Jim Schulman

Lal

Postby Lal » replying to another_jim » Apr 14, 2019, 5:37 pm

Ditto. I have a little remorse on not getting the early bird pricing but it felt like a gamble. No customs fee.

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jbviau

Postby jbviau » Apr 14, 2019, 5:39 pm

Just a heads up to Americans reading this thread: Slow Pour (out of Houston) had a Niche Zero at their booth at SCA this weekend, and they were saying they'd have stock to ship within a month or two.
"It's not anecdotal evidence, it's artisanal data." -Matt Yglesias

maximatica

Postby maximatica » Apr 14, 2019, 11:22 pm

Thanks much for the replies.

So to sum up and be sure I am clear,

The Niche is $653 or so and after they add shipping I will be around $760 and should not get hit with any customs.

That's what I got from the replies.

Thanks,

Max./

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Moka 1 Cup

Postby Moka 1 Cup » Apr 16, 2019, 3:55 pm

jbviau wrote:Just a heads up to Americans reading this thread: Slow Pour (out of Houston) had a Niche Zero at their booth at SCA this weekend, and they were saying they'd have stock to ship within a month or two.

thanks

found this as well: https://www.slowpoursupply.co/niche-zero
four minutes to make an espresso? really?

martianpc

Postby martianpc » Apr 16, 2019, 7:24 pm

another_jim wrote:Sigh ...

Coffee vendor videos are espressoporn - baskets overstuffed with coarse grinds making pretty and pretty undrinkable shots. You can single dose by crushing beans with a frying pan on a cutting board and still make "espresso" like that.

If you spend money on a good espresso grinder, you should buy one that is able to make 12 - 14 gram doubles when used as you planned. Neither of the two Mignon's I've used long tern could do that single dosing, although both made really good shots with filled hoppers.

... But go ahead, buy it, and use it for single dosed espressoporn. I should have remembered the first rule of bulletin boards: never give advice to anyone who already knows what they want to do.


Battle time. I've been using the Mignon Specialita for a few weeks now. Niche came today. Just got it dialed in. I'll be comparing them side by side. So far the Mignon has been fantastic for single dosing with my 3d printed hopper

Image. I'll be curious how much of an improvement the Niche provides.