Looking into these and reliability is an issue but surprised more grinders don’t dose on weight most do it via time.I've been eyeing off the 270wi, only grinder I've found that weights each dose into the filter, should make life easy. Expensive though
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Ha, Oddjob’s home cafe? Like the look of the Niche grinder but $1200..oof!Lifes too short for single dosing.
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I've had one of these for many years. They are good but the soft touch finish goes icky eventually.Wife bought me an entry level Bodum bench top burr grinder for my birthday.
Seems to be a good unit for the price.
Consistent grind size across a few different bean styles so far and the hopper system is cleaner than the doser style that I'd been looking at.
Grind adjustment is easy and I've found a good size for my consumer level Breville BES840.
I'll never go back to pre ground again!
Well I opened up round 2 today...it was much better than round one, but still not the holy grail. Chocolate, cocoa, sour cherry, caramel, gentle finish. I think I need to ready burry it down deep and leave it for a long time....and the time arrived! I filtered the project off this morning before work. It was delicious. I will do this again but try a few different tweaks, such as ratio of coffee to chips and duration of infusion.
The whole hasn't turned out as I was expecting. Don't get me wrong I am happy with the outcome it is just different. The aroma and flavour seem to be less complex that the cold brew was before the infusion. But in saying that they are now more pronounced.
Aromaticaly it starts off with a nice red cherry and slight rum. After it has sat for a few minutes that develops into a chocolate and rum aroma. This then gives way to a grain/malt (there was a little hint of aroma similar to the Jameson stout cask in there) cocoa/chocolate, with a growing rum presence. Eventually a hint of toffee emerged. I wasn't patient enough to leave it past that and drank the last of it.
Flavour wise; in the early stages it was a singular dark chocolate flavour. Dry high cacao % type chocolate. But after letting it rest this gave way to rum + coffee with mild acidity and a very gentle vanilla hint on the finish. That didn't really change much over the duration, about 20 minutes. The rum and vanilla grew a tiny bit stronger.
In all the coffee was really enjoyable, but it needs some tweaking to make it worthwhile. I really like the way my cold brew tastes in standard form. I'm currently drinking about 500ml a day. This was definitely delicious and fun but...not that much more delicious that I'd want to be doing it all the time. The gear I had in Japan was the sort of trip dreams are made of. My quest continues.
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I sort of single dose these days, I've got pretty good at eyeballing 4 shots worth of beans into the hopper of one of theseLifes too short for single dosing.
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How did you clean it?How often do you folks clean you home rig. with WFH the machine has taken quite the beating. Struggled to pull a shot on a coarse grind this morning and I bit the bullet and gave it a clean on my lunchbreak. Works a charm and one of those, why didn't I think of that before moments. That marks a clean every 2 months.
Look at you go! I hadn't considered that vacuum trick. I used to work in a spot where we pumped the grinder out with a funky toilet plunger.Give it a clean water backflush every day once coffee time is over. Chemical probably once a month including cleaning shower screen. Grinder gets a vacuum stuffed in it every couple of weeks when I'm cleaning the kitchen and burrs pulled and cleaned every couple of months. We're putting maybe 400g through it a week.
Old habits. Used to strip/clean shower screens and burrs for two grinders daily in the cafe, got pretty quick at it!Look at you go! I hadn't considered that vacuum trick. I used to work in a spot where we pumped the grinder out with a funky toilet plunger.
Old habits. Used to strip/clean shower screens and burrs for two grinders daily in the cafe, got pretty quick at it!
Should say I'm much more regular since we've been working from home for six months and therefore making way more coffee than we would otherwise.
50/50 vinegar through the system. Then the tablet thingy on the head.How did you clean it?
Are you getting a screen print on your puck? That's a usual sign.50/50 vinegar through the system. Then the tablet thingy on the head.
The vinegar thing I rekon is minimal result doing it once, seems like you have to do it over and over to get results, such is the way dissolving calcification works. The head cleaner did the brunt of the de-clogging. Turns out I may be overfilling the basket.
Any issues underfilling a double basket and running it like that?