OK so the blush of a new thing has worn off and I've played with it a
bit. As I have said a lot I'm not too manic about coffee - well
compared to some folks. Anyway I will try to give out some useful
info. I took off the hopper and machined a new very short one from a
plastic condiment cup I had from a long story I wont boor you with.
Now it fits on the shelf. It is not as loud as the Capresso, my wife
told me I was crazy when I said that, and she was right. This thing
has a big motor in it. When there are no beans in it it just sort of
hums. I bought a can of med roast beans from Trader Joe's to play
around with setting. They were cheap and while not "good" at least
arn't as bad as Ugh, I also didn't want to start off polluting the
insides. What seems to be a espresso grind zone ( I know it will
change a bit) is about 14 stops from where the burs touch. Which
brings up a point -you can go all the way to touching. At this setting
the grounds clump and you can make little sculptures if you want :~).
Putting some of the grind on some white paper and looking with a linen
tester (10X loop) the particles seemed completely even. When spread
very thin they clung together a bit and formed what looked a bit like
And I bow to you folks who pray to the grinder, despite great
skepticism I DID taste the difference with the first shot. I apologize
for doubting you.
I would be curious if Tom has looked at this grinder, though since the
list is around $250 street ~$200 (I got this one for a bit under $90 )
I'm not sure if it really fils a gap. But Tom if you haven't and are
interested in looking at it I'm local and could bring it by.