This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Ok here is my newly found 2 cents worth. I just got my Bodum Whirly blade grinder from SM and I must say for portability and quietness this thing is AWSOME!!!! Depending on what method you are using Tom says you don't need a really expensive grinder and for my Aeropress it works just fine. I have never found a whirly blade that is this quiet before I was shocked when I ground my first coffee with it. Honestly unless you decide a career change to librarian I can't see how anybody would be bothered by the low decibel level that this baby puts out. IMHO. Dennis AKA FC1(SW) Dennis W. True CS-5 DSPO CS Dept CC CS Dept TRANO Duty Sec 1 CS E6 S/L CS Dept Mentorship Coordinator "Life Liberty and the pursuit of all who threaten it..."
I say forget about the noise, and go for the professional gas-fueled, modified wood-chipper! Show your coworkers who's the real boss! : )
I just got back in town after a week away from my regular coffee gear. The aeropress and the Bodum C blade grinder were my one and only coffee combo--and worked great together. Yup, the Bodum was quiet enough for me, too. The light sleepers in the house never stirred when I made coffee early in the morning. BTW, I somehow managed to forget my homeroast and made do with Zabar's coffee. If that is freshly roasted, I'll eat my hat. It was not bad coffee, just had none of the changes I associate with really freshly roasted coffee--no apparent changes from one day to the next over the 4 or so days between purchasing it and using it up. vicki True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69) wrote: <Snip>