Hey Everyone! Thanks for all the great input on the Zass grinders. I think I've decided on the model #169, for one good, and one shallow, reason. The good; it's faster. The shallow; it's better looking! However, the knee grinder ran a very close second, so if ever get another Zass... Speaking of shallow, is anyone familiar with the Bisetti side hand crank coffee mill? It's a reproduction of an antique model, and looks real cool. They're made in Italy, and have hardened steel burrs, but that's all I know. If it works half as good as it would look on my counter top, well, you know what's next on my ‘to buy’ list. So, any feedback would be, shall we say, for the good of the grind. Regards, Mike F (Wishing that the PNWG wasn't a bit more than just a hop on the Wide Glide away from Philly.) =
Mike F wrote: <Snip> My sense is that there are very few good coffee grinders out there that cost less than several hundred dollars. The Zass has proven itself. Any of the others, especailly if they appeal to the shallow side, probably should not be allowed to ruin good coffee. Jim Gundlach
The Bisetti looks much like the Trespade grinder Tom was(is?) selling. You might check the archives to get more info on the quality of the burrs. It seems like it would be easier to grind with, if you need a justification for the purchase... Ciao, Angelo <Snip>
Hey has anyone gotten any new information on the Zassenhaus Coffee Mills? I believe they were out of production but were supposed to be back in june. Just wondering. --------------------------------- Looking for a deal? Find great prices on flights and hotels with Yahoo! FareChase.
I couldn't wait until Zassenhaus sorted things out and picked up one on eBay for about $17 plus shipping. It works great (I use it mostly for French press) and Iove it. You might want to search eBay for "Fassenhaus", too. A lot of people who don't know what they have misread the "z" as an "f", and since they don't know what it is, they let it go for cheap and people searching only for "Zassenhaus" will miss bidding on it.
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. I just bought the 151 model from the link below. It is a plain utilitarian model, Zass stamp on the bottom, tag attached said German product 10 year warranty on grinding mechanism. Built solid grinds well, although I'm not a expert. Seems to be the real deal,http://www.espressozone.com/hand-coffee-mills.html
i have been looking for a hand grinder and have come across a Czech made corn grinder Porkert UM75. MC6, MK6, and S150. all table top mounted. on is call a poppy seed grinder but they list coffee as well Bob Brashear wrote: <Snip>
John, I use a grinder like this for barley when homebrewing beer. I'd guess it 'could' grind coffee, and 'might' even do a nice job, but why not use something better suited to the quality of the coffee you're roasting? ********************* Ed Needham (yes, a moped will get you to California) "to absurdity and beyond!"http://www.homeroaster.com*********************