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  1. I bought mine through Indiegogo. 😉 😁
  2. The Slow Pour Supply Company in the U.S. (Texas) is selling the Niche Zero: https://www.slowpoursupply.co/niche-zero
  3. Is it possible to return the grinder? It's really not designed for espresso, so it's putting you at a real disadvantage.
  4. And I ask you, where's Monty Python when you really need 'em? 😁
  5. I have no clue whether Dave did or did not pay for the Niche grinders. I certainly hope he did not! I do product testing that is 100% unrelated to anything coffee. This takes quite a lot of time and effort on my part... testing, providing feedback, etc. I do not purchase said products, some of which are considerably costlier than the Niche Zero. Actually, if my goal was simply to own these products, it would be much cheaper to just purchase them outright as my time, effort and expertise are certainly worth considerably more than the price of the products.
  6. I'll leave the comments regarding grind suggestions up to others, but I do want to comment regarding your impression of the Niche's appearance. Form follows function in the case of the Niche. Frankly, I've not yet seen a grinder that has impressed me as being a thing of beauty. In fact the majority of them, to me anyway, look just plain butt ugly. But pretty is as pretty does, and any good consistent grinder is a thing of beauty because of its performance, not the shell it wears.
  7. The two cup solution would probably be a good one for me. This morning, as my beans were being nicely ground, I realized I was holding the cup in my hand while a lovely mound of ground coffee was being created directly beneath the Niche's chute. I think my dog was laughing at me!
  8. Mine has the shiny ball bearing. I don't think the nail polish would look too good... not really an effective way to cover a hole. I would go to a craft or hobby shop and pick up a shiny bead to fit the hole. Use some clear nail polish in the hole to make sure the bead stays in place.
  9. Mine has the shiny ball bearing. I don't think the nail polish would look too good... not really an effective way to cover a hole. I would go to a craft or hobby shop and pick up a shiny bead to fit the hole. Use some clear nail polish in the hole to make sure the bead stays in place.
  10. I've had my Niche for four days now, and I'm very happy with it. It's a huge improvement over my Eureka Mignon. The wood on my Niche appeared to have no finish/coating whatsoever, at least there was none that I could detect. I use "Boos Block Board Cream" on my wood kitchen cutting boards. It's primarily bee's wax with enough food grade mineral oil to make it pliable. As it's formulated for wood cutting boards, I knew it was food safe. It did a nice job on my Niche's wood parts, which soaked it up like a sponge.
  11. Lilybell2

    Muppetry

    Wait! You may be onto something new and amazing.
  12. My Barista Express (may it rest in peace) came with an allen key. Never had water get into the storage drawer unless I made the mistake of removing the drip tray before the machine finished purging.
  13. That's an absolutely beautiful tamper handle, Joey.
  14. This is excellent all-around advice. You absolutely must have decent scales. If you're not weighing dose in/espresso out, it's unlikely you'll ever achieve consistency in your shots. Proper distribution is a must, as is good level tamping.... both are important but neither can substitute for weighing of dose and output, nor is that the intention.
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