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Lets start something that's not about, when is my grinder coming, interesting as it might be. How is everyone who has received their Niche Zero finding the grinder. Have you compared it against your existing grinder if you have one, has it helped the coffee making process, do we have some videos of your Niche in action and the shots it's producing. How are you finding the weight consistency out vs in etc..
I'd be interested in buying a good large conical too, like an HG One, Pharos (modded), K10, Ceado, Macap etc, but don't expect to see one pop up any time soon. Budget for the grinder I'm thinking about £300 which might sound low, for OD I'll go for about £500, maybe a more depending on condition/use.
I have been on a search for a really top-end espresso grinder, which has led me to the Compak K10 Fresh. However, I am also looking for that grinder to be useful for other brewing methods, possibly up to and including French Press. I don't want to compromise on the espresso grind, but I am willing to compromise on alternative coarser grinds (within reason) Having done numerous searches on the Web, and forums, i am getting mixed messages about the extent to which large conical burr grinders / high end flat burrs (Mini E, K8 Fresh, etc) can yiled good results for much coarser grinds. Specifically, who does or has used the Compak K10 Fresh (or one of its dosered siblings, where the adjustment mechanism would effectively be the same,) for a coarse grind? My concerns would be twofold: 1. Can the adjustment actually get there - without pulling everything apart and moving the internals around. My guess would be yes. If my understanding is correct, the grind adjustment knob had a direct and unconstrained mechanical effect on the burr distance - which happens to be supported by a digial readout / calibration - the adjustment knob can keep twisting, and keep moving the burrs further apart (correct me if i'm wrong). This may mean the digital reading goes "off the scale", at which point its not counting any more, so coming back again probably needs a quick zero and / or the dialed-in espresso setting will no longer show the same digital readout for the same setting. I can live with that.. It won't be that often i need to do it. 2. Ignoring constraints in point 1 - can the burrs, at that distance, still produce consistency? This is where (some) seem to query the viability of this type of grinder. French Press: what are the results and observations from people who have actually tried? I don't need equivalent perfection levels produced at espresso settings - by which i mean i can be quite tolerant of imperfection for French Press. Will i still get better results using this set-up, than just buying pre-ground - for which staleness will obviously be the enemy? On a bit of a tangent: It has been said that the principle enemy of coffee ground for French Press is fines. Could those be sieved out after the grinding? (using some sort of kitchen sieve) I would not consider a second electric grinder just for coarser brews - however rational that would be. My wife is not going to approve of K10 expenditure if i then need to get a second grinder for "other" coffee. I might consider banishing the french press altogether if the K10 could excel at something slightly lower down the coarseness - I know very little about the alternative methods like drip and filter and aeropress but so long as there are methods and equipment out there than produce enough for say 4-6 people, then happy to be converted! Thanks very much! N