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however the ek just doesn't give the clarity that the r120 does!

 

That's a bold statement , at what extraction yield ? What brew method ? I've not had similar levels of clarity as the EK from any grinder , Marco Uber Included .

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That's a bold statement , at what extraction yield ? What brew method ? I've not had similar levels of clarity as the EK from any grinder , Marco Uber Included .

 

Indeed it is gary, perhaps you should try one, I am no expert on brewed coffee as you and others are but I am sure lee will chip in soon enough, I can only comment on shots done side by side with the ek (coffe burrs) and the r120 on the l2

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Don't have any gaping holes in my coffee enjoyment right now, nor the money to invest .

 

And that is all that matters, if you get what you want from the kit you have then perfect, I believe spence invited you down for a play on the beast?

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And that is all that matters, if you get what you want from the kit you have then perfect, I believe spence invited you down for a play on the beast?

He did but life's too busy right now and weekends are far too short

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He did but life's too busy right now and weekends are far too short

 

Fair enough, would love your opinion on it though at some point

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Yep totally with you, it is a grinder for someone who is in charge of the kitchen!

775mm!? Nearly 3ft tall!

 

I'm so not in charge of my kitchen.

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Have you used the r8, r80 or r100? Any good?

 

Considered all of them but they don't have the exit chute mechanism that the r120 has, so will probably retain a lot more coffee

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Happy to run one at home or the roastery for a week. If it kicks ass then we'd say so. Can swap for mucho coffee

 

Let me get it back for a couple of weeks then I will get it up to you for a couple of weeks

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Considered all of them but they don't have the exit chute mechanism that the r120 has, so will probably retain a lot more coffee

 

Ah ok thanks. Watching with interest!

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I saw it at the forum day at Rave and actually think it is quite good looking. I like the stark industrial design. If I had the money (I don't) and the space (again no) and SWMBO signed off on it (snowball's chance in Dubai) I would prefer the looks of the R120 to the EK43. I have no doubt that the build quality of the EK43 is exceptional, but the R120 makes the EK43 look like Heath Robinson whipped it up in his garden shed.

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Yeah I like its appearance too. But it's blinking massive (and about £1500 more than I can spend on a grinder!)

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Yeah I like its appearance too. But it's blinking massive (and about £1500 more than I can spend on a grinder!)

 

It does replace all the grinders though similar to the Ek

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It does replace all the grinders though similar to the Ek

Don't tempt me - although I'll keep looking at it. (Anyway I only have 2 at the moment - £750 75e and a £50 Cimbali for decaf!)

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Don't tempt me - although I'll keep looking at it. (Anyway I only have 2 at the moment - £750 75e and a £50 Cimbali for decaf!)

 

Wait till brewed grips you

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Wait till brewed grips you

Oh no! I've dabbled but I'm far too impatient.

 

(Always open to experiencing an epiphany though!)

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I've written some thoughts after spending a couple of weeks with the R120, I promise I'll post tomorrow, it's been one of those months!!

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The EK 43 is coming in a cut-down version the stam will be quit a bit lower!

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No not at all, the chain mechanism is purely for the grind adjustment mechanism, it does not move during operation, the r120 is a lot quieter than the ek43 in operation

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Beauty & the beast!

 

In charge of the kitchen counter tops & actually have the space, having just bought the 75e though which I'm VERY pleased with & am only making brewed at the moment, but if in six months the R58 has still not pulled a shot & I'm a confirmed brewed man I could see the Rocket & 75e going to fund one of these & my coffee journey (domestically at least!) being reached :)

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