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Kafatek Monolith Flat

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Some of you will have noticed that a new pair of single-dose grinders, a conical and a flat version, are being made by Kafatek, a one-man operation, run by Denis Basaric, near Seattle. They are over-engineered to assure precise allignment and consistency. I have had the Flat for a couple of weeks. All I can compare it with is my modified Pharos hand-grinder, which I have been using for a few years. The two taste characteristics that I have noted so far are brighter, better defined flavours and more shot-to-shot consistency.






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Gotta say..... I like that, and for the price it seems a bargain.


Are you going to give us a review?


I'd have to use it quite a bit longer, say six months, before I would feel I knew enough about it to attempt a review. Maybe then, if I have anything interesting to say. For now, I can only say that it is easy to dial in, has very low retention – maybe two beans – and I like the results with the coffees I have been using.



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Looks good, any reason you chose the flat over the conical.


In fact, I originally chose the conical, but Denis mistakenly sent me the flat. He offered to exchange it at his cost, but after using it for a couple of days I decided to keep it. After all, I still have the Pharos if I want to use a conical on a particular bean.


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@mathof Ever tried doing Pour Over V60/Kalita medium-fine? I read someone saying he was surprisingly impressed but I believe he maxed the 14 range by 2 inches, I think he also had an early prototype with R80 burrs. I wonder how the 75 TiN would compare with an EK43 with coffee burrs for pour over only.

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