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Mahlkonig EK43S. Funnel use instead of hopper

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Excellent wood art and beautiful photos. Really amazing accessories.

But I have one suggestion.

Perhaps you could avoid using your fantastic PF funnel, thus shortening preparation time and number of steps, by choosing a stainless steel coffee collector with the right diameter and volume.

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Excellent wood art and beautiful photos. Really amazing accessories.

But I have one suggestion.

You could avoid using your fantastic PF funnel, thus shortening preparation time and number of steps, by choosing a stainless steel coffee collector with the right diameter and volume.

 

Thank you.

 

I'm all for hearing improvements to my routine! Currently I am just grinding straight into the PF with the funnel attached (no coffee catching cup of any sort!). It is super quick!

 

What you think?


Machine: Londinium L1

Grinder: EK43LE

Beans: Baristrocracy Ethiopian

 

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But how gentle can you use the bag holder handle (bhh) and be sure that there is no grinded coffee stacked in the machine?

I tried myself your routine some weeks ago, using a metallic PF funnel one-two times to grind straight in the PF, but when I used the handle to "empty" the grinder, coffee went all-around the place.

So far I am looking for a Stainless Steel collector, ideally with a top diameter of 5.7 cm and 100 cm3 volume. By this way I will put away the PF funnel.

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But how gentle can you use the bag holder handle (bhh) and be sure that there is no grinded coffee stacked in the machine?

I tried myself your routine some weeks ago, using a metallic PF funnel one-two times to grind straight in the PF, but when I used the handle to "empty" the grinder, coffee went all-around the place.

So far I am looking for a Stainless Steel collector, ideally with a top diameter of 5.7 cm and 100 cm3 volume. By this way I will put away the PF funnel.

 

Maybe I'll take a video and show you?

 

I still give the BHH a good 'thwacking' whilst holding the PF under.

 

You can see in photo 1 I have the artisan smith dosing cup; this is good, but I prefer my new technique.

 

 

I should say that I notice a BIG difference in spraying the beans twice with water before grinding!

 

Andy


Machine: Londinium L1

Grinder: EK43LE

Beans: Baristrocracy Ethiopian

 

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A video in which you first spray with water and then you grind straight into the portafilter would be highly appreciated !!!

But I must admit that I am not enthusiastic with the idea of spraying. Can you avoid this step with no side effects?

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Feel like I need to contribute to this thread as I actually have a custom designed solution working, similar to the artisan one got it off evil bay, see pic of it

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Feel like I need to contribute to this thread as I actually have a custom designed solution working, similar to the artisan one got it off evil bay, see pic of it

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Where did you get that hopper .. and for how much ?

 

Evil bay doesnt ring any bells here

 

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A) Sharkroman this is a very interesting hopper but still needs a cap in order to be in the safe side.

B) Does your coffee collector fit exactly (+-1mm) in your portafilter, so you can transfer your grinded coffee by just turning it upside down?

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hey

Not sure if the forum allows posting links to external sites, but if you search EK43 small hopper on ebay it should be the first item

Quite costly but quality is top-notch, very heavy comparing to the stock plastic hopper.

A)In terms of safety (without lid), if you can see the video/gif I posted, You will notice it has a spring-loaded gate in the hopper that's operated by the wood handle, so perfect for weight-dose routine for single O in a cafe or at home.

B)I use a copper catch up and transfer via a cheap plastic funnel to the portafilter, but if your budget allows, I heard the Decent Espresso Funnel is pretty well made (WBC 2018 Champion used them in her routine with EK43)

 

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hey

Not sure if the forum allows posting links to external sites, but if you search EK43 small hopper on ebay it should be the first item

Quite costly but quality is top-notch, very heavy comparing to the stock plastic hopper.

A)In terms of safety (without lid), if you can see the video/gif I posted, You will notice it has a spring-loaded gate in the hopper that's operated by the wood handle, so perfect for weight-dose routine for single O in a cafe or at home.

B)I use a copper catch up and transfer via a cheap plastic funnel to the portafilter, but if your budget allows, I heard the Decent Espresso Funnel is pretty well made (WBC 2018 Champion used them in her routine with EK43)

 

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Must be heavy, postage is through the roof

 

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Must be heavy, postage is through the roof

 

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I notice that quite a bit with international postage on ebay.

Laissez les bons temps rouler

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For single dosing this "small hopper" although being heavy, looks reliable and its aesthetically accepted. But is it really necessary for use in home? Any comment from a user will be appreciated.

Personally I like very much till now, the wood cover that Arrelim is using and his PF funnel in case it can't be avoided (see p.25).

But comparing the importance for using a hopper or the right coffee collector the latter in my opinion is more necessary for the home user. First it should be metallic to avoid static and spraying water. Also, it must have certain dimensions in order to have enough space (90-100ml) to "keep inside" the grinded coffee, and with an ideal top diameter that fits into the portafilter without using a Decent Espresso Funnel or other similar products. Finally we must make our life easier...

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My new configuration based on allerim p.25 ideas.

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Is that Acaia dosing cup? Where did you get the lid from?

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Not sure how I missed this thread. I am starting to see how beautiful the EK can be :) :)


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If I'm single dosing, I either just pour them straight in or use an AeroPress funnel. Btw, just single dosed some #SSSSS and at those settings it came out a little slow (machine pre-infusion rather than manual, I'm getting lazy) but was still very nice. The volumetric doser on mine isn't that accurate, as I usually weigh anyway and either add a few beans from the hopper, or take a bit out until right. It does get pretty close though when set up.

 

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Oh, and you needn't worry too much about popcorning on the EK, the auger takes care of that. They can blow a little dust around though from the chute.


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Output: KVdW Speedster + V60 + AeroPress + Syphon + Bialetti Induction Moka Pot + Bialetti Mucka Express + jar of instant for visitors..

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Not sure how I missed this thread. I am starting to see how beautiful the EK can be :) :)

 

Are you saying there’s room for an eeek at your home?

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Not sure how I missed this thread. I am starting to see how beautiful the EK can be :) :)

 

:popcorn:


Input: 'Terranovered’ Versalab M3 + Mahlkonig EK43 Turkish burrs + Niche

Output: KVdW Speedster + V60 + AeroPress + Syphon + Bialetti Induction Moka Pot + Bialetti Mucka Express + jar of instant for visitors..

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Well, I had a blind tumbler knock off for few weeks. I bought it to feed my curiosity monster and a tenner wasn’t a bad price to pay. It didn’t work for me as a portafilter funnel at all, but I saw someone mention that it fits in the ek43 collar.

 

It was a loose fit with a bit of annoying rattling. I wrapped some self amalgamating tape around to provide a snugger fit. It doesn’t come in contact with beans, so I don’t need to worry about food safety, methinks. I might come up with a better option in the long term.

 

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A joy to use! Should have went for a black one, though.

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Well, I had a blind tumbler knock off for few weeks. I bought it to feed my curiosity monster and a tenner wasn’t a bad price to pay. It didn’t work for me as a portafilter funnel at all, but I saw someone mention that it fits in the ek43 collar.

 

It was a loose fit with a bit of annoying rattling. I wrapped some self amalgamating tape around to provide a snugger fit. It doesn’t come in contact with beans, so I don’t need to worry about food safety, methinks. I might come up with a better option in the long term.

 

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A joy to use! Should have went for a black one, though.

 

So what is the ID and OD ?. May be able to help with a simple solution.

 

Jon.


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So what is the ID and OD ?. May be able to help with a simple solution.

 

Jon.

 

I’m alright, thanks Jon! I’ve been using it for few days now and it’s been a joy.

 

I can only imagine it would be very tricky to get the diameter exactly right since the table suffers from vibrations when the grinder is turned on. It wasn’t an issue with Niche or Ceado E37s, both of which have more sensible motors for home use!

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Posted (edited)

The Aeropress cap isn't a snug fit for EK43 S but fits with some help (dish cloth!).. The magnets have been added by my wife, of course.

 

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