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Rao has some opinions:

 

https://www.scottrao.com/blog/2019/1/5/baratza-forte-vs-ek43-which-is-better

 

Not saying he's unbiased or anything but still...

 

I know people who sent their EK43s back because they couldn't be bothered aligning/changing burrs and eventually bought Compaks or Dittings.

Again that assumes they were misaligned to start with ( measured how? ) or misaligned to a degree that made good coffee not possible.

It's all ancedotal , i know people that have original coffee burrs in there Ek and are happy with them. Doesn't prove much ultimately.

Mahl may well have different qc tolerances than the people they are selling them too.


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Rao has some opinions:

 

https://www.scottrao.com/blog/2019/1/5/baratza-forte-vs-ek43-which-is-better

 

Not saying he's unbiased or anything but still...

 

I know people who sent their EK43s back because they couldn't be bothered aligning/changing burrs and eventually bought Compaks or Dittings.

 

Can this not have it's own thread?


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Rao has some opinions:

 

Not saying he's unbiased or anything but still...

.

 

Expect to see EKs disappear from coffee shops and be replaced with Fortes.

 

 

I know people who sent their EK43s back because they couldn't be bothered aligning/changing burrs and eventually bought Compaks or Dittings.

 

Each to his own.


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Expect to see EKs disappear from coffee shops and be replaced with Fortes.

 

 

 

Each to his own.

 

Can we move some of this over here , or another thread as its got nothing to do with the Niche

https://coffeeforums.co.uk/showthread.php?48791-Buying-a-stock-ek43


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Rao has some opinions:

 

https://www.scottrao.com/blog/2019/1/5/baratza-forte-vs-ek43-which-is-better

 

Not saying he's unbiased or anything but still...

 

I know people who sent their EK43s back because they couldn't be bothered aligning/changing burrs and eventually bought Compaks or Dittings.

 

Get yourself a forte @dev and be happy


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Get yourself a forte @dev and be happy
I'll probably end up getting an EKK43 simply because it's cheaper than a R100 and I don't mind the handy work.

 

I'm still a few months away before purchase and you'll never know what else might fit the bill.

 

A Forte BG might be an option in the beginning until I figure out what's the volume like for brew.

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Shop.

 

Can't use electric stuff at home with a small kid in the next room. The wife would go into trained assassin mode.

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Interesting thread in Ek's this has turned out to be.. So, no good for espresso? Utter drivel..


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Interesting thread in Ek's this has turned out to be.. So, no good for espresso? Utter drivel..

 

I’m happy to take yours for a removal fee. I don’t charge much as I drive 59bhp 1.0L car anyway.

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I’m happy to take yours for a removal fee. I don’t charge much as I drive 59bhp 1.0L car anyway.

 

Why? Mine's fantastic for espresso.. Funny comment IMHO. Also I'm quite happily getting nearly 50 mpg at legal motorway speeds in my car (..if that counts for anything :rolleyes:)

 

To be fair, it spritzed more than Roy Hattersley before it was aligned (..and still does on certain beans)

 

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I’m happy to take yours for a removal fee. I don’t charge much as I drive 59bhp 1.0L car anyway.

 

Pretty sure the EK has more horsepower than that:)


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Why? Mine's fantastic for espresso.. Funny comment IMHO. Also I'm quite happily getting nearly 50 mpg at legal motorway speeds in my car (..if that counts for anything :rolleyes:)

 

To be fair, it spritzed more than Roy Hattersley before it was aligned (..and still does on certain beans)

 

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Just kidding, it looks like a lot of people think it’s a bag/spice grinder and it doesn’t work for espresso. You tell me!

 

FWIW I don’t get a lot of spritzing on an ek43s.

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Pretty sure the EK has more horsepower than that:)

 

You’d need 30 EKs to match that!

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Mahlkonig should do an EK variant with the choice of having Hattersley's mugshot on it in place of Perger!

 

with 'you have been warned' underneath.


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Mahlkonig should do an EK variant with the choice of having Hattersley's mugshot on it in place of Perger!

The Gary Dyke version i had was bad enough

Perger's isnt o it anymore is it?


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The Gary Dyke version i had was bad enough

Perger's isnt o it anymore is it?

 

Mine came with a WBC sticker instead of Matt.

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The Gary Dyke version i had was bad enough

Perger's isnt o it anymore is it?

 

No alas, Mahlkonig couldn't afford the royalties, apparently.

 

I feel cheated.


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Mine came with a WBC sticker instead of Matt.

 

Ah, yours was from the Mahlkonig parts bin then:)


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Now I know why my school maths teacher told my parents maths was my blindspot - ouch.


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Now I know why my school maths teacher told my parents maths was my blindspot - ouch.

 

Bet they didn't say 'That doesn't add up..'


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Just kidding, it looks like a lot of people think it’s a bag/spice grinder and it doesn’t work for espresso. You tell me!

 

FWIW I don’t get a lot of spritzing on an ek43s.

 

I've got Turkish burrs. Gives it quite a good range for espresso. :)


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Got this one from a friend half a year ago, difference in taste was amazing, though the machines I used before were pretty basic so I guess it would have beeen the same with any upgrade

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