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I'm after a fancy pants hand grinder for espresso. Both of these look fantastic. A lido E is too big, I think I'd rather a mignon! 

 

Long shot as these don't seem common, but you never know. If not I'll be ordering one in the year (probably a Jx-pro). 

 

Jx-pro preferred as it has top dial adjustment and bigger burrs :)

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I’ve recently picked up the Comandante C40 in red. Beautiful piece of kit. I very much doubt one will come up on here for sale though


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home - Sage dual boiler & Compak E8

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2 hours ago, DavecUK said:

I reviewed the 1Zepresso range of hand grinders including the JX-Pro

Your review is largely why it's my preference :) easy to take apart from your video, and you compared grind quality to the niche - perhaps not the same, but more than good enough for me :)

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I didn't realise I had compared. I was genuinely surprised how well it worked for espresso and evidenced it with unedited video. Taiwan made but superb quality... A really nice thing. 


 My reviews at https://coffeeequipmentreviews.wordpress.com/ - Various Machines and grinders, Amazon Dalian 1kg Drum Roaster: YouTube channel at https://tinyurl.com/szhgxzl .......

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31 minutes ago, DavecUK said:

I didn't realise I had compared. I was genuinely surprised how well it worked for espresso and evidenced it with unedited video. Taiwan made but superb quality... A really nice thing. 

Indeed - you mentioned (I think) that, although you usually use the niche, you had been happy with the jx-pro which is pretty remarkable, given the price difference. Bella Barista are getting stock in the new year but I thought I'd chance it here first, just in case :) otherwise ready to order! Can finally enjoy a really nice espresso from the gaggia :)

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I didn't realise I had compared. I was genuinely surprised how well it worked for espresso and evidenced it with unedited video. Taiwan made but superb quality... A really nice thing. 
Did you ever get around to mentioning either on the video or the description/comments that the handles of the 2 grinders had managed to get swapped over?

Laissez les bons temps rouler

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1 hour ago, ashcroc said:
On 26/12/2019 at 17:31, DavecUK said:
I didn't realise I had compared. I was genuinely surprised how well it worked for espresso and evidenced it with unedited video. Taiwan made but superb quality... A really nice thing. 

Did you ever get around to mentioning either on the video or the description/comments that the handles of the 2 grinders had managed to get swapped over?

I might have mentioned it in the review, or the video comments....but couldn't be arsed to shoot another video because of that ;)


 My reviews at https://coffeeequipmentreviews.wordpress.com/ - Various Machines and grinders, Amazon Dalian 1kg Drum Roaster: YouTube channel at https://tinyurl.com/szhgxzl .......

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I might have mentioned it in the review, or the video comments....but couldn't be arsed to shoot another video because of that
Can't blame you there. It's alot of extra work considering you're not getting paid for it. The fact they worked so well on the wrong handles can only really be seen as a bonus!

Laissez les bons temps rouler

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3 hours ago, ashcroc said:
3 hours ago, DavecUK said:
I might have mentioned it in the review, or the video comments....but couldn't be arsed to shoot another video because of that emoji6.png

Can't blame you there. It's alot of extra work considering you're not getting paid for it. The fact they worked so well on the wrong handles can only really be seen as a bonus!

It also wasn't my fault, BB tried em and mixed up instructions and handles between the boxes. 

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Just in case it's of any use, I recently got the standard JX and am seriously impressed by it! Bought it for pour over and it's fantastic, the build quality is really amazing. No burr wobble that I can see or feel and is rock solid. I did have a go at espresso and although fairly easy to grind but as per the reviews, a really limited range of adjustment. I faffed for ages deciding which one to get, but really don't have much of an interest in hand grinding espresso, so went with the standard JX. 

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I own two Comandante C40’s and am really impressed with the build quality and how easy they are to use and keep clean. One has the Red Clix upgrade which is set for espresso’s the other is standard and set for brewed coffee.

 

There’s something so basic and raw about hand grinding that I prefer and my electric grinder doesn’t leave the cupboard anymore

 

I usually drink 3-4 brewed and 1 espresso (latte) a day. If I were making a few more espresso’s every day I may not be as keen ! while it’s not hard to hand grind for espresso it does take longer the finer you grind.

 

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