Jump to content

Is the La Pavoni finding the limits of my grinder?

Recommended Posts

I have a mignon manuale, great little grinder and a snip at £250 I reckon. 

And for the past 6 months it has been fine with the Sage, with it's deep and over-dosed basket (maybe making up for the even weaker sage grinder) 

But I think the new La Pavoni has found it out. 
It's fine for medium roasts, but those lighter and high grown super dense beans are finding it out (I think) 
I am having to grind so fine to get a good resistance in the puck with the smaller doses for the 49mm PF, 12-16g. That when I do this I am getting more channelling and not the tastiest shot. 

From my very basic understanding one of the issues with fast turning small sized burr grinders is that when you put mega hard beans in them and grind finely the burrs are pushed apart more easily and you get more inconsistency? 

This was my basic belief as to why large burrs were (generally but not always) better, they have larger motors, more torque and are harder to push apart. 

I have a La Pavoni zipp which has 64mm burrs that will be in use soon, but I am wondering if this is really enough to get the most from the la pavoni. 

Anyone care to share experiences? 

I am happy to consider looking for an upgrade if my suspicion is correct!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • About
    Coffee Forums UK is the UK's premier coffee forum Started in June 2008 by Glenn Watson, we now have more than 24000 mainly UK based members, and welcome more than 3000 members and visitors from around the world each day! With strategic investment and digital expertise from the Jackson Lockhart team (Tait Pollack and Adam Bateman), we are taking Coffee Forums UK to the next level, and are delighted to share the journey with you.

    New Members:
    We are often referred to as the friendliest forum on the web and we look forward to welcoming you onboard. Please read our Terms of Use. We stick by them, existing members please familiarise yourselves with them.


    Coffee Forums Media Kit

    Click Here To Buy Advertising Space 
    £100 p/m when paid yearly, up-to: 690000 banner impressions per month!

    Donate / Sponsor

    Get Your Supporter Badge Today (per year)


    Coffee Forums Logo

  • Create New...