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#884

I think hand grinding would be a lot of work, even for a 3 cup cafatiere.


#885

I think hand grinding would be a lot of work, even for a 3 cup cafatiere.


#886

Cafetiere


#887

we like our Rancillio


#888

Not much work, cafetier grind size is large so the burrs don’t have to work too hard. Knock grinders are very efficient, compared to a Porlex which I had before. They also produce a much narrower particle size band, as opposed to powder+ boulders.


#889

Work out your coffee to water ratios and a full cafetière is only about a full tank of the knock.
It is a bit of effort, though. I got sick of putting a handful of beans into a decent electric grinder and finding most of the result was sat in the tubes.


#890

…And then wrecks your next brew…


#891

depends on the throughput. We are normally pushing through coffee for maybe 6 double espresso’s per day. we rarely have a problem with the remains. I normally sweep out the few grams that are left, when we change beans…


#892

@browellm Another thing to consider is your coffee future. For instance, the Sage listed in the Independent 10 best list that Simon posted, is recognised as a very good grinder, which is feature packed and excellent value. It will grind a very good espresso but won’t grind large enough for a French press. Other grinders may have the opposite issue…
I know you want an espresso machine, so if you go electric make sure that you get one that is capable of doing both ends of your grinding needs.


#893


#894

:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#895

giphy%20(3)


#896

Ascaso grinders are great - mine has been brilliant - 10 year’s use and still going strong. Plenty of adjustment on the grind too.

Here’s one for £90.

https://www.for-sale.co.uk/r/Details/ascaso/ascaso_gumtree_1309274830


#897

I reckon that Krups grinder will do me for a bit of messing about and experimentation. :+1:


#898

Damn the world of covfefe and all its chicanery. I was going to order a 3-cup cafetiere yesterday and then I read don’t get a 3-cup because of the heat loss from the small volume, so now I’m looking at 4-cup options.


#899

Too late. You’ve already succumbed. :grinning:


#900

Anyone thought bollocks to coffee and gone back to tea bags yet?


#901

I’ve certainly been trying to drink more tea of late, but that’s mostly to get my sugar consumption down than anything else.


#902

image http://groceries.iceland.co.uk/medias/sys_master/root/h98/hfc/8845456572446.jpg

I bought a jar of this on holiday. Looks like coffee but tastes like something else… I couldn’t manage one cup🤢


#903

Pah. As ever, we need SSM tea foo.