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Abdulrahman Alzhrani wrote: I forgot to mention that Eureka E75 has the exact burrs as Mythos One! You can buy it online for $1150.
Richard Gregory wrote: Geoff-
Anfim grinders seem to give good bang for the buck, and are a narrow footprint.
I'm a Compak, Anfim and Mahlkonig reseller in AZ and have sold a few grinders to forum users (on HB). There is a local climbing gym here that bought the two Anfim models and I was impressed with them. I really like the guitar tuner style adjustment for grind size. Whichever you buy, if it's got a hopper full of beans make sure you run the grinder while adjusting the grind.
Compak grinders tend to be a bit larger for similar burr size.
The only Mahlkoenig grinders I've sold are an EK-43s and the Guatemala, prolly a little much for a home user unless you are Frans :)
Currently I'm using a Niche Zero, the last bean can and will pop-corn on occasion but it is a big conical at a price that isn't matched. It, like the HSM is a large conical. I use it for all my roasts and enjoy it but it is certainly not a big flat. Although I haven't TRIED them, the 64mm SSP burrs are supposed to take a good 64mm flat and elevate it to the quality of the big flats, another option to consider.
I'd stay away from anything plastic :) This is a good time to be buying equipment.
Reiss Gunson wrote: Note that the original mythos doesn’t have any of that temperature control gimmickry on it and is the one to get in my view.
PPapa wrote: Welcome to the forum, Geoff.
You really need to answer to yourself whether you want a single doser (by design) or an on demand grinder! Also, do you drink brewed coffee at all? Eureka and Ceado grinders are quite popular in UK by home users, but there's a ton to choose from.
Trevor Watters wrote: Hi Geoff,
Glad you are enjoying the machine. You have already tried the E5 with the shot I gave during the pickup. Yes, Monolith grinders are very good but at twice the price, it is a high price to pay for the gain, notwithstanding the consideration of bench space.
Reiss Gunson wrote: hi geoff (surely not three f's?)
i think it would help if you said you are not prepared to spend more than AUD X as the world of grinders is a wide one with many ways to slice it, depending on your personal needs
for example, some owners are happy with manual grinders, others like me have owned them in the past and would not consider another one. if a manual grinder was acceptable you could do a lot worse than the Pharos from Orphan Espresso. it isnt the last word in ergonomics, but it does produce a good grind quality. helpfully you have stated that you are not interested in a dosered grinder as this helps to narrow down the suggestions.
not all will agree, but for my money conical burrs are dead now that we have a lot of investment being put into highly aligned flat burrs; the world is moving toward lighter roasts, even in italy. if your budget allows a massive flat burr is the gold standard. why? because the volume between the top and bottom burr is such that it can contain the whole dose from the moment the beans are poured in; when the grinder is turned on the centrifugal forces throw the beans outwards and they are trapped between the burrs; no pop corning
conical burrs are always going to pop corn as soon as a weight of beans is not sitting above the burrs to hold the beans against the cutting face; i am not aware of any conical burr design that has solved this issue.
if you want to single dose there is a very short list of grinders that achieve this, so it comes at a high price
mahlkonig do make good grinders, no question
that said i have been using a Compak E5 since i sold my Compak R120 while i wait for another grinder (a Kafatek), and while the E5 does not provide the flavour magic that the top end grinders do, i am happy to say the grind quality is as good as a Compak E8
The Compak E5 is also really pushed to its limits to grind super light nordic style roasts fine enough, but given the price point that it sits at i think it is worthy of consideration if that is the price range you are considering