the fact of physics that all of us are fighting when we embark on single dosing is that the beans are no longer held against the cutting face by the weight of the beans above them
if you have even run a light piece of wood through a circular bench saw without having the wood securely held down this is exactly the same thing that occurs with single dosing
grinders like the ek43 have an auger that carries and holds the beans against the cutting face
you can demonstrate to yourself that all grinders product a noticeably better grind if you load a weight of beans into them, including those considered suitable for single dosing
so as is a bit of an unsolved issue in my view; stack the beans up in the hopper and accept a slight loss in freshness and the need to throw some stale coffee retained in the grinder away, or single dose and accept an inferior grind
if you dont disclose what the 'high quality conical' is it is difficult to provide useful comment
It’s some months later, I have put in a pre order for of these. I think this will be a great grinder, perhaps if interest to otters here. It appears to be a good alternative to the monolith, it’s available to buy, and at a significantly lower price.
its always interesting to see what is new to market
i would suggest you opt for the red speed coated burrs as stainless is a relatively soft metal for use as a burr, unless you are able to obtain assurances that it has been specifically hardened for the job, which i understand is called martensitic stainless which is then heat treated to improve its hardness
to be fair this is conveyed in the link you provide when you compare the stated burr life of the stainless burr and the red speed burr, and which one is stated as suitable for light roasts
I ordered the Red Speed burrs, I actually wondered to myself whether many people would get the standard burrs.
It looks like a very different geometry in the pictures, perhaps standard would suit some people better, but there is a big difference in projected longevity which would render the $100 difference null.
I’m drinking lightly roasted Coffee, and will also use it for filter coffee, SSP seems better suited.