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Compare Zero Retention Espresso Coffee Grinders

Do you grind out stale grounds before before dosing your portafilter? You know; run the grinder for a couple seconds to push out any grounds that were retained from last time and then just throw them away.

It’s something I often do and depending on the grinder you're using and how you use it, it may be the only way to be certain you’re getting a completely fresh dose.

So I have seven well know grinders here and I tested each to see how much ground coffee it retains after grinding. I’ll have detailed results of my tests in a minute - there were a couple of surprises, so be sure and stick around for that. I’ll also have some usage tips and opinions, and things I picked up when working with the seven grinders side by side for a day.

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Tested: Espresso Grinds Sifted & Analyzed - Manual vs Prosumer Grinder

Using sieves, we analyze and compare grinds from a manual and prosumer level espresso grinder. Marc from WholeLatteLove.com tests the particle size of grinds from the ROK Manual grinder and the Ceado E5P. Find out if the ROK can produce a grind quality matching the electrically powered Ceado. See how grounds particle size distribution above and below 500 microns compares between the ROK and Ceado E5P.

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The ROK Espresso Maker in Colors

The colorful new ROK Espresso Makers available now! These fun new versions are every bit as durable and capable as their aluminum counterparts and include all of the same accessories including the handy storage tin.

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ROK Espresso Maker


My job allows me to play around with some pretty cool stuff, but today I had the opportunity to test out something awesome. If you haven’t already heard of the ROK espresso maker, let me tell you a little bit about it. It's a manual espresso machine from Presso, Ltd. and it’s making waves at the London Coffee Festival. Needless to say, I was stoked. So, I grabbed some coffee, our hot water kettle, and a few volunteers, and we went to town.

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ROK Coffee Grinder vs. Baratza Vario

Can the ROK Manual Coffee Grinder match the grind quality of a Baratza Vario? Todd and Marc from Whole Latte Love pull espresso on a Profitec Pro 700 dual boiler PID machine and taste the results. The ROK Manual Coffee Grinder claims to match the grind quality of the Baratza Vario.

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