The main consideration in choosing a multi-purpose grinder is matching its’ capabilities in the fine espresso grinding range with the type of espresso machine you are using. Grind size is critical for espresso and less so for other brewing methods like drip, press and pour-over.
Baratza innovations changed home grinding for espresso and specialty coffee enthusiasts. About a decade ago Baratza introduced the Vario grinder. And to this day the Vario is still recommended as the entry-point into higher-end home grinding for espresso and specialty coffee.
Nearly ten years later and the Vario is still a major player in home grinding - and Baratza continues to innovate. Today an in-depth look at their newest product the Sette 30 AP. It’s the more affordable younger brother of the Sette 270 which came out in 2016 and was awarded best new product by the specialty coffee association.
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.
Mazzer; a name that for years has been respected in the espresso grinding world. Ceado; the new kid on the block with some innovative new features.
Today an in-depth comparison of nearly identically priced higher-end prosumer level grinders from Mazzer and Ceado. From Mazzer it’s the Mini Electronic which comes in a type a and type b variations and from Ceado the new E37J.
So the key specs on the V-Titan 64: It uses 64 millimeter flat titanium coated burrs, Extremely precise stepless grind size adjustment via a stainless steel worm gear, 450 watt motor, it has two grind time presets or operates manually and the housing is polished chrome over a steel frame. Later in this video I’ll show you just how accurate the Titan is as far as the weight of timed grinding from dose to dose. So stick around for that.