This unit has a ceramic flat burr type grinder, are there any advantages or disadvaantages of this type versus conical ceramic?

This unit has a ceramic flat burr type grinder, are there any advantages or disadvaantages of this type versus conical ceramic?

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The advantages are largely quieter, more precise grinding action and lower temperature imparted to the bean.  The downside is that it can feed more slowly, and adjustability is slightly limited.  For a super automatic espresso machine, neither of these are downsides.  In the past, they were prohibitively expensive to manufacture, but that's changed due to improvements in manufacturing techniques. 

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