The C-Manuale 54 from ECM is one of the most powerful grinders on the market for its price-point, featuring a set of 54mm stainless steel burrs and a powerful 235 watt motor to put it ahead of the competition.
The grinder is the single most important piece of equipment that accompanies an espresso machine and we can tell that ECM kept this in mind when they designed the C-Manuale 54 burr grinder. With a strong but quiet 235W motor and a set of 54mm stainless steel burrs, this grinder is all about value. The unique cream color matches perfectly with the Puristika espresso machine in cream and features wood accenting on the hopper lid and a blue grind adjustment dial.
Features and Performance
You'll find the C-Manuale 54 is easy to set up and use. Grind adjustment is stepped, so you can easily dial in for a range of brew methods and return the adjustment collar to just the right spot when you feel like switching back. Owing to its name, the C-Manuale 54 manual grinds only, making it a stand-out option for those who want more control and don't want to bother with programming dosage. A nice finishing touch we noticed is the vented housing for greater airflow and cooler operation so your coffee beans aren't affected during the grinding process.
Why You Should Get It
All-in-all, the C-Manuale 54 stands out as a solid companion to any prosumer home espresso machine. The stepless grind adjustment means you have very fine control over your grind setting, which really helps when dialing in your espresso. The stainless steel housing adds some class and durability, as well.
235 Watt Motor
The C-Manuale 54 can grind about 9 grams of coffee in about 8 seconds. While not as fast as more powerful, more expensive grinders, the C-Manuale is impressive for its small size.
All you need to do to grind is push in your portafilter and hold. Grinds will dispense smoothly into the portafilter until the button is released. Adding a seperate scale will really help with the consistency of your shots.
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