While I agree with you, the first version sounded quite Buddhist. Are you Buddhist?
miKe mcKoffee aka Mike McGinness said:Funny? Seriously? Philosophical certainly. A philosphy I live by allowing me to never stop learning. When it comes to coffee (as in most things) the more I know, the more I know I don't know.
Aaron McNany said:hahah that's funny
miKe mcKoffee aka Mike McGinness said:Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
According to my tests it is not a question of gravity. Important is whether the burrs can kick a bean upward instead of grabbing it and press it between the burrs/grinding teeth. It seems like about 8 inch - measured from the burrs - of coffee are fine to eliminate the upward kick.
But this depends also on the design of the hopper neck and the neck of the grind chamber.
I made a test a while ago using a hopper filled more than half and ground several portions, timer driven. And then repeated the test with a wheight of 11 lbs on top of the coffee. No quantity changes occured.
I made this test using a grind on demand MAHLKONIG K60 ES.