I am in the market for a new grinder. I have a Robur e and a Kony e and would like another for single origin. I like the grinders that I have now but thought maybe I would try something new. It has to be doserless though. Anyone tried the Mahlkonig twin? How is the taste etc?

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Bryan Wray said:
Robert Bedwell said:
We sped up the break in by running 25lbs through it when we first got it, then put it into production. -bry

No disrespect to you or your company Bryan, but I've always thought of this "break-in" practice with a new grinder as a complete waste of coffee. IMO, 25 lbs of whole beans is a helluva lot to be throwing right into the garbage can. Sometimes I think Espresso Nerds and Audiophiles are two in the same... ;p

Why not just do a two for one special the day or two or three that you all are supposedly "breaking in" the new grinder and explain the reasoning behind it to the customers? They surely won't mind and everyone comes out a winner that way.
that 2 for 1 day idea sounds like an awsome idea. Maybe even just say a shot (or 2) for free if you don't want to lose money on the milk/syrups. Customers would rave and you could break your grinder in quickly. great thinking!

of course - byran may well have had access to some "disposeable"coffee.

~j

Jeff Jaworski said:
Bryan Wray said:
Robert Bedwell said:
We sped up the break in by running 25lbs through it when we first got it, then put it into production. -bry

No disrespect to you or your company Bryan, but I've always thought of this "break-in" practice with a new grinder as a complete waste of coffee. IMO, 25 lbs of whole beans is a helluva lot to be throwing right into the garbage can. Sometimes I think Espresso Nerds and Audiophiles are two in the same... ;p

Why not just do a two for one special the day or two or three that you all are supposedly "breaking in" the new grinder and explain the reasoning behind it to the customers? They surely won't mind and everyone comes out a winner that way.
Hey Jackson, aren't you on CG as well??

Didn't you recently go from like a Bricc or an Anita or something like that to a GS3 a little while back?

Btw, that double ristretto pic you've got on your page is outrageous... like only the GS3 can do - Nice!
It's not like we order up an extra 25lbs of coffee to run it through the grinder and then dump into the garbage can. The beans we use are ones that we save for specifically that purpose. When beans go past date, like 7 days, we pull the bag from the shelf and put it into a large container. When new burrs come around you know you need to break them in right? If you have 2 bags "date out" over a roast period that's pretty good inventory monitoring. If we were to summarize it to 1 bag a week (exceptional inventory monitoring) that's 52 pounds a year. Seems obvious to me what to use that coffee for...

No offense to you or your company, but you realize running beans over brand new burrs is a horrible idea and produces extremely sour and gassy shots right?

This isn't a practice I've done at 1 company or shop, this is a practice I have done at all 9 of the different companies I have worked for, be it a tiny little shop or a large roasting company. It's just standard practice...

I'd be surprised if there is any progressive coffee company out there that doesn't break in their burrs.

-bry
Thats probably a good idea

Jeff Jaworski said:
Bryan Wray said:
I worked with a Mahlkonig single hopper version a couple years ago and clumping was pretty bad, but I've heard that they have addressed this issue.
-bry

I've also heard this from other owners and seen it's clumping firsthand as well. Stay away IMO... it's much too $$$ for a flat-burr grinder anyways.


Just go with another Robur E and use your Kony E for the SO's. Problem solved!
Mr. Smith,

In my opinion you can never go wrong with purchasing another top shelf grinder. I'd much rather walk in to a shop that has a so-so multi-group machine and say, two Roburs and a Super Caimano sitting on the counter than a shop with a Synesso or GB5 and two super Jollys.


Memphis Raines: "I've been in L.A. for three months now. I have money, I have taste. But I'm not on anybody's A list, and Saturday night is the loneliest night for the week for me."

Car Salesman: "Well, a Ferrari would certainly change that."

Memphis Raines: "Perhaps, Mmmm. But, you know, this is the one. Yes, yes yes... I saw three of these parked outside the local Starbucks this morning, which tells me only one thing. There's too many self-indulgent wieners in this city with too much bloody money! Now, if I was driving a 1967 275 GTB four-cam..."

Car Salesman: "You would not be a self-indulgent wiener, sir... You'd be a connoisseur."

Memphis Raines: "Precisely. Champagne would fall from the heavens. Doors would open. Velvet ropes would part."


... pretty much sums up my point :)
Jeff Jaworski said:
a Super Caimano sitting on the counter

Noooooo.... haha

-bry
I know I've dogged this grinder pretty bad here in the past, but strangely enough I've still got a thing going for it!

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