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    Orders now open again.....

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    Anybody got some free $4k lying around? Based on the good Conical experience, it is so tempting to try to Flat too...hahaha
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    Go on Sam! You know you want to.....
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    Denis should start building the flat and conical joined as a set like the K30.......

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    Boom, baby ...Boom!! Second last conical coming to Aus!! Third attempt.
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    Welcome to the dark side! It's gonna be a long 4 months
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    These machines must be just about hand made in Seattle, it sounds like they sell hundreds per year, not thousands, a very specialised but well built device, no doubt.

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    i just paid the residual on my order and Denis is saying shipping might happen this week (or perhaps the next). I have rarely purchased something like this and it was pretty rough handing over the remaining $2,800 this morning. i think i'm an impulse buyer. when faced with my sketchy decisions over the long term, they look sketchy.

    please Coffee Gods, let this grinder be the one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgray View Post
    please Coffee Gods, let this grinder be the one!
    Relax, this is the one. Yes, it is the beginning of a trend and there will be flashier even marginally superior and better spec'd versions of high end single dosers in the future, but the Monolith will stand the test of time (even if it will be aesthetically surpassed in the future). I have no intention to ever upgrade this grinder unless it dies on me and I can't see that happening given it is made like no other piece of coffee equipment I possess including my 73 and 2011 Creminas.

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    well i received my flat (the way the whole final payment and postage thing is handled by Denis is very pro). it is a heck of a little machine. very easy to use. retention is a non-issue.

    it has been interesting just picking and choosing which bean i will use for given cup. before i had a kony-e going with a domestic sized bin on it. the hassle of going back and forth between bean types meant i tended to not do that. (i did sometimes, but it wasn't easy for me and i tended to end up with prodigious amounts of waste).

    so i am trying different coffee throughout the day and i am wasting nothing. i guess i am using close to half the coffee i did before, since i was a big purger on the kony.

    the grind quality seems to be good. i am grinding very fine. setting 6 for those interested. at 400 rpm it takes ages to grind 16 g. very fine. no clumping. very fluffy. i am getting very good pours. exceptional. i am doing rdt but not wdt.

    i wouldn't dare try to say anything about taste at this point. except that i do feel the fineness i am now achieving is having an effect, i feel the coffee is less thin. this could also be related to better pours though (less channeling etc).

    it is a good size (if not weight) for travelling with i think. i plan on taking it to mum's over christmas along with the cremina.

    anyway i think this is a very nice grinder, great accessories that come with it. i think now i can better focus on the most important part, the roasting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgray View Post
    well i received my flat (the way the whole final payment and postage thing is handled by Denis is very pro). it is a heck of a little machine. very easy to use. retention is a non-issue.

    it has been interesting just picking and choosing which bean i will use for given cup. before i had a kony-e going with a domestic sized bin on it. the hassle of going back and forth between bean types meant i tended to not do that. (i did sometimes, but it wasn't easy for me and i tended to end up with prodigious amounts of waste).

    so i am trying different coffee throughout the day and i am wasting nothing. i guess i am using close to half the coffee i did before, since i was a big purger on the kony.

    the grind quality seems to be good. i am grinding very fine. setting 6 for those interested. at 400 rpm it takes ages to grind 16 g. very fine. no clumping. very fluffy. i am getting very good pours. exceptional. i am doing rdt but not wdt.

    i wouldn't dare try to say anything about taste at this point. except that i do feel the fineness i am now achieving is having an effect, i feel the coffee is less thin. this could also be related to better pours though (less channeling etc).

    it is a good size (if not weight) for travelling with i think. i plan on taking it to mum's over christmas along with the cremina.

    anyway i think this is a very nice grinder, great accessories that come with it. i think now i can better focus on the most important part, the roasting!
    Ah the wait is finally over! Awesome, sounds like an incredible grinder... enjoy it mate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgray View Post
    well i received my flat (the way the whole final payment and postage thing is handled by Denis is very pro). it is a heck of a little machine. very easy to use. retention is a non-issue.

    it has been interesting just picking and choosing which bean i will use for given cup. before i had a kony-e going with a domestic sized bin on it. the hassle of going back and forth between bean types meant i tended to not do that. (i did sometimes, but it wasn't easy for me and i tended to end up with prodigious amounts of waste).

    so i am trying different coffee throughout the day and i am wasting nothing. i guess i am using close to half the coffee i did before, since i was a big purger on the kony.

    the grind quality seems to be good. i am grinding very fine. setting 6 for those interested. at 400 rpm it takes ages to grind 16 g. very fine. no clumping. very fluffy. i am getting very good pours. exceptional. i am doing rdt but not wdt.

    i wouldn't dare try to say anything about taste at this point. except that i do feel the fineness i am now achieving is having an effect, i feel the coffee is less thin. this could also be related to better pours though (less channeling etc).

    it is a good size (if not weight) for travelling with i think. i plan on taking it to mum's over christmas along with the cremina.

    anyway i think this is a very nice grinder, great accessories that come with it. i think now i can better focus on the most important part, the roasting!
    Pics or it didn't happen!
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    i would put some pics up except that there is nothing pretty about the set up.

    the monolith is brilliant. but yesterday i just wanted to make flat whites for the wife and long blacks for me ad not try fancy beans out etc etc so i shoved 400 g of coffee in the kony hopper and had at it. it really is remarkable how quickly the kony grinds.

    anyway i figured i would end up doing this. using both. it is a nice mix i think. kony for when you have guests or lots of coffee to make (or just dont want to act like a lab professor whilst making coffee). single dosing grinder for trying stuff.
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    My Flat is still a long ways to go, due in April/May - but my LevTamp got finished and Denis decided to ship it earlier than the grinder! Very excited, came out beautifully!
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