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    Grinder with angled chute

    Hi all

    looking at changing / upgrading from my Eureka Mignon to something I can single dose with better, partly cause I'm tight, partly cause I don't like wastage and also cause I'm home roasting I like to swap beans.

    ive noticed the Mignon has a horizontal chute / path from where the grounds exit the burrs before then falling down a short chute (chrome part on front) to portafilter. This leave 2-3 grams in the horizontal chute and if i don't pick up grinder and tip that out it stays there till next time. Tried mods like camera hood to blow grinds out but still not perfect

    so question is any grinder that you can suggest that has a angled chute straight from the burrs so that grinds won't sit there?
    prefer something that's quiteish (or at least not a screaming banishee) and built to last hence not just jumping at the baratza sette as they seem loud and longevity is questionable.

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    Most people would be extremely envious of 2-3g retention. There are only a few domestic suitable grinders in the world that could beat that. Kafatek monolith is one
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    I haven't seen any "traditional" grinders with an angled chute (no idea why they don't do that) but some give you easy access so you can sweep it out with a brush.

    Cheers

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    Elektra nino has an angled chute, if you have the space and the budget!
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    The Eureka Zenith has a adjustable angled chute, also if you have to space and budget..

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnafunk View Post
    Elektra nino has an angled chute, if you have the space and the budget!
    Space Yes budget no especially after paying for the divorce if did buy!

    Really like the portafilter support thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeechris View Post
    The Eureka Zenith has a adjustable angled chute, also if you have to space and budget..
    Obviously looking at it in person would help but wondering if its just the final part of the chute is angled and adjustable and has a horizontal section at the exit of the burrs like most??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mb21 View Post
    Obviously looking at it in person would help but wondering if its just the final part of the chute is angled and adjustable and has a horizontal section at the exit of the burrs like most??
    The initial exit from the burr chamber on a Zenith is horizontally through a plastic chute about 4-5 cm long, then out through a set of antistatic/clump crusher 'fingers' where the coffee then drops into the angled/adjustable outlet chute.

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    My Malhkonig Varios retain about 0.5g (according to Mark Prince). They have a minute vertical drop. Still my favourite home grinder by a big margin.

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    Whole Latte Love just did a video on zero retention grinders, there was a single dose manual grinder among those tested

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