Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Single Dose Grinding Manual/Electric

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Sunshine Coast
    Posts
    86

    Single Dose Grinding Manual/Electric

    G'day guys

    I am considering buying a new grinder for single dosing espresso. I want to elimate the variable of old coffee without purging.
    I am more than happy buying a manual grinder, but I don't know if they are generally suited for espresso. I've heard good things about the Lido 3/Lido e and the Helor 101, twin burr, and Rok, I've heard about the Porlex but with the price tag I'm assuming it doesn't perform as well as the others.

    Alternatively, the only electric grinder I have really found that specifically single doses is the Baratza Sette 270w which is double the price.

    I'd love some guidance and opinions on where to go from here. Ideally, I'd like to have the option to do drip and french press too, but not necessarily.

    Thanks ya'll

    ST
    Last edited by Javaphile; 4 Weeks Ago at 04:04 AM. Reason: Commercial link(s) removed

  2. #2
    Senior Member Barry O'Speedwagon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    PRL
    Posts
    2,214
    The 'e' in Lido-E (and Lido-ET) stands for espresso. And they work very, very well for the purpose. Perhaps a little fiddly in terms of dosing into your portafilter though.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Sunshine Coast
    Posts
    86
    Quote Originally Posted by Barry O'Speedwagon View Post
    The 'e' in Lido-E (and Lido-ET) stands for espresso. And they work very, very well for the purpose. Perhaps a little fiddly in terms of dosing into your portafilter though.
    Do you think the Lido 3 would do espresso and drip? So that I can do both

  4. #4
    Senior Member Barry O'Speedwagon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    PRL
    Posts
    2,214
    Quote Originally Posted by science-teacher View Post
    Do you think the Lido 3 would do espresso and drip? So that I can do both
    Are you asking about the Lido 3 or the Lido 3-E?

    Both can do espresso, but the E has a bit more scope for fine adjustment within the espresso range. Both are fine for drip or aeropress or plunger as well, but the Lido 3 is probably a little easier to fine tune at the coarser grind levels.

    I cant speak for other grinders on your list.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Sunshine Coast
    Posts
    86
    Quote Originally Posted by Barry O'Speedwagon View Post
    Are you asking about the Lido 3 or the Lido 3-E?

    Both can do espresso, but the E has a bit more scope for fine adjustment within the espresso range. Both are fine for drip or aeropress or plunger as well, but the Lido 3 is probably a little easier to fine tune at the coarser grind levels.

    I cant speak for other grinders on your list.
    Thanks. I've had experience with the Eureka Atom, do you think it would grind to the level (consistency, fluffyness etc) of that atom? Without the fancy electronic stuff

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    40
    I have a Kinu M68. Amazing grinder, but more expensive than the ones you mentioned. I also have a Niche Zero on order.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Barry O'Speedwagon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    PRL
    Posts
    2,214
    Quote Originally Posted by science-teacher View Post
    Thanks. I've had experience with the Eureka Atom, do you think it would grind to the level (consistency, fluffyness etc) of that atom? Without the fancy electronic stuff

    Can't really comment on the Atom. The grind is definitely fluffier than my Macap M4D and M2M. You get a bit of static in the part that collects the grinds (particularly when the grinder is new) but this dissipates quite quickly. Similarly, the grind from some beans can tend to be attracted to the burrs when in the espresso range, but not difficult to brush out.

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Sunshine Coast
    Posts
    86
    Quote Originally Posted by Barry O'Speedwagon View Post
    Can't really comment on the Atom. The grind is definitely fluffier than my Macap M4D and M2M. You get a bit of static in the part that collects the grinds (particularly when the grinder is new) but this dissipates quite quickly. Similarly, the grind from some beans can tend to be attracted to the burrs when in the espresso range, but not difficult to brush out.
    Cool thanks, I can't see many downsides to a good quality manual doing 2 shots a day

  9. #9
    Senior Member Barry O'Speedwagon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    PRL
    Posts
    2,214
    Quote Originally Posted by science-teacher View Post
    Cool thanks, I can't see many downsides to a good quality manual doing 2 shots a day

    Yeh, and it appears (from the video below) that the Lido E comes with a dosing funnel that attaches to the grind hopper (I have the Lido E-T which doesn't). This makes the dosing easier.



    Just be prepared for a bit of a learning curve when you first use it.

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Sunshine Coast
    Posts
    86
    Quote Originally Posted by Barry O'Speedwagon View Post
    Yeh, and it appears (from the video below) that the Lido E comes with a dosing funnel that attaches to the grind hopper (I have the Lido E-T which doesn't). This makes the dosing easier.



    Just be prepared for a bit of a learning curve when you first use it.
    I would have thought it would have been pretty straight forward once finding how to adjust the burrs, but fair call

  11. #11
    Senior Member Barry O'Speedwagon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    PRL
    Posts
    2,214
    Quote Originally Posted by science-teacher View Post
    I would have thought it would have been pretty straight forward once finding how to adjust the burrs, but fair call

    Well it's certainly not rocket science, just a matter of developing a routine that works for you and getting used to the system for adjusting and locking the burr position.

  12. #12
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    5
    The Sette 270w holds about 3 - 4 grams grind retention.
    Things I like about it:
    • Ease of use.
    • Scales are quite accurate when using the supplied container (portafiter use to vibrate a bit giving off false reading)
    • When changing beans its far quicker and less bean waste in dialling in the grind size due to not having to set a timer (select weight, adjust grind and your done)
    • Grinds fairly fast.

    Don't like:
    • Had to add the supplied shims straight away for espresso.
    • With the shims installed, became to fine for pour over.
    • Not made to be used light roasts.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •