Post By Yelta
Post By Dimal
Espresso and cold brew - single grinder?
Hi, Long time lurker here. Am I kidding myself looking for a home grinder that is great for espresso and also good for cold brew (drip and immersion), or should I get two separate grinders? Two criteria - can the grinder do both well, and how easy to switch back and forth.
Currently looking at the Mahlkonig Vario or new Eureka Perfetto as they seem to offer a wide grinding range, but happy to hear your advice Want to keep it under $1k total if possible. thanks!
Last edited by cybrewer; 8th March 2018 at 10:59 AM.
Hopefully Dimal will pick up on this query, he's one of our local guru's and should be able to steer you in the right direction.
Originally Posted by cybrewer
Pretty sure there will be a decent grinder available to meet your requirements within the budget you mention, the Compak and Macap range come to mind, good luck.
Originally Posted by Yelta
In a nutshell, yes, there are grinders around (used and well looked after) that are within your budget that would be suitable.
My own experience has highlighted the Mazzer and other makes that use a fine stepped adjustment as opposed to the the very fine infinite worm-gear adjuster, as the most suitable because of their inherent design.
They allow for easy, quick, accurate and repeatable adjustment no matter how many ways you brew your coffee. Currently, I have a Mazzer and find it very easy to use for this purpose as I currently brew coffee in a myriad of ways, even a manual lever espresso device. Serves the purpose admirably. The same can be said for any of the better fine-stepped adjustment grinders such as some of the larger Eureka grinders, Macap, La San Marco, etc. Several suitable grinders are currently listed in the CS 4-Sale section and worth a look.
Slightly above your budget for a new grinder, that would also be suitable because of its unique adjustment method, is the Eureka Atom. Lots of discussion about this very versatile grinder to be found in threads below.
Hope some of this is helpful...