Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Coffee grind mess

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    12

    Coffee grind mess

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    So I have a little cafe roma, and I havent yet upgraded to a electric grinder. I have a nice vintage hand grinder which works well for a coarse grind for my dual walled double shot filter.

    My question is what techniques/ideas do other CSs out there have to prevent coffee grinds going all over the bench while i dose up the basket?

    I know it seems like a trivial thing, but I dont get a dedicated spot for my coffee preperation (not my choice/kitchen ::) ) so tamper mats etc are not really going to work. Im currently wiping down the bench after every dose but if someone has some ideas so as to help this out, would be great!
    Cheers
    Luke

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    395

    Re: Coffee grind mess

    Quote Originally Posted by 45736D746A64010 link=1334562768/0#0 date=1334562768
    My question is what techniques/ideas do other CSs out there have to prevent coffee grinds going all over the bench while i dose up the basket?
    I found that if I cut the top of a 1 litre bottle of milk, it made an excellent funnel for filling the basket manually, (I cut the hard threaded section off as well)

    Other people would probably suggest things like Yoghurt containers and paper-funnels to aid you in your quest

  3. #3
    Senior Member GregWormald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    2,286

    Re: Coffee grind mess

    The only way to have truly messless coffee, is drink tea. ;D

    Greg

  4. #4
    Senior Member David8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Annerley, QLD
    Posts
    559

    Re: Coffee grind mess

    Quote Originally Posted by 466B7F6D6263646D4B7E4C6B7E6F0A0 link=1334562768/1#1 date=1334565644
    Quote Originally Posted by 45736D746A64010 link=1334562768/0#0 date=1334562768
    My question is what techniques/ideas do other CSs out there have to prevent coffee grinds going all over the bench while i dose up the basket?
    I found that if I cut the top of a 1 litre bottle of milk, it made an excellent funnel for filling the basket manually, (I cut the hard threaded section off as well)

    Other people would probably suggest things like Yoghurt containers and paper-funnels to aid you in your quest

    For example, I use a plastic cup. Which Ive cut the bottom off, just below where you hold it. It fits tightly into the portafilter, and fits under the grinder spout. :)

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    319

    Re: Coffee grind mess

    I tried a wide nozzeled plastic funnel pre BCG800 which is pretty much keeping everything clean on its own

  6. #6
    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Moonta SA.
    Posts
    6,866

    Re: Coffee grind mess

    I use a dosing funnel made by Orphan espresso in the US, expensive for what they are but certainly keep things a lot tidier.

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    12

    Re: Coffee grind mess

    Thanks guys great suggestions with the cups, Ill give those a go!

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Posts
    118

    Re: Coffee grind mess

    Or get a Kyocera handmill, the bottom catcher fits inside a portafilter (mines 48mm), upend it into the portafilter, remove and tamp. No mess!

    I also use the corner of my kitchen sink for tamping, the little edge part. Use that as a tamping station then wipe off with kitchen sponge the odd little grain or two that strays. Mostly the strays fall into the sink so I dont have to do anything with them... ;D My knock box is a double walled stainless steel cup I bought at Vinnies for $2. Works a treat and I can fit 5 pucks in it. ;)


  9. #9
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    12

    Re: Coffee grind mess

    I have a Mazzer SJ and I have found that by starting the group handle at 1.00pm and the rotating in an anticlockwise direction as the grind disperses into the handle reduces, although never eliminates grind mess, If you look at coffee shops that are running flat out the grind mess is a mound, so I dont think it can be alleviated completely.

  10. #10
    Senior Member dski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    206

    Re: Coffee grind mess

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Google the "Schectermatic". Its a little paper cone, for which a template can be downloaded, to suit Mazzer dosers. Of course you can make your own, but I thought the template was a good idea.



Similar Threads

  1. uncle joe's mess hall
    By timdimdom in forum WA
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 13th April 2016, 09:33 AM
  2. EM480 Mess Fix
    By Dawn in forum Grinders
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 9th March 2012, 11:55 AM
  3. Breville Fresca Mess
    By kfilgate in forum Brewing Equipment - Midrange ($500-$1500)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 8th February 2011, 09:40 PM

Posting Permissions

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