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    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

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    Re: Coffee grind mess

    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

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    • #3
      Re: Coffee grind mess

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

      Greg

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      • #4
        Re: Coffee grind mess

        Originally posted by 466B7F6D6263646D4B7E4C6B7E6F0A0 link=1334562768/1#1 date=1334565644
        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.

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        • #5
          Re: Coffee grind mess

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

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          • #6
            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.

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            • #7
              Re: Coffee grind mess

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

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              • #8
                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.

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                • #9
                  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.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Coffee grind mess

                    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.

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