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  • Grinders and speed.

    Seems much of the discussion re various grinders focuses on speed, if it won't grind 20 grams of beans in a nanosecond it ain't worth crap

    I'm wondering just how important speed of grind is to the average home user.

    Will attempt to post a poll with a few options.
    44
    Nanosecond.
    4.55%
    2
    5 seconds
    25.00%
    11
    10 seconds.
    27.27%
    12
    20 seconds
    6.82%
    3
    30 seconds.
    0.00%
    0
    Doesn't matter, I'm in no hurry.
    36.36%
    16

  • #2
    I used a large hand grinder for espresso for years... grind speed is of zero concern for this user.

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    • #3
      For me Yelta, it's not the time spent waiting for the coffee to grind, it's the 30 seconds of grinding noise at 6 in the morning that bugs me. Admittedly, the fact that I have a vibe pump running for a further 30 seconds makes it somewhat inconsequential, I will one day replace my machine with a quieter one, at which stage I won't need to upgrade my grinder (unless I come up with a really great excuse)

      Edit: felt I should clarify, I don't have a grinder that takes 30 seconds, it takes about 3.3 and I could never go back !
      Last edited by magnafunk; 26 September 2016, 05:30 PM.

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      • #4
        Grind quality over speed any day of the week

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Melbroaster View Post
          Grind quality over speed any day of the week
          Well, you can have both

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          • #6
            My Mazzer Mini takes about 45 seconds for two doubles. By the time I have filled one the next is nearly for the next. I make to double shots of espresso each morning and all up it takes about 4-5 minutes so the speed of the grinder doesn't really matter. However I am thinking of upgrading as I am going to gift the old Mazzer(about 6-7 years) to another family member who is starting the coffee journey. Sounds like a good reason to upgrade

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            • #7
              My M7D grinds 18 grams in 3.6 seconds. If you told me that I could exchange it for a motorised grinder that would make considerably better coffee but would take 1 min to grind the shot it would be off my bench before you could finish your sentence.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Logga View Post
                Well, you can have both
                At least the Flintstones had a little dinosaur in their appliances to do the hard work.

                Here is a picture of an early espresso grinder. The monkey is there to eat then shit the coffee beans out which are then made into coffee and sold to passersby. The machine also plays music for entertainment while grinding the beans (which lets face it is rather boring and time consuming). The idea was the precursor to the civet bean munching monkeys in Indonesia. An early version of Kopi Luwak.

                My apologies, I finally couldn't help myself.

                A bit of monkey business to entertain...
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                • #9
                  Give me 10 seconds of noise over 20 any day. The vibe pump in my Rocket Giotto is a whisper by comparison.
                  K3 elite wbc grinder at the moment but when I have the money I'll be going up to a 10 second doserless grinder

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                  • #10
                    Assuming the same grind quality, I would take low noise over speed any day of the week.
                    All conversation stops while my grinder does its thing.
                    It may only be for 25 second bursts but still a PITA.
                    One day I'd love a HG-1

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                    • #11
                      Love my Kony-E...
                      Both quiet and quick...

                      Mal.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Dimal View Post
                        Love my Kony-E...
                        Both quiet and quick...

                        Mal.
                        Admit it you'd be happier if you ripped the motor out and put a hand crank in.

                        After that mod drill a hole in your iPhone 7 for the speaker jack

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                        • #13
                          Not likely....

                          Mal.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Dimal View Post
                            Love my Kony-E...
                            Both quiet and quick...

                            Mal.
                            same here, cant see myself getting anything else for a very long time

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                            • #15
                              From a Talk Coffee perspective, it's not so much about speed, rather value within a price category.

                              Loved my Kony-E which has now been replaced with a faster, but messier E-10. It was an aesthetics thing for me. Not a zac of difference in the cup and an always on fan as well in the E-10. It's getting a gag this week.

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