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    Hi guys,
    As my coffee journey continues it has taken me to purchase an Victoria Arduino Mythos One. I just wanted to give opinions on this grinder for the home user who is potentially looking to buy one. My previous grinder was a Kony E, which was no slouch and pretty much did the job! However upgrad-itis kicked in and well; with the Mahlkonig peak out of the question the next grinder on my list was the Mythos One.



    It’s pretty rectangular and very futuristic looking. My wife doesn’t really mind the design but isn’t a fan of it either. One thing I didn’t realise, was that it had barista lights I feel do nothing of the grinder.



    Grinds are much more “fluffier” than that on the Kony E and a little less clumpy too.

    Both dialled in, I thought I wouldn’t really notice too much of a difference however that wasn’t the case. I found that the Kony E produced more body while the Mythos One accentuated more fruitier undertones, even through milk. I kept the brew ratio the same on both grinders which may have affected my overall outcome.

    Now to pros with the Mythos:
    Less wastage ( in terms of clearing the throat when changing grinds and also when doing the morning purge)
    Using the turning knob on the Mythos One is so much easier that using the super stiff mazzer collar on the Kony
    You can definitely single dose ( not that I really do that anyway)



    Cons:
    May be a design issue or not, but coffeebeans often get stuck in the throat
    Slow ( Speed isn’t too much of an issue at home)

    · I just wanted to add I didn’t really mention much on the heated burrs as I don’t wait for them to heat up when I make my morning coffee.
    I hope it was an enjoyable read.
    Cheers,
    Shayne
    Last edited by Javaphile; 29 December 2016, 08:30 PM. Reason: Title change requested by original poster

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    Oh man just noticed the title.. could a Mod please change the title to say " Mythos One First Impression". Cheers!

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    • #3
      Appreciate the write-up, coffee chaos.

      I've been reluctantly considering the 'Mthyos' One myself, although I prefer more body in my shots (so it's a good thing you mentioned that!). Unfortunately I can't get over its R2D2 looks (the same way I can't handle looking at those wacky Kafateks). Which is a shame, especially as it suits single dosing.

      ...coffeebeans often get stuck in the throat.
      That would really irritate me after a while. Just out of curiosity, did the Kony E have the same problem?

      ...with the Mahlkonig peak out of the question.
      The Peak is another grinder which has intrigued me for a while. Do you consider the Peak a non-option because it isn't readily available, or because it's prohibitively expensive (or both)? It seems far more reasonably priced in the U.S.

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      • #4
        I'll add my 2c here having had my Mythos One for 14 months now.

        I upgraded from a Macap M4D I'd had for about 7 years.

        The Mythos dosing is extremely accurate and consistent, produces fluffy grinds with no clumping (I can distribute just by tapping the portafilter with my hand which would never have been possible with the M4D), very little retention, easy to adjust, virtually no mess at all (a godsend at home) and I've found it very easy to clean the couple of times I've done that.

        The lack of clumping and no mess are the main reasons I upgraded, along with wanting to see what a better grinder would produce given I only drink espressos. I couldn't be happier.

        BTW - I haven't experienced any beans getting stuck in the throat.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by BalthazarG View Post

          That would really irritate me after a while. Just out of curiosity, did the Kony E have the same problem?
          Not at all.. but just to clarify what I mean, Ive added a couple of photos.





          The Peak is another grinder which has intrigued me for a while. Do you consider the Peak a non-option because it isn't readily available, or because it's prohibitively expensive (or both)? It seems far more reasonably priced in the U.S.
          Pretty much because it too expensive and I felt overkill for home use.

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          • #6
            The Mythos dosing is extremely accurate and consistent, produces fluffy grinds with no clumping (I can distribute just by tapping the portafilter with my hand which would never have been possible with the M4D), very little retention, easy to adjust, virtually no mess at all (a godsend at home) and I've found it very easy to clean the couple of times I've done that.
            Sounds like the full package deal! Now all they have to do is fix up the pugilistic 1980s blockishness. If by some twist of fate I end up with a Mythos One, I'll have to go the full monty and pair it with Gordon Gekko's Dutch-brick cell phone.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by coffeechaos View Post
              Oh man just noticed the title.. could a Mod please change the title to say " Mythos One First Impression". Cheers!
              Java "Done!" phile
              Toys! I must have new toys!!!

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