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  • New Orphanespresso grinder?

    There have been a number of recent teasers on Instagram which appear to be for a new carbon fibre bodied hand grinder.

    One post shows a carbon fibre body and winding handle which are described as weighing 36 grams.

    The most recent post shows the carbon fibre body with handle attached and side port hole through which it would seem beans are introduced. No cover to stop pop-corning? A central axle shaft can be seen through the port hole. This post is referenced with "Back to work on the Fixie in Taiwan". One post is responded to with "This one is a Ultralight for travel - not espresso..."

    A stainless steel catch cup is shown which is referred to in an earlier post as "ultimate solution vs static".

    Very intriguing and, after just having to limit luggage for a 5 day trip to Flinders Island to 10 kilos, just the sort of thing I really need for travel.

  • #2
    It is apparent from the most recent tease that the name "Fixie" relates to the fact that grind adjustment will be limited by use of a fine, medium or course disc. They say that the grinder is not intended for espresso and one photo shows a barista champion doing calibration testing on a pour over disc.

    The weight is currently at 330 grams with more effort at whittling away grams.

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    • #3
      Orphan Espresso have now posted some basic information on the new Fixie travel grinder.

      The instruction manual and a schematic diagram can be found at http://www.oehandgrinders.com/Fixie-...-_ep_56-1.html

      As well as the fine, medium and coarse grind discs there are two 0.10 mm and two 0.20 mm tuner shims. When used in conjunction with the grind discs these are said to provide a full continuity across the grind setting range.

      No date on release except for a suggestion on Instagram that it will become available around the end of February. There is also confirmation that it uses the same burrs as the Lido, the catch cup has a 35 gram capacity and the hopper holds 50 grams. At this stage the price is estimated "at around $200" (US)

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      • #4
        Orphan Espresso have now added an advanced instruction manual and an instruction video to their website.

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        • #5
          Made for the same customer base that rides fixie bikes

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          • #6
            Perhaps there's a market segment that doesn't change grind size regularly but, as a "travel" grinder, doesn't having multiple (small) pieces to carry around seem problematic?
            Love my Lido 3, but grind adjustment is the most annoying part.

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            • #7
              The new OE Fixie grinder has now been released to the market.

              The final specs are:

              330 grams weight - which includes the burr set weighing 140 grams (the same Etzinger burr set as used in the Lido range of grinders).

              The grinder is 196 mm high, which includes the titanium catch cup, and is 54 mm wide at the maximum point of the catch cup retention ring.

              Being made available at a special introductory price for a limited time. While the temptation is great so is the current exchange rate for the $AUD!

              saeco_user - The Orphan Espresso rationale for use of a fixed grind setting in a travel grinder is:

              "The concept we followed is that when we travel we take only one coffee brewer with us - whether an Aeropress, a dripper, a small French Press or a Moka Pot, therefore we need only one grind setting - the one that matches the brewer. And, like a Fixed Gear Bike, the result is a Fixed Grind Coffee Grinder. All of the weight, and mechanical complications of a universally adjustable coffee grinder are left behind... "

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              • #8
                Hi from Florida, everyone. In case you didn't see it, we've got a Fixie owner experience thread going on HB:

                https://www.home-barista.com/grinder...er-t64052.html

                So far, so good!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by saeco_user View Post
                  Perhaps there's a market segment that doesn't change grind size regularly but, as a "travel" grinder, doesn't having multiple (small) pieces to carry around seem problematic?
                  Love my Lido 3, but grind adjustment is the most annoying part.
                  Well, the idea is to "set it and forget it" before you leave on your trip with this particular grinder, but if you do want to travel with the disks and shims there's a small aluminum case for them that's included and that fits in the bag.

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