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    Anyone Familiar With Cunill Grinders?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I just bought one really cheaply on eBay but according to the seller it doesnt have a model name on it so its pretty difficult to look up any info about it. Does anyone here know much about them? Here is the ebay page with some pics:

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    Re: Anyone Familiar With Cunill Grinders?

    Evil Bay page links dont work on Coffee Snobs
    You will need to download the picture to your hard drive & upload it here

    If its an old commercial type its probably a rebadged Iberital
    I see these on the bay of evil from time to time
    Is this the one ??
    Cunill MC9


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    Re: Anyone Familiar With Cunill Grinders?

    Yup, that looks just like it :) When I look up mc9 all I get is UK sites with newer models though, dont know if the specs are the same and none of them say anything about the burr size or type or if its stepped anyway (dam silly)

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    Re: Anyone Familiar With Cunill Grinders?

    It arrived today, in reasonable but grotty condition. Its bloody huge! The coffee hopper is big enough to use as a whale sanctuary ;D Ive started stripping it down to clean it and it looks like I can permanently remove the doser as long as I make some kind of shute thingo. The doser is just too big for home use, looks like it needs about 5-6 cups worth of coffee in it just to make it work.

    This is my first grinder and I cant tell if the burrs are worn, if I post a picture here will someone be able to tell me?

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    Re: Anyone Familiar With Cunill Grinders?

    Sorry, no.

    Was (& probably still is) marketed here as a Cunil "No Bel" or "Silent".

    The motor is isolated (see how you can move the coffee hopper / top grinder assembly around at the top of the body) and the grinder is built to be very quiet.

    My advice:
    Leave doser ON unless / until you have an alternative, otherwise you wont be able to use it without spraying grinds everywhere. You dont need to use the doser as a "doser", just as a means of collecting grinds then sweep thrm out. I find them better to use than grinders with exit shutes on, its just personal preference.

    Clean it up but DONT strip it down. Its unnecessariy. Run beans through. Dial it in to your coffee machine with your beans.

    Make coffee, see how it looks (crema) and tastes. Make judgement on condition of burrs, and take it from there.

    Hope this helps,
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    Re: Anyone Familiar With Cunill Grinders?

    Quote Originally Posted by 77435442596E725E57575454310 link=1258546155/4#4 date=1258769120
    Sorry, no.

    Was (& probably still is) marketed here as a Cunil "No Bel" or "Silent".

    The motor is isolated (see how you can move the coffee hopper / top grinder assembly around at the top of the body) and the grinder is built to be very quiet.

    My advice:
    Leave doser ON unless / until you have an alternative, otherwise you wont be able to use it without spraying grinds everywhere. You dont need to use the doser as a "doser", just as a means of collecting grinds then sweep thrm out. I find them better to use than grinders with exit shutes on, its just personal preference.

    Clean it up but DONT strip it down. Its unnecessariy. Run beans through. Dial it in to your coffee machine with your beans.

    Make coffee, see how it looks (crema) and tastes. Make judgement on condition of burrs, and take it from there.

    Hope this helps,
    Attilio
    very first CS site sponsor.

    Thanks a lot for your response. I already stripped it down by the time you posted it though :D It was actually very easy to do with just one screwdriver and one alan key, it is a well designed machine.

    Ive used it a few times without the doser now and its not a problem, I just hold my Pyrex measuring jug in front of the hole where the coffee comes out. I plan to make a simple shute with flexible hose when I can get some. It wont be pretty but better than the doser - I only make one cup per day and that thing is just too big for that I think.

    The coffee is a big improvement over what I am used to, and I am still dialing it in (and learning to tamp properly) And it IS very quiet, which is nice.

    At first I was a bit dumbstruck by the size of this thing, and how simple it is, but now Im warming up to it :)

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    Re: Anyone Familiar With Cunill Grinders?

    Well done, and yes it is BIG for home use!

    Enjoy,
    Attilio.



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