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Thread: Whats the Diff between a Bur and Conicle grinder?

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    Whats the Diff between a Bur and Conicle grinder?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Question for you all. what is the difference between a Burr Grinder and a Conicle Grinder?

    FB :)

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    Re: Whats the Diff between a Bur and Conicle grind

    The shape of the burrs conicle is well cone shaped and the standard burr grinder is sort of flat ;)

    but is there a difference in flavour?

    Rich

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    Re: Whats the Diff between a Bur and Conicle grind

    Thats what I thought, However I was having a look at the Mazzers in the Sydney Showroom and was surprised that the Larger of the mazzers were a different grinding mechanism compared to that of the Mini Mazzer..... I think Ill do a bit more research.

    FB ;)

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    Re: Whats the Diff between a Bur and Conicle grind

    Conical grinders generally run at a slower rpm than flat burrs, thus generating less heat, at least in the larger commercial models. There was a thread in the aussie section of coffeegeek recently about the differences in the mazzer range.

    No complaints though about the output from the flat burrs on my mazzer mini. I hope to have a cimbali flat burr grinder with a larger burr set than the mazzer to compare.

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    Re: Whats the Diff between a Bur and Conicle grind

    I thought there was a debate that the conical burr grinders create a longer shaped grind particle than the flat burr ones so the taste was superior (somehow). Personally, I couldnt say if this was true or false as the only conical high end grinder Ive come across is the Robur and we didnt do a back to back test vs the Super Jolly.

    Greg

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    Re: Whats the Diff between a Bur and Conicle grind

    There could be something in that Kaanage as I had a Solis 166 (conical bur grinder). Before I got my Rocky (flat burr grinder) and the initial shots were nicer out of the Solis than the Rocky for the same amount of coffee.

    But now I pack as much coffee in the into the filter basket as possible which more than solved that little problem.

    Wouldnt go back now.

    Cheers
    Rich

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    Re: Whats the Diff between a Bur and Conicle grind

    What actually got me asking this was the Mazzer Super Jolly that I saw at Saeco had a worm screw type of head on the Bottom grinding blade, and from what I could tel this is used for dragging down the beans. Ill look up a couple of sites that list the spare parts and see what it actually does.

    FB :)



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