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    Where does your grinder live?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Ive upgraded (again) and need to move things around. Which got me to thinking, which side should the grinder be on? Is the right side suited to the right handed?

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    I usually put mine on the right - that is, on the opposite side to the steam arm. Then Ive got a workflow from right to left. But for a Silvia (right hand side steam arm), Ill have it the other way around.

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    Mine lives part way between green been and caffeinated Utopia ;D

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    Same as Charlie, but I think there are a number of factors that can drive placement.

    For me, its on the right for 2 main reasons.
    Im set up on a corner of the benchtop with more space to the right than the left.
    The steam arm is on the left.

    I believe my doser sweep arm can be changed to the left if required, but Im happy with it on the right.

    Im not certain left or right handed really comes into it with me. I steamed as a lefty with the Silvia and I steam as a righty on the Expobar. I think you just get used to what youve got unless you have a specific physical requirement.

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2muchcoffeeman link=1225432273/0#2 date=1225433834
    Mine lives part way between green been and caffeinated Utopia *;D
    Very Zen set-up Chris :D

    I too would agree with Charlie - placement on the right tends to optimise a bit of streamlined workflow.

    Wheres your bang-bang bin situated though? :-?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrindOnDemand link=1225432273/0#4 date=1225434160

    Wheres your bang-bang bin situated though? :-?
    Under the pile of coffee on the bench *;D. Unless its cleaning day, then its visible between the grinder and machine *:)

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    The grinder location is determined as in all things by reference to the centre of my universe. * Hows that for zen?

    What it means is that SWMBO has allocated me a certain part of the kitchen bench and by having the machine up against the wall it reduces the visual impact of the coffee stuff. * Therefore the grinder (and bang-bang) must be on the left.


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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    I have Rocky on the left hand side of Silvia so that the right side is free for steaming milk and emptying portafilter into knock box and tamping etc.

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    My grinder is on the left but I have enough room there for it.
    I can easily reach the dosing handle and it doesnt get in the way of the steam arm.
    Theres less room to the right of the machine and the knock box is on that side.

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    Hmm... well im in the same boat as FB. Have a corner to work with. :( The only other free bench space is the breakfast bar and i cant use that. Even then the corner is restrictive as there is a stove top to the right and tray that leads into the sink on the left. What to do. ::)

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    At home it is across the other side of the room...

    However at work for some reasons it is on the L/H side... See attached.

    In addition I share this EM6910R with another snob... Further more we had to post RULES as others were making a meal of what they though might have been FREE coffee. However it has in turn led some to look at getting their own systems and learning from the whole experience...


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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    Thanks for the pic AM. I did search through the "What Coffee Equipment do you all have" - Part 1-3 in hope of getting some ideas. Im still lost though, nothing seems right :(

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    Quote Originally Posted by NE14COFFEE link=1225432273/0#11 date=1225494721
    Im still lost though, nothing seems right *:(
    The problem is that the kitchen was built, then you added your coffee gear....the solution is to build the kitchen around your coffee gear. ;)

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    OlSmokey has hit the nail on the head yet again...

    My wife and I both agree (Shock horror) that if we ever get another chance, the kitchen will under go a major revamp or be revisited to suite not only her cooking / baking needs but also the coffee needs...

    Further more it must also seat at least 6 if not 8 people.

    Eating and drinking are social activities and others like to be close to the action or be able to join in... The trick is to do it on a budget that will not break the bank.


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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    haha, I bought a place when I was looking for an apartment, that had cupboards and bench space that could fit my gear on..... and any future upgrades ;)

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngerManagement link=1225432273/0#10 date=1225453805
    Further more we had to post RULES as others were making a meal of what they though might have been FREE coffee.
    A few weeks ago while enjoying my afternoon cuppa I heard the grinder going and looked up to find someone Id never seen before grinding MY beans, which had been sitting on the bench with my jug etc waiting for me to finish my coffee and return them to my desk. * :o

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1225432273/0#15 date=1225508671
    Quote Originally Posted by AngerManagement link=1225432273/0#10 date=1225453805
    Further more we had to post RULES as others were making a meal of what they though might have been FREE coffee.
    A few weeks ago while enjoying my afternoon cuppa I heard the grinder going and looked up to find someone Id never seen before grinding MY beans, which had been sitting on the bench with my jug etc waiting for me to finish my coffee and return them to my desk. * :o
    ROFLM%AO We would come in and the Unit would hot / warm and every one would have a " NOT me look" on their faces...

    However one of the issues is the size of the MUGS they would also bring in... Thus we hit them for $2 a PF and $3 if they use our milk...

    It is not about the $$$ but more as a method to ensure we always have Coffee and Milk to go around... They also then drive the peer pressure w.r.t. others that may think that have a right to FREE coffee.

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    Theres plenty of free Nescafe and Moccona on the other side of the sink.

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngerManagement link=1225432273/0#10 date=1225453805
    At home it is across the other side of the room...

    However at work for some reasons it is on the L/H side... See attached.

    In addition I share this EM6910R with another snob... Further more we had to post RULES as others were making a meal of what they though might have been FREE coffee. * However it has in turn led some to look at getting their own systems and learning from the whole experience... *
    Hi.
    Where did you find the Coffee Snobs "poster", on the wall?
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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    Quote Originally Posted by Theodore link=1225432273/0#18 date=1225526304
    Quote Originally Posted by AngerManagement link=1225432273/0#10 date=1225453805
    At home it is across the other side of the room...

    However at work for some reasons it is on the L/H side... See attached.

    In addition I share this EM6910R with another snob... Further more we had to post RULES as others were making a meal of what they though might have been FREE coffee. * However it has in turn led some to look at getting their own systems and learning from the whole experience... *
    Hi.
    Where did you find the Coffee Snobs "poster", on the wall?
    Regards,
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    I did a HD repair for a lady... It was during this that I found out she has a small embroidery business ;)

    Thus we have been trying a few tricks to get the best impact..

    Once sorted, then Kuality Man and Myself will have a CS shirt or two..

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    I thought this subject was "where does your grinder live?" :P

    I like my grinder on the right as it allows lots of elbow room for dosing, then pull the shot, progress to steaming milk and pouring on the left. *Trouble with my current set up is that I then take the cup back round to the right again to serve over the counter.

    Might have to change a few things around a bit, but will keep the grinder on the right. :-/

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    Its probably just me and my weird sense of humour but this seems an analogue of the sort of question one used to be asked by ones tailor/mens outfitter ::)

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    Mal, that has to be the funniest post Ive read in a long time. ;D

    Sorry NE1 :-X :-*

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    ;D ;D ;D

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    Thats terrible Mal *;D Where does your head live? *:D

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    And Mal thinks Im bad sometimes. :o

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    Well yesterday I give my kitchen a thorough once over and when I replaced my espresso equipment after the clean, I put the grinder on the right and I can definitely say that there is a smoother workflow from right to left after doing so.

    Mal, I dont have your sartorial experience but I thought the tailor might ask the customer to write down their name and address so they could observe whether they were right or left handed and not need to ask, any potentially embarrassing questions :-? :-/ :)

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    OT-Re: Where does your grinder live?

    A gentleman always wears his jewels on the left. And a gentlemans tailor cuts his trousers to allow the extra room.

    Heaven knows what happens with Australians and with mass-cut clothing! ;D

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1225432273/20#25 date=1225588932
    And Mal thinks Im bad sometimes. :o
    I do have my moments [smiley=evil.gif]

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    :) Is that the modern name for it?

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    Mine lives to the left of my espresso machine. Because thats where it fits on the bench.

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    My setup is at the end of the bench I have plenty space to be right or left.I choose left hand side because its the sink side and makes cleaning easy..


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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    Sounds logical to me Gra.


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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    Gotta clarify: voted for left, as thats the only option I have in my kitchen. Id have it on the right if I had the option. (Left-hand steam arm.)

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    Last chance to vote. Ill shut the poll around 5pm Sunday November 8. Then all will be revealed. :D

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    Finish deciding what to wear and get over here! :P

    You can take a poll with the other CSers at the roastery! ;)


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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    Well as this thread progressed i made my decision. Previously i had my grinder to the left of the machine. This was when the machine was stuck in the corner of the kitchen. I have since taken over 2/3 of the breakfast bar. Who needs breakfast anyway? The grinder is now to the right of the machine. Thanks for all of your help and advice along the way :)

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    So if I interpret the poll correctly, one person has two (or more grinders) on both sides of the machine or one grinder that they move from one side to another.

    Two others dont have the grinder near their espresso machine or the grinder is built in (trying to interpret what "Other" could mean) .....or ....they somehow got confused by Mals post and forgot the poll was about grinders?

    Did the poll help you in your decision NE1?

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    With an even split between left and right how did you decide on right?

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    Well I didnt vote..... but mine would have been other as well.

    The machine lives in an alcove..... no room to the right or left.....

    So the grinder sits on the counter on the other side of what is kind of a passage way (about 2 meters wide) to the fridge and pantry.

    No chance of the heat from the 4Kw heater in the machine warming up the grinder/beans.... and both sides of the passage way get messy ::) ;D ;D ;D

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    Quote Originally Posted by flynn_aus link=1225432273/20#37 date=1226376209

    Did the poll help you in your decision NE1?
    Honestly the poll didnt really help. :-? It was all the suggestions/reasoning.

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1225432273/20#38 date=1226378369
    With an even split between left and right how did you decide on right?
    It was easy really. When the machine was in the corner, i had no choice. The stove was to the right so grinder had to go on the left (sink side). But once i decided to take over the breakfast bar *;D it wasnt such a problem. I could have put it on either.
    I chose the right for several reasons:
    * There was still a slight corner where the sink joins the breakfast bar to the right. If the grinder was on the left it would make reaching the machine for steaming difficult. Alternatively move them to the middle and put what at the unused end? Also that would use the entire breakfast bar. ...not good.
    * To the left would also require a bigger gap between the machine and grinder to reach the switch.
    * All that talk about work flow made sense :)

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    Re: Where does your grinder live?

    Here is a pic to show the final placement. I have included the bench in the photo...




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