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Thread: New grinder from the folks behind the HG-One (and a new website)

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    New grinder from the folks behind the HG-One (and a new website)

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Details can be found here. I am super excited for this grinder. My super jolly has served me well but i have been really looking for a grinder that caters to single dosing. While the hg-one peaked my interest. I am not really one for hand grinding in the morning.
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    Oh and it looks like the price will be 3200USD.

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    I was interested but not at that price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoccia View Post
    I was interested but not at that price.
    Yup! I was expecting around 2k which i would have been happy to pay. This is approaching 5k once you import and pay all fees etc. I could get a robur and a ek43 for that price.

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    Looks fantastic but for that price...ouch!

    As a lucky early adopter of the HG-One, I got it when the Aussie $ was nice and strong...but this one...sigh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SniffCoffee View Post
    Looks fantastic but for that price...ouch!

    As a lucky early adopter of the HG-One, I got it when the Aussie $ was nice and strong...but this one...sigh...
    Looks like the hg-one price has increased as well. How do you find the hg-one compared to electric grinders? How hard is it to grind first thing in the morning?

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    I can't speak from experience, but judging by how I feel most mornings, I'd say it's plenty hard enough. Particularly in the half an hour I allow to make coffee and get ready before I fly out the doorski.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaredw View Post
    Details can be found here. I am super excited for this grinder. My super jolly has served me well but i have been really looking for a grinder that caters to single dosing. While the hg-one peaked my interest. I am not really one for hand grinding in the morning.
    Is that a telescope or a coffee grinder ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaredw View Post
    Looks like the hg-one price has increased as well. How do you find the hg-one compared to electric grinders? How hard is it to grind first thing in the morning?
    Not hard at all. I'm using a small doserless electric grinder at the moment and to fill the portafilter and deal with the clumping means it probably takes longer than using the HG-one. I got one of the early 71mm burr editions mainly because it was apparenlty easier to grinder than the 84mm burr ones, but I doubt they're much harder to use.

    Sometimes the HG-One gets a little staticky by which I mean the grinds stick to the funnel even after I've given the beans a quick mist of water before grinding them.

    But frankly the HG-One is much more convenient and just as fast as a small electric grinder. I think the grind is definitely better too.

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    As a piece of elegant engineering and design, it is quite interesting but that's about all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyrmontboy200 View Post
    Is that a telescope or a coffee grinder ?
    Don't know about telescope, I suspect if I stuck on the bench in the lab it would take most people a while to work out it wasn't a new microscope. Don't think the resemblance is incidental though.

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    I guess they've priced it accordingly because they know single dosers will go nuts for a grinder aimed at them
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyeba View Post
    I guess they've priced it accordingly because they know single dosers will go nuts for a grinder aimed at them
    The general attitude so far seems to be "not for that price". Certainly has out priced me.

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    I'm also surprised that they haven't used the EK43 burrs which apparently are 'the bomb' for flat burrs?

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    But I already have a telescope and it only cost me a third of that price?...........

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    Keep in mind that this is a company that is charging $224.95 for 12 empty jars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by magnafunk View Post
    Keep in mind that this is a company that is charging $224.95 for 12 empty jars.

    That at does put things into perspective a little....

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    Hi, as a Newbie I know little about grinders, but I have to say I do appreciate a company that appears to make stylish, high quality products to last, maybe not a lifetime, but a very long time, that can be easily fixed.

    I certainly don't mind to pay for quality but ,hey, this price is way out of even The Dream for me but Thanks for bringing the info to my attention. Loved the video link Talk Coffee posted

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    Keep in mind that this is a company that is charging $224.95 for 12 empty jars.
    Quote Originally Posted by tobeanornottobean View Post
    That at does put things into perspective a little....
    Or, shows just how ridiculous all this is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaredw View Post
    I could get a robur and a ek43 for that price.
    Must put me onto your people because I couldn't get them at wholesale anywhere near that price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talk_Coffee View Post
    Must put me onto your people because I couldn't get them at wholesale anywhere near that price.
    I was willing to go second hand on that robur

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    Or, shows just how ridiculous all this is...

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    yeah. Got to say though, I kind of want one. It looks super styled and quite amazing. Maybe they may consider sending me a review machine...

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    I was looking forward to seeing what the final result was going to be... I didn't quite expect it to look like that but haha it but the price

    80mm Flat burrs?

    I do like the mad scientist microscope type look and it really does look like it's done with absolute precision.

    I think I'll just add a motor to my HG-One down the track if I get sick of using my arm.
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