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    Single Dose grinder

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    This might create some interest .... if it comes in a 240v version.

    Lyn Weber Workshops Unveils High-End Single-Dose Grinder for Cafés | Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

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    "Sorry Mr Customer, no I won't pack your 50kg coffee order in test tubes"...




    Even if portioned out the night before, the small, air-tight, machine-washable containers will keep the beans fresher than a larger container would with more air trapped inside.
    Hmmm... so easy to claim this sort of thing without taste testing. Per "some other thread" I posted in a while back, I've actually found the opposite that an undisturbed container (hopper) keeps beans better than mucking about with them constantly, introducing "new oxygen" each time.

    Good article though, partly marketing spin and fluff but that's also the grinder's key target market.
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    I think it will make the anal happy.

    Might have some use for a gadget fixated commercial roaster showcasing different roasts??

    I am also in the " CO2 is heavier than air...please do not disturb the beans" camp.

    A while ago I watched a barista pre weigh a days worth of Single Origin shots for their EK43......the

    amount of manual mixing with air was alarming, especially given that the roast was produced in a commercial

    setting and had been roasted, cooled, dumped in open container, poured into destoner hopper, destoned,

    emptied into container and then poured into bags/buckets before being sealed 'airtight'. In some places that doesn't take long

    to do but in others ......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve82 View Post
    Catch up?? More like wake up!! ;-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by chokkidog View Post
    Catch up?? More like wake up!! ;-D
    Hey chokkidog

    Don't beat yourself up too much about it - so much info, so little time.

    As for this grinder, it seems to be similar "real world specs" to my gen2 Vario (right down to the minimal grind retention & even particle spread) in an even more expensive version. Mind you, the HG1 is the only manual grinder I know of that comes close to the Vario, so perhaps it will also perform as well - at a "slightly higher" price.

    Great for bragging rights - swap a Swiss made (Ditting comercial module) Mahlkonig for a "custom US made" grinder which also packages it all in an amazingly small size.

    TampIt
    PS: I am also in the CO2 is heavier than air camp. As long as the hopper is covered / shielded from light and is in a cool dry area there is no issue with having the beans there for a week or so. After grinding - it starts to oxidise immediately and then goes downhill rapidly after that. I should add to my "as long as it is not burnt" posts "or stale"...
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    What was that? I'm sure I read
    Reason: Added BS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TampIt View Post
    As for this grinder, it seems to be similar "real world specs" to my gen2 Vario (right down to the minimal grind retention & even particle spread) in an even more expensive version. Mind you, the HG1 is the only manual grinder I know of that comes close to the Vario, so perhaps it will also perform as well - at a "slightly higher" price.
    Oh lordy... give me strength!!!
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    It's an interesting looking bit of kit. Some of the claims...
    Regarding pre-dosing - what good is weighing your dose with a 0.1g scale if your resolution is "1 bean"?

    Also, who is the editor? Am I the only one who finds the use of "RPMs" annoying?

    Its like saying "you will get there quicker if you increase the kphs of your car. *facepalm*
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrJack View Post
    Also, who is the editor?
    Funny you should ask this... I ended up helping to proofread the website content about a week before its launch. There was a lot of material and not much time.

    You're right "RPMs" is annoying and I totally missed it. The only variant that might be even more annoying would be RsPM!

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    Can't say I expected that!

    RPM would be acceptable, but "speed" would be better...

    The statement about steam wands on commercial machines that blast too much air into small amounts of milk, also irks me.

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    Does anyone have any idea where to buy these test tubes.. Tried to look at ebay, but could not find any similar..

    thanks for you guidance for this..

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    Haha they've only just been released - you likely won't find them on eBay for years (if ever). Pretty sure you'd have to self import from the manufacturer with these at the moment. But any old test tubes you could get anywhere.

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    Happy Lab Jelly Beans from Target come in a plastic rack of perspex test tubes with screw down lids similar to the pic, without the blush brush... and you get their eat their contents.
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