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    Grinder for Cafe - Decaf Grinder

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    Hi Snobs,

    I volunteer in a coffee shop at our local church, we have a grinder that is used with the main beans in it, and have a mazzer kony or Compak grinder spare which has a doser.

    The problem we are having is the spare grinder uses a doser, and we only do about 2-3 decaf shots a shift, so no point in doing Decaf beans in the doser model.

    I am suggesting that they sell the spare grinder and use the money to buy a doserless type grinder for the decafs.

    Ive had a bit of a look around on various sites and was wondering what the snobs would suggest?

    Any advice is appreciated.

    Regards

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    I've got a doser grinder at home and do 1 to 2 doubles a day. No issues, just free dose instead of filling the doser.

    Cheaper than a new grinder
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    Quote Originally Posted by trentski View Post
    I've got a doser grinder at home and do 1 to 2 doubles a day. No issues, just free dose instead of filling the doser.

    Cheaper than a new grinder
    The problem is that the grinder only gets used on Sunday's, as such we have to grind about 6 - 10 shots into the doser, so that it will work. Then use only 2 and turf the rest

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    Any of the 'commercial' models in a doserless format would serve you well in that instance. It depends on how much money you have to spend, are you happy with second hand, is space a consideration?
    Some models that spring to mind are:
    - Compak K3 (I'm not sure if its the 'push' or 'touch' variant),
    - Macap M2M,
    - Eureka Mignon.
    I'm sure that there are heaps more, but there's a few to whet your whistle.
    Another suggestion out of left field, maybe a good hand grinder would be suitable for only a few shots a day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggoosen View Post
    The problem is that the grinder only gets used on Sunday's, as such we have to grind about 6 - 10 shots into the doser, so that it will work. Then use only 2 and turf the rest
    I've got a mazzer mini doser and I've found that if I'm only doing one shot I can just grind one shot and click the lever enough times to fill up the portafilter. Not ideal but still works no problem and don't have to waste beans?

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    Thanks guys. We might try this for a few weeks and see how we go

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    Look up free dosing. You turn the grinder on and continually flick the lever until group basket is full. Then stop the grinder.
    Or stop the grinder just before the basket is full.
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    Remember too that with a doser - often the 'segments' are equivalent to a single dose - that's how they are designed to work.
    My old M4 doser I'd turn the grinder on, fill one segment, thwack to the next, fill that. Grinder off. Sweep out everything into the double basket. If there is a little left over - sweep back into the hopper. Once I got used to it, I could get within 1-2g over desired. Minimal waste - fresh coffee!

    And no need for a new grinder when you have a good grinder sitting there. Can then save it for other ministries

    Cheers Matt

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    Wow that is what I call a Coffee Culture!

    the church I attend has a coffee hour most Sundays but the coffee is literally not fit for human consumption
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