here we go! another pissin contest.
I made the hole bigger, that didn't help.
I made a coffee and realised my grind was too fine, which is weird, because when removing the mod to enlarge the hole, I pulled the burs out again and cleaned every thing and recalibrated, which i did when fitting the mode the first time too. But both times the grind was too fine set on 11. A coarser setting was about twice as quick to grind. But it did pour too fast, so was too coarse.
I went through 200g of beans, I couldn't get it dialled in. I think it must have been retain grinds at times, because some pucks were hitting the shower screen. Anyway, I took the mod out, and set it to 11, my usual setting and made a coffee, it all worked as usual.
I'm going to play with this more, but for now I only have Yeman Mocha beens ready, and as they are no longer available, I'm not keen to waste them on this. I will roast some other beans to play with late.
Last edited by DamianB; 3 Weeks Ago at 08:31 PM.
just to give some time differences
for similar grind range, maybe a little coarser, with mod fitted 37s to 45s, I only timed one with out, it took 23s, so it is a little slower.
So, I've just got an advert on Instagram for a Niche zero for $50aus. Super too good to be true considering the price they normally go for, but thought I'd check with you guys to see what you think?
Last edited by Javaphile; 2 Weeks Ago at 01:40 AM. Reason: Commercial link removed
Toys! I must have new toys!!!
Whilst it's a matter of time before rip-offs and copycats emerge, if anyone's silly enough to go for a too good to be true offer, they had it coming.
Guess it's a greed thing.
Unfortunate, this has the potential to do enormous damage to the brand name, the sad thing is there is very little anyone can do about it.
Job 1: Appoint local importer to hold stock, build the brand presence in Australia, provide parts and aftersales support- and then screw them and all the local resellers including CS sponsors over by undercutting them all with a low buy price and freight/gst/warranty in the UK...
Job 2: Try to rebuild reputation
Hi all, been away for a while, besides Australia is a long way away. Someone mentioned about the DC motor....I have a long term test one that's been running for over 2 years now, ground around 80 or 90kg+, so far no problems. Another guy on the UK forum left a Niche running for 3 days (he had it on a timer and it came on while he was away, switch in up position), he arrived home to find it running <I had a laugh>. That's a test I never did, 20 or 30 minutes running was the longest I did. Apparently it wasn't warm and seemed to work just fine.
The NFC Disk works really nice and I did a written review with a bit more background. I didn't include various grind tests I did just to keep it simple, but it does significantly reduce grind size variance as the amount of beans in the grinder diminishes.
Hope it's going well and keep that lid closed so the beans don't all end up on the ceiling
You wonder what is better, a large faceless organisation where dirty laundry, if any, is behind closed doors or the upfront social media approach where you know all about the designer and family behind it, then feel disappointment when you find they are equally happy to screw people.
I have no idea or investment either way, but they're could have been other reasons the relationship broke down
Where are you guys getting this from? Australian delivery isn't an option from the Niche indiegogo site. ECA still list Niche as a brand?
I have little doubt that ECA would wish to continue selling the product which they have very successfully launched in Australia.
Caffeinator, what was the reason in the post for offering another channel?
Ah I see, I hadn't scrolled enough, thanks
Are Niche's serialised? I can't imagine they offer better backup from the UK, but also cant imagine they would expect ECA to look after their clients
Fashioned myself a CFD for my Niche for the hell of it out of some aluminium plate. Yep stopped the popcorning, maybe even a fraction quicker grind time as you are not waiting for a few rogue beans not accepting their inevitable. Taste?? Well I’m not going to BS with a pile of superlatives as my palate is not that refined, I just like good coffee so it still tastes S@@t hot. I did have to adjust a couple of notches finer......
Can you share dimensions and cutout size? Keen to give it a go and have some scrap stainless around
42mm dia disk. 6mm centre hole. 13mm wide cut out and 14mm deep towards the centre from the circumference. I am trying this with sheet alu at the mo and it works.
I've just recently upgraded from a Baratza Sette 270Wi and was a little reluctant but in hindsight very happy. When cleaning the Sette, even though minimal - there were a lot of beans sitting in the machine still. Single dosing is something that you get used to straight away and everything seems so much fresher. Having the Acaia Lunar scales also made it a no-brainer.
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PS - The popcorning doesn't worry me in the slightest. I mean . . . just how much of a hurry are you in?
Just to return to clumping with Niche grinder.
I was adding grinds by putting PF on top of SS container and then turning over but then having trouble with clumping. I think it was level3ninja (thanks) who said he had no problems but was gently pouring grinds into PF using a Decent Espresso dosing ring.
NO CLUMPING! Feathery grinds easily smoothed with a little shake and gentle tap. Then once SS container has been emptied I find a tap with tamper handle on the container bottom leaves it clean of residual grinds.
When the grinds are 'dumped' in it must compact them and they are then a pain to try and get smooth.
Niche arrived last night!
Now, six shots later, my early impression is that it is a very worthwhile upgrade from a Eureka Mignon. No clumping at all, none. (Mignon is a clump monster, at least where I live.) The conical grind is different, of course. After dialing in to 20g in / 45g out / 30 secs, the same medium roast blend (Sermon from Verve Roasters) has much more body and flavor richness in the cup. I can’t wait to try out some more beans.
Two other notes. First, I’m not crazy about placing the PF directly on top of the cup and inverting. I get a better distribution by using my existing aluminum PF funnel and pouring the grinds into the PF, tapping the side of the PF a few times, and then applying a distribution tool to level. Involved as this is, it still saves time over the Mignon, whose clumps required vigorous WDT to break up.
Second, the same 20g of beans dialed in as described above leaves a few mm more headroom in my PF than it did with my Mignon. I assume this is a byproduct of the conical burrs which produce bimodal grounds, and which perhaps take up less volume when tamped. This extra headroom results in a longer preinfusion, which might be responsible for some of the difference in the cup.
Anyhow, money well spent!