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    Lume Portable Grinder

    Team,

    I'm wondering if anyone out there has any first hand experience with the battery powered Lume grinder? I recently purchased a ECM Tecknica and I can no longer handle shite coffee! As I work offshore as a contractor I move around bit, I used to cart a Nesspresso pod machine with me, but since I got a real machine this doesn't cut it anymore.

    So I've been looking for something better and decided on the Nanopreso. I tossed up between that and the Aeropresso but think the Nanpopresso is going to more espresso like for me.

    Anyway to go with it I need a grinder, I will inevitably be sharing this so wanted to avoid a hand grinder. I looked at a few cheap Breville/Sunbeam "spice and coffee" grinders but think they won't really cut it as a coffee grinder. Then I saw the Lume Burr grinder. Looks perfect on paper but the only review I can find on You tube is not exactly flattering. The site I saw it on has 50 odd positive reviews and no negatives which given its very new makes me a bit suspicious of those reviews.

    https://alternativebrewing.com.au/pr...-burr-grinder/

    Long story short anyone out there got one and are they any good? Any info would be much appreciated.

    Cheers
    Aaron
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    No first hand experience Milkshake, but I noticed a review on a sponsor’s website, someone comment about a lengthy grind time?

    Edit: Better that a sponsor confirm this...........

    Plenty of reviews below as well as questions and answers.

    https://alternativebrewing.com.au/pr...-burr-grinder/






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    Quote Originally Posted by EZCFlair View Post
    No first hand experience Milkshake, but I noticed a review on a sponsor’s website, someone comment about a lengthy grind time?

    Edit: Better that a sponsor confirm this...........

    Plenty of reviews below as well as questions and answers.

    https://alternativebrewing.com.au/pr...-burr-grinder/





    Thanks mate, yep alternative brewings where i've been looking but i'm sceptical as every review is positive so was hoping someone on here had first hand experience.

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    Mate at work has one, I have used it twice to grind my coffee for my nanopresso at work. It is very slow at grinding, probably same amount of time as a hand grinder. I would have thought it being the price it is it would be a bit faster. Grinds seemed fairly consistent but a fair bit of powder in the grinds. Also the burrs feel fairly loose when you move them so I'd assume that would be the reason for some inconsistency in the grind. Changing the grind size is relatively easy. I just find it is a very big machine for being 'portable' but the weight isn't that bad ( I believe 600g or so)
    I personally would not buy for the $150 price tag.id rather spend the $30 odd dollars on a porlex or the rhino wares that would do the same job

    I own an aeropress, the nanopresso and my dual boiler with separate grinder at home. Absolutely love the nanopresso, a much more closer 'espresso' shot from this in comparison to an aeropress which is more aimed at tall black drinks

    Goodluck. If you want to know anything else I can get a few photos for you if need be and can throw in some beans and get a video and send to you somehow

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    A lot of CSers use the Lido range of hand grinders and find them perfect for 'away' coffee.
    Pretty quick for a manual grinder and excellent quality...
    https://alternativebrewing.com.au/pr...t/lido-brands/

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    Thanks for that mate, looks like it might be hand grinder then, just on question with the nanopress did you get the Barista kit or are the single shots ok?
    Quote Originally Posted by FilthySudo View Post
    Mate at work has one, I have used it twice to grind my coffee for my nanopresso at work. It is very slow at grinding, probably same amount of time as a hand grinder. I would have thought it being the price it is it would be a bit faster. Grinds seemed fairly consistent but a fair bit of powder in the grinds. Also the burrs feel fairly loose when you move them so I'd assume that would be the reason for some inconsistency in the grind. Changing the grind size is relatively easy. I just find it is a very big machine for being 'portable' but the weight isn't that bad ( I believe 600g or so)
    I personally would not buy for the $150 price tag.id rather spend the $30 odd dollars on a porlex or the rhino wares that would do the same job

    I own an aeropress, the nanopresso and my dual boiler with separate grinder at home. Absolutely love the nanopresso, a much more closer 'espresso' shot from this in comparison to an aeropress which is more aimed at tall black drinks

    Goodluck. If you want to know anything else I can get a few photos for you if need be and can throw in some beans and get a video and send to you somehow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    A lot of CSers use the Lido range of hand grinders and find them perfect for 'away' coffee.
    Pretty quick for a manual grinder and excellent quality...
    https://alternativebrewing.com.au/pr...t/lido-brands/

    Mal.
    Thanks for that Mal, i was hoping to avoid a hand grinder, as I'm offshore 6 months of the year I figure it will get pretty old pretty quick. Doesn't look like there's to many other options though.

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    The Lido won't let you down mate; built to a very high standard...

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