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    Lagom P64

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Who's ordering one? This new grinder looks really good and it's made in Melbourne!
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    Nice to see an Aussie designed alternative to the Niche, though somewhat more expensive.


    Are you sure it is made in Melbourne? I thought their gear was made in China?

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    I donít think itís a Niche alternative, itís more like a smaller, cheaper alternative to the Monolith Flat.
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    Designed in Melbourne made in China I believe.

    Like so many products we see nowadays, the designers make a big thing about where it was designed, you have to search the fine print to discover where its made.

    Seems only a few months back the (Niche) was flavour of the month, been usurped already.
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    Quite pricey indeed by the time you add in shipping and GST.

    From Lagom -

    "Pre-order starts now! 7th September, 2019, 08:00 AEST.

    This is the pre-order for one unit of Lagom P64 for late November delivery.

    The deposit for pre-order will be a non-refundable $600 USD, with the remaining balance due when the grinder is ready for shipping.

    The total price of Lagom P64 will be $1475 for Standard Burrs, and $1585 for SSP Red Speed Burrs.

    Please Note: Price shown in US Dollars. "

    https://www.home-barista.com/grinder...-o-t60117.html

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    Hmmm...

    Think I would rather have a Niche to be honest.

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    I was thinking about it, but thought too long. Theyíre sold out,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    Hmmm...

    Think I would rather have a Niche to be honest.

    Mal.
    For home use youíre probably right Mal, but this is quite different to the Niche and not really a direct competitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    Seems only a few months back the (Niche) was flavour of the month, been usurped already.
    niche will remain my flavour being $1k cheaper

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    I ordered one! Silver with SSP burrs.

    I would have liked a Kafatec Monolith, but they are a bit out of my price bracket. I'm guessing this should be a good consolation though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeroyC View Post
    For home use you’re probably right Mal, but this is quite different to the Niche and not really a direct competitor.
    So, what do you reckon the target user group would be mate?
    Doesn't really seem to be a truly commercial proposition...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    So, what do you reckon the target user group would be mate?
    Doesn't really seem to be a truly commercial proposition...

    Mal.
    Yeah I wondered a bit about that as well. I canít be 100% sure, but I think thereís probably two main targets. The first is the high end home user, the real coffee geek that wants a single dosing, flat burr grinder, but canít afford the Monolith Flat. The other is probably roasteries for quality control. I canít see that it would ever go into a cafe for retail use, but could be quite useful in a QC or cupping capacity for a roaster. Again it could be an attractive proposition for a roaster that wants that capability but canít afford the Monolith or an EK.
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    Ah, thank you mate...

    Wouldn't have twigged for me re: commercial roasteries.

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    A new batch is on pre sale for January delivery. Iíve decided to try one.

    Owners their previous grinder seem happy with them.

    Iíve been looking for a single doser with flat burrs, looking forward to January.
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    I was wondering if anyone had received one yet? I believe the first batch has been dispatched.

    Looking forward to hearing what theyíre like.

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    still waiting for mine..... Supposedly on the way.
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    Received my Lagom P64 with SSP burrs today.

    First impressions. It's bigger than I expected, and heavier! The machining and build look very nice however.

    So I've just spent about 20 min grinding. However I'm not super happy at the moment.
    It starts off fine, but then the chute seems to get filled with grinds and it comes out like a sausage. But then hits the bottom of the portafilter and just blocks the chute further.
    I tried spraying the beans before grinding to try and reduce static, however this resulted in a big mess with grinds sticking right up the sides of the portafilter and ring.

    Retention, or lack of seems to be good.
    Manual says not to palm tap too hard, but I find several gentle taps are definitely required.

    I'm using Espresso Wow beans btw.

    Anyone have any thoughts on this sausage issue ? I haven't asked option-o yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilsonj View Post
    Received my Lagom P64 with SSP burrs today.

    First impressions. It's bigger than I expected, and heavier! The machining and build look very nice however.

    So I've just spent about 20 min grinding. However I'm not super happy at the moment.
    It starts off fine, but then the chute seems to get filled with grinds and it comes out like a sausage. But then hits the bottom of the portafilter and just blocks the chute further.
    I tried spraying the beans before grinding to try and reduce static, however this resulted in a big mess with grinds sticking right up the sides of the portafilter and ring.

    Retention, or lack of seems to be good.
    Manual says not to palm tap too hard, but I find several gentle taps are definitely required.

    I'm using Espresso Wow beans btw.

    Anyone have any thoughts on this sausage issue ? I haven't asked option-o yet.

    The “log” issue is also mentioned here: https://www.home-barista.com/grinder...60117-170.html

    But it’s only early days for this person also and he hopes it clears up as the burrs break in.

    He later mentions that : The logs and static ceased with a couple spritz from the bottle (RDT).

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    I contacted SSP about seasoning, and they said this. It might help with static. I plan to put a kilo of whateverís in special at the supermarket through mine when it arrives.


    ĎThank you for email.
    please do not use rice for seasoning burr set. grinder can be damaged by it.

    I would recommend dark roasted coffee bean for it. 500g-1kg is enoughí.

    Be careful not to use too much water when spritzing. You want just enough moisture to zap the static, but not enough to wet the beans

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conic View Post
    The ďlogĒ issue is also mentioned here: https://www.home-barista.com/grinder...60117-170.html

    But itís only early days for this person also and he hopes it clears up as the burrs break in.

    He later mentions that : The logs and static ceased with a couple spritz from the bottle (RDT).
    Thanks for pointing me to that post. I'll try again tomorrow. I really wanted to avoid having to spray the beans if possible. Just another step in the process...
    Being new to this method, perhaps I over did the spray....

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    This might help: https://youtu.be/T0Dh1W40ILY

    Or if using a spray bottle, only 1 spray is needed generally

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    I have to say I'm struggling a little with this grinder so far.

    Spraying the beans before grinding has certainly removed the "logs", however this is the mess it makes. 18.5g beans into 22g basket, with ring.
    The grinds just seem to be super fluffy.

    Any thoughts or suggestions ?

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    Fluffy is good, so you are using a dosing ring or funnel to catch the spray?
    A paper or plastic cup can be cut down as a improvisation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conic View Post
    Fluffy is good, so you are using a dosing ring or funnel to catch the spray?
    A paper or plastic cup can be cut down as a improvisation.
    Yes I agree. I like the fluffy, however it's sooo fluffy I can't keep it in the basket!
    Hard to tell, but in the pictures above there is a dosing ring already on the PF.

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    That looks like static to me, more than just fluffy, the way it's sticking to the sides more than just mounding up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by level3ninja View Post
    That looks like static to me, more than just fluffy, the way it's sticking to the sides more than just mounding up.
    Yep my take on it also. Looks as if the grinds are actually magnetically attracted to the metal= static problem. I was having a similar issue with my NZ but only occasionally. I made one of those control discs (from aluminium) and it seems to have reduced the static problem occurrences even more. About to have a few days of high humidity and stormy weather so that will either confirm or deny the suspected improvement.....
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    You could try grinding at a slower speed, in theory it should generate less static.

    The other forum is talking up to 5kg throughput to “season” the burrs, it may reduce with use (hopefully).

    Atmospheric conditions can worsen the problem as well, very dry climate (low humidity) adds to the problem, that’s why adding water to the beans helps.
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    I had the opportunity to test more this morning.

    For referece, that above picture was with 1 squirt of water.
    So I thought I would try 2 squirts, and the result was improved further, but still not great. I added a 3rd and the change is really quite stunning I think!

    Here is a picture with 2 sprays.
    IMG_3128.jpg

    And now 3.
    IMG_3129.jpg

    I should mention I live in country SA and the climate is very dry. It is not unusual to see single figure humidity readings where I live at this time of year.
    In a more humid environment I might have gotten away with 1 or 2 squirts of water. And might find in winter that that becomes the case. Either way I'm much happier!

    Another thing I noticed, which makes sense, is that retention seems to be less, especially in the chute. Which is where I saw most of the grinds being trapped.
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    That’s awesome! Now you can get back to enjoying your coffee

    I’d be interested to hear a follow up review once you’ve used it a little more, I’m also in the market for a quality flat burr grinder.

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    Trying to get my head around this, a $1500 grinder, you have to hose the beans down before grinding to avoid static problems!

    I also live in country SA, dry area, have been using a Mazzer Mini (that I single dose with, replaced the doser with a Mini E type hopper) for many years, does a great job, bugger all retention.

    As far as "fluffy" grounds are concerned, why? as far as I'm concerned would create another problem to deal with, the only time I would think this is desirable would be if grinding to a powder as with Turkish, other wise it would be a pain in the rear end.
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    Don't think 'fluffy' grinds per sť is the problem...
    Must be something in the design and materials used that is causing this.
    Like you Yelta, our RH is usually very low but never experience this behaviour with our Kony-E, and the grinds are always fluffy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    Trying to get my head around this, a $1500 grinder, you have to hose the beans down before grinding to avoid static problems!

    I also live in country SA, dry area, have been using a Mazzer Mini (that I single dose with, replaced the doser with a Mini E type hopper) for many years, does a great job, bugger all retention.

    As far as "fluffy" grounds are concerned, why? as far as I'm concerned would create another problem to deal with, the only time I would think this is desirable would be if grinding to a powder as with Turkish, other wise it would be a pain in the rear end.
    Hi Yelta,

    I've owned 4 grinders to date. Static wasn't an issue with the other 3 grinders I had. I still own a Malhkonig Peak grinder which I truly love. Its quick, quiet and accurate, provided you have plenty of beans in the hopper. But I simply can't single dose it.

    The Lagom offers me all that plus almost zero retention. For now it requires that I spend 5 seconds spraying the beans, but that could change.

    I think like many hobbies, you see diminishing returns as you get further into it and spend more money and time. There are always cheaper solutions. But for me, I don't mind spending a few $$s on something I get pleasure out of. Even if it isn't the best value.

    Regarding the fluffy grinds. I don't mind either way, provided they don't cause a problem. In this case they don't. (provided I spray the beans)
    For what it's worth, I have noticed the cheaper grinders I owned spat out clumps, where the dearer ones delivered a smooth flow of grinds.
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    Thatís a huge improvement with the third spray, Iím pleased to see an easy solution.

    Hopefully this will improve further as the burrs are seasoned, perhaps at some point you wonít need to spray any more.
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    I've seen similar results from grinders delivered in polystyrene packing that took a couple of weeks to settle.

    Continue with the RDT it's a fantastic grinder I'm sure it'll settle down.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffR View Post
    That’s a huge improvement with the third spray, I’m pleased to see an easy solution.

    Hopefully this will improve further as the burrs are seasoned, perhaps at some point you won’t need to spray any more.
    Speaking with Hayden from Option-O, they are working on a possible fix or reduction to the static issue. So yes, hopefully I won't need to spray in the future.
    The burrs could settle down a bit too. I've only put through about 150g of beans so far! Whether they season enough to eliminate the need to spray completely only time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SanderP View Post
    I've seen similar results from grinders delivered in polystyrene packing that took a couple of weeks to settle.

    Continue with the RDT it's a fantastic grinder I'm sure it'll settle down.

    Cheers
    Interesting, I'd not considered the packing! It came packed in expanding foam. The sort that doesn't crumble like the traditional Styrofoam. Not sure what it is called.

    Apparently not all users are experiencing static issues either. So it is very possibly a climatic issue.

    Just started raining, perhaps I should make a coffee!??

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    ^^^^^^

    Ofcourse you should! The burrs won’t season themselves
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