Post By level3ninja
Niche Zero - Dosing Cup Static
Just purchased a Niche Zero grinder and was wondering if anyone else is having trouble with static in the dosing cup?
Static doesn't seem to be any problem as the grounds leave the grinder but once I tip the cup into the portafilter about 0.25-0.5g of grounds stay in the cup.
Tried tapping the cup a few times and it doesn't seem to help all that much. Have been using the brush to get the grounds moving and then tip them into the portafilter.
Not a huge issue but it's a bit of an awkward extra step.
Any tips on how to reduce static in the dosing cup?
Originally Posted by spottynatty
I have also recently bought a Niche grinder and LOVE it - so easy to use, adjust and single dose. I don't have a lot of trouble with static using the ss cup but did get into a lot of trouble trying to dose into a plastic cup. Grounds went everywhere.
A trick I was taught that does reduce static, if it is a problem, is to pre measure your dose of beans into a small container (eg Decor Snack Tubs) then lightly wet the handle of a teaspoon (or similar) and stir the dose just before grinding. Experiment with doing this once or maybe twice to add just a little moisture. This certainly cured any static issues for me.
I had the same static issue. I use a bamboo skewer to stir up the grounds anyway, once I made a couple of extra swirls that went right around the edge touching all the way the static issue disappeared completely.
I noticed this as well. But I believe it'snot purely a static problem - it may be related as well, or instead, to the ridge/groove around the rim of the stainless cup. When you return the cup to the upright position you see grounds in the bottom of the cup, But I believe these grounds came from that groove and fell down when the cup was flipped back. This is why no amount of banging on the cup while it is inverted seems to dislodge them - they are simply wedged harder into the groove.
I don't have a good workaround, but a quick tap as you remove the cup from the PF easily dislodges them, unfortunately usually onto the counter top rather than the PF. A redesign of the cup so it has the ridge on the outside to stop the cup going too far into the PF but no groove on the inside would probably do the trick...