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    Time needed for hand-grind (Zassenhaus)

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Im deciding what kind of grinder to get. How much time, would you estimate, it takes to grind enough espresso-grind for 3-4 shots?

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    Re: Time needed for hand-grind (Zassenhaus)

    Id do that as two lots of about 20 grams, which is the dose I use for
    two shots (ie one double). With the grinder adjusted fairly tight, Id
    get it done pretty easily within five minutes at a not too vigorous
    pace; quicker if you work at it. The time depends partly on how easy
    it is to hoid the grinder; we have one thats round and waisted (a knee-
    type design) where it is very easy to work up a fast grind, but another
    rectangular box type is harder to grasp, not very comfortable, slower to use,
    and needs frequent pauses.

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    Re: Time needed for hand-grind (Zassenhaus)

    Hi frjame

    I have a zass too, though use it infrequently (mainly for decaf). Given that the first part of the coffee you ground is going stale by the time you finish, Id like to make the following suggestion that Ive tried at home and people have enjoyed.

    Get everyone to take turns grinding their own, while you start making the coffees. Its fun and I think people get a kick out of it.

    EDIT: ps. in hazbeans case he could pass a different zass to each person and still have a couple left over :P ;D

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    Delegate the manual labour and speed things up -- great idea, Dennis :)

    Hadnt thought of that one -- and we have plenty of grinders to go round!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazbean link=1191693380/0#3 date=1191753116
    Delegate the manual labour and speed things up -- great idea, Dennis :)

    Hadnt thought of that one -- and we have plenty of grinders to go round!
    If your guest want a coffee, they will have truly earned it by grinding their own beans ;D.

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    Re: Time needed for hand-grind (Zassenhaus)

    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis link=1191693380/0#2 date=1191718134

    in hazbeans case he could pass a different zass to each person and still have a couple left over *:P ;D
    Off to the naughty chair for you Dennis - some CSrs actually visit Hazbean :o

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    "... some CSrs actually visit Hazbean" *aha -- and now we can make
    sure they remember it * *;D


    We went for a quick overnight birdwatching camping trip last night, and
    took the big Zass and some Kenya AA for *6am coffee. The big Zass is
    much more efficient than the smaller ones -- less than two minutes for
    approx 25g (medium-fine).

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    Re: Time needed for hand-grind (Zassenhaus)

    post some pics, HB, of the various Zassns you have so we can see how big the "big" Zass is?

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    Re: Time needed for hand-grind (Zassenhaus)

    i can grind about 20 gm in my Zass in about 1 minute, but it is for a plunger, so fairly course.
    ill have to time it for espresso, you have made me curious!

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    Re: Time needed for hand-grind (Zassenhaus)

    Ive just purchased two Zasss off ebay from a German collector whos selling out his whole collection. they are in AS-NEW condition and look beautiful.
    im on holiday and will get home to have a look at them on friday 29thFeb, one is blue, and designed different to most, with the front being on the broad side instead of the narrow - in the case of the rectangular models - and the second one is rectangular with font on narrow side, but with a chrome metal draw instead of the common wooden draw.

    im just getting into coffee and this is all new to me, but im feeling like being a C.S is going to be fun!

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    Re: Time needed for hand-grind (Zassenhaus)

    Be warned gmeddy being a CSer is fun...............is addictive......makes you want to upgrade equipment regularly.........then of course you will have to roast your own beans....................but producing quality espresso and other coffee related beverages at home and for friends is very satisfying and fascinating, the learning experience for me has been and enjoyable one with the help of fellow Coffee Snobs, if you have a problem it will be solved in no time on CS--welcome to the wonderful world of coffee and I hope to read your posts as you travel the road to coffee wisdom!!!

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    Re: Time needed for hand-grind (Zassenhaus)

    thanks olsmokey,
    ive posted my own new topic in the Equiptment under $500 section, ive got a brain-ache from all the reading ive been doing here today, trying to get coffee smart.
    i think ive O.Dd though...

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    Re: Time needed for hand-grind (Zassenhaus)

    sorry i just learnt that olsmokey is not a name, sorry greenman.
    you can call me greenbean if you feel like revenge... I had a laugh



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