05-23-2020, 04:15 PM
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I treated myself to a housewarming gift - a new espresso grinder! Cool

It's a Mahlkönig E65S

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 05-23-2020, 06:13 PM
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Wow!  A great gift to yourself.

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 05-23-2020, 07:38 PM
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That is exciting! What drinks do you usually make for yourself or do you prefer straight espresso shots?

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 05-23-2020, 10:11 PM
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mmm.. if I had more space in the kitchen... Enjoy your espresso Biggrin

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 05-24-2020, 09:27 AM
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Lot of people don’t realize that the grinder is equally important to make great shots us the coffee machine itself. 
Great choice! Enjoy!

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 05-24-2020, 12:41 PM
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A truly great grinder, enjoy!

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 05-24-2020, 01:31 PM
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(05-24-2020, 09:27 AM)Bony Wrote: Lot of people don’t realize that the grinder is equally important to make great shots us the coffee machine itself. 
Great choice! Enjoy!

Plus one on this point. The key to great coffee in my opinion is consistency of the grind. It is part of the process in making a great cup of coffee.

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 05-24-2020, 05:13 PM
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(05-23-2020, 04:15 PM)Gig103 Wrote: I treated myself to a housewarming gift - a new espresso grinder! Cool

It's a Mahlkönig E65S

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Sweet.  We use a Mahlkonig espresso grinder in our cafe.  Wonderful machine.  And as mentioned before, the grinder IS just as, if not more important than the espresso machine for good espresso.  You'll get a lot of good milage out of this.  Enjoy.

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 05-25-2020, 02:25 AM
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  • Sully
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Congratulations!  That is a great grinder.  What espresso machine do you have?

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 07-20-2020, 09:24 AM
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(05-23-2020, 04:15 PM)Gig103 Wrote: I treated myself to a housewarming gift - a new espresso grinder! Cool

It's a Mahlkönig E65S

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Sorry for the low-res, it's all the free gif website would give me.

Hi, I was googling for reviews on this one, wanted to find a real person, not paid youtube reviews) Just wondering how is it going with this one?

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 07-26-2020, 10:10 PM
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Thanks to everyone for the kind words! I honestly forgot I had posted this thread.

(05-23-2020, 07:38 PM)zaclikestoshave Wrote: That is exciting! What drinks do you usually make for yourself or do you prefer straight espresso shots?

Straight espresso most of the time, often a nice ristretto (short shot).

(05-25-2020, 02:25 AM)Sully Wrote: Congratulations!  That is a great grinder.  What espresso machine do you have?

A Quick Mill Andreja Premium. It's one of the myriad of E61 heat-exchangers that I thought was a slightly upgraded model versus some of the others on the market. But I don't think you can really go wrong.

(07-20-2020, 09:24 AM)Monty_M Wrote: Hi, I was googling for reviews on this one, wanted to find a real person, not paid youtube reviews) Just wondering how is it going with this one?

I'm thoroughly enjoying it! I ran a few pounds of cheap coffee through it to break it in, but it continued to break itself in. Just last weekend I had to recalibrate it to grind finer. Mahlkönig knew this was an effort that would be needed so they make it quite easy - instructions were even on their Youtube channel! I can't really give an A:B comparison to my older Baratza Vario which is still in storage, but the grounds' consistency is remarkable. So is the timed dosing by the way, I was wondering if I should wait for the grind-by-weight version but I'm glad I didn't.

I will say though, and this is parroting reviews you may have read, it definitely does better with a loaded hopper. As the coffee drops into the throat, sometimes the dose timing isn't as accurate. I also don't love the wasted coffee changing the grinder setting - at 18g/3sec, it's hard to be quick, plus it has at least 5g of retention (compared to the Baratza 1g). I'm a cheapskate sometimes (funny with a $2000 grinder, I know) and the first shots of the morning are still fine, so I don't trouble myself asking "could they be better if I dumped 5g before brewing?".

Oh, and being an engineer, I love statistics.
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