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No it's not a problem. Producers know that people at home often single dose their coffee, so I assume they consider that when producing a grinder (in fact most coffee shops that do pour over grind single doses as well). Maybe in some manuals it's written that you shouldn't let it run empty on very fine settings, but that's more to avoid warranty claims than ...


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I wouldn't go so far as to say that it's not a very high-quality grinder, it does extremely well for the price. The clumping is an artifact of: Humidity Heat from grinding Type and roast of the bean Grinders that produce almost no heat while grinding, to the point that they do it reliably enough for it to be a listed feature cost ten times the amount that ...


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With a blade grinder, yes. They already just chop the pieces smaller and smaller until you stop, anyway. With a burr grinder, it may be. But I make no promises that it won't clog the feeder. It's possible that the inflow may be greater than it can handle.


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Yes, high end grinders are generally adjustable. Some even have macro and micro adjustments. For example the Baratza Vario grinder Hand grinders are also adjustable, and provide a good grind. See the Hario range The larger commercial grinders are sometimes aimed more at bulk output than at a precise and consistent grind. They grind the coffee very quickly,...


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It depends on "where" the squeaking is coming from. Two contact points that might squeak are the burrs themselves and the top part of the crank rod. The good news is that the whole thing dis-/re-assembles rather easily, and in fact this is pretty much necessary for changing the coarseness setting. I'd suggest two possibilities based on my own Hario manual ...


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I would recommend looking for which coarse setting seems to produce the most even grind. Really, the only potential danger you have is grinding so fine that you can't push the screen down. The reason I recommend this is, like you mentioned, because everything else can be altered to your coffee's grind - the water temperature and extraction time. So you'll ...


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Try putting a couple of drops of water in your coffee beans before putting them in the grinder's hopper. Known as the Ross Droplet Technique.


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From what I can tell, you're grind is rather coarse for a pour-over. You should have a grind the size of kosher salt for most drippers. Perhaps its personal taste, and I cannot argue that. However, it's typically recommended you start with this grind size and adjust to your preference. As far as my own experience both working as a barista for a few years, ...


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The Problem with Consumer Burr grinders Burr grinders (that aren't of a very high or industrial quality) generally do not produce even grinds. I usually recommend a spinning blade grinder to the home barista for this reason. Evaluating Your Grinds You indicated that you will be using a drip machine with a paper filter. In my opinion, based on what I can ...


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Yes. What you describe as a conical grinder is also known as a burr grinder. Burr grinders are important because they allow you to create ground coffee that is both homogenous and set to a specific granular size/coarseness. This is a key feature and selling point of these grinders and it easily allows the user to grind for espresso one moment and drip ...


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I recently purchased the Bonavita as well. After years of using basic automatic drip coffee makers this was an adjustment. I still haven't perfected the art of the cup using the Bonavita. The problem is that the Bonavita brews at the correct temperature, so I think you really need to be a little more precise when brewing (at least that's what I discovered). ...


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Hand grinders are usually very simple to disassemble. Read the instructions on this but most are fairly straightforward. Rice can be good but the starchy powder can get into places you can't clean. Here is a good link.. https://prima-coffee.com/learn/video/maintenance/how-clean-your-burr-grinder Here is another link... Look at the bottom of "detailed ...


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There are products on the market that are made for just this purpose, two examples are: Grindz Coffee Grinder Cleaning Tablets White Capresso "Clean Grind" Grinder Cleaner But neither seem to have any better effect on cleaning my grinder than when I compare it to running parboiled rice*(not regular rice!) through it. *A word of caution, only use ...


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There are two options. Get yourself some grinder cleaner (Grindz, Urnex and probably other brands), that you just grind through. You can buy it online. It cleans the burrs, removes oils and other residues. Afterwards you need to grind some beans so that you don't have the cleaner in your cup of joe. This is a rather convenient way to clean your grinder, ...


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I may have an idea. Put the new batch in a container that's easy to remove from the top and at the same time easy to observe. Maybe something like nylon stockings. When you see it touches the bottom, cut it with a knife from the top and remove the stockings. This way, the new batch of beans never mix with the old ones until the last moment you remove the ...


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You will just have to find some form of compromise. I think the best way would be to empty the Hopper and then fill it with the new beans (also sometimes you might want to switch up the espresso?). You should figure out how your grinder behaves once it's getting more empty and with this knowledge you can quite easily adjust the extraction such that the ...


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I asked a similar question and got back use a coarser grind to slow the extraction. I have a Capresso too and I am set in the middle of the Course section up to the right. I got a Bonavita 5-cup a week ago and I'm still playing around with it. I'm a big fan of metal reusable filters because I swear coffee made with paper filters had an odd taste.


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Most high-end automatic grinders allow you to adjust for coarseness, not speed, as they're driven by a gear box that makes them operate consistently. This is important, because consistency allows you to produce exactly the same cup that you did previously by simply reproducing the grind / tamping / temp / etc. If you drink exotic beans, such as alamid, ...


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The basic reply is "yes, that's possible". With a manual burr grinder. The thread warns well about the risks and shortcomings of electric devices for the job. A manual burr grinder allows to control the coarseness and the speed at which the ground gets through. This is how I do, luckily that is rare and usually in small quantities.


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It really depends on how much coffee you grind per day. Say, If you're going through about 100 gm (or lower even) of coffee every day, you should clean The beans chute and the burrs once a month or two. The grinds catch around once a week. Your grinds catch needs cleaning more often than the chute and the burrs themselves. Also for the chute or any of the ...


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I have the Baratza Virtuoso myself, and I would stir the coffee up with a spoon in a separate vessel before distributing it into your portafilter. When distributing, generally lightly tapping the side of the portafilter with the palm of your hand until level - should break up anything thing remaining.


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As an electrical engineer for any kind of such problems I can advise proper ground. I mean the electrical one this time. :) Anti static gloves may help (Google it). However, the static electricity always occurs by friction, it's natural and you cannot get rid of it completely.


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I have the Bonavita BV1900TS brewer with a Baratza Preciso grinder. I actually have two sets, one for work and one for home. I have pre-infusion enabled, if that matters in this case. I also have a VST refractometer that can measure the brewed coffee to determine its strength and also derive if it is too bitter or not. I have been able to get good ...


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If I were you I'd go with the baratza encore (or something similar). It will do just fine for a pressurised basket and it's great for filter too (if James Hoffman uses it for his filter it's good enough for you and me). Don't buy a blade grinder, I've made that mistake. You will taste a huge difference between the two, the blade grinder being bitter and ...


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You will need to grind a lot finer with the non-pressurised baskets. With a pressurised filter basket, the resistance is mostly produced by the one tiny hole in the filter basket. For non-pressurised ones, the coffee needs to provide the resistance. If the grounds fail to provide enough resistance, the water will run through the coffee really fast, probably ...


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I have the grinder myself too, and from what I recall (haven't used it for a while) the number scale doesn't correspond with a specific grind size. I haven't taken it apart, but when I would thoroughly clean it (mostly taking out residue coffee dust with a vacuum cleaner), I think I had to set it a bit finer (maybe 2 or 3 on the number scale) to achieve the ...


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Reviews of the Melitta Molino indicate that the unit is not actually capable of achieving the very fine grind needed for espresso. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Espresso grinders require very tight tolerances in manufacturing to enable the close proximity of burrs required for very fine grinding. This is why the vast majority of grinders made by ...


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