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Baratza Sette 270 - In Depth Review

Posted by Barrett Ellis on 9th Jun 2020

Baratza Sette 270 - In Depth Review
I have been a long time Baratza fan. They have developed a product line that is a sweet spot for coffee and espresso grinders.  For most people that are wanting to get into more serious coffee brewing at home, the Baratza line is a great place to start looking.  Overall the Baratza 270 has tremendous value and outstanding performance!  Lets take a look at this grinder in depth including opening it up to see the inner workings.My Baratza story. When I got into coffee I was using
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Compak K10 Conical Burrs with Doser - In Depth Review

Posted by Barrett Ellis on 2nd Mar 2020

Compak K10 Conical Burrs with Doser - In Depth Review
Bringing out the big guns, the Compak K10 professional shop espresso grinder!   The K10 with doser is 100% designed for a busy coffee shop.  Even the badge on the front of the doser states "Professional Barista".  It can easily handle 35-40 pounds of beans per hour.The K10 is a very elegant design, more shiny surfaces than the F8 I reviewed recently.   From an aesthetic standpoint, I love the way this grinder looks.  The adjustment ring on the top is reminiscent of the c
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Compak F8 Grinder - In Depth Review

Posted by Barrett Ellis on 10th Jan 2020

Compak F8 Grinder - In Depth Review
Espresso equipment seems to fall into 3 categories with some areas that cross over.   The beginner home user, the prosumer home user, and professional shop.  The Compak E8 is definitely designed for a professional shop or a serious home user with a bit of $$$ and wants an amazing statement piece next to their espresso machine on a bar without overhead cabinets.  Unboxing this grinder, very simple packaging.  The top has a box with the hopper, instruction manual, and a fe
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Rocket Espresso Fausto Grinder - In Depth Review

Posted by Barrett Ellis on 22nd Nov 2019

Rocket Espresso Fausto Grinder - In Depth Review
By: Barrett EllisSo I have been using the Rocket Fausto since last March. Prior to receiving, I was asking several questions online since it was still relatively new to the market. A bunch of people replied “its made by Atom”, or “just buy an Atom….” but did not have much else to say. I had been searching for a grinder upgrade for a few years, wanting and wishing for several different brands and models. I had played with and experienced much nicer grinders but was stuck with one that
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How to Dial in a Grinder Size for Making Espresso

23rd Oct 2017

How to Dial in a Grinder Size for Making Espresso
Video Transcript0 to 7Hi, I’m Joe Kolb from Espresso Outlet. A question I’m often asked is about how to properly pull shots of espresso. 7 to 22 What frequently happens is people get a new espresso machine and / or grinder and they pull their first shots and they aren’t coming out quite right – they are too watery, they don’t have crema, the machine seems to have trouble pushing water through the compacted coffee. 22 to 33Most of these issues are related to dialing in the grind size and tam
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