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Turin™ SD40 Single Dose Low Retention Grinder

Was: $349.00
Now: $259.00
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DF83 Giveaway Drawing:

Everyone that preorders the Turin SD40, DF64, DF64E, DF64P or DF83 will be entered in a drawing for a FREE Turin DF83 Grinder. All preorders will be automatically entered in the drawing. Drawing will be held after the shipment arrives. All current preorders will also be automatically entered. If we get over 300 preorders we'll give away a free unit to two drawing winners. If we get over 400 preorders we'll give away a free unit to three drawing winners, so share to improve the odds of winning. Valid for Espresso Outlet website orders only. One entry per unit purchased.

Preorders Only -

Our last shipment sold out very quickly and we have another shipment coming, but we won't get it until about mid October (September estimate has been delayed due to Typhoon). You can track ship schedule here. After it arrives in Long Beach, it has to be shipped to our location in Michigan via rail. We are taking preorders and this is the preorder discount price. We expect all or most of the shipment to sell out by the time it arrives due to the high interest level for this product. 

FREE RETURNS 

This product qualifies for free returns. We are confident that it is a very good grinder in it's price range, so if you don't like the grinder and want to return it within 30 days we will even cover the return shipping. We just ask that you keep all packaging. 

Product Videos

Turin SD40 Unboxing

 

 

Flair 58 Espresso Machine with the Turin SD40 Grinder

Turin SD40 First Espresso Shots

Turin SD40 Disassembly

Turin SD40 Side by Side Comparison with the Turin DF64

 

SD40 vs DF64 Noise Level Test

 

Niche Grinder vs Turin SD40 Grinder

 

SD40 Grinder Unboxing

 

SD40 Grinder Setup and Operation

 

Another Unboxing Video

 

Dylan's Espresso Unboxing Video

 

Breville Built In Grinder vs Turin SD40 Grinder

 

Description

The Turin SD40 is a single dose grinder that uses bellows and a tilted base to reduce retention. It has 40mm stainless steel conical burrs and a sturdy aluminum body.

Most grinders in the price range of this grinder are made with plastic, smaller burrs, ceramic burrs and are not very well built and have high retention. This grinder is well built with mostly metal construction and low retention. We are excited to be the exclusive US importer for this product and we think it will do very well when compared to other grinders in it’s price range. It compares well against the Breville Smart grinder, Ascaso grinders, Baratza grinders, Fellow grinders, and does a lot better in terms of grind quality when compared to blade grinders. In terms of noise level it is quieter than a lot of the grinders in it's price range.

Specifications

  • Material: Body and base material is aluminum. Hopper is available in plastic or aluminum. Bellows are rubber.
  • Color Options: Body color - White, Black, and Polished Aluminum; Bellows – black, white; Hopper – Polished Aluminum, Clear Plastic, Black Metal; Lids: Wood, White, Black
  • Length: 6.75”
  • Width: 3.75”
  • Height: 12.5” with hopper, without bellows
  • Height: 14” with hopper and bellows
  • Weight: 5.75 lbs
  • Burrs: Stainless Steel 40mm Conical Burrs
  • Dosing Cup: Stainless steel
  • Volts: 110v, 60hz
  • Watts: 180 watt motor
  • Hopper Capacity: about 40 grams

17 Reviews Hide Reviews Show Reviews

  • 5
    SD40 is Lightweight and Compact

    Posted by Corey on 19th Aug 2022

    I bought the SD40 as a travel grinder and I have to say I'm really impressed. Compared to my JX Pro hand grinder, the SD40 can make a pretty comparable espresso. If you have a Flair or a Robot and are looking for a quality budget grinder, the SD40 is the perfect companion. I started out hand grinding with my Flair and it was a pain to make anything more than a single espresso. Even though hand grinding might only take a minute, it really slows down your workflow. If I could go back to when I first got my Flair, I'd choose the SD40 in a heartbeat. One thing that stands out is just how small and lightweight this grinder is. I live in an apartment with limited counterspace, so the SD40 is perfect for tossing under a cabinet. As much as I love the DF64, it's cumbersome to move around. Obviously not an issue for those leaving it on the counter, but I don't think I'd ever travel with the DF64. The SD40, however, is super easy to pack into any bag. Taste-wise, the SD40 makes a cup of filter coffee that's similar to the Niche--that is, a full bodied, textured, rich cup that's occasionally slightly muddy. It makes a great cup of coffee, especially for medium-to-dark roasts, but it's more of a milkshake amalgam of flavors rather than the distinct separation of flavors you'd get with a flat burr grinder. I prefer my DF64 with SSP MP burrs for light roasts, but the cost is about 3 times the SD40. For darker roasted filter coffee or milk-based espresso drinks, though, I don't think there's anything better out there on the market at this price point. Bottom line, if you're looking for a budget grinder to start your espresso journey or are looking for a travel grinder and don't mind sacrificing a little clarity (for instance, with a high-end hand grinder) for the convenience of an electric grinder, look no further than the SD40.

  • 5
    Turin SD40

    Posted by Chris on 14th Jul 2022

    I’m so impressed with the small footprint, look, and function of it. Very very pleased.

  • 5
    Great sleek grinder

    Posted by Melizza on 12th Jul 2022

    I am loving my sleek little grinder. It does a great job while looking great on the counter. I’ve been able to make some tasty coffee using it.

  • 5
    Turin SD40 Grinder

    Posted by Matthew on 7th Jul 2022

    So considering the price point, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this. I was coming from a Breville Barista Express grinder so I figured it had to be better than that, and I’ve been absolutely surprised by the quality of this grinder. I only use it for espresso, so I can’t comment on any other sizes, but for what I use it for, it’s great. Can’t imagine a better value. It does tend to retain approx .2g, though that has decreased as I use it more so I’m hoping it will continue to go down. But even with that, it’s a solid grinder for the money and I can’t recommend it enough.

  • 5
    SD40 Grinder

    Posted by na on 7th Jul 2022

    a very nicely built grinder that produces consistent grind size and tasty espressos. The included bellows makes this grinder extra nice as a low rentention grinder that rivals those that are quite a bit more expensive. one draw back is the slight powdering that Is present above the espresso chute after a few grinds. not enough to bother me (or for it to lose a star). A worthy grinder for any espresso bar indeed.

  • 5
    SD40

    Posted by L on 7th Jul 2022

    Quiet, quick, easy to adjust, very little retention (<0.5g), and does not require modifications in my opinion.

  • 5
    SD40

    Posted by JH on 6th Jul 2022

    Fantastic range from French press coarse to espresso fine. Using primarily for v60 pour overs, really happy with the results. Grinder itself is quiet and retains very little ground coffee.

  • 5
    Turin SD40

    Posted by Josh on 6th Jul 2022

    Joe with Espresso Outlet has some of the best customer service in the industry. I have a Lelit Bianca and 3 grinders I’ve purchased from him and he’s had the best prices and the best support I’ve experienced when buying espresso equipment.

  • 5
    Turin SD40

    Posted by N/A on 6th Jul 2022

    Out of the box, with the stock steel burrs, it was the best grinder I’ve ever had. Excellent uniformity, robust design, great look. Excellent service, great communication, very good prices, lots of resources on the website as well as an ongoing social media presence. Good endorsements on coffee forums and groups.