I’m trying to narrow down which IZPresso grinder to buy, from their very long list. I will be grinding for both expresso and pour over, while away from home. Afew questions:
Has anyone used or tried a model with their magnetic catch cup? Does it stay in place or is does it easily fall off, when grinding? As you obviously cannot hold the grinder in that area, does this cause any grinder operation problems?
What about the burrs? They have a proprietary stainless steel burr, an Italimill burr and a “coated” burr, if I have their burr list correctly. Their burrs range in size from about 34mm to 48 mm. Any experiences or comments on their burrs? Any recommendations?
What about adjustment fineness, which ranges from 8.8 microns per click (on the J-Max) to 12.5 microns per on the X-Pro to 20 to 22 microns per on other models. What do I need?
What about capacity? Do I need the 35 to 40g capacity size or is 25 to 30g sufficient? I am leaning towards greater capacity, so that I can grind sufficient coffee for 2 espresso shots or a larger pour over at once.
I am at this point leaning towards the J-Max, which has 35 to 40g capacity, a coated burr, external adjustment and 8.8 microns per click. So apparently it is great for expresso, but also good for pour-over. Thoughts?
IZpresso will be a definite improvement from my current Orphan Espresso Lido-E beast, which is just to heavy and large for travel. Its a great home grinder and still is portable enough if you do not have luggage capacity or weight concerns.