I have never had the chance to try a side by side comparison but in all honesty, I suspect I never will have the ability to really taste the difference between the same beans ground on flat or conical burrs. I also do not have the space or funds (or agreement from my other half) to have two grinders of reasonable quality. So, for me it is a case of listening to those with far more experience and getting a grinder that I think is for the money, a decent all rounder… and the Niche fits the bill.
Even if Niche bring out a flat burr version I could still never get one, because of the reasons above and I guess if I’m being honest, also because I’m just not that inquisitive enough about finding and experiencing the nuances that coffee, like expensive wines or Michelin star prepared food can provide. A tasty cup that is far superior than instant will do me.
But I get where many of you are coming from… your passion for your ‘hobby’ is to be admired.