BrendaninBrooklyn So I wonder why there isn’t more discussion of it, or in fact any discussion or reviews here, where there is a serious concentration of knowledgeable grinder & burr enthusiasts?
Forgot all about it…it was launched 2 years ago. but didn’t see much mention of it and I guess the (far too many) influencers didn’t get on board for some reason. Although a few pushed it.
Might have been to do with the £1373 +VAT Plus import of 7% = £1673 + shipping
Also the cost of burrs and carriers not supplied £760 (-25% deal, which almost covers the VAT and import tax). Now I realise I have included one of each type, but you weren’t buying it for not swapping the burrs were you.
Assume the shipping is included in the original grinder and would be around 70 +VAT as it looks heavy, we have a final shipped price to UK of £2517
I think it’s not going to be in many peoples Christmas list and doesn’t have the "desirability and brag factor) of a Monolith Flat Max2, EG1, Option O P100, Weber Key… and other esoteric/ hard to get grinders in a similar price range. After having extensively tested these same Esoteric grinders, I realise that many are not great or easy to use, but people never mention this….because they paid so much. The only one of the ones I have mentioned that I think does deliver in the cup is the Monolith Flat Max 2, however it’s workflow is not great and certainly not a patch on my Niche Duos! Plus the variable speed really isn’t a useful feature as I found the best speed to run it at is 400 rpm (the maximum). The monolith is also no faster to grind really after the huffing and puffing etc.. to get the rest of the coffee out.
This has rather cured me of grinditis 😁
P.S. It’s probably the same reason there isn’t much discussion on the P100, Monolith Flat Max, EG1 etc.. The few people who have bought these grinders usually announce their buying one, bathe in the glory and then feel no need to post because there probably isn’t many others to join a discussion of how good it is. As certainly there usually isn’t a discussion of issues on earlier models until the revised model 2’s 3’s etc.. I know I’m an old cynic…but seen it happen a lot over the years.
I should add, my own personal interests really extend to the equipment sold to lots of people and helping make that better, because that’s the biggest bang for my mental effort. The Evo was a personal interest of mine because It’s the lever machine I always wanted almost 20 years ago…now a reality.