I wasn’t initially keen to try a Key but sadly the Livi (same burr set) which I like very much, won’t fit on my espresso bench once the Nurri lands and the Key does fit. So at this stage the Livi is parked in the roastery, usurped by the Key. If I can find a configuration hereby the Nurri and Livi can coexist on the same bench then it’ll be back in a flash.
I still share a little of Hoffmans concerns regarding the potential for the shaft to cause burr alignment issues in the long term, and I agree with him that its nuts that the collar can’t be removed.
But as far as workflow goes, I rather like it. His preferences are likely more nuanced than mine.
And it’s quite a design feat to fit such large burrs into such a small form. Plus the quality of the finish is superb.
Overall, I like it but I still prefer my Livi.