Cuprajake I liked the Niche and I really like the EG-1 and the Kinu M47 Classic. The Kinu gives a bit more clarity and the Niche a bit more chocolate (some would say muddy) flavor. Both give pretty darned tasty espresso. The EG-1 is for the best all rounder that I’ve had.
After 8 grinders I’m really resonating with what @DavecUK is saying about the differences being subtle and the chasing of probable diminishing returns of the Holy-Grail, God-Shot, Influencer-Endorsed, Boutique-Waiting-List-Cos-We’re-Amazing, End-Game grinder.
Kind of hoping that my grinder wanderlust will quiten down once I’ve dropped the Mazzer 83mm conical burrs into the Malwani Livi and have them seasoned and I’m cranking out some dark roasted AAA Kenyans in the Streitman and I’m blown away with the flavor.
Or maybe I just need someone to slap me hard and say “enough already, what you’ve got is as good as it gets” 🤔 🙂
In the meantime I would really love to hear your specific likes.