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Eliad
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Jul 25, 2017
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Is it possible to control grind size to be compatible with espresso?
Jul 25, 2017
Cabezon
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Jul 25, 2017
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It does say it is adjustable, so if it is like my last grinder, you screw down the burr and reattach the arm. Pretty easy.
Jul 25, 2017
tgapp
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Jul 25, 2017
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I really don't think this grinder will be suitable for espresso. Looking at the burr design (both the size of the burr and the housing that stabilizes it), you won't be able to get neither a fine enough or a consistent enough grind to pull shots.
Unfortunately, there's a reason why espresso hand grinders start at around $200 and go up to over $1,000. For espresso, your best (cheap) bet would be something like a Porlex Mini Mill.
Jul 25, 2017
Eliad
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Jul 25, 2017
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Even with try and error?
Jul 25, 2017
Tigerman
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Jul 25, 2017
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It depends on how ambitious you are. As @tgapp said, good grinders cost more than $22. I've used my hand grinder for espresso, though. It works, it's just not as good, and not as repeatable. Making espresso at home is hit-or-miss compared to in a cafe, anyway. They adjust their grind throughout the day as the humidity changes, etc, whereas at home you usually make one cup and drink it. Using a hand grinder is just one more variable will make that one cup turn out different/worse. If you want to maximise your home espresso success rate, start saving a couple of grand. If you want to have fun and drink coffee, get this grinder! ... and fresh beans! ... and a french press or chemex!! .. and save espresso as a nice change when you go to a cafe. That's my approach. Definitely get a Porlex if you can, though. In fact, I think hand grinders usually work better at fine settings, whereas when set coarse they usually have more variation in grind size.
Jul 25, 2017
Yirg
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Jul 26, 2017
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I'm not familiar with the grinder in this drop, but the Hario MSS-1 manual grinder is suitable for espresso. It grinds finer than some $200 electric grinders from Solis and Breville. And I'm writing this from experience.
Jul 26, 2017
smallbit
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Sep 7, 2017
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Yeah you unscrew the main screw on it and can adjust your grind size to whatever you like. It is a super nice item imo. I use it frequently for ... not coffee.
Sep 7, 2017
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