It’s about time to introduce Baratza Virtuoso Plus, one of Baratza’s grinders, as it’s something that I was missing on my website. Baratza was founded in 1999 by Kyle Anderson and Kyra Kennedy with the only purpose of produce quality coffee grinders for the speciality coffee industry. They also make grinders for home use, like the Virtuoso and the Virtuoso plus coffee grinder. So, today, I’m going to review the Baratza Virtuoso plus coffee grinder, the last one in the house. I had the first look of it pretty recently: … Read more
In this section of the blog i will review all the coffee grinders i have tested myself while working as a barista and the different tecnhical aspect of each Brands.
There are few italian coffee grinder manufacters that are improving their products a lot and i will try to explain their grinding approach.
I also experiment with different types of coffee beans, professional coffee grinders that I am sure they will deliver a perfectly grounded coffee and different commercial coffee machines to see how impact they have on the coffee taste.
It’s been a while since I’ve written about coffee grinder for domestic use. Honestly, I wasn’t excited about coffee grinders for home use as I have never given any value to them, considering all of them, average stuff that doesn’t have so much different among each other. And that was my thinking until I tried the Wilfa Uniform which I already wrote an article about. Since then I started to care more about new releases or at least have a read on some new crowdfunding or projects promising myself to … Read more
Mahlkonig brand, the king of the grinders was established in Germany in 1924. Initially, the company was founded to produce electric motors. It then started making coffee grinder in the 60s and from then it soon became the leader especially with one grinder. So, after last year review of the Mahlkonig Grinder Peak, today it’s the turn of the EK43 grinder, a grinder that has been designed more than 30 years ago. The EK43 grinder was initially designed to brew spices. It was then placed on the counter of a … Read more
(Updated 2019 September the 15th ) In 2015 Nuova Simonelli, in collaboration with a team of internationally renowned baristas, developed a completely revolutionary coffee grinder that has changed the concept of grinding within the coffee industry. The Simonelli Mythos One Clima Pro, the name the manufacturer has chosen for this grinder, is a combination of design, high performance and ease of use. Simonelli Mythos features It supports super-resistant 75mm burrs (steel, covered with titanium) and an innovative Clima Pro system. The Italian grinder machine Nuova Simonelli Mythos introduces the concept … Read more
If you don’t have enough money to spend on an electric grinder maybe you should consider to buy a hand grinder such as Aergrind. Especially if we are talking about Made by Knock, a two-men company in Portobello, a suburb of Edinburgh, that has been making an extraordinary grinder. The company, after the previous achievements with the Hausgrind and Feldgrind grinders, launched a new campaign on Kickstarter (and reached its goal after a day) intending to build Aergrind. The main features of the Aergrind Aergrind is probably the best grinder … Read more
Last week I had the pleasure to test this new fantastic Wilfa Uniform coffee grinder, born from a collaboration between Wilfa and Tim Weldenboe. This is the last and second version. The Uniform is an improvement of the previous version, the WIlfa Svart Grinder. It’s been disegned for both home use and small business. It’s the perfect example of how much consistency really matter. I will just introduce you in a while. It’s a long-time collaboration between Tim and the brand Wilfa in which they gave life to amazing stuff … Read more
A bit of history The Ditting Company was founded by Adolf Ditting in Zurich in 1928. It was firstly a car manufacturing industry and a repair shop. It started then selling meat and slicer in 1944 and after 10 years, producing electric grinders. In 1972 Ditting became a proper corporation, named Ditting AG maintaining the food business until 1987. In 1992 the company changed the name for the last time into Ditting Maschinen AG. And finally, in 1998, the company started focussing only on developing coffee grinders with high technology. … Read more
The story of this company began long time ago, specifically in the 1940’s in Scorzè, Venice. The first grinder was produced in 1958 and it was designed just as a grocery mill; it was developed to grind especially for espresso or moka grind size. It was later then (around 60 years), that the company started to think about satisfying the need of the coffee community. In 2017, the company unveiled the Mazzer ZM at the SCA Global Expo. It’s an elegant grinder designed for specialty coffee with high-tech properties that lead … Read more
Mahlkonig Peak Grinder – A bit of history Mahlkönig or the “Grind King”, translating from German into English, is a German company that makes high quality grinders as its core business. Focusing on promoting quality since the beginning of 1924, Mahlkönig is now one of the world leader for their grinders, from the innovation to the design of them. The company is known to introduce the “grind-on-demand” concept, explaining the world how important is to grind fresh coffee in terms of preserving its characteristics. The grinder The company has reached … Read more
Fiorenzato is a company that was founded in 1936 by Pietro Fiorenzato. At that time, he already knew how to make grinders, but since he opened his own company, he put all his energies to improve both quality and innovation. But during the Second World War, a bombing destroyed his factory. Without losing his enthusiasm he rebuilt the factory and in 1948 the production started over again. From 2005 his two grandsons took over the business with research and technological development as the key to innovation.Fiorenzato is now a worldwide … Read more