I'm not going to take apart my new grinder and start tweaking it, sorry. I can grind some beans at the finest setting and take pictures. Grind is difficult to capture in pictures though. I think it depends how picky you are. It's probably not going to be as good as a Mazzer Mini or anything. I'm not interested in espresso, so it's not relevant to me personally.
I was not suggesting that you should tweak your grinder for me :-) I was only asking if the "Antigua instructions" made any sense for "Bistro"...but I guess its not easy to tell before taking apart, so never mind. Thanks for offering photos btw, but I've made up my mind, I will go for it, so I will update with espresso-results, as soon as I get it.
lars_madsen Senior Member Joined: 23 Jan 2011 Posts: 2 Location: Denmark Expertise: Just starting
Grinder: Bodum Bistro Burr Grinder
Posted Sun Jan 23, 2011, 8:40am Subject: Re: Bodum Bistro burr grinder
Thanks for the mini-review. I'm new here and actually came to know some more about the Bodum Bistro. I got one myself a couple of weeks ago, coming from a very old and sloppy hand-grinder. I use it primarily for french press (and my Evar Solo coffee brewer) and occasionally for a stove-top.
I don't really know what to expect regarding grind consitency since this is my first electric grinder. It is clearly better than the hand-grinder, but I thought it would be more uniform than it actually is. I'm using the next most coarse setting and the grind looks pictured below (sorry for the quality). Is this what a consistent grind looks like taking the price range into consideration?
Thanks Eric. That was a helpful article. I think my grinder is OK though of course not top of the line. More or less comparable to the Maestro it seems.
It's funny, generally grind size pictures (not only these) all seem to suggest a much finer grind for French Press than I'm used to (I'm not even using the coarsest setting). I might experiment a little..
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