russel Senior Member Joined: 12 Mar 2010 Posts: 409 Location: Los Angeles Expertise: Pro Roaster
Espresso: 73' Cremina, Eurobar,... Grinder: Super Caimanos x2, Forte BG,... Drip: V60, Kalita Wave, Clever
Posted Tue Sep 18, 2012, 3:48pm Subject: Re: Wondering what model grinder this is, all i know is it's a compak,
Worst case - it's a K6 from just around 2000. The $260 you just paid for it on eBay is a good price as long as the motor is working well. If you are lucky it might be a K8 or a K10. Regardless, if it's in good condition it's easily worth what you paid for it plus the cost of new burrs . I loved my K6 (a lot more than my SJ). It was responsible for producing the only real god shot that I have ever pulled (an experience that was luck and pretty much ruined all subsequent shots for a long time, I've spent the last year readjusting my tastes and expectations down so that I can now again enjoy a good shot). I'm not saying that it's a god shot making machine, just that it's more than capable to making excellent espresso.
rettaps Senior Member Joined: 22 Jun 2008 Posts: 259 Location: SD Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: 2011 V3 Vibiemme DB Super... Grinder: Compak K10 Fresh, Versalab... Vac Pot: Cona, Drip: Techniworm, 6 cup Chemex Roaster: San Franciscan
Posted Tue Sep 18, 2012, 4:19pm Subject: Re: Wondering what model grinder this is, all i know is it's a compak,
Thanks Russel, i dont know about the seller though, i emailed him around noon yesterday asking about the model number, with no response back i just bidded on it, still no reply, im thinking its pretty old, the tamper thing is mounted on the doser instead of molded like the new ones are, is the only difference between k6 to k10 the burrs and i guess the weight?
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