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BLrdFX
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BLrdFX
Joined: 29 May 2012
Posts: 231
Location: Seattle Area
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: L-I
Grinder: HG-One, Kony-E, VL, Lido2
Drip: Chemex
Roaster: Quest
Posted Tue Mar 5, 2013, 8:33pm
Subject: Re: HG One: new hand grinder
 

The HG-One is the super grinder with a hand crank.  My Kony is gathering dust.

Check it out on H-B where there are plenty of users photos of this grinder.
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seanconnery
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Joined: 19 Dec 2005
Posts: 25
Location: Vancouver
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: La Pavoni
Grinder: HG-One
Vac Pot: What kind of pot?
Roaster: Westbend
Posted Sun Mar 31, 2013, 6:48pm
Subject: Re: HG One: new hand grinder
 

I've been using a Mazzer Mini for years and sold it last fall and bought an HG-One - took a chance based solely on gut and instinct.

I have understood that in order to get the best out of a coffee bean, spend the time and money on (in priority):

  1. Grinder
  2. Coffee bean
  3. Espresso machine.

It wasn't until I began to use the HG-One, that finally I understood what others had been saying about the coffee having 'chocolate' this or 'berry't that.
Up to that time I took all of those observations with a grain of salt - just some pompous fools playing tricks on me.

One morning however, I was grinding some beans and for some reason or other, perhaps because I was not concentrating hard on the many variables one has to attend to as they were well controlled, I noticed the aromas wafting up from the grind.

Ok, wow.

I smelled 'chocolate' and yes, some 'fruit' or other - certainly was berry like. I was able to finally smell this because the bean, the grinder, and all variables were in sync -  and of course, I was in receptive mode.

The brew was exquisite tasting and in many flavours that my nose prepared me for.

The Mazzer never offered this sensual dimension, ever.

The HG-One did.  

Paired with the La Pavoni Stradivari, and if the gods and constellations are aligned -  be prepared to talk in the same poetic terms those others fools have been doing for years.

I now understand.

Thank you HG-One.
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