silsurf Senior Member Joined: 27 Dec 2004 Posts: 10 Location: Los Angeles Expertise: I love coffee
Grinder: Capresso Burr 555 Drip: Moccamaster CD
Posted Thu Oct 11, 2012, 9:51am Subject: Tiamo 700s?
This grinder is used in several Japanese owned specialty coffee houses that I frequent. I love the look and the size, but I only see it at certain places and looking for opinions on it and where to find it in the US.
JasonBrandtLewis Senior Member Joined: 9 Dec 2005 Posts: 6,204 Location: Berkeley, CA Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Elektra T1 - La Valentina -... Grinder: Mahlkönig K30 Vario -... Vac Pot: Yama 5-cup Drip: CCD, Chemex Roaster: No, no, not another...
Posted Sat Oct 13, 2012, 7:21am Subject: Re: Tiamo 700s?
Tiamo, a Taiwan manufacturer, is handled-- so far -- by Orphan Espresso. They brought some products in for evaluation, but I don't know if they intend on actually carrying them.
FWIW, I'm not very impressed with the grinder you cite. Although it's difficult to say anything definitive about the grinder, as details are frighteningly scarce on that website: a) the burrs are flat, not conical; b) they look a bit small (though this is difficult to tell, as there are no specifications on the website); c) it appears to be stepped; and d) at 2 g/sec. -- if correct -- it will take approximately eight seconds to grind a 16 g. double, roughly on par with the Baratza Vario.
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