rettaps Senior Member Joined: 22 Jun 2008 Posts: 279 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 Thu Dec 12, 2013, 4:00pm Subject: robur grinder clumping,
Hi, bought a almost new Robur E with less then 8000 shots, and it's been clumping ever since we got it, took out the antistatic screen, but then it had static issues, anybody know what the could be? break in period? i don't think so, anybody know what i could do?
Looking at quite a few videos on YouTube, they all do; the level of which most likely depends on the bean and humidity. Might I recommend SCG's Mazzer line-up Review Video...MASSIVE clumping on the Kony-E and Robur-E. The same is true for Compak and Macaps. If it's electronic doserless, it'll clump to some extent. My Macap clumped like crazy when I first got it and got better with time, but the clumping never disappeared.
Although not pleasing to the eye, clumps are post-ground, so a tamper will cure all to make them disappear.
You get clumping with ALL grinders some more others less. My personal view is that it isn't a big deal. I don't do ANY after grinding fussing with the grounds. I simply groom to the pre tamp shape I want then tamp and pull. No fooling with needles to stir the grounds or anything. I really see no problem and as said above, once you tamp the grounds, ...... what clumps ?
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