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vesteroid
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Posted Fri Jan 3, 2014, 5:16pm
Subject: New k10
 

After reading the sites toy list I went on and upgraded my Mini e b to a k10.  I thought I would help the site and myself at the same time.

I just got the grinder and have run about a half pound of beans through it dialing it in and trying different doses in my machine.

Early yet, but the 3-4 shots that I actually got dialed in we're noticeably different over my mazzer.   Mouthfeel is the. Most  noticeable difference.   I have read about it, but had never experienced it.   The " thickness and creaminess" of the shots were completely different than with the mazzer.

Will report back after I use it a couple weeks, but can say so far I think the upgrade was noticeable
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Posted Sat Jan 4, 2014, 8:46pm
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vesteroid, for a $1500 home grinder, it had better be one of the best espresso's you've ever tasted!!  If it wasn't, I would be boxing it up and sending it back!  YOMV.  Enjoy!
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Posted Sat Jan 4, 2014, 11:56pm
Subject: Re: New k10
 

While made very stoutly, the Mini is the bottom most Mazzer grinder, your new one is ...... a few levels above that. You SHOULD notice a difference !

 
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vesteroid
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Posted Sun Jan 5, 2014, 8:45am
Subject: Re: New k10
 

While I am sure many of you have a great deal more experience than I, the flavor changes are all new to me.   I started with a Silvia and never (in my opinion) pulled a shot that was "great". I had the mini at the time.

I moved up to a R58 and kept the mazzer and the shot quality improved many fold.  In fact, I don't think I ever pulled a "bad" shot.  Now with the k10 I think it's another measurable step up.

I have been a wine geek for some time, and had quite a bit of tasting experience.  I don't buy into half the tasting notes I read.  I think the average wine geek seeks to expand their use of vocabulary, rather than truly explore the wines.

My point in saying this is that I am critical of "better".  I however convinced these upgrades have yielded repeatable, noticeable  improvements for me.
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Posted Sun Jan 5, 2014, 8:48am
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PB or Fresh?  I've heard people I trust strongly push for each over the other.  The H-B mafia, including those few capable of forming their own opinions, like the PB by a large margin.  Nearly everyone else says, "Get the Fresh."  

What jumps out at you about the new grinder besides mouthfeel?  Are you enjoying the Compak's adjustment scheme?  The Mazzer pin annoys the hell out of me.  

Waiting for your "formal" review once you get the K-10 broken in.

Enjoy,
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Posted Sun Jan 5, 2014, 11:03am
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It's a PB.

I don't see much difference in adjustment.  It's just an arm that moves a ring so to speak....just like my mazzer.

I am 3/4 of the way to fine in the k10. But was never near the label for espresso on the mazzer...was always finer.

Initial impressions besides mouthfeel are less clumping, fluffier grind, and more of the deeper darker favors.
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boar_d_laze
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Posted Sun Jan 5, 2014, 1:24pm
Subject: Re: New k10
 

vesteroid Said:

Initial impressions besides mouthfeel are less clumping, fluffier grind...

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Should make distribution easier and better.  Better distribution may count for a large part of the extra body and silkier mouthfeel, and will certainly give you better consistency.

...and more of the deeper darker favors.

Really good news!  As I lean ever further towards buying a big conical to replace my hybrid, losing bottom notes is one of my last, few concerns.  I was hoping you'd say that.

You probably already know this, but "instant rice" is great for grinder break-in.  Maybe slightly better than coffee, and less expensive than even the cheapest beans as long as you buy generic instead of Uncle Ben's.  Make sure to buy "instant," as I'm told raw rice presents a lot of problems for most espresso grinders. And of course, after the rice you'll need to finish with a pound of beans to get the starch out of the grinder and doser.  

If you wanted to be envied, you've succeeded.

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Posted Sun Jan 5, 2014, 11:04pm
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vesteroid Said:

I have been a wine geek for some time, and had quite a bit of tasting experience.  I don't buy into half the tasting notes I read.  I think the average wine geek seeks to expand their use of vocabulary, rather than truly explore the wines.

Posted January 5, 2014 link

This is something I've long suspected, but which nobody seems to admit. Thank you for saying it.
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JBSmoovee
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Posted Mon Jan 6, 2014, 10:21am
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You need to run at least 10 -20 lbs through it to break it in. 0.5 lbs isn't even close.
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