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CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List 2013 - Under $500
Author: Mark Prince
Posted: December 4, 2013
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Compak K3 Touch Espresso Grinder - $499
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Compak K3 Touch

Long ago, we had a love affair with the Mazzer Mini grinder - but a lot of of that had to do with a lack of choices for a dedicated espresso grinder. Not any longer. We'll recommend Compak's offerings anyday over Mazzer, and this K3 Touch grinder is an easy recommendation to make.

The grinder is just a hair under $500 which is actually cheaper than a few years ago. It has beefy 58mm flat burrs, super solid construction (it weighs 20 pounds!) and has a lot of thought out engineering, including a mounted motor for easy service and repair should it ever need that. Mind you, this is a commercial grinder, so for use in the home, it should last for decades.

Compak has been working extremely hard to make great grinders that last a long time. Our primary lab grinder is the Compak K10 WBC model, and we've extensively tested a Compak K3 doser grinder with great results. If you want a dedicated espresso grinder that is built for commercial use, and one that is under $500, this is the unit to have.

NB We're showing the (rare) red one here, but Cup and Brew has both the black or red models for $499; the polished aluminum one is $30 more.

Product Link (Cup and Brew)
Product Link - Canada (I Drink Coffee - $530)

Article rating: 9.7
Author: Mark Prince
Posted: December 4, 2013
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Whether it's up to the minute, happening this day, this week, or in the recent past, this column's goal is to present coffee and attempts to make the experience truly culinary. You'll find short reviews about past events, interesting coffees coming on the market, new and different ways to enjoy espresso and other brewing methods, and give an insight into efforts around the globe to make coffee a truly culinary thing. Column written by Mark Prince.

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