You may have read my little story about a K30 grinder? Sometimes I have ideas and I don’t know where to communicate them! This seemed timely as quietly the long-established grinder brands of Anfim, Ditting and Mahlkonig are subtly getting closer and closer together, and looking back on a 10-year-old grinder is not something we all have time for.
I am now bringing you on to the all-new E65. This model (now 2 years from launch) has ironed its first niggles out and is a very decent workhorse. Most trade customers will look at the price and buy an Anfim Pratica or in the other extreme buy one of the new super quick or super accurate versions coming out in the coming weeks after C19.
The E65 and Anfim Pratica grinders are almost the same apart from one very important factor. The burrs for the E65 are harder steel and will extract a different range of flavours. You also get a nice looking stainless steel shoulder and it looks every bit of the £300 more in value. I can see people reading this and sighing. £300 for looks? In ten years’ time, this will be pleasant to the eye and we will have seen so many of this generation. Think comfortable seats in your car or lights even? For me, if I had a little bit extra, I would (have and did of course) buy this model.
In the features department:
Quiet, quick, and clean.
4 different grind dose settings, for a single shot, double, naked, or free-pour.
Super easy to adjust by micro points of a second.
Simple menus to navigate.