Compak K-8 Fresh Espresso Grinder
Compak, a company with over 50 years of experience, has just released their new Fresh line of espresso grinders. Compak has worked closely with baristas around the world to produce this unique and innovative line. These grinder offers a number of state-of-the-art features including: three different operating modes, electronic display, and stepless grind adjustment. The three grinding modes (automatic, manual, and two pre-programmed timed shots) are monitored and adjusted by the electronic display, allowing you to pre-set or keep track of coffee dosed down to a tenth of a second. This degree of control allows for the barista to lock in the desired dosage. This gives the barista the ability to reproduce the ideal shot time and time again. The ability to pinpoint and reproduce a particular dosage also saves cost by greatly reducing the amount of coffee waste.
- The newest invention from Compak, an over 50 years old company who assembles all their grinders by hand.
- The K-8 Fresh differs from the K10 fresh in that it has a 83 mm flat burr set and a 1/2 horsepower motor.
- 1-year warranty from the date of purchase on materials used and workmanship.
- The ability to pre-set the dosing time for a single and double shot to within a tenth of a second.
- Manual push-button doser that keeps time of amount dosed on the digital display.
- Completely new dosing system, electronics and control system.
- The electronic display shows the selected grinding point, a configurable warning to change the burrs, promotional message with your logo, shot counter, and multi-language display.
- Powerful 1/2hp motor with gear reduction system
- 83 mm flat burrs
- High resistance switch
- Adjustable fork height
- Electronic micrometric regulation control
- Adaptor for coffee cans and PET containers
- Hopper Capacity (lb/kg)- 4.2/1.9
- Production (lb-h/kg-h)- 35-40/16-18
- Dosing Time (7g)- 2.5 sec.
- Motor Power (w)- 420
- RPM- 1350
- Grinding Disc Diameter (in/mm)- Flat 3.27/83
*Image is a representation. Actual product may vary based on model, size, and options selected.
|Width:||8.26" (210 mm)|
|Depth:||15" (380 mm)|
|Height:||26" (660 mm)|
|Weight:||37.5 lbs. (17 kg)|
$53.00Hario's stainless steel water kettle, the V60 Buono, has been spotted popping up in coffee houses and the kitchens of baristas for some time now. A detailed search on the web will reveal, for the moment at least, that the Buono seems to be widely accepted as the most useful pouring kettle available. What makes this kettle so popular amongst pour-over enthusiasts? Several reasons stand out.
First, the thin pouring spout enables greater pouring precision as well as a slower, more consistent and controlled rate of pour, both of which are very helpful in achieving a precise, prolonged extraction.
Second, the stainless steel construction and large 1 liter capacity contribute toward keeping up the brew temperature for the duration of the entire brew cycle.
Third, the ergonomics involved in the design of the kettle help to make using it much easier. This may not seem like much, but if you're brewing large batches of coffee and pouring for three or more minutes per batch, doing several batches of coffee will quickly become a chore if your kettle doesn't cooperate with you.
Combine all of these facets with the fact that the Buono is manufactured by Hario, a very popular name in the coffee-brewing community, and the kettle's popularity is easily understood. For best results, combine the Buono with a V60 Dripper or Chemex to get a truly exceptional cup of coffee.
We've looked long and hard for a scale that we can recommend for our avid manual brewing friends. The scale needed to have a high weight capacity, fast response time and precision calculations, and the ability to disable the auto-off feature to ensure the scale would not shut off mid-brew. The Jennings CJ4000 is the first scale we have offered that meets all of these requirements. With a 4000 gram capacity, accuracy to .5 gram, and the ability to disable the auto-off feature, the Jennings scale is the perfect companion to manual brewing.
As the interest in specialty coffee continues to increase, so does the interest in brewing methods that best compliment the quality and ideals of specialty coffee. Up until this point there have been limited options when it comes to pour over brewing devices that offer both a small learning curve as well as excellent results. Garnering praise for both their calculated design and ease of use, the Kalita line of pour over brewers are helping that small list of brewers grow. The Kalita Wave Dripper is being offered in both small (1-2 people) and large (1-4 people). The small size is offered in both glass and stainless steel while the large size is offered in glass, stainless steel, and ceramic. For an overview of the unique style the Kalita Wave Dripper brings to the pour over method, a feature chart that overviews the design, technique, and advantage can be found below.