Video Overview | Anfim Pratica Espresso Grinder

Video Overview | Anfim Pratica Espresso Grinder

Nov 24th 2023 Written by Ryan Felbinger


I'm Ryan from Prima and this is the Anfim Pratica.

Anfim Pratica Espresso Grinder

Anfim Pratica Espresso Grinder

Affordable, Quality Espresso Grinding

The Anfim Pratica might not look like much, but it's actually pretty exciting and I'll tell you why. You might recognize some of the features from this grinder and the outside from the Mahlkonig E65s, because this essentially is an E65s rebranded as an Anfim. Now, these are made in Italy with the same burrs, the same motor, the same digital interface, literally everything except a few tweaks, including a plastic adjustment up top. But other than that, this is an E65s. The best part, you can save $1,000 by buying it.

All right. So let's talk about some other features of the Pratica. Up top, we’ve got a 2.6lb hopper. We have eight grind profiles that are adjustable by time here in increments of a 10th of a second. The grind adjustment here is metal. The collar is plastic, and it has a real nice stepless, smooth adjustment that I actually may even like better than the E65s. We have 65 millimeter steel burrs inside again, same as the Mahlkonig burrs. Those put out about 4 to 5 grams per second. So for a double shot, you're looking at around about 4 to 5 seconds, maybe a little bit less. Below that, we have the portafilter fork with an actuator switch. With this grinder, you do need to hold your portafilter in place and press until it has completed the cycle.

Okay, and that's about it. Let's grind some espresso with the pratica. I'll show you what it's all about, and then we'll be done. All right, let's get into programming. The Anfim Pratica, it's really simple. You can use this knob to scroll between your grind profiles. I have setting one set to 5 seconds. If I want to adjust that, just hold down the button until it flashes and change in increments of a 10th of a second. Press the button to save super quick. Now all I need to do to grind is press this portafilter against the actuator switch until the grind cycle is done. Pratica has a flapper on the inside that helps to regulate the flow and clumps those grounds so they're super fluffy. There's no clumps here and that's going to help your extraction quite a lot. This chute is completely removable, so if you want to clean it out, easy. There's also kind of a ramping adjustment behind it. So you can set the angle of this spout to set where they land in your basket. And this fork can also be adjusted up and down to accommodate different depths of portafilter. So any 58 millimeter portafilter, whether it's bottomless or spouted, is going to work.

Okay. One other thing to point out is that the pratica is most ideal for low to mid volume cafes, grinding about 2 to 3 cycles per minute. Anything beyond that we consider high volume and you really need something like a Mahlkonig E80 supreme Mazzer Rober or a Kony or something of that size. So if you want Mahlkonig quality for literally $1,000 less without any compromise at all, then you need to check out the Anfim Pratica Espresso Grinder. Thanks for watching.

Nov 24th 2023 Ryan Felbinger

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