Orphan Espresso Fixie Hand Grinder

Product Code
fixie-or-es-sp
$195.00

Summary

Made to be the perfect travel grinder, the Fixie touts an incredibly lightweight build, consistent grinds, and a simplified adjustment system designed for ease of use while still giving you enough steps for a wide variety of brewing methods.

Measurements

Weight
2 lbs
Length
12 in
Width
6 in
Height
4 in

Details

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What’s in the box

  • Orphan Espresso Fixie grinder
  • Three Fixie Disks for grind adjustment
  • Four teflon tuner shims
  • Tyvek drawstring travel bag
  • Instruction Manual
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Made To Travel

Orphan Espresso built the Fixie with a lofty goal in mind: delivering precise grinding performance in a relatively small and impressively lightweight hand grinder. The results clearly demonstrate their success, producing a grinder measuring under eight inches and less than one pound that still uses the same time-tested 47 mm hardened steel conical burr offered in their LIDO series grinders. You’ll get all of the accessories that you need for easy travel—a Tyvek drawstring bag with a built-in pocket for the grinder’s crank arm, as well as a small tin to store all of the adjustment disks for the grinder—making the Fixie more than prepared to come along wherever you might be headed.

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Durable Build, Premium Performance

It’d be easy to think that making such a portable grinder requires compromising on the build quality, but not for the Fixie. The grinder body and crank arm are made from carbon fiber, the bearing plates, drive disk, assembly nut, axle, and burr carrier are all made from anodized aluminum, and the grinds catch is made of lightweight but rugged titanium. Keeping a dual bearing design is necessary for high quality consistency, but Orphan Espresso chose to forego more standard metal bearings instead for Delrin, a low-friction and highly wear-resistant plastic. Finally, both the grinds jar seal and the plug for the side-fill hopper are silicone for tight seals and long life. Every part has a purpose, and it all comes together with those Etzinger conical burrs that will give you a wide filter grind range and really excel at fine through medium grind sizes.

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Grind Adjustment Ingenuity

Simplifying the process of grind adjustment is at the forefront of this hand grinder’s many features. Instead of the standard mechanical adjustment you get on most grinders the Fixie instead utilizes three precisely machined Delrin adjustment disks to act as spacers, setting the burrs to a precise distance (within 0.02 mm) for fine, medium, and coarse settings. These settings can be used pretty comfortably for Aeropress, Chemex, and french press respectively. But if you want even more control Orphan Espresso has you covered; the Fixie comes with four Teflon tuner shims (two at 0.1 mm, two at 0.2 mm) for fine-tuning your grind to be just right. Between the Fixie Disks and the tuner shims you can achieve 0.1 mm steps through 19 different settings ranging from stovetop moka pot to cold brew.

Features

47 mm hardened steel conical burr

Carbon fiber body

Anodized aircraft aluinum axle and burr carrier

Simplified adjustment system with Delrin Fixie Disks

More Features

Side fill hopper with silicone plug

Handle with rubberized pommel

40 gram capacity titanium grinds catch

Dual Delrin bearings

Precision teflon tuner shims for fine adjustments

Tyvek drawstring travel bag included

Anodized aluminum bearing plates, drive disk, and assembly nut

Specifications

Orphan Espresso Fixie Specifications

Weight: 330 grams (0.7 pounds)
Height: 196 mm (7.7 in)
Grinder Body Diameter: 48 mm (1.9 in)
Grinds Catch Diameter: 54 mm (2.1 in)
Burr: 47 mm hardened steel conical burr by Etzinger
Materials: Carbon fiber, anodized aluminum, silicone, steel, Delrin, teflon, Tyvek (travel bag)

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5 stars, based on 4 reviews

Verified Buyer Verified Reviewer

8/25/2020 2:59:04 AM

5 / 5 stars

Quality and quantity

Finally a quality portable hand grinder that can fringe up to 30 grams of beans.

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7/21/2020 4:06:01 AM

5 / 5 stars

Flawless construction

Flawless construction

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Verified Reviewer

9/7/2020 4:51:46 PM

5 / 5 stars

Love my OE Fixie!

My primary impetus in ordering a hand grdiner was being without power for 4+ days in early August, due to tropical storm Isaias. Like most coffee geeks, I only purchase whole bean coffee. Until now, my only grinders were electric (Vario & Atom 75). I plan to also use the Fixie while traveling and may even bring it into the office...if I ever return (2021). I found Doug & Barb's (OE owners) YouTube instruction manual helpful. Now that I've had my Fixie for at least a month, I'm pleased to report I've used it for regular drip, Chemex, V60, Aeropress and French Press. Grinding for all these coffee types always resulted in quality in the cup. I was also impressed to fit 50g (at capacity) of beans in the grind chamber (just remember the catch may require a 'dump' before finishing and don't forget to 'knock' the grounds down first). One thing I love about hand grinding is the wonderful smell! I love the simplicity of this grinder. The famous quote, 'Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication' comes to mind. I'm very pleased with this purchase and highly recommend the OE Fixie for anybody considering a lightweight, travel-ready hand grinder. I should add that I'm a cyclist who actually owns a 'fixie', or fixed gear bicycle, and I have an appreciation for carbon fiber and titanium (and Delrin).

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Verified Reviewer

8/3/2020 3:29:31 AM

5 / 5 stars

New Office Grinder

The grinder is a pleasure to use and looks great in my work area. I've had a Lido 3 at home for couple of years and finally broke down and got a grinder for the office.

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