USED - EXCELLENT | Orphan Espresso Fixie Hand Grinder
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Item Condition: Used - Excellent
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Warranty: Manufacturer's warranty does not apply. This item will be covered by Prima for 30 days after delivery.If something were to fail within that time Prima will, at its sole discretion, either pay for warranty service onsite or pay for the unit to be returned. We will issue a refund after the item is received at our location.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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 tracel bag included
Anodized aluminum breading plates, drive disk, and assembly nut
|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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