디자인 때문에 관심을 안가지고 있던 그라인더인데 이리저리 글들이 좀 보여 찾아보니 리뷰가 꽤나 좋은 그라인더군요. 매저의 코니 그라인더와 같은 63mm 코니컬에 살짝 기울어진 챔버, 작은 챔버 등등 거의 잔량이 없는 걸로 소개됩니다. 챔버 베인에 붙은 양은 0.5g 미만인걸로 보이구요.
여튼 총평이 참 인상적입니다. 리뷰는 홈바리스타닷컴에서 원로급에 속하는 짐 슐만이 진행했네요.
요약하자면 다이얼링도 아주 쉽고, 추출 일관성도 좋다. 홈바리스타와 일반 소비자들에겐 게임체인저급이다. 정도가 되겠네요. 살짝 보니 국내 수입사도 정해진 것 같고 가격은 미화로 600불 정도 한화로 70~80선으로 책정되어 있는데 국내 출시 가격은 아마 좀 더 하겠지요.
Some final conclusions:
- The Niche did unbelievably well in this session and held its fort against a vastly different, more expensive grinder (the dear of the current coffee trend).
- The Niche was really easy to dial in, and the minimal retention makes dialing in a cinch. Even when I was in a completely foreign environment with an unfamiliar machine, I was able to dial in the Niche to the target brew ratio within 3 attempts (often 1-2).
- The holy grail in espresso is arguably to achieve consistency. In this regards, without a doubt, the extractions from the Niche Zero grinder were consistent enough throughout the session. When pulling the consecutive shots for blind tests, I was fully expecting having to re-pull some of the shots (in case the extraction time was different/off), but that was not the case at all. For reference, the workflow I've used was to grind into the provided cup, pour the grind into the basket using a funnel, WDT and tamp.
- Last but not least, for average (or even advanced-level) home baristas, I do see the Niche Zero as being a more than adequate grinder : with its easy work flow for single dosing, approachable price-tag, consistency in performance and excellence in taste quality. If the manufacturer is able to keep up the quality and the Niche can maintain its performance reliably for at least 5 years, I don't think it's a stretch to call the Niche Zero a game-changer for home barista/consumers.
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