The Niche Zero – A Home Grinder Hero

I'm late to the Niche Zero...

party, but if there's one thing I've learned as a somewhat sociable adult, its never show up to a party on time.  So here I am.  Thankfully a local coffee lover reached out and allowed me to borrow their beloved Niche Zero in exchange for my beloved Lux-D.  Seemed like a fair trade from the start, but by the end I had made a decision, and it was a relatively bitter pill to swallow. Thankfully I had plenty of espresso to help me choke it down.

Now, I won't say what this decision is here, you'll have to watch the video for that.  But in this video I cover some of the biggest burning questions my Instagram followers have about the Niche Zero.  Things like: Is it really zero retention?  How consistent is the weight of the dose in versus the dose out?  How do the shots taste compared to the flat burrs on the Lux-D?  How is the static of the grounds?  Can you make a quick adjustment and go from espresso to pourover?

The answer to all those questions, the tough decision I've made, and more are in that fancy video at the top of the screen, so press play and enjoy.

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  2. James
    February 11, 2021

    Great video, Yea we recently upgraded from a Rancilio Rocky to the Niche Zero and the difference is unbelievable. Such an enjoyable grinder to use!

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  5. […] 2020 was the DF64. It hit the market when single dosing, home grinders were in high demand, and the Niche Zero had the market cornered, but couldn't build them fast enough. This perfect storm, coupled with a […]


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