Hi, all I bought an Espressione “professional conical burr grinder” model 5198 and I’m not sure what to think of it. I have a French Press so I want a coarse grind; however, the final result doesn’t look coarse to me and when I sift if with a fine sifter (see att’d), I get a *lot* of fines sifting through – and by a “lot” I mean about 60% of the result. Does this seem reasonable? If you look at the pictures, does the result in the sifter look like a “coarse grind” to you? Does it look like a “consistent-sized” grind to you? If not, I would very much appreciate if someone could point me in the right direction for a suitable replacement grinder, and/or what my expectations of these devices should be. Thanks!!
From the coarsest grind setting, here is a close up of the fines that sifted through the sifter into the bowl. Does this seem ‘coarse’ to you?
From the coarsest grind setting, these were the fines that sifted through the sifter. Do these look ‘coarse’ to you?
Coarsest pieces from the coarsest setting coming out of the grinder – does this look coarse to you? Should I be getting as inconsistent of a grind as I”m getting?