Today, we are back with one of the best coffee equipment we have ever reviewed - the Niche Zero Grinder.
After using this grinder for more than a year as our everyday coffee grinder, we completely surrender to its quality. And we are not the only ones who love this grinder, our friends from abcoffee are also big fans.
Before moving forward in this review, you need to know that we also have a detailed review of the Niche Zero Grinder. Today we will mostly share how our experience has been with this grinder, as well as talking about the small upgrade we have done to improve its performance.
Many home coffee grinders promise professional performance, but only a few can deliver it. The Niche Zero Coffee Grinder is one of those models, with premium 63mm conical burrs that give you perfectly consistent grind coffee and the ability to control the variables. With such premium burrs and with virtually zero retention, you will be able to produce the right quantity of fresh grind you need for immediate use by weighing out your beans, knowing you’ll get the same weight in the grind.
We have loved using the Niche, not only because of its grind consistency but also for its wide spectrum of coffee brewing methods. By simply moving the grind dial, you choose between Espresso, Moka, Pour-Over and Automatic Drip - right through to French Press and beyond. Ranging from 0 to 50, you can specifically choose the exactly grind consistency that you want for your coffee. Should you want to grind coarser, you can also grind beyond the 50 mark as well.
Another aspect that we love in the Niche Zero Coffee Grinder is its virtually zero retained grind. Thanks to its unique technology, you get all the taste and quality of the beans you’ve paid for. As we said in our first review, the performance of this grinder is simply unique - with only 0.1 g of retention it is difficult to find a home grinder with better performance.
Although we love the performance of the Niche Coffee Grinder, a few months ago we decided to make a small upgrade. The Niche Flow Control Disc is a simple after-market installation for the first generation of Niche Zero Grinders, which aims to improve grind consistency.
The small (40mm), clear disc made from food-grade polycarbonate fits perfectly into the bean funnel. When installed, this simple disc prevents coffee beans from jumping around the funnel before being fully fed into the burrs. Thanks to this upgrade the beans are fed into the burs at a steady pace improving grind consistency.
In our tests, we could see a slight improvement on grind consistently after installing the Niche Flow Control Disc. We say slight improvement not because this upgrade doesn't work, but because the grind consistency of the Niche without the disk is already incredible.
At this point, the Niche Zero Grinder doesn't need any introduction. All coffee enthusiasts know this grinder! For us, this is without doubt one of the best home coffee grinders you can find. If you want professional performance in your home, the Niche is the way to go!
The Niche Zero continues to be one of the best home coffee grinders available on the market. From espresso to pour-overs this grinder will get you cover. With such versatility and build quality, this will be the last coffee grinder you will have to buy.