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By: Ollie Sears 17 May 2021
So here it is. The team at Fiorenzato have outdone themselves after overhearing that we were looking to fill the gap in the market for a total all-rounder for home use, that is also sleek, quiet during use and ergonomic too.
Their new AllGround grinder that I was repping at the London Coffee Festival is an absolute dream – check it out here at 10:05:00 for the relevant part of the video for as long as the link remains active for the London Coffee Festival Virtual 2021.
Although released as their ‘home’ grinder we have quite rapidly decided to make the AllGround our recommended secondary grinder for most coffee shops in need of grinding for their second espresso option (perhaps for their decaf and high quality filter coffee service needs). We have found the AllGround to be the most capable, affordable all-rounder in the market (as an all-rounder we mean a model that capably grinds for espresso and filter settings without actually creating undesirable, imbalanced flavour in doing so). The AllGround is a grinder with exceptionally low retention, and it is ergonomic for all mediums too with its intelligent screen that adjusts its mode according to your grind setting selection. The big wins are here for you in a more succinct list format, all taken from our own experience and comparison to expectations for a grinder of its price:
|The Big Wins with the AllGround by Fiorenzato at Home|
|Adjustment of grind setting innovation||Helpful text printed on the adjustment collar / ring. Also, the screen automatically adjusting to reflect grind setting (ergonomic and avoids major error and waste)
|Grind setting adjustment and display change||Move it anti-clockwise for espresso and finer grind settings, and clockwise for coarser grinds such as filter coffee and Chemex brewing needs.
The display will change to reflect the texture you’ve selected. At espresso, you’ll get programmable timed grinding for your double shots (we recommend brewing double shots by default).
|Speedy work pro tips!||Use portafilter hook for speedy espresso work; retention is very low and so you only need to purge a small amount to see the effects of a slight adjustment to your grind texture|
|Burr quality and lifespan||5-6 year burr life (if making 3 coffees per day with 18g coffee doses)
Red speed coating on the burrs for long-life before drops in peak flavour are seen
|Food safe steel and omni cut profile||Production of burrs are in-house at Fiorenzato, allowing them to create their own omni-cut burr profile. The burrs are even food safe certified M340 steel too|
|Build quality||Durable solid grinder as always, feels nicely heavy and solid. The build is clearly intelligently done to avoid noise and unnecessary casing vibrations, which is remarkable considering its price point being so low! The lack of vibrations seem to also help dose consistency as it’s remarkably pinpoint when used with the programmable espresso grinding timing.|
|Easy to clean and maintain||The grinder is absurdly easy to open and clean, making for quick tool-free maintenance. But, since the grinder has very little retention to clean anyway, you won’t be finding a huge mess to clean in the first place after scooping the beans out of the hopper and grind chamber to save!|