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Fiorenzato Grinders

Fiorenzato is an Italian manufacturer of coffee equipment, based in Padova, Italy. The company produces grinders with brilliant technological advantages for specialty grade coffee service, such as the ability to problem-solve in a given brewing environment using readings of both temperature and humidity. They produce a range that aesthetically is all very similar, but with substantial differences in specification underneath the grinder casing. Below we’ve outlined what those main differences are, and how you can figure out which might best suit your needs.

One of the reasons that we are big fans of their grinders is the technology above with temperature and humidity sensors being a priority for them as a manufacturer. In addition, all of the grinders below come with the option of adding titanium blades, which increase the throughput of coffee you’ll get from your blades before needing a replacement, due to the metal’s impressive durability, and thus slower wearing process. Please do read on to see more of the nuances creating differences between the range available.

Fiorenzato Grinder F64

The F64 range has fast become our minimum standard set of models for espresso grinding. For coffee service in our customer base we generally recommend the F64EVO as it includes speedy dosing and a cooling fan for the grind chamber (allowing consistency of grind performance despite typical ambient temperature and humidity changes during service).

Fiorenzato Grinder F83

Fiorenzato Grinder F83

We love the F83 range as it essentially builds upon the technology found with the F64 range above, but with everything stepped up a level. 83mm flat burrs provide slightly quicker and more consistent grinding than is found with 64mm burrs, and also less of a heating effect on coffee being ground or waiting to be ground. Why is this? The larger burrs mean a large grind chamber, and therefore more heat dispersion relative to the same amount of coffee ground. Generally this means your recipe stays consistent for longer before the environment changes it, or looked at differently it would simply take a much larger throughput of coffee to cause significant changes to your grind performance. In short, it’s lower wastage and more effortless grinding than would be found with a 64mm burr set, applicable through each day of service, regardless of coffee output.

The F83 range will also become a much more impressive grinder towards the end of 2018 and beginning of 2019, as it will also feature the XG, XGR and XGi technology that has been long-awaited in the grinder world. They mean little as codes and abbreviations, but mean a lot to us using grinders, as they will grind coffee to a specified weight, as opposed to grinding for a set period of time. Grinding for a set period of time is how we’ve always done things in the specialty coffee world, but of course grinding for a set time does not always mean you get the same coffee dose. As stated above, even where expensive, high-quality grinders are employed, we expect variations of 0.3 grams or higher in usual espresso service, where brewing environments differ, and alter grind performance.

Fiorenzato Grinder F71

Frequently asked question

The F71 range is a strong partner to most higher output needs in coffee shop environments. Although it does not offer in-built cooling fans controlled by thermostats as with the F64EVO’s technology (the F71 has ventilation only for its grind chamber) it does not necessitate it until a much higher output level is reached, and generally speaking the build of the F71 suits anyone looking for a conical burr grinder to lower grind retention and increase dosing speed. 71mm burrs are reasonably large (most espresso grinders hold smaller burrs) and these provide great dosing speed. Conical burrs typically do retain less coffee than flat burr grinders (at least where the flat burrs run parallel to your worktop, and not perpendicular as they would be in an EK43 or Mythos grinder – those are famed for the lowest retention as of 2018). Conical burrs tend to disperse coffee more effectively downwards than flat burrs, which often push it sideways into the grind chamber rather than down and outwards to the dosing chute. For us, we see the F71 as a user-intuitive, high quality grinder for achieving specialty grade coffee quality control procedures at larger than usual output needs, for example in high-volume coffee services in busier footfall locations of cities.

Note also that the F71 housing is different to the F64 range which is smaller. The casing of this grinder is both taller and slightly wider due to the housing of the conical burrs and not flat burrs. User technology such as the programmability and menu controls are identical across the range, though. Again, as describe above and pictured, the grinders will be shortly revolutionised with XG, XGR and XGi technology reaching distributors in the UK at the end of 2018 / beginning of 2019. A great time to be looking into the Fiorenzato options while they are innovating how we can produce consistent quality in espresso.

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