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Anfim Doserless - Dwight Anderson's Review
Posted: July 31, 2004, 8:16am
review rating: 6.3
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Anfim Doserless Grinder
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Arrow The Anfim Doserless has 3 Reviews
Arrow The Anfim Doserless has been rated 9.13 overall by our member reviewers
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Carl S Lau 8.75
Fred Houts 8.27
Dwight Anderson 6.25

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.8
Manufacturer: Anfim Quality: 9
Average Price: $400.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $260.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: 1st line Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 3 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Solis
Bottom Line: The Anfim grinder is a veritable work horse and will be a grinder that will outperform a great many others.
Positive Product Points

This unit is built like a tank.
It is small enough to fit under my cabinets.  
The grind is perfect.  
I like the click settings for consistency.

Negative Product Points

Doserless model makes the unit a little messy.

Detailed Commentary

I had the Solis and Solis Maestro as a replacement.   The SM did not give me a consistent enough grind for my Livia 90.  
The Anfim Grinder has been excellent.   It is a step up from the Solis.    Both my wife and I noticed the difference right away.  The unit is heavy, and built like a tank.   The solid brass(?) threads and hardened steel burrs will last a life time.   The unit is extremely simple to use.   For my livia I have it set at 7.5.   It is extremely consistent on the grind.   I get a 28 - 30 second pour all the time.  One other thing I noticed is my livia gives me a little longer pre-infusion(?) time with this grinder.   It used to take 7 seconds with the solis,  now I seem to wait till 10seconds before it starts to drip the magic red-brown crema.      The flavor is much closer to the smell of fresh ground coffee (ala Vivace).  

The doserless is messy.    If you are anyway inclined to a 'neat' and 'orderly'  way of life, you might want to go with a doser model.    I use a paint brush and coral the left over grounds to the garbage.  

The unit fits underneath the cabinets easily.    I wish it had a bean stopper as we like to change to decaf in the late afternoon and evening.   This is one thing that made the choice between it and the mazzar difficult.   I just did not have the funds to spend this year.

Buying Experience

Jim at 1st line.  He is always incredible to buy from.   I purchased my livia and the Anfim from him at 1st line, and he is extremely nice.   I may be buying another espresso maker for our corporate office very soon.   Jim will get my business for sure.

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