Etzinger gets acquainted with Etz-I manual grinders and EtzMANDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine
Etzinger, based in Liechtenstein, manufacturer of the EtzMAX customizable electric grinder series, introduced two new manual coffee grinders: the portable Etz-I and the larger tabletop EtzMAN.
The company is currently accepting pre-orders for newer models, which, like its predecessor, are centered around an RRB (Rotating Ring Burr) grinding mechanism, in which the cutter in the outer ring of the taper cutter set rotates around. a milling cutter with a fixed internal cone. The new models are expected to ship later this fall.
The portable Etz-I has two variations designed to meet different ergonomic needs: Regular and Trim. Both come with 30 gram grinding capacities, magnetically attached lids and collecting cups, retractable cranks, ergonomic handles, an 88-step adjustment mechanism and custom-cut burs.
The Regular model weighs 705 grams with a midsection of 55 millimeters in diameter, while the Trim weighs 665 grams with a midsection of 48 millimeters.
The EtzMAN Basic and EtzMAN-W are essentially hand-cranked, motorless versions of the EtzMAX shredders the company released in 2017. They’re built in the same outdoor housings as their electric ancestors, but with suction cup feet for added stability. .
The base model is completely electronics-free and designed for single-dose grinding, while the W version offers grinding capabilities by weight by means of a scale and notification system that operates on three AA batteries.
All Etzinger mills are built around sets of 32 millimeter taper cutters. All of them also include what the company calls an anti-static jig, a proprietary system to mitigate static electricity.
Etzinger said its move to manual shredders reflects a desire to offer shredding solutions that don’t require energy consumption. In the manual category, the company aimed for ease of use while keeping the mechanical emphasis on something the Etzinger name is well known for: burrs.
“We like to be challenged and do things our way,” Etzinger founder and designer Christian Etzinger told Daily Coffee News. “Slow grinding further emphasizes [the] the mastery and potential of our cutters and their geometry, which is why we wanted to focus entirely on the grinding part itself. I tried to find the simplest solution possible as everything on the market seemed complicated and awkward to sort out, especially for coffee lovers new to manual grinding.
Etz-I crushers have a retail price of US $ 285; EtzMAN machines are priced at $ 950 for the Basic and $ 1,300 for the W. Distribution of Etzinger manual grinders in the United States will be handled by Grinding and Brewing Solutions.
Howard Bryman is the associate editor of Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine. He is based in Portland, Oregon.