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Compak K3 Elite Coffee Grinder - Two Colors

Compak K3 Elite Coffee Grinder - Two Colors

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  • Side view of the K3 Elite in black.
  • K3 Elite in black.
  • As a matter of function, I like to use dosing grinders without the top on the doser. You can see everything that way.
  • The tamper on the front of the Elite. It screws right off, and I removed it immediately since it is ridiculous to tamp this way. You will never get 40 Lbs.
  • The hopper is fairly standard. It is somewhat low in form (they call it the "mini-hopper"), since the mills are designed to fit under standard countertop cabinets. The height of both models is 16.5 inches.
  • The Compak is a stepless mill, with continuous grind adjustment. I find that you need to rotate the top very slightly to effect a change in grind.
  • The machine is designed for 2 minutes of use, and 10 minutes of rest, to ensure that the motor doesn't heat up the coffee, and for the life of the motor and burrs. This is standard for home units, but we warn you, this is not for continuous operation. It'
  • We like the quality of the burrs, and they seem in line with the best mills out there, the Mazzer and Macap models. They are 58mm flat burrs.
  • Okay, so here is the stealthy timer feature. Ultimately you should be dosing by weight, but often many of us use volume to dose. Time? Eh! But with the Compak the timer can actually be useful ...The Switch to operate the machine has 3 settings: 1-Automati

Compak K3 Elite Coffee Grinder - Two Colors

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Quick Overview

The K3 Elite is Compak's doser model. Ground coffee flows into the "doser" on the front of the machine, and you pull a level to push grounds out. In commercial applications, the doser is often kept full of grounds, in which case the doser should push out the same quantity of grounds with each pull of the lever. But, in home applications you'll probably just be grinding enough coffee for a shot or two of espresso, so in this case you can't rely on the doser to push out a consistent amount of coffee. What a doser will do at home, though, is break up clumps. Static in the grinds causes them to clump together at finer grind levels, and these clumps can be a headache when trying to achieve a perfect espresso. Clumps in the puck can lead to channeling and other extraction problems. The action of the doser hitting the grinds tends to break up the clumps.



  • A doser design, for dedicated espresso use, with a 0.45lb / 200g capacity doser

  • 0.6lb / 275g hopper capacity

  • Commercial 58mm burrset, with a grinding rate of 11-15 pounds/hour

  • Stepless micrometrical grind adjustment

  • dimensions: 19.5" x 6.5" x 12" (heigh x width x depth)

  • Attractive, available in Black or Polished Aluminum

  • 1 year warranty on parts and labor

  • More images and commentary of the K3 Elite


Your K3 Elite will ship directly from Compak.

We also carry replacement mini-hoppers (the same hoppers that come stock with all the Compak K3 models). If you are interested, please submit an order using our secure online order form. They cost $43.


 

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