At last, a glass that won’t burn or freeze your hand. Two walls of clear glass with an air layer in-between not only keep drinks cold or hot but prevent condensation from forming on the outside. So, an ice-cold shot of vodka or a steamy espresso feels just right, no matter the temperature. And coasters won’t be needed, either.
Winner of the prestigious European iF Design Award, the mouth-blown Bodum Pavina glass exhibits Bodum’s flair for the modern. Each two-ounce glass curves beguilingly and fits the palm just right. Mouth-blown of borosilicate glass, which is quite a bit thinner yet much more durable than regular glass, the two Pavina glasses in this set are safe for both the microwave and dishwasher, resist temperature swings, and resist scratching and dulling. Care should be taken when placing ice cubes in an empty glass, and metal spoons for stirring are discouraged.
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When we were testing several roasting patterns and their outcome at my coffee roasting company i needed a small grinder for cupping. I rang up our electrical utility provider and they had a few in stock. I didn’t yet know which ones were good and were using which techniques since i had never bought a house grinder untill then. When the guy came in an hour or so later, he had a DeLonghi KG39 Grinder in his hands, so this was what we worked with.
The purple, compact grinder has a rather futuristic look, does not work on batteries and costs around <….>. It looks very simple to use as it only has one button, which is the grinding button. Everything else is 3 led’s to display wether you want your coffee to be grinded coarse, medium or fine. And one rotating wheel which you should adjust depending on how many cups of coffee you would like to make. It goes from 4 up untill 12 and everyting in between. One cup should be considered an average of 7 gram depending on the darkness of the coffee and how strong you like yours.
First time grinding
Then on to actually using the grinder. It’s using two blades spinning on one axle, this is what makes all the difference in the world. Because of this, it’s price tag is alot lower then professional small grinders and the quality of grinding is alot lower. Small, professional grinders use two ??? malls ??? to create friction so the bean get’s grinded. With this grinder it actually “cuts” the coffee into pieces, so the taste is very different. Then up to the grinding quality, this is what i think the most important part (and why i preffer to pay a little more for a grinder and achieve amazingly better results). The grinded coffee has a big differentiation between particle size. The grinding is never constant in particle size even within one batch. So even if you have roasted or bought the perfect coffee it would never taste the same and each cup of coffee would be different.
The DeLonghi KG39 is a grinder that should only be used at home and if you don’t want to spend huge amounts of money on a grinder then this is a perfect solution to grind your coffee.