When investing in a home espresso setup, looks can be just as important as performance. For many people, the perfect grinder offers superbly smooth shots, with timeless, premium construction that looks like a piece of art alongside your espresso machine. If this sounds like something you're interested in, keep reading as we give you a brief overview of the ECM V-Titan 64 Espresso Grinder

If you’re familiar with ECM, you know they have a habit for designing stunning machines with unparalleled build quality. The V-Titan is no exception. The first thing you’ll notice are the beautiful rounded lines of its sleek chromed body, evoking the streamlined styling of a 1950s luxury sedan. From there it’s all in the details. Everything from the chromed steel collar to its stainless adjustment dial. Even the polished conical chute, which is reminiscent of classic cafe grinders while also ensuring your grinds fall neatly in the center of your portafilter. As subjective as beauty is, we’d say this is the most beautiful grinder in our showroom.

But good looks alone have never been enough for ECM. Performance has to match. The Titan’s large 64mm titanium-coated flat burrs and its powerful 450-watt motor work in tandem to create wonderfully fluffy grinds faster than most traditional commercial grinders. Dispensing 20 grams takes less than 5 seconds, which means very little heat and friction, which can rob clarity and body in the cup. Programmable grind times down to tenths of a second result in an extremely accurate dose with no spillage and minimal waste. The timed display matches that of the Synchronika and can be turned off, so there’s nothing to distract from both quality and quantity. Whether your morning routine demands a fast and consistent drink, or you want to entertain with back to back production, this true commercial unit is more than up to the job.

With its infinite worm-gear grind adjustment system, a few rotations translates to a one-second change in shot time, allowing you to dial in your shots with precision. The sturdy stainless adjustment knob and collar provide a satisfying mechanical feel that few can match.

ECM V Titan 64

For those seeking a winning combination of form and function in a grinder that can compete with their favorite local coffee shop, the ECM V-Titan 64 stands up to the challenge. With its unique aesthetic, premium build quality, and excellent grind quality this grinder might be the last you’ll ever buy.

1 comment

  • Thanks for the review. I own a V-Titan 64 and agree that it looks great and does a good job of grinding beans; I especially like the worm-gear micro-adjuster, which allows for very precise tuning of grind fineness. As a single-dose espresso maker, though, I found the amount of grind retention to be greater than I had hoped for when I bought it. It would be useful when you do reviews such as this if you listed typical weights (or percentages) for retained grounds, possibly coming up with a standardized procedure so that grinders can be tested and then usefully compared for this metric. Many of us weigh our doses to 0.1 g or better — so nothing wrong with being quantitative about things.

    It is possible, by use of a properly shaped brush, to get most of the coffee caught in the chute of the V-Titan 64 into the portafilter leaving only those fines that are trapped in the burr chamber. I wonder when some forward-looking grinder manufacturer (possibly ECM) will realize that there are lots of single dosers like me out there and come up with an affordable, truly low-retention grinder. We know it can be done, but most of us, I think, don’t care to pay $3K or more for such a product.

    I recall that Ben wrote an article on this subject a while ago, but there was no quantitative analysis in it.

    Bruce on

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