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The Compak E5 utilizes the same technology and features you’ll see in the rest of the EOD (Essential On Demand) line alongside Slayer espresso machines in cafes around the world. When we first saw the grinder at SCAA 2016, we were immediately impressed by the grind speed and quiet performance of that massive 650 watt motor. Just how fast is the E5? A 14g double shot takes 4.8 seconds. Faster dispensing of coffee means less time for the beans to get heated by friction in the burrs and from the motor. Fitting this all into a 16.5″ tall footprint is a triumph of engineering by Compak. The grind adjustment utilizes their stepless Parallel grind regulation system, just like you’ll find on the E10 conical. To adjust the grind, loosen the lock nut, slide the top collar as much or as little as you want (it’s very smooth and precise, allowing extremely small adjustments), and then tighten the lock nut.
The elegant electronic user interface allows programming of the grind time as well as tracking of a variety of data, such as when it’s time to replace the burrs. In a home, this should be many years down the road. The grinder also includes a built-in cooling fan, and a gorgeous adjustable portafilter holder with dosing funnel to direct the coffee. You can activate the grinder with the portafilter button, or manually on the touch screen.
- 1 Short Hopper: .66lb
- 58mm steel flat grinding burrs
- 650 watts
- Stepless micrometrical grind adjustment
- Time per dose: 4.8 sec = 14 grams
- LCD touch screen operation
- Adjustable portafilter holder
- Electronic fan
- (ETL) Sanitation Listed (conforms to ANSI/NSF Standard 8)
- c(ETL) US Listed (conforms to UL STD 197 Certified to CAN/CSA STD C22.2 NO. 109)
Doserless grinders dispense coffee directly into the portafilter. When combined with a grind timer, this design improves coffee freshness, consistency and minimizes waste.
These grinders can eliminate the variable of how much coffee is ground by controlling grind time or grind weight. For espresso, once grind volume is set, simply adjust the grind gradually finer or courser to create that perfect 25 second 1.5oz espresso shot. Not only can this ease the learning curve and greatly improve consistency of espresso shots, it also improves cleanliness by letting you dispense exactly the amount of coffee you want.
Stepless grinders offer infinite control of grind fineness. This allows easier experimentation with espresso shot time or volume. There are a number of different styles of stepless adjustment, such as worm drive or micrometric, which offer even more precise on-the-fly adjustments with one hand.
- Width: 6.25"
- Depth: 15"
- Height: 16.5"
- Weight: 20 lbs.
- Voltage: 110 Volt