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The Revolutionary New Pietro Hand Grinder Is Now A Pink Dot Award Winner

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The brand new Pietro hand grinder was fingers down one of many coolest new items of espresso tech to debut eventually month’s SCA Expo in Portland. Pairing an attention grabbing silhouette with a number of coloration choices—and a few probably game-changing mechanics—the voluminous new handbook grinder was grabbing the eye of anybody within the normal orbit of the roaster’s village. And it seems to have left an analogous impression on the judges of the Pink Dot Design Awards, who’ve named the Pietro hand grinder the winner for the 2023 Kitchen Home equipment class.

Although that is their first product, the Veneto, Italy-based Pietro isn’t new to the grinder sport. They’re the sister firm of the nearly-century-old grinder producer Fiorenzato. The Pietro hand grinder distinguishes itself from the competitors by being the primary transportable flat burr grinder; the Apex by Orphan Espresso can be a flat burr hand grinder, however seeing how it’s meant to be bolted to a desk, it doesn’t fairly possess the portability many would affiliate with handbook grinding. (YMMV on the Pietro being “transportable” although, as a result of it’s a girthy fella.)

58mm in diameter and fabricated from M340 metal, the flat burrs are aligned vertically. On this orientation, Pietro states that the stepless grinder has zero grind retention, whether or not utilizing their B-model burrs—designed for a extra bi-modal grind measurement distribution with espresso in thoughts—or their M-model, which has a “unimodal” curve for extra all-around use.

The now-award successful design of the Pietro grinder was made in collaboration with Valerio Cometti and his V12 Design studio. V12 has an extended historical past of high-minded design within the specialty espresso world, serving to develop espresso machines for La Cimbali and Faema in addition to grinders by Fiorenzato, and even the Cimbali Group’s Mumac Museum.

However be forewarned, the brand new Pietro hand grinder comes with a contact of sticker shock. Obtainable now for buy, the handbook grinder ranges in worth from €370-390 ($402-424 USD), relying on which burr set you choose. Even nonetheless, flat burr acolytes might even see the Pietro because the must-have hand grinder. And as an enormous fan of flat burr grinding myself, I feel they could be proper.

For extra data, go to Pietro Grinders’ official web site.

Zac Cadwalader is the managing editor at Sprudge Media Community and a employees author primarily based in Dallas. Learn extra Zac Cadwalader on Sprudge.




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