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Compak E5 Essential On Demand Grinder - Black

Compak E5 Essential On Demand Grinder | Black

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MSRP: $1,390.00
Chris' Price: $947.05

Product Code: E5

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One of the highest performing grinders in its class.

In 1952 Jesus Ascaso founded Compak with an objective in mind, to manufacture a coffee grinder that was functional, simplistic, and built to perfection. Since that time Compak has continued to bring to market high quality coffee grinders that are ahead of their time. Compak has worked in collaboration with some of the most prestigious designers in world to bring to market coffee grinders that are not only functional but extremely attractive as well. Compak grinders can be found in some of the best hotels, restaurants, and coffee houses around the world.

Compak's Essential On Demand line of espresso grinders perfectly encapsulated their brand. They all feature swift and easy-to-use operation, technological advancements, and a sleek design. The most notable distinction of the EOD grinder is its electronic touch screen, which is fully programmable (automatic or pre-selection) and has key features such as a shot counter and display options.

  • Stepless micrometrical grind adjustment
  • High production temper steel 58mm flat burrs
  • 650 Watt Motor
  • 1 Short Hopper (.66lb)
  • Time per dose: 4.8 sec = 14 grams
  • Three position power switch (Automatic, Manual, Off)
  • LCD touch screen operation
  • Adjustable portafilter holder
  • Dimensions: 6.25" W x 15" D x 16.5" H
  • Weight: 20 lbs.
  • 110 Volt
  • (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)

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Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 7 Write a review »

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As good as it gets February 7, 2018
Reviewer: David H from Springfield , MO United States  
I have had the Compak E5 now for about a year. Impressed to the point that I could not imagine looking for anything else, ever. Grinding used to be something I would fuss over. With the E5 I don't even think about it any longer. I programmed the three settings for 6, 6.5 and 7 seconds, and have to change the fineness usually between zero and 4 on the marks, and that is it. Either a bit more grind by time or a small adjustment on the fineness and new coffee is dialed it.  

It did take some time to get the portafilter holder with the perfect amount of force to hold but not hold too hard as you can double bump the switch and no way to shut it off. But that is a minor concern. A spring detent would be a great upgrade here in the future from Compak, but now that it is set, it is not an issue.

I also love the pulse grind with the grind button. If the time you set is not enough, just touch it for a bit more to round off.

To me, this is a perfect grinder.

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Commercial Grade Powerhouse December 23, 2017
Reviewer: Perry C from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA United States  
We have been using a Forte AP, but felt it was time to allow the Forte to handle the espresso & coffee grinding at our second home and get a higher level espresso grinder to better match the pressure profiling capabilities of our Vesuvius.  One special need is for fairly frequent single dosing.  After much research, the Compak E5 really appeared  more than capable of meeting all our needs. So far very impressed.  Very high quality, very fast, quiet, and  the optional metal single dose shot cup/hopper is ingenious and also of high quality.  No bean hopping, no clumping, 3 customizable shot timers, and finite adjustability coupled with perhaps the best portafilter holder on any grinder.  As always, Chris was very helpful with good solid advice.

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Great Grinder, Wonderful Place to Do Business With November 30, 2017
Reviewer: Aron from Lake Forest, IL United States  
Love the grinder, both its performance and esthetics.
Chris Coffee is my go-to place for everything coffee

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Great Grinder / Minor Quirks October 23, 2017
Reviewer: LarryD from GARLAND, TX  
I upgraded to the Compak E5 from a Mazzer Super Jolly with doser.  I wanted something smaller, faster, quieter, cleaner, doserless, easy to use, and which did not sacrifice on grind quality.  The E5 has met all of these qualifications!  The grinder controls (physical and electronic) are straight-forward and easy to operate.

Functionally the grinder works very well and very consistently.  There are few design elements that could be improved.

1)  There is no sleep mode...  if you leave it on then it's lit up and 'awake' 24/7.  I don't want to turn it on and off every day, so I just live with it being lit up.

2)  If you do turn it off and back on then it always goes back to program 1 instead of remembering the last selected program.

3)  The portafilter fork is rather difficult to adjust because it uses to allen set screws and provides no spring or other mechanism to assist while adjusting.

4)  The touch pad looks and feels a little bit on the cheap side.

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Very good grinder February 5, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from NY United States  
My first "real" grinder bought on Chris' Coffee's recommendation. Easy to use and a significant improvement on my previous grinder.

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