Description and Review
Capresso Infinity Review
An entry level burr coffee grinder from Capresso steps in as the head of its conical burr line. Very simple and compact features a transparent bean container which holds up to 8.8oz of coffee beans. On the front side is placed the timer switch which can be set to grind from 5 to 60 seconds. According to company the Capresso Infinity can produce grind from extra fine Turkish to coarse utilizing its Swiss assembled steel conical burrs.
The adjustment of the fineness is performed by twisting the container in 16 clear marked steps. In charge of collecting the ground is a tiny 4oz see through container at the bottom. Capresso promises a low level of noise that is achieved by means of its gear reduction motor grinds. Low speed and friction could prevent heat build up and preserve the qualities of coffee. But is it everything as promised?
Removing the beans container you can see clearly the steel coniacl burrs. A first inspection reveals the teeth having wide gaps between them. That indicates that the output may not be so consistent as the typical grinder. So we placed all back and we were ready for a first round.
Using the machine is pretty straightforward. You just setup the timer at the preferred setting, that happens to be a power switch also. The numbers on it are just for reference and don’t represent anything like seconds. Just numbers from 1-10. After selection the grinder powers up and the timer starts counting backwards.
So we filled the container with coffee beans and did 3 kinds of tests each one for a different fineness. At the finest setting the ground produced was not that fine. You can easily detect the granular form that will not be suitable for your topnotch coffee maker. Moving to the next sample extracted from the fine setting we still felt the granular form but it is more consistent. Going into the medium zone turned we noticed the ground getting more steady but far from ideal.
Concerning the noise level we were expecting higher level from such a small plastic device. It turned out that Capresso did a good job on this one. As a side note, keep in mind that the container is not antistatic and the coffee sticks around after grinding. That means that you will need to tap it a bit to let the coffee settle down.
Overall seems like a nice option for drip pour over, french press but not suitable for espresso. As an inexpensive model Capresso Infinity can escort your equally economical coffee maker. On the other hand if you already possess a premium coffee machine seek for a higher level model such as the Baratza Virtuoso or the Breville The Smart Grinder Pro.
- Low Range of Fineness