We don’t change our range of grinders very often unless something pretty special comes along, but that is the case with the new Anfim Practica on demand grinder.
We wanted to find a grinder that was priced around the £1350 mark (Between the Eureka Zenith HS & the VA Mythos One), that delivered excellent grind quality, was super fast and looked slick. The Practica provides all of this and more.
The Practica is, by all accounts, the same grinder as the new Mahlkonig E65s, but with a few small differences. That being the top section is plastic and not aluminum, plus the burr set is marginally different. Regardless, what you are getting here is an amazing grinder for a seriously good price.
Key features are:
- Very fast grind time.
- Great distribution.
- Adjustable shute.
- Easy to adjust grind setting.
- Easy to adjust grind time.
- Very easy to clean.
Find below some key notes on features:
Shot time: The average shot time of a double shot is around 4 secs.
Grind adjustment: It’s a very easy grinder to adjust and use. It has a worm drive for grind adjustment which is very easy to turn and handles very fine changes easily. This mechanism has a lock function on the rear of the grinder, to stop any unplanned changes occurring.
Programming: For controlling shot times, it has one main screen and control dial. You can create & save two separate settings for whatever dose you choose (single, double, 7g, 14g, 17g etc), then it has a manual grind option that allows you too add grind based on when the portafilter is active under the shute / triggering the grind button.
Portafilter support: You can alter the settings of where the portafilter support outlet sits based on what brand or design of portafilter you are using (La Marzocco, Rocket, Bottomless etc).
Cleaning: The E65s is very easy to clean. This is a key factor for us, as grinders that are hard to clean take too much time, and can result in issues if not done correctly and regularly enough.
Reputation: Anfim grinders are famed for their consistent grind quality, distribution and lack of clumping. The Practica is in the top end of the Anfim lineup, and scores extremely well in all aspects of the process. This model is ideal for medium-high volume environments, where on demand and pre-programmed dosing are important factors.
For more information on specification and features, feel free to contact us.
- Burr Size: 65mm
- Burr Type: Titanium burrs.
- Hopper size: 1.2kg
- Grind speed: 17g in 4 seconds
- Adjustment: Stepless collar adjustment.
- Controls: 2 programmable presets & manual mode.
- Doser / On Demand: On Demand
- Portafilter Holder: Yes
- Spout: Adjustable and removable
- Construction: Hardened polished steel & plastics.
- Finish: Black
- Power: Standard UK 13amp plug / 440w (220-240v)
- Speed: 1400rpm (50Hz) / 1650rpm (60Hz)
- Weight: 11.2kg (net) / 12.7kg (gross)
- Dimensions WHD: 19.5cm W x 58.3cm H x 28.3cm D.
Anfim are a small grinder manufacturer in Italy that were recently acquired by Mahlkonig / Ditting. The are considered an excellent choice for those looking for a high-end commercial unit without breaking the bank.