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1 year Later Review of 1Zpresso Jx & Jx Pro: The Best Manual Grinder for the money?

Jan 14, 2022
today we are going to take a close look at two

grinder

s that have a special place in my coffee collection we are going to talk easy press jx and jx pro i have had these

grinder

s for about a

year

now so i am going to breakdown all the pros and the cons explain what they are good for and who should consider them and finally i have a lot of questions on facebook, instagram and youtube so i will try to answer all those too hello and welcome to the channel today. we are going to take a very close look at the jx grinders from easyprezzo.
1 year later review of 1zpresso jx jx pro the best manual grinder for the money
This is a bit of a different

review

because I've actually had these grinders for quite some time, so I can talk a bit more about all the little things. that you may not pay attention to it the first time you

review

a product. The second reason I want to talk about these grinders now is that I get a lot of questions about jx grinders all the time and they've had some design changes so I also want to talk a little bit more about that so it's only really in 202 .0 that many people have started to notice the easy prezzo but I have actually been familiar with the brand for quite some time, I first came across the company in 2017 at the Taiwan coffee expo in Taipei when they were just a start up company that already had some of the most famous hand grinders in house and really couldn't believe that this Taiwanese brand no one had ever heard of could have grinders that were just as good and so much cheaper so plus the last two

year

s ago I checked with the company from time to time to see if they had any news and also mentioned some thoughts I had on design and functionality etc.
1 year later review of 1zpresso jx jx pro the best manual grinder for the money

More Interesting Facts About,

1 year later review of 1zpresso jx jx pro the best manual grinder for the money...

I should mention that these grinders were sent to me by easypresso When they were released I have not been paid to give them a positive review so the reason I am talking about them is only because I think they are extremely solid products all that said I probably have had a little weakness. By weight it's easy to be. Because I've known for some time that they have the potential to become one of the

best

coffee brands out there, so I think all writers need to be careful with that. which has been pretty justified at least i've gotten a ton of emails and dms from people who have been very happy with buying one of these grinders here ok but enough about that let's talk about the grinders in Yes. last year preview the main thing i mentioned was that the grinders were very consistent very fast well designed and great value for

money

so my plan is to review all these things and see what i think a year

later

So first let's talk about the similarities and differences between the jx and the jx pro the two grinders have the exact same burr but the adjustment mechanism is quite different between them so although they are very similar in many ways the adjustments are different.
1 year later review of 1zpresso jx jx pro the best manual grinder for the money
The t mechanism really makes a world of difference in terms of espresso capabilities and overall maintainability now when you look at them like this they obviously look a little bit different because the jx is black and the pro has the silver color here but really the jx just its available in silver nowadays so they are pretty similar if you ask me its a bit of a shame as its really cool in this color here but for now this metallic color is the only option hope easy suppressor will consider bring this one back another difference from the original is that the first generation came with a glass jar for the ground coffee and they removed that as well of course in a way glass is pretty cool because it's easy to clean and it's not as bad with static but in the long run running it will just end up breaking and that's what happened on this one here too so I got the aluminum instead and that's what the grinder ships with lo from now on there have also been some other small tments tweaks the dial has been changed to include more numbers so before there were only 24 numbers here and now there will be 30 instead and since the first version the handle it has also been made sturdier because there were some handles including mine that would break. the basic jx has a lot of traction so when you use it for espresso it's a lot of force to put the handle on so they had to improve it and make it stronger as far as I know everyone who had trouble with that got a new handle based on the guarantee.
1 year later review of 1zpresso jx jx pro the best manual grinder for the money
Another small change that has been made to the most recent grinder is that this rubber boot that covers the front and makes it easier to hold has been made a bit longer so that it stays in place more firmly and doesn't slip off. slide. so there are actually quite a few changes to the basic jx i think most of them make it a better and sturdier grinder but overall i am still very happy with the one i have here the jx pro came out a few months after the standard. model then, most of these changes were already incorporated in the first version, the only change, as far as I know, is that the elastic band, similar to this one here, has been made a bit longer, so it's easier to hold , but now let's talk about the most important thing, how are you grinding over the last year?
I have not noticed any decrease in grinding capabilities. The grinders are still super smooth. go ahead so the inner bearings are made pretty remarkable quality the burrs are still as sharp and powerful as they used to be they are still extremely fast grinders let me show you here i have 25 grams of coffee now let me grind that on the poor setting and time it to which as you can see is extremely fast, we're now at 28 seconds, so it's probably one of the fastest grinders, if not the fastest, in the world. I'm just showing you what it looks like so you can see well and 25 grams so this crazy speed is one of the first things I really fell in love with.
Another thing I really like is this kind of oversized wooden bowl here where you can get a really solid grip so it feels really good in the hand when you're grinding so the consistency of the grind has been good During last year. I have not noticed any decrease. basic jx and espresso with jx pro i like the basic version a bit better for

manual

brewing as it's a bit faster the burrs are the same but it seems the internal design of the grinder is a bit different so the feed at birth is more aggressive on the basic jx it's just a matter of seconds but for some reason I'm always drawn to the basic version maybe the real reason is that this is usually set to pulver setup while the pro version is usually set to pulver espresso level that could be a reason, but overall I haven't noticed any difference and consistency between the two.
It seems that they both make a really clean puru. There are not many finds and you can see this if you prepare v60, your reduction will be quite fast. I have another super consistent grinder. at home flat ssp burst wellness uniform producing even less results but i wouldn't say i necessarily prefer coffee from that grinder the coffees tend to be a little sweeter and more complex with the jx while being a little more balanced and clear in terms of flavor notes with each other so I think this is an important thing that a lot of people don't realize when you get to a certain level of grinds it's hard to talk about the

best

and the worst it's more about of certain grinders that emphasize different things in the cup so it's a bit like speakers some have more balance and sound stage and some have more bass and treble what you like in the end is up to you I don't think a complete absence of fines and being the most consistent grinder is really what it's all about of course you want a certain level of consistency but when you get to that level other factors also come into play for me it's things like how is in everyday use, it's fast, easy to adjust, nice to hold. you take it apart and clean it easily and of course price is important too if we are talking about electric grinders maybe i will focus on how loud and quiet it is so there are a lot of things to consider when talking about grinders let's talk a little bit about espresso so the jx pro is the espresso focused grinder it has this special setting here which means you'll have a lot of room to dial in your shots these steps are really small so you'll definitely be able to find the right place The nice thing about step settings versus continuous is that it's easier to get to and from the pool or espresso if you have a continuous grind.
Stan technically, dard jx can grind fine enough for espresso, but each click and setting is a bit larger so it's harder to get right. It can work for espresso, but it's not ideal if your shot is a bit slow and you want to adjust the settings. you could run the risk of the shot suddenly being too fast. My original advice when the grinders came out was to get the jx if you are primarily pullover and the jx pro if you also want to be able to make espresso. still the best advice but as i mentioned the adjustment dial was now changed from 24 to 30 clicks out so each step is a little less chunky now which would make it better again ok let's try grinding a dose of espresso and let's see how fast. is that I have 18 grams of coffee here so let's put it in and let's go so it has a nice handle here and it's not too hard to hold with a rubber band okay and we stop it so it probably took 45 seconds I stopped it at 49 .the part that has the most retention is type o f like here around the explosion so it's a good idea to give it a few hits you can also use the brush to get the last part out it's still a bit stuck down here 17.9 and if I use a brush to get the last bit out I'll drink all my coffee so this is like a really fluffy espresso grind really nice consistency before making this video I asked my followers on instagram and facebook if they had any questions they'd like me to responded and most people wanted to listen. cleanliness and grind size so let me talk a bit more about that, firstly I think a lot of people are too fixated on cleanliness, if you mainly bring home light roast specialty coffee your grinder is not going to get dirty a lot traditionally.
I've been talking a lot about cleaning grinders from burrs, but I think most of these discussions have been about electric grinders and darker grits, so electric grinders have the potential to get really gross because they're big and have a lot of corners. little. d cracks and dark roast coffees which tend to be oilier and stickier but hanging grinders like these have almost minimal retention if you put in 20 grams you'll get 19.9 grams and what you don't take out will most likely put in here close to the burst right where they plug in and out the next time you're grinding, so if you use your grinder daily, it's almost like you're cleaning it daily with the new coffee you've got. it's putting so let's say you go from ethiopian light roast to colombian light roast the next day if you get 0.01 grams of particles which is not really anything you're going to taste so first of all i think you need to clean this type of grinder especially when grinding light roast coffee for the filter is overrated i'll clean it once every two months something like that usually i just get a brush like this and then i use the rough side first then the smooth side and finally i used this kind of like a air air b Lower sometimes I'll just remove the outer burr which is really easy and then sometimes I'll also remove the inner burr so let me show you how easy it is so do this here and then the outer burr can come out. and then you can go in here, clean out the internal burrs, blow out anything, and then clean it up a bit like this.
The good thing about the basic jx is that it is also very easy to remove internal burrs compared to most other grinders. so it has to be reverse threading so you have to turn it the other way and then you can pull it out like this right here and now you have access to all the most important parts of the grinder so I think compared to most other grinders this is pretty unique you can take it apart so easily without tools and you can put it back together and there won't be any misalignment so it's pretty awesome the ground spin i'll be much more careful with this is actually where most of the dirty bunch nds can get stuck and can get into your beer so I'll be wiping it up with a tissue much more often.
Do not use water with your grinders. i have seen easy preso i recommend using oatmeal to clean the grinder i really dont think its a great idea as it will get stuck in the burrs so much easier uh coffee grounds wont get stuck in the burrs for a long time but the oatmeal will the first time you grindstone so you will have to run a lot of coffee through it open it up and clean it the jx pro is a bit more difficult to take apart but still not impossible there is a very thorough video on youtube by dave corby to walk you through of him I will puta link in the description as i mentioned you have to clean the espresso grinds a little more often so i'll use the air blower on this one a lot more if you don't want to take it apart every time just open the burst to the closest setting l Just keep turning it like this and then when you're like on the super course French press setup it means the birds will have a pretty big space here between them so when it's open like this you can just blow all the grounds like this here with the blower of air you can even get the hard part of the bristle in here and then you can get the rest out so you'll see this little mess here because it's so efficient it'll give you a lot and then do the same here and then your grinder is ready to go again one of the worst and dirtiest parts will actually be the capture vessel here so if you just clean around the explosion and this one right here you'll get like 99 of all d things It's nice if you decide to disassemble it.
You should be aware that it can be a bit difficult to get back to the same calibration as before, so if your zero point before was minus two now it might be plus two actually, that shouldn't make any difference at all, it's just the numbers. which are in a different place and your grinder should work the same as before, so if you were grinding for espresso about 1.5 rotations before it's still where it should be, just ignore the numbers or get used to the new numbers, the same thing can happen if you take the standard jx apart but it's much easier to get the numbers correct again as the adjustment dial only has three different positions it can be in but with the jx pro I still haven't found a way to ensure that i can go back to the old settings another question i get a lot is about the size of the grind of course i can say a bit about the size of the grind i use for different m brewing methods, but to be honest I'm not sure if it will help much if I tell you about the grind size of my aeropress. and the v60 grind size, you'd have to use the same coffee as me and the same recipe, so I don't think there's much point in sharing exact click numbers, and as I just mentioned, the numbers on the dial could also be imprecise due to different calibration is the s Just like with espresso depending on what machine and how light and dark your beams are you will also need a different grind but at least with espresso you have some help because you need to generate some pressure with the size of the grind and you have some general guidelines. about the time with cigar, it can vary a lot depending on whether the beans are super light roast or higher, whether you're using the 4 6 method or the huffman method or any of these types of things, but just to give you a rough guide , I will usually close the standard jx and then turn the dial to full rotations so let me show you how it works I close the dial all the way and then two full rotations of the dial one two full rotations and then after those two full rotations , usually I would go like five or six clicks to the end side so it's the other way around so one two three four five six and that will give me in the ballpark range of where I want to be to stop and maybe a little bit finer by aeropress one last search what i got a lot of was how the grinder compares to other easy weights grinders as well as the commandande let me say i haven't had a commandante but i have used it on a number of occasions i think co mmandant is a good grinder, but a bit expensive for what you are really paying for is the burr and the fact that it is produced in germany my impression when holding the comandant in my hand is that it is a bit wider compared to the jx which makes it harder to hold At the same time it has smaller burrs it only has a 39mm burst compared to the 48mm burst of the jx so it's also quite a bit slower so for the jx, as we saw before it would take around 30 seconds to grind the typical 25 gram dose and I think it would take over a minute with common dander, of course there's also the taste issue.
I don't really want to comment on that unless I have the grinders next to each other, so I'll probably have to. do that in another video however i If we are talking about espresso, I think there is not much doubt that marking and grinding will be much easier with jx pro. It is also easy to talk about the price. Again, it's a big win for easy weight grinders. Many people like the idea. that grinder is the latest and way better than all the other models and a lot of people have this idea about the commander but honestly I don't think people who think this way have much of a frame of reference with other grinders I think they are just repeating what you've heard from someone else, it's kind of the same as when android phone started to be better than iphone and many non-tech people denied for years that androids were actually better value for

money

. people have also asked me about the jx grinders compared to the other hc presto models and most wanted to know about the small q model and the fancier k plus so here's what i think the jx are really the best for your money g returns on the company line right now you can use them every day and never want to upgrade so the q grinder is very nice and small and if you want a grinder for travel you may want to consider it but the quality of the grind and all experience will be superior with the jx one exception is if you have small hands and not a lot of grip strength then the jx might be a bit wide for you and the q version would be a better bet however if that is your situation the time plus c2 is also a great option that is small and cheap for the k plus i will be doing a separate review very soon so if you don't want to miss it hit that subscribe button it's a pretty amazing grinder too p But it's a bit more expensive and I'm not sure there's that much of a difference in terms of flavor it's more a matter of some really nice little touches here and there ok I hope this has answered all your questions about these grinders here of course if you want to know more feel free to leave a comment below and then i will get back to you.
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