Large hopper that can store up to 1.3 Pounds of Roasted Coffee Beans
This is one of the most exciting feature about the Ascaso I-1 and I-2. There is absolutely no need for you to keep refilling the hopper as you have enough beans to grind approximately 60 shots of espresso and several full pots of coffee.
Simple control that allows you to dictate the perfect quantity!
After switching on the main power (from the side), there is an on/off button underneath the dispensing coffee chute. The button is spring-loaded and when pushed against, the grinder will start grinding and fresh coffee grounds will be funnel out of the chute, and when released or not pushed against, it’ll turn off itself.
This is a fantastic way for you to measure the amount of gound you need. All you need to do is place your coffee holder/filter for your espresso machine or any container you wish to store your coffee against the button, and when you feel you have the right amount, you simply take it out and the machine will stop itself.
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As you know by now that the I-1 uses a flat burr and I-2 uses a conical burr, it is really not too hard to decide between the 2. While some suggests that the flat burr grinds better espresso, there really aren’t much proof to support the claim. The fact that they both are quality burr grinders that have basically the same features, there is a gap between the price line.
Honestly, we think conical burrs are better and for the cheaper price, the I-2 model is really a better option to get, especially for home use. However, there are always going to be people arguing about the benefits between the 2 burrs. The debate will always go on…so therefore, it’s really up to you to decide.
I-1 model = Flat Burr = around $320
I-2 model = Cornical Burr = around $255