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The Fellow Ode Grinder – 2020's Most Anticipated Coffee Product



The Fellow Ode Grinder: https://geni.us/fellowode
The original Kickstarter: https://geni.us/fellowodekickstarter
The Anti-static Hack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0Dh1W40ILY

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  1. I should point out a mistake I made. I misread the grind setting chart. Pour over goes down to 2. This is my fault, I don’t know how I did it. Apologies.

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  2. Would be really interesting to see triangle (pentagon?) tests with the original burr set, the version 2 set, and the SSP set. See if they are notably different. A refurbished machine and the version 2 set seems quite cost effective right now.

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  3. for those concerned they have released new burrs that do not interlock!

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  4. Very annoying that closed captions turn on by themselves with this video

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  5. @James Hoffmann: Is coffee really needed by humans ?? I mean necessary as a diet

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  6. Welp, my interest in the Ode has gone 📉

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  7. A SPINAL TAP REFERENCE. I love it.

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  8. so cool!!!

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  9. Hi James, I hope you are well? Another great entertaining video! If you don’t mind me asking which scales are you using in this one? Cheers

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  10. If anyone uses this for French Press can you tell me what setting number is best to use?

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  11. imo at this price if you can't cover at minimum either all espresso or every thing above espresso fineness well it's a non starter. It's competition can all do it.

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  12. Well, looks like the new Ode burrs are out.

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  13. Looks like an MKBHD's intro

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  14. Add a magnet, call it a feature, and the people will pay a 20% markup.

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  15. it sounds like Fellow did their taste testing and research with a bias towards darker roasts and coarser grinds if I'm understanding this correctly based on what you, and they, have stated. I wonder how much of that was unintended bias based upon the demographic both among their design team and testers, it definitely sounds like they thought they had their core demographic nailed down when maybe they neglected to fully factor in wider market demographics. That or maybe someone high up on the design team is really into mud? 😀

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  16. It’s shittingly expensive, sorry my language. I just bought a no name, cheapest grinder at my local grocery store and it works like a dream. It was about 20 £ and it has setting for time and use. Sometimes price and quality just isn’t match up.

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  17. "It does beep, I don't know why"

    This was way funnier than it had any right to be.

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  18. I've bought a Delongi EC 685 coffee machine and just found you channel in search a my first grinder. After wathcing several videos of yours I realised I won't be able to get a decent grinder for under than 100€. My queston to you is: in your opinion what do you do think is best? A poor grinder (under 100€) or buying the coffee already grinded from the manufacturer? Thanks

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  19. I am very pleased with this coffee grinder. It is fast and has made the quality of my coffee better in comparison with the previous system. A remarkable improvement. It is fast and quiet. The flat grinds offer quality and uniform grain size. The only flaw I find is that the coffee beans sometimes fail to get inside the grinder, but stay inside the coffee bell.

    If you use coffee beans with a small sieve you will not have a problem, but with medium sized (normal) or even larger beans you will have this problem. You will be forced to shake ode to get the beans down inside the gears. The problem lies with the protective plastic disc inside the coffee bell, which serves to protect your hands from the gears, as well as prevent the beans from bouncing like crazy inside the container.

    You can duque solve the problem by removing the plastic disc inside the coffee bell, taking care not to let a child grind the coffee. Or as I did of removing the protective plastic disc and applying a shim, a washer, so as to raise the stop a few millimeters, so that even medium-sized beans do not get stuck.
    It's a fairly simple operation, you'll need a small Phillips screwdriver and a 2mm hex head screwdriver.

    It's definitely a problem that needs to be solved, because ode has an automatic stop system when it doesn't feel any more coffee in the grinds, and this system goes haywire if the coffee doesn't go down the grinds smoothly.

    Once this modification is made it seems to be a perfect high quality appliance!

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  20. Sometimes the Oder Grinder dont Grind all Beans, we must Put the Beans Spoon by Spoon in and use sometimes the Knocker between.

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  21. I just bought the ODE and it seems to be grinding finer than the older units. When I grind using the 3 setting my draw down time is over 5 minutes. I am new at this and may be doing something wrong but very surprise at the big difference in time.

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  22. I got this Fella for a year approximately and still am not convinced it was a good decision. I mean the grinding quality is way above my previous Krups grinder, it is uniform, it grinds super fast (which I was initially bit worried about, but prbly no issue). But there are some downsides of this not so cheap grinder:

    Retention: This grinder can hold up to one gram of ground coffee! And the knocker does not help with it. Gentle hit on the top does. Once I remove the dose with ground coffee and fill my moka basket it sometimes is not full even though I grind the same amount of (usually the same) coffee. This is the time I put the dose back, hit the top of the grinder and the last portion of coffee finally gets to the dose. Or it just drops on the magnet while I am filling in my moka basket. As it is impossible to put a scale under the dose I will always figure out while filing the basket. Sometimes I already remember and hit the grinder before I remove the dose.

    EU version buzzes on idle. You can hear it only if it is quiet around. It is known issue with the transformer for EU current, US version does not suffer from this. From what I have been told they are ready for replacement for customers who request it. Not a big deal, but rather annoying. (whole the replacement would be annoying too as you need to send the quite heavy grinder to the factory or a retailer at least…)

    Design imperfections: Except that useless knocker, the rubber (or silicone or whatever it is) lid on the coffee dose should be higher (go deeper in the dose), so it holds better on plus it would be easier to put it there flat with less effort. It happened to me many times I accidentally pushed it into the dose while putting it in place under the grinder.
    As well I believe it could have been designed the way it would really prevent the mess around the grinder. Like this it lowers the amount of coffee around the dose, but not eliminate which should be achievable imho.

    The dose could be used for weighting the coffee but it is way more convenient to use any other container as with the dose you need to take the lid off to put in the beans, then put it on for the grinding (not a smart idea to grind w/o it), then off again for transferring the ground coffee to whatever brewer and on again to put it back in the grinder. If the hole was not centered but was tucked to the side, it would make things way easier.

    The auto-stop does not work in majority cases when small dosage of coffee is used (I use 10,5 g for my moka). It runs for 30 sec even though the grinding itself takes some 3,5 seconds. No issue with higher dosage.

    Mess: Not a big deal when using dark roast, but unfortunately I usually dring light roasts. And boy this gets messy very fast. After one or two grindings there is good amount of coffee around the dose. It gets better with the static electricity hack but I have not paid quite a fortune for a grinder which needs to be hacked to work perfectly. Well apparently i did, but you get my point.'

    The magnet could be a bit stronger.

    Al together I consider this grinder as a great working prototype where couple details could make it a great grinder, but not sure if Fellow is on something like that. Not sure about the value for the money though… It is still beautiful and looks sexy in my kitchen, but am really considering selling it and get either Wilfo og go wild and get the Niche.

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  23. Agree with the messiness! I love the design but still trying to find the right grind setting for 1 cup pour over. I didn't think to go down to 2. I'll try it tomorrow 🙂

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  24. Lost me at drip coffee. I need an espresso grinder.

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  25. I feel like it's worth pointing out that your criticism of the knocker wasn't all that logical.
    I mean you say it doesn't work, and then demonstrate that by removing the catcher and using the knocker to show how much was left in it… But how is that not demonstrating that it does work? If you had just left the catcher under and knocked it more it would have been fine?
    Unless you have to use some other method (smacking the machine, etc) to get the extra grinds out, I don't see how this is in anyway indicating that the knocker doesn't work.

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  26. I am using a very old Baratza Maestro grinder and use the Hoffmann method to make a dark roast French Press every day. On rare occasions, when we have many guests, I will use a drip coffee maker with a conical strainer. I want to upgrade my grinder to a Fellow ODE (I have a maximum height limitation of 13“ so my selection is very limited). For what I do, is the current Fellow Ode with the 1.1 burrs fine, or should I wait for the Fellow Ode 2.0?

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  27. "It beeps, but I don't know why" 😂

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  28. So I had no idea about the Kickstarter or anything. We needed a new grinder and my husband wanted a gooseneck kettle. Several of our local coffee companies (roasters and brewers) use Fellow kettles, and the combo of the two was a great purchase on Black Friday — I think we got some 60% off retail, and it included a travel mug? I enjoy most of the things about the products, tho I find that if you are not very precise about cleaning, you will get little staticky bits of coffee chafe everywhere. While I’m pretty good about cleaning up, the spousal unit isn’t. I’m definitely going to suggest the water trick to him, thank you!

    I will have to say, tho, that the knocker does work for us. Maybe it had to do with the grind size, or perhaps it’s because I don’t flick it but just hit it firmly, once? Dunno, but it absolutely clear a bit extra out of the hopper. I just wait a second after the beep, knock firmly once and go. I’ve found that so far, my grind weight is the same as the bean weight.

    For someone who is just trying to up her French press game, I’d definitely recommend this grinder — especially when you can bundle it with other products. It’s got a small footprint, it looks nice, it’s stable, and maybe most importantly, Fellow has a FANTASTIC customer service department. Can’t say enough nice things. (It was a complicated issue that isn’t about their product and the fact they helped out anyhow? Awesome.)

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  29. Anyone else thing James has some serious super villain hair in this video? Am I crazy?

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  30. Grinds left in the cup?

    Does no one use a coffee grinder brush?

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  31. I just feel like their stuff is more for looks.

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  32. @James Please make a review on the new Fellow Ode GrinderV1.1!

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  33. Ah James, screws at North, South, East & West, not quite ,as those points on the compass do not equate to where the screws are . Otherwise a great review 😆

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