I am going on an espresso-learning journey, and the first thing I learned is always to get a good grinder. And it seems that the default setup is always a Niche Zero coffee grinder.
So I decided to get just that. It is not cheap. Niche Zero retails for £499 (S$808); shipping to Singapore is an additional £75 (S$122). On top of that, I need to pay 8% GST of S$64.41 and DHL’s advanced payment fee of S$20.
All in all, it cost about S$1,015. It is still cheaper than getting off the shelf from local retailers.
Shipping by DHL is fast. I ordered on Monday, 27th February 2022, and received it on Friday, 3rd March 2022.
Niche Zero is a conical burr coffee grinder available in white or black. I chose white because it goes well with silver coffee machines.
Besides the machine, the box has a 58mm grind cup, socket driver, cleaning brush, and user manual.
Niche Zero feels premium with the aluminum and oak combination. The build is solid and heavy as well.
The power toggle is on the right of the machine.
The first thing I did out of the box, as others recommended, was to calibrate it. Weirdly, Niche did not include this important information in the user manual. Calibrating it is straightforward. You can read it here: How to calibrate the niche zero grinder
Now, I got to wait for my coffee machine to arrive before I can use this grinder.