Category Archives: Compak

Tech Tip: How to Clean your Compak K3 Touch Coffee Grinder

Compak K3 Touch Coffee GrinderLast week, we delved into the inner workings of the Mazzer Mini grinders to show you how to take them apart and care for them. Today, we take on one of our favorite home grinders, the K3 Touch by Compak.

Why do we like this guy so much? Well, primarily, it’s because it’s so simple to use. You can set a dosage amount using the little screw on the bottom of the grinder and then, at a tap or two of the trigger lever located below the grind chute, it will automatically grind out either a single or double quantity of what you’ve previously selected. Or you can just kick it on and grind up a whole batch at once if you’re feeling a little wild. It’s also stepless, so you can really dial it in for your espresso prep, and doesn’t cost a fortune.

Taking care of it regularly is essential, however, to its ongoing consistency and performance. We suggest running Grindz through it each month and then diving into a more thorough cleaning process like Gail outlines in the video below. Watch as she guides us through taking it apart, cleaning it, checking the burrs to determine if they need replacement and then — possibly the most important step — putting it back together again properly.

If you own a K3 Touch and have never performed a cleaning to this level, today, friend, is that special day. Learn how easy it is in this step-by-step how-to video!

SCG Crew’s Favorite Gear: Coffee Grinders

Whether you’re a pour over aficionado or an espresso maestro, selecting the right grinder for the job is one of the most important decisions you can make.

We asked the crew to share their opinions of which grinders they prefer in both the stepped and stepless grinder classes. Watch and learn what they dig and why!

Stepped Coffee Grinders Stepless Coffee Grinders

Crew Review: Compak K10 Conic Fresh

Look, you know we don’t judge. In general, we are open minded, supportive and care about you finding the right equipment for you. We often say that we don’t have a horse in that race — the most important thing to us is that you end up with equipment that helps you make coffee that you love at home.

But if we’re going to throw that all to the wayside and pressure you into anything, it’s going to be the ridiculously awesome Compak K10 Conic Fresh grinder. You know that the grinder is the thing and this grinder is the serious thing.

Watch Gail take us through the features and specs, then demonstrate how this big bad grinder performs. Yow!!