Bezzera BB005 Coffee Grinder

$599.00

Past 8 years record

Total defects due to mechanical defects or malfunctioning: 0.2%.

Total number of motors failure since debut: 0

 

 

 

Practical and sturdy.

The Bezzera BB005 grinder is definitely one of the most value for money grinder you can get, with grind quality not losing to the commercial line. It’s the perfect equipment to fit all environment for small to medium capacity consumption.

It’s capable of grinding coffee for espresso, as well as for drip.

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  • About Bezzera

    In 1901, Luigi Bezzera invented the first modern espresso machine. Bezzera is the only company that has over a century of experience in manufacturing espresso machines with proven track records of quality production. 

  • Receive a SGD 100 discount at checkout for purchase with a machine.

  • Tune the grinder?
    • $

    The default grind setting for a new grinder is set to very coarse, meant for filtered coffee. Tuning the grinder during the first time can be frustrating, often resulting in huge wastage. If you like us to tune the grinder, we will bring the grind setting closer to the proximity of where it should work reasonably well for making espresso using a dark roast coffee. If you are not planning to use the grinder for making espressos or you are using the grinder on other types of coffee machines, it will be better that you tune the grinder on your own.

    The calibration will not be precise, the user will have to fine-tune further, but we'll cover most of the miles, so success can be reached sooner. The timer setting will not be set, as the end result will depend on the user's preferred type of coffee and the amount of coffee used.

    Do note that it is expected to have coffee retaining in the grinder after tuning, which may spill within the packaging.

  • Delivered in 2-3 working days (Singapore)

    For orders with an espresso machine: Our couriers will call and make an appointment before coming. Weekend and night deliveries are possible, that can be negotiated when the couriers call.

    Most orders with smaller items are delivered by www.qxpress.net. They will send SMS notifications on delivery details. SMS can only be sent to a provided Singapore mobile number. If you missed the delivery, redelivery can be made for free once.

Bezzera BB005 Coffee Grinder

A reliable coffee grinder that gives great performance over value.
You can use it for a small-medium size environment with limitless possibilities of settings till you achieve your desired result.

A quick guide for owners:

REVISED 2021

  1. In the video stated at 2:03, it states that a new grinder should be turned 25 full rounds to get it closer to espresso grind size. This is no longer true.
    We will suggest turning 7 to 10 full rounds and fine tune from there instead.
  2. In the video, the stated 25ml (+-2.5ml) in 25 seconds is from each sprout. For a double portafilter, the total content should be 50ml (+-5ml) in 25 seconds.
  3. 25ml in 25 seconds is closer to Italiano standard.
  4. If you are using a medium or lighter roast, pure Arabica, we will suggest increasing it to 16g to 22g. The more coffee used, the easier it is to extract with a nice crema.
  5. If your produced espresso is too bitter, you can consider shortening to 20 seconds which should reduce the astringent. A 15 seconds extraction is a ristretto.
  6. You can drag the extraction a little longer if it’s abit too acidic.

 

 

 


48mm Conic Burrs

Conic burrs have a longer grind length. It will require fewer rounds(RPM) to grind a dose of coffee.
What it effectively means is there will be less heat created and heat will be well dispersed onto its wider grind area, which preserves the integrity of the coffee tremendously.
This can have a remarkable result on medium/low roasted Arabica coffee.

Grind quality is more consistent as the grinds will have to go through more area before it exits.
Conic burrs are generally more durable than flat burrs. Shape of the powder produced is rounder and more consistent, giving you better yield.
Despite being 48mm, this conical burr can definitely produce grind quality much better than flat 54mm burrs.
In fact if the focus is purely on grind results, we do think that it shouldn’t lose out to the much bigger flat 64mm burrs.

 

 

 


Fresh on demand

Beans can better preserve from oxidation when it is bean form. In powdered form, the surface area will increase exponentially which hasten oxidation.
This is an on-demand coffee grinder, meaning the beans will be ground and immediately dosed into the portafilter for immediate use only when it’s activated.

 

 

 


Usability

The Bezzera BB005 coffee grinder has a timer to dose the amount of coffee needed according to the duration set.
To activate, hit the button conveniently located under the outlet chute while you are placing the portafilter.

 

 

 


True Stepless Adjustments

This is significant as the grinder can be set indefinitely until the grind level is as fine as you please. The worm gear allows the user to make very precise adjustments and you can be sure that you can definitely get the correct setting.

 

 

 


Quick Adjustment For Low Volume Users

Think of this, coffee will deteriorate its quality every day.

Meaning, the grind setting made today may not work a few days later for the same bag of beans. Not because the grinder had gone wrong, it’s because the coffee had deteriorated.
When this happens, experience users will compensate the lack of crema by adjusting the grind and timer to increase it’s resistance to a better flow

What the Bezzera BB005 coffee grinder can do is the knobs are conveniently located on the sides and can be adjusted easily, adjustments can be made directly, instantly and easily.
As compared to most grinders that have to enter into the grinder’s program mode before tuning.

 

 

 


Well-Designed Hopper

The Bezzera BB005 had been designed with a small hopper to accommodate 250g of beans.
This is the standard and perfect size for small environment, most coffee roasters sell in 250g packs.

The hopper had been tinted blue, this colour best reduce coffee damage from light.

 

 

 


Unbelievable Durability

The conic burr with its slower rotating speed will make the grinder last considerably longer under normal usage.
Both motor and burrs are supposed to last longer.

The machine is designed in an ingenious way to sacrifice a nylon gear assembly instead of the motor in the event something hard gets into the grinding chamber and bust it up.
In fact, till this day with hundreds of BB005 already sold, we had not seen a single motor failed!
This is definitely a feat consider the grinder’s rough job it has to take.

It might not have many fanciful functions that the user may or may not find necessary, but this means it has much lesser components to fail.

 

 

 


Stainless Steel Chassis

The housing of the grind is made of brushed stainless steel. Most grinders within this price range offers plastic covers.

 

 

 


Easy Cleaning

The nozzle is wide to reduce the chance of retention.
A tap on the nozzle will drop off most retained coffee in the area.
Coffee stuck at the nozzle can accumulate, harden and eventually cause the grinder to get stuck.

It comes with a stainless steel bottom tray which collects coffee grinds that fall off. It is easily detachable for cleaning.

Since the burr size isn’t too big, it can be easily cleaned with Pulycaff’s coffee grinder cleaner without dismantling.

 

 

 

 


 

General Instructions

 

Put the machine on a plane surface which can take the weight and dimension of your machines.

Do not use water to clean the machine or be too close to a water source.

To ensure regular operation, the equipment should be installed in places where the temperature is between 5 to 32 degree Celsius.

If the device is placed in a location with humidity exceeding 70%, there’s a higher chance for the coffee powder to cake and jam the grinder. As such, the nozzle should be removed and vacuumed more regularly.

The machine is electrically powered and requires power supply connection for operation.

 

 

Understanding the coffee grinder

 


 

Using the grinder for the first time

1. Turn 7-10 FULL rounds at the grind setting towards (-) before pouring in any beans. (Ignore this if your grinder was already tuned by us before delivery)

2. Remove the hopper cover and pour the correct amount of coffee beans into the hopper.

( Attention: It is forbidden to use any material other than coffee beans on the grinder. The grinder contains moving parts which can be dangerous; You should never insert your finger and/or other objects into the grinder.)

3. Close the cover.

4.. Insert the plug into your power socket.

5. Press the main switch to switch on. The lights will be on.

6. Fine tune the coffee grinder according to your preference and your coffee character. Try to achieve 20 to 30ml from each spout of the filter holder in 25 seconds.

 

Warning: Like any coffee grinder, do not make huge grind adjustments unnecessarily to prevent beans from getting stuck.

 

Grind adjustment control

Bezzera BB005 Grinder Fineness
Bezzera BB005  grind adjustment control

Grind adjustment affects the flow rate which will have a big impact on the end result.
The coffee grinder is provided with a stepless adjustment gear for infinite possibilities

The factory default is set on medium grind coarseness.

Rotating towards the – direction == > For finer powder.
Rotating towards the + direction ==> For coarser powder.

 

 

Dose adjustment control

Bezzera BB005 Timer

When you press the ‘Grinder Activation Button’, the grinder will grind for a duration depending on what’s set on this ‘Dose adjustment control’.

There are a few markings on the control.

The dots represent the dosage. The more dots, the longer it will spin during activation and the more coffee powder you will get.

 

 

Calibrating the BB005 Grinder

 

What do you need?

We will suggest that you should get a digital scale that measures in grams, preferably accurate up to 0.1g if possible.
As well as a few measuring cups.

Keep a few things in mind:

  • It is not unexpected that every time you use a new bag of beans, you will need to tune a little.
  • Crema largely on the nature of the roast level of the coffee. Dark roast coffee being more oily, form a thicker crema.
  • Coffee with a mix of robusta beans normally form thicker crema and are much easier to extract.
  • It takes a lot of turns to produce any effect as this is a stepless grinder. Please refer to the “grind adjustment” information above to understand better.
  • If you are using a light roast, it’s not unexpected that the crema is thin or the body is weak.
  • Light roast should not be subjected to the same crema test as they belong to a new trend and the tests on crema were invented when dark roast was the mainstream.

 

The suggestions below, are our recommended settings based on making a double shot using the double sprout filter holder with a double basket.
Users can go with their own calibration as they prefer.

 

Step 1: Deciding how much coffee to use

 

This is totally up to your preference but we can give you some ideas.

 

Dark roast coffee: 14g to 15g. (Original Italian standard)

 

In many barista schools outside Italy:

Dark roast coffee pure arabica: 18g and above

Dark roast coffee with robusta mix: 16g and above

 

Medium roast: 18g and above

Light roast coffee: 18g and above

 

The less coffee you use, the higher the difficulty.

If you are new, we will suggest sticking to at least 18g of coffee.

 

 

Step 2: Flush your grinder before your first use of the day or each time you change the grind setting

VERY IMPORTANT,FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN VERY ERRATIC RESULTS!

This is an everyday task.

Flush the grinder means you need to grind away some beans and flush out coffee retained from the last session.

This is to get rid of stale coffee retained in the grinder, or coffee grinds with a different coarseness from the last setting.

 

 

 

Step 3: Getting the grind setting right

 

You will need a weighing scale, preferably one that can measure up to 0.1 gram.

This is the most important part, grind setting affects the resistance of the water flowing through.

If it’s flowing too fast, the resistance is too little as the grind size is too coarse and vice versa. It’s not rocket science.

 

Take note again, the following instructions are based on making a double shot using the double sprout filter holder with a double basket

 

You can choose one of the methods below.

 

Method 1 Measure the beans first

The advantage for this method is there’s less coffee being left in your grinder. This keeps the freshness of your beans under better control.
This is also very easy for anybody to follow without messing up, particularly good if you want to teach a novice. It will also be easier to swap between different coffee.

 

  1. Measure the weight of the coffee beans you intend to use.
  2. Throw all the beans inside the hopper
  3. Grind all the coffee beans out.
  4. Tamp and ready to extract

 

Method 2 Measure the coffee powder

This method can be a little bit more efficient.

 

  1. Fill up the hopper with some coffee.
  2. Tare the weight of your portafilter.
  3. Grind coffee powder into the portafilter until it hits your desired weight.
  4. Tamp and ready to extract

 

Note: To activate the grinding, you will need to hit the ‘Grinder Activation Button’ located under the nozzle, with your portafilter.

The grinder will grind for a duration depending on the setting from the ‘Dose adjustment control’.

 

Pro tip: You may want to knock the nozzle after you finish grinding. This drops most of whatever is retained in the nozzle.

 

 

Step 4: Check the grind setting

 

After you grind the right amount into your basket, tamp, it’s time to make a shot.

From the amount of coffee extracted in 20 seconds, you will see if the flow rate is acceptable.

You will need a measuring cup for this and our method goes by measuring the amount in ml.

 

Note: You need to count from the first drip that appears, not from the moment you activate your espresso machine’s pump

 

If you get 40 to 50ml total from both sprouts in 20 seconds. That’s the desired flow rate.

That means each sprout extracted at about 1ml per second.

 

If it’s dripping slow or it’s hardly coming out.

You will have to reduce the resistance by

i) making the grind size coarser.

And/or

ii) decrease the amount of coffee used.

 

If it’s gushing out watery espresso.

Your pressure gauge may also show that the pressure is too low as everything is escaping too quickly before pressure can build up.

You will have to increase the resistance by

i) make the grind size coarser

And/or

ii) increase the amount of coffee used.

 

Note: Every time you change the grind setting, you will need to flush the grinder as mentioned in step 2.

 

Pro tip 1: How to know if you should change the grind size or change the amount of coffee used?

If the end result amount is off more than 20ml, tune the grind setting. Else tune the dose used for a slight adjustment

 

Pro tip 2: How many rounds should I turn to adjust the grind size?

This is not the most accurate but we suggest turning one full round in the right direction for every 5ml you are deviated from.

Bezzera BB005 Grinder Fineness

Example 1: Extracted total 80 ml in 20 seconds

To do: Turn clockwise towards the – direction, 6 to 8 full rounds

 

Example 2: Extracted total 10 ml in 20 seconds

To do: Turn anti-clockwise towards the + direction, 6 to 8 full rounds

 

 

 

Step 5: Start using the grinder

Once your grind setting is right, you can carry on using it by repeating step 2 and 3 every day.

 

 

How to use the timer with the dose adjustment control

Bezzera BB005 Timer

 

If you want to depend on the timer to come out with the correct amount of coffee and do away with the measuring of coffee.

You will have to first get the grind setting right with step 3 and 4.

Then adjust this analogue control to come out with your required amount of coffee.

 

This requires a lot more calibration and it’s not feasible to do it if you are making only a few cups a day.

 

There are two other problems:

  1. As the amount of coffee gets lesser, the weight of coffee will push out less coffee even with the same setting.
  2. Whenever you adjust the grind setting, the mass of the particle size, the weight of the dose will be different. So you have to adjust both the grind setting and timer again every time the grind setting has been changed.

 

Frequently asked question

 

My espresso looks bad, what’s wrong?

The biggest influence on the extraction is

Coffee’s condition > Coffee type > Grind setting > Tamping.

 

If your coffee is stale, there’s nothing you can do.

If it’s a light roast, it’s normal that the crema is thinner.

 

If your grind setting is wrong, the water will have difficulty flowing.

 

As for tamping, you only need to make sure that the coffee is even and not slanted, else water will just escape from the thinner side.

Make sure the tamp is firm and there are no gaps in the coffee.

 

Normally tamping is the last thing we suspect to be the cause.

If you are still worried, you can refer to the following video for some tips on tamping:

 

Any tools or tricks that you think will help reduce channelling issues?

 

Most distribution tools or techniques only distribute the coffee powder on the surface. It doesn’t address the common issues.

One little trick works

That’s coffee nutation.

coffee nutation
Rotate the tamper with slight pressure before tamping.

The reason why this works is because the coffee is not being pushed enough to enter the edge of the basket, causing crevices for the water to escape, resulting in uneven extraction.

If the nutation is properly done, you will notice that your tamper drops deeper as it compacts the coffee more.

 

You may hurt your wrist if you put too much strength while doing coffee nutation. Excessive force is not necessary.

 

How to clean the grinder?

 

The best way to clean the grinder is to use Pulygrind.

You may also want to brush the nozzle with the provided grinder brush.

 

Once in a while, we suggest that you unscrew the nozzle with a 2.5mm hex key, and vacuum the outlet.

Please make sure that the nozzle gets aligned properly when you put it back.

 

Important things to take note.

 

  1. Never put your finger into the hopper.
  2. Never wash the burrs. If you do, dry them immediately.
  3. Do not make wide adjustments. It will jam the grinder. If you need to, adjust while you activate the coffee grinder to grind.
  4. Never use the coffee grinder for grinding other stuff. Keep the grinder away from coffee that had been fried with other material like margarine, sugar, maize, etc.

 

 

 

 

Type..Grinder On Demand
Usage..For small environment (Up to 2kg a day)
Burrs..Conic 48 MM
RPM..900
Hopper Capacity..250 Grammes
Grinding speed..4KG/HR
UV Protected Hopper..Yes (Blue Tint)
Dosage..Yes ( By Timer)
Place of Production..100% Italy, Milan by Bezzera
Place of Assembly..100% Italy, Milan by Bezzera (By Hand)
Dimension..130 x 260 x 400 MM
Net Weight..4 KG
Gross Weight..5.5 KG
Power Supply..230V
Nominal Power..100W
Warranty1 Year

Disclaimer:

Please note that the warranty does not cover the burrs.
The burrs are made with exceptionally strong material. There’s no way it be can damaged by grinding coffee beans in a year in a non-industrial environment, unless abused.

That includes but not limited to the following:
Usage of coffee grinder to grind other material. Usage of poorly processed beans with stones within, or usage of grinders in a non-domestic environment.

Link to product: Bezzera BB005

 


Additional information

Weight12 kg
Dimensions425 × 250 × 375 cm

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