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Zassenhaus knee coffee mill grinds too coarsely

My Zassenhaus knee coffee mill does not seem to grind finely enough for espresso or fine drip even on the finest setting. Any tips?

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Where is the coarse grind setting on mr coffee model ids77.

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I have a Zass and sometimes have a problem with it self adjusting, but when I do need to adjust it, I find that I have give it a good tap on the top to make sure it adjusts. So, just turn the knob counter clockwise as far as it will go, then give it a good knock on the top and bottom and try again. My mill offers the full grinding range, from a fine powder to large chunks.

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