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Grinding Coffee Beans

I have a Melita burr type grinder that works well expect for the static charge on the plastic cup. The grinds are attacted to the plastic by staric charge and getting the coffee into the filter makes a mess. Any ideas on how I can eliminiate or reduce the static charge buildup?

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You go my interest (I gind my own as well but not with a **** ginder), read THIS set of forum posts and maybe try some of the ideas there. Most sites I read said that it goes away with time and usage, but could take as long as a year! WOW.

Enjoy,

Geno

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