Through their ability to catch every particle issuing from a grinding chamber without supervision, dosing chambers on espresso grinders have always offered potential waste-saving and multitasking benefits.
Yet dosing chambers often contribute to retention; they tend to pitch grinds to one side and miss the basket while dispensing; they can lead to even more waste if filled up with a grind that should have been adjusted; and the endless thwacking of the dosing chamber handle inevitably takes a toll on a barista’s wrist.
Currently emerging from Australia, the Slingshot grinder takes a novel approach to the doser concept. A smaller chamber neatly dispenses precise, user-settable doses without thwacking. With a variety of other features, the Slingshot aims to preserve the traditional benefits of a doser-type grinder, while adding several capabilities not found elsewhere.