Grinding & redistribution funnel
Our original Blind Tumbler was designed to facilitate the re-distribution of grounds before tamping. By grinding directly into the Blind Tumbler and then giving the grounds a quick stir a more homogeneous puck could be achieved. The Tumbler is a great tool for the home user, but we began to see a large number of orders coming from the professional Barista community for use in commercial service and competition.
We took a step back and saw an opportunity to develop a variation on the Tumbler to cater to the professional crowd. This is the new Blind Shaker.
Our patent pending Blind Shaker weighs in at 215g, almost 20% lighter than its predecessor. In addition, the Shaker has lost the double ring on the bottom of the unit for registration with the portafilter basket, and now utilizes a single 58.5mm OD flange. Since the Shaker’s designed for a single basket size, we’re able to increase the size of the opening in the bottom, enabling the grounds to exit the Shaker faster and providing a more uniform mound in the basket. Perhaps the best feature of the new Blind Shaker is that it’s designed for use with a cap. The cap allow for the units to be stack-able, provides a cover for protecting the product after grinding, and lets the barista shake the grounds instead of stirring, reducing workflow routines by several seconds.
The Blind Shaker is CNC machined from aircraft grade aluminum, then anodized for a protective finish. We recommend wiping with a damp cloth for cleaning. This product is not dishwasher safe; discoloration will occur. In commercial settings, most baristas use multiple Shakers on the bar for faster service.
It’s a cleaner, faster, single tool process and that improves the quality of your extraction–shaken not stirred.