What is Lagom P64?
Lagom is a Swedish word that means ‘just the right amount’, ‘perfect-simple’, or simply ‘just right’, all of which we think aptly describes our approach with the P64.
This is a single-dosing grinder that we started developing years ago in our quest to test the age-old debate of conical versus flat burrs. We found that most flat grinders on the market are either not designed for single-dosing or not with the precision engineering as demanded by lighter-roasted coffees. Hence after years of prototyping and testing, we have created our very own and are finally ready to bring it to the market.
We are well aware there is a trend towards bigger burrs and as a result, the ever-increasing cost of high-end grinders. However, we believe that with the right design, smaller burrs can be refined to punch above its weight and delivers quality grind not dissimilar to bigger burrs, but at a fraction of the cost. Lagom P64 is a reflection of our belief and a result of refinement over the years.
Like all our grinders, Lagom P64 is made from industrial grade over-spec components that could easily last for decades of service. With small burrs comes a lower ownership cost and a more compact footprint. The cost from the extraneous materials required for making larger burrs grinders can instead be allocated into precision manufacturing and for using higher quality components.
In the future, we also plan to offer additional burrs options with different designs at affordable pricing, all this is made possible due to the smaller burrs size used in Lagom P64 - larger burrs will be significantly more costly and therefore is not feasible for this purpose.
Yet, this is a fine line to walk - using too small of burrs may yield unacceptably slow-grinding, and sub-optimal grinds. This particular burr size (64-65mm) has been used by a few high end grinder manufacturers in their grinders for use in the past World Barista Championships (WBC) and cafes. Hence, we think that 64mm is the just right, lagom, sweet spot for us.
Aligned by design
We strongly believe that consumers should not be expected to perform any grinder alignment procedure, especially on a brand-new grinder out of the box. Hence, with the precision of CNC manufacturing technology and our unibody design, the alignment of each Lagom P64 is engineered into the design. There is no need to align the grinder and the alignment will be maintained even after years of service.
Precision burrs meets precision build
With this belief, we chose the best 64mm burrs we could find, and build the precision-made structural housing required to support the functionality of the burrs. This will allow the potential of each burrs to be drawn out and to shine without being handicapped by their alignment.
At launch, Lagom P64 will be offered with options of traditional espresso burrs (suitable for traditional espresso purists gravitating towards darker roasts) and/or unique brew-oriented precision burrs (suitable for medium or light roasts lovers), manufactured for us by one of the most renowned flat burrs manufacturers in the specialty coffee industry. Both burrs sets are capable of all brewing methods, including espresso, but they shine with different brew characteristics depending on the type of coffee that the user prefers.
Each burr set and critical components of Lagom P64 are CNC-machined to ensure the grinder as a whole will meet our expected quality standards. The cutter design and geometry of the brew-oriented burrs is especially inspired by bulk brew grinders which are known to produce unimodal grinds.
This means that Lagom P64 will not only grind for light-roasted espresso targeted for higher extraction yields compared to conventional burrs, but also provide grind quality that is suitable for brewing.