The Turin DF64 is a low retention grinder. Meaning there is less coffee that is retained in the burrs after the grinding process is completed. With traditional grinders that don’t have a tilted base, don’t have bellows and have a traditional coffee bean hopper, there is usually quite a few grams of coffee that remain in the burr chamber after the grind cycle has completed. The amount that remains behind depends on the grinder and burr size, but it is usually around 5 grams or more in some cases. With traditional grinders this retained coffee either ends up in the next day’s shot, or users have to purge this amount and discard for optimal flavor. With single dosing and the use of bellows, the amount that is retained in Turin DF64 is usually a percentage of a gram, especially after the silicon declumper has gotten more flexible with some initial use.
The design of the Turin DF64 is very straightforward and has minimalistic features that prevent points of failure from unneeded parts and features. With fewer parts, especially electronic parts, there are fewer points of failure. If something does go wrong, the solution is usually not complicated.
Heavy Duty Metal Construction
Almost everything on the DF64 is made with heavy duty metal construction. The base, body, dosing cup holder, adjustment collar and burr carriers are all made with solid metal. The body is aluminum with a durable vinyl wrap to get the color variations.
Due to the vinyl wraps on the Turin DF64, there are numerous color possibilities. The popular colors that people usually get are black, white, silver and unwrapped aluminum, but we do also offer it in an array of other colors, which we change from time to time. If someone is handy they can even remove the vinyl wrap and replace it with their own vinyl wrap of choice, so a unit could literally have a kaleidoscope of colors!
Choose Your Burrs
We offer several burr options for the Turin DF64, including ItalMil stainless steel burrs, Italmil titanium burrs, SSP multipurpose burrs and SSP high uniformity burrs. The stainless steel burrs are a good standard burr that give good extraction results. The titanium burrs are identical to the stainless steel burrs, except the titanium coating helps the last sharper for about twice as long as the stainless steel burrs. The SSP burrs are outstanding burrs with outstanding results. They are considered by many to be the best burrs on the market. They are precision cut for the optimal ground coffee particles that yield optimal flavor. The coating on these burrs is very long lasting and can last sharp much longer than even the titanium coated burrs. We offer two types of SSP burrs – high uniformity and unimodal multipurpose. If you are someone that wants to make espresso based drinks as well as other types of coffee, then the multipurpose are probably the best choice. Both SSP options work well for espresso and which option is best for you will depend on the flavor you are looking for as well as the types of beans you use. SSP High Uniformity burrs are good for providing high mouthfeel, intense shots, balanced flavors with some floral / fruity flavors. They work well for all roast levels – light, medium and dark. SSP Unimodals have high clarity, sweet shots, well balanced with high extraction yields. They are best for higher brew ratios, such as 1:2, 1:3 or even more. They work best for medium and light roasts, but don’t work as well for dark roasts.
The Turin DF64 is a stepless adjustment grinder with an infinite number of settings between the highest and lowest settings on the grinder. This allows the user to fine tune the grind size to precisely the best grind size for each given coffee. The adjustment dial has labels for different types of coffees to make it easier to find the correct grind size, but those are for reference only and the grind size for every coffee bean can be fine tuned to both the individual bean attributes as well as the brew method.
When you compare the Turin DF64 to other grinders in it’s price range it is very difficult to find anything that has as good build quality, as low retention, as sturdily built and that provides as high quality grinds as the Turin DF64. Even when compared with much higher priced grinders that are 1000 or more, it competes very well in the grind quality category. It really does punch a few notches above it’s price point. In our opinion, it is the best valued grinder on the market in it’s price range – even as high as twice it’s price range.
The Turin DF64 provides consistent grinds for a range of coffees, including: espresso, pour over, v60, siphon, cold brew, French press, drip and more.
There are numerous 3D printed and other modifications out there that people have made for the DF64. We sell two of those, the dial indicator (makes it easier to see the grind size you are on) and the tilted cup holder (brings the cup closer to the grounds chute to prevent coffee grounds from falling out of the cup).
Features and Specifications
- Italian made ItalMill 64mm stainless steel flat burrs. These can be replaced with Mazzer Super Jolly standard or redspeed burrs if you choose to do so.
- Grinder comes with a 58mm food grade dosing cup. While a portafilter can be used in the portafilter rest, it is best to use the dosing cup, especially if your portafilter isn’t 58mm.
- Dose into a dosing cup or directly into a portafilter. If you dose into a portafilter it can be messy and it is recommended that you use a dosing funnel.
- Stepless adjustment with an infinite number of settings between the highest and lowest amount
- Collar adjustment
- Includes a metal dial indicator
- 250 watt motor
- 110 volt grinder with correct hertz for USA wiring
- Weight 15lbs
- Very compact size that allows this grinder to fit under any kitchen cabinet. Overall footprint is very small compared to other 64mm grinders.
- 10” L, 5.2” W, 12” H
- Auto stop after 45 seconds
- Blow hopper capacity: 50 grams
- Comes with a blowing hopper and dosing cup
- One year warranty
Was looking at Eureka, niche, and DF64. Decided to go with DF64. The product was shipped and arrived timely. Have been using it primarily to make espresso for about 2-3 weeks. Took it apart when I first got it and removed one of the plastic declumper. Very consistent grind and low retention. Very simple to take it apart to clean or replace any parts. Do have to use water spray to reduce the static. Very happy with the grinder. So easy to dial in.
Came with dial indicator I had ordered an extra one because I didn’t know this. Minor detail. Love the grinder.
I love my new D-64 grinder. It’s clean, easy to use and very precise.
I have been able to get a great cup of expresso from the very start with the first grind I set.. I’m seeing great deep crema in my shots and almost perfect time and extraction with every shot I’ve made in the almost one week I’ve owned the grinder.
I find it easy to measure out what I want in the plastic cup that I ordered and with the slanted spacer that places the cup directly under the opening on the D64. I use a small brush to sweep up the grinds that don’t make it into the cup but interestingly even with this couple of brush strokes to clean everything up, I’m getting the same weight of coffee out that I put into the cup. I’ll have to figure that out, but the result is what counts-consistent tasting shots of coffee out of my expresso coffee maker.
It’s not as noisy as I thought it would be. And I’ve ordered a small hand held vacuum cleaner to help clean up after I use the grinder. I’ll let you know how that works, but the small brushes I have work well anyway.
It’s well made, very solid and easy to use. I can’t be any happier than I am now about this purchase.
I guessed at the first grind by putting the grind exactly midway in the fine(expresso) grinding session. That extraction was perfect at 30 seconds to give me exactly what I was looking for. Since that original setup on
My D-64, I’ve adjusted the grind by one knot h finer and everything is just wonderful.
Very happy with this purchase. I upgraded from a very old baratza grinder that i bought 15 years ago and my coffees are tasting nice and bright now.
Been dialing espresso of all roasts and kinds with it and it is fantastic! I love being able to switch grind sizes and coffee types without purging. Generally retention is around 0.1g or less.