I thought the Krups I'm selling above wasn't a bad grinder, people on here often talked about it being a good value for money entry level burr grinder for non-espresso coffee drinks. Not knowing any better I've been using that for a number of years, assuming the inconsistency in my coffee drink was because I was using a French Press, even though I've been using the "Hoffmann method" for some time.
Over lockdown and during my long stretch of unemployment I started watching a lot more of his videos and other coffee videos on youtube and I realised that actually what I was getting out of that grinder was not as consistent as I thought and was nowhere near as fine as he was suggesting to grind for FP and Aeropress.
It wasn't really a problem that I absolutely needed solving but I was intrigued, how much better would my coffee taste if I did everything else the same, but just ground finer and more consistently?
£120 the grinder cost, it's hard to put a value on the level of enjoyment increase, but I'd say I'm now enjoying my cup of coffee as much as if I'd bought a good single origin pour over in a good coffee shop. At £4-5 a pop in London, after 30 coffees I think I'll have got my money's worth (if you factor in I was paying for everything else anyway).
Another way of looking at it is if this lasts 5 years, then it will cost 6.5p/day. I am definitely getting 6.5p worth of extra enjoyment out of the coffee I drink every day.
Enough of my musings.