This is something I personally (Joel) have been waiting in anticipation of for some time. My expectation that Fellow were going to manage to truely create a worthy electric home grinder was high enough that I even backed them on Kickstarter in the hope of getting a machine ASAP to play with. Of course as with all things in the past while they have faced challenges due to Covid19, but it's looking to be nearing the end now. I can't wait to get my hands on it and to get testing.
Ode is a powerful and precise home grinder with café capabilities. When grinders try to tackle both brewed coffee and espresso, they become a master of none. In stark contrast, Ode was designed to dominate brewed coffee— pour-over, French press, cold brew, and more.
By reimagining the design of a grinder, we were able to pack in some pretty impressive features to elevate your morning routine. With 64mm professional-grade flat burrs, 31 grind settings, and a unique single dose load bin for maximum bean freshness, Ode brings the café experience into your kitchen at a fraction of the cost.
Smart Speed PID Motor
Using sensors to create RPM stability, Ode’s direct-drive motor with PID feedback control exposes every bean to the same forces and speed to improve grind quality and produce even particle distribution. A PID controller (proportional integral derivative) is only common in specialized café grinders costing upwards of $2,700 but has never been engineered in a home grinder. Without PID feedback control, competitor grinders rev up and slow down due to inconsistent motor speeds. You know when your grinder makes a totally different high-pitched sound as it finishes grinding? That’s because it’s spinning faster and faster pulverizing the last few beans into dust. This leads to non-uniform grinds that affect your final brew— like when you chop vegetables inconsistently and they cook unevenly.
Easy Grind Adjustment
Built to dominate brewed coffee, Ode’s sleek cast metal dial takes you from Prismo to cold brew with 11 settings and 31 steps in between. You know exactly what you’re getting, and you get exactly what you want.
Why did we leave espresso out of the equation? We believe home grinders miss the mark when trying to accommodate a wide range of grinds. Espresso deserves calibrated burrs and a wide range of grind settings to really dial in your shot. You just can’t do that with a home grinder also calibrated for brewed coffee.
Single Dose Loading
We chopped off the space-hogging hopper to limit your beans’ exposure to staleness-inducing oxygen. At Fellow, we’re fanatics about keeping beans fresh.
Reduced Grind Noise
No more waking up your roommate...or Farmer Clyde. When we removed the sound-amplifying gramophone-shaped hopper, used high-quality build materials, and ditched the noisy gearbox for a direct-drive motor, grind noise was overall reduced from the average home grinder. Plus, this baby grinds so fast, your roommates won’t even have a chance to stir before it’s done.
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