Years ago, like eight or nine years ago, mom got us a burr coffee grinder for Christmas, and I used it day after day after day until yesterday when the motor suddenly issued a pitiful groan as it worked on it daily allotment, 60 grams of Pike Place Roast, and then definitively died. I turned it over, unplugged it, disassembled it, reassembled it, and could not revive it.
The coffee it had already managed to grind produced a bitter cup.
I replaced it by end of day with an economical blade grinder, which I have just auditioned.
Do we ever know how good we have it?