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Beautiful new coffee grinder woes...

Anne H | | Feb 18, 2007 09:13 AM

My husband bought me a lovely burr coffee grinder for Christmas, just what I had been wanting. But alas! It makes a horrible mess and spews coffee grounds all over the counter! (Well, okay, that's an exaggeration, but it is quite annoying!) It seems to be getting worse. The plastic cup that the grounds go into seems to be developing a static charge that causes the grounds not to just go neatly into the bottom of the cup, but to cling to every surface, and then jump off when I pull the cup out.

I'm not really a neat person, so wiping up the grounds every time I make a cup of coffee is not really the solution I am looking for. I'm much more into system change and prevention... Any advice?? What can I do about this static problem??? Other ideas? (I'm thinking of putting the whole thing on a tray, but the little cup slides out, and the lip of the first tray I tried blocks it...)

It's a Starbucks grinder, bean reservoir on top, grinder cup at the bottom, don't know if the brand makes any difference.

Thanks for any ideas.

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