Orbit Grinder FAQ

In October 2021, we announced the upcoming release of our first professional coffee grinder, the Orbit. The grinder is an Acaia product that has much of its design and functionality attributed to our friends at Weber Workshops. It is currently in its final prototype stage. Watch the video below to see it in action.

 

 

The grinder now includes many different functions including:

  • 64 mm flat burrs
  • Stepless adjustment
  • Single dosing that contributes to lower grind retention
  • Multifunction button – RPM (revolution per minute) presets
  • Reverse burr
  • Compatible with other 64 mm burrs, e.g. SSP
  • LED spotting light
  • App connectivity

 

You can find more information on the grinder functions on our blog here.

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Orbit Frequently Asked Questions

Below, we have created an FAQ section to answer some of your questions. As the grinder is still in its final stages of development, some features, functions, and release information are subject to change. We appreciate your patience and look forward to bringing our next landmark product to our audience.

 

  • When is the expected release of the Orbit?

Our expected release is Summer 2022.

 

  • What is the price?

$1,350 USD for the Orbit Eclipse Edition, exclusively through the Acaia US shop. We do not anticipate the price changing. However, if it does, it would be due to a change in production costs (for example, user feedback required us to retool parts).

 

  • Can we preorder the grinder?

No.

 

  • What burrs does the Orbit have? Can other burrs fit the grinder?

The burrs are 64 mm flat steel burrs - Mazzer 33M burrs. These burrs were designed for espresso but they can be used for filter. The grinder is also compatible with other 64 mm SSP sets.

 

  • Can we adjust the RPM?

Yes, the RPM (Revolutions Per Minute) can be adjusted through the upcoming Acaia Orbit smartphone application. The grinder will have three presets accessible through the multifunction button on the bottom. Through the app, you can adjust and set one RPM to start, set the start RPM hold time, set the second RPM to end, and set the second RPM hold time.

 

  • Why is there an option of grinding by weight when the Orbit is marketed as a single-dosing grinder?

For Grind By Weight, we are developing a larger optional hopper that will hold a greater amount of coffee beans. We do not have final details or dimensions at this time.

 

  • What is the Eclipse Edition?

The Eclipse Edition will be the first two production runs of the Orbit grinder, available in the US. This is a small-batch production run in a new product category for us. We want to ensure that production and quality meet our high expectations before we produce larger batches.

 

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  • What colors is the Orbit available in?

The Orbit will be available in the grey colorway seen in the video. We have had requests for other colors and we have passed them on to our team. 

 

  • How do I keep up to date with all Orbit information?

To keep up to date, including information on the Orbit or other Acaia product announcements, we highly recommend joining our official newsletter mailing list here

 

  • Is the grinder USB-C chargeable?

No, this grinder is not chargeable but will have a removable cord. The Orbit must be plugged into a power source to function. 

 

  • When can I order the grinder?

A small production batch of the grinder will become available to order in Summer 2022, exclusive to the US.

 

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  • Why is this release US only? Can I order one and ship it outside the US?

Due to our service center being located in Portland, Oregon, the Eclipse Edition is being released in the United States first. We will not be shipping outside the US for this reason. This is a small-batch production run in a new product category for us. We want to ensure that production and quality meet our high expectations before we produce larger batches.

 

  • When can we expect to be able to order the grinder in Europe/outside the US?

Unfortunately, we currently do not have a solid timeline of when to expect the Orbit’s availability outside the US. International distribution will depend on how our first few productions perform. We are aware that many of our international customers are very interested in this new product and we are doing our best to scale production and after-sales support. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

 

  • How does the Lunar 2021 attach to the grinder?

The Lunar 2021 will attach magnetically to the Orbit stand with the addition of a couple of magnetic strips. These will be shipped with the grinder. 

 

  • Will the original Lunar’s Bluetooth connect to the Orbit in the same way as the Lunar 2021?

The Lunar 2021 will be compatible with the Orbit at launch time due to a firmware update released in unison. The Lunar Original will have a firmware update after launch with the same features except for displaying the flow-rate indicator (the Lunar Original does not have this hardware part).

Additionally, the Orbit smartphone app is not required to use the grind-by-weight feature. RPM and weight can be adjusted from the Lunar.

 

  • What are the dimensions of the Orbit?
Dimension Inches Centimeters 
Height 15.5 39.4
Width 4.3 10.9
Depth 10.5 26.7
Height to Funnel 11.75 29.8
Under-Spout Clearance 4 10.2

 

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