Build quality (even with more plastic to keep the cost down)
Forgiving with espresso
Catch cup is great for pouring grounds
The Fellow Opus is an entry-level grinder with a full range of grind options, from espresso-fine to cold brew-coarse. In this way, it is one of the most innovative grinders that we have seen in years from a company that has become synonymous for high quality, high style coffee gear.
What makes us most excited about the Fellow Opus is the value. With a consistent grind no matter the setting, you will get good flavor clarity and excellent body out of your shots and brews without having to break the bank. Our testing with pour over shows that the Opus provides consistently balanced brews with good distinction of flavors. When we pulled shots of espresso, we found that the shots were actually very forgiving - we got better than decent shots even when they went a little faster or slower than we intended.
All of this means that you will probably make coffee you really love with the Fellow Opus. Our only nit-pick is that it can be a little messy, but this is easy to mitigate with some well know tricks (like the Ross Droplet Technique). It's quiet for its size, grinds fairly quickly, and has a motor that is meant to last for years and years.