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rwgamer
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Grinder: Bodum Bistro Burr
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Roaster: Toastmaster 6203 (popper)
Posted Thu Jan 20, 2011, 11:51am
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I'm not going to take apart my new grinder and start tweaking it, sorry.  I can grind some beans at the finest setting and take pictures.  Grind is difficult to capture in pictures though.  I think it depends how picky you are.  It's probably not going to be as good as a Mazzer Mini or anything.  I'm not interested in espresso, so it's not relevant to me personally.
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nikil511
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Posted Fri Jan 21, 2011, 12:48am
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I was not suggesting that you should tweak your grinder for me :-)
I was only asking if the "Antigua instructions" made any sense for "Bistro"...but I guess its not easy to tell before taking apart, so never mind.
Thanks for offering photos btw, but I've made up my mind, I will go for it, so I will update with espresso-results, as soon as I get it.
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rwgamer
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Grinder: Bodum Bistro Burr
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Posted Fri Jan 21, 2011, 5:22pm
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Very good.  Although I don't care about espresso, there are lots of people on this board who do and will be interested in your results.
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NonGeek
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Grinder: Baratza Virtuoso
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Posted Sat Jan 22, 2011, 12:34pm
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Seen it at The Bay for C$89.99 which is reasonable (same price as Amazon.ca).  Upon quick inspection appears to have identical burrs to the slightly more expensive and fiddly Breville BarAroma (C$130).

Narrowed my choices down to this Bodum and the Breville.  Might spring for the Kitchen Aid Pro if I can find one in Canada!
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1canuck2
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Espresso: Rancilio Silvia
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Posted Sat Jan 22, 2011, 3:13pm
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The burrs and plastic look exactly like the insides of my old Starbucks Barista burr grinder (rebranded Baratza).
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lars_madsen
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Grinder: Bodum Bistro Burr Grinder
Posted Sun Jan 23, 2011, 8:40am
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Hi,

Thanks for the mini-review. I'm new here and actually came to know some more about the Bodum Bistro. I got one myself a couple of weeks ago, coming from a very old and sloppy hand-grinder. I use it primarily for french press (and my Evar Solo coffee brewer) and occasionally for a stove-top.

I don't really know what to expect regarding grind consitency since this is my first electric grinder. It is clearly better than the hand-grinder, but I thought it would be more uniform than it actually is. I'm using the next most coarse setting and the grind looks pictured below (sorry for the quality). Is this what a consistent grind looks like taking the price range into consideration?  

(I'm using medium roast arabica beans)

lars_madsen: IMAG0340-1.jpg
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Posted Sun Jan 23, 2011, 2:10pm
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CoffeeGeek created a nice article about Baratza grinders, but the information is useful for other purposes, grind size and consistency pictures being one of them. I hope the comparison helps.

Click Here (baratza.com)

EricBNC: Baratza french press grind2.JPG
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I chew coffee beans with my teeth while gargling with 195 F water to enjoy coffee. What is this "coffee brewing" device you speak of?
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lars_madsen
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Grinder: Bodum Bistro Burr Grinder
Posted Mon Jan 24, 2011, 4:22am
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Thanks Eric. That was a helpful article. I think my grinder is OK though of course not top of the line. More or less comparable to the Maestro it seems.

It's funny, generally grind size pictures (not only these) all seem to suggest a much finer grind for French Press than I'm used to (I'm not even using the coarsest setting). I might experiment a little..
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NonGeek
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Posted Sun Jan 30, 2011, 2:34pm
Subject: Re: Bodum Bistro burr grinder
 

I am having trouble finding a black one here.

Does anyone know who sells them in Canada?  According to the Bodum site the only dealer local to me is The Bay, but there must be other dealers (online or otherwise).

Amazon.ca is sold out and The Bay doesn't have black, only bright offensive colors!
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Posted Sun Jan 30, 2011, 2:51pm
Subject: Re: Bodum Bistro burr grinder
 

Hi Stefan,

Welcome to the Coffeegeek forums! {;-)

Have you looked into a Baratza Maestro refurb?, $83.00 Canadian on sale for $70.00.

 
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