calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 7,312 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: ECM Veneziano A1 Grinder: Many different commercial Vac Pot: 40s era Silex Drip: Milita, Bunn&Curtis... Roaster: Cast iron pan, gas burner
Posted Thu Apr 14, 2011, 11:17am Subject: Re: Best Grinder for Drip Coffee?
It sort of depends on your price range. I have a Solis 166 that does a great job but not as good as my NS MCD65. The Solis is much smaller and only cost 1/6 or less than the NS. My SJs are only for espresso as I find dialing them in for espresso after grinding for other brewing methods is tiresome. There is no reason the Mazzer should not do well but then there are those who say that, on average, espresso grinders do not perform as well for drip or press as they do for espresso. It comes down to burr design and the size of the coffee ground that you are looking for.
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Posted Fri Apr 15, 2011, 5:06am Subject: Re: Best Grinder for Drip Coffee?
Yeah, yeah - I'm getting that impression. Still, I think you can get CRAZY good results with a far more reasonable grinder, and that for auto-drip coffee, a $600+ grinder is the definition of diminishing returns. Spend a hundo and get to brewing.
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