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BoldJava
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Posted Sat Apr 16, 2011, 7:46pm
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hankua Said:

I still think the Starbucks Barista refurb at $80 is great grinder to have on the counter, and looks nice as well. It's said to be a cross between a Virtuoso and Maestro, with the larger motor, weighted base and pulse button. It also has on and off switch instead of the timer...

Posted April 16, 2011 link

One I bought for my daughter has a timer; works extremely well.  Good daily grinder though its grind for press pot is less impressive - uneven.   Timer on side .

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Posted Sat Apr 16, 2011, 8:01pm
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For me, cost is not a factor if it produces a discernible difference in taste.  That's the point of moving up to the next level, isn't it?  What works best looks best to me.
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Posted Sat Apr 16, 2011, 8:34pm
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hankua Said:

...and looks nice as well

Posted April 16, 2011 link

A word of caution about this - I spoke at length to a very helpful lady at Baratza regarding which grinder to purchase (settled on the Virtuoso). She cautioned me that the Barista is a painted case, and not a colored plastic like the Maestro (actually, it's a Maestro case painted silver at Starbucks' request). As a result, the finish doesn't have the same longevity/durability, and may scratch or flake revealing the black material beneath the pain.

She felt it was important enough to mention...

 
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Posted Sat Apr 16, 2011, 10:35pm
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Well I mentioned the Barista because of price/ performance. Web Restaurant Store has the bunn lpg new for 467 plus shipping. It should last a lifetime in a home setting and just about everyone who has it can taste the difference in the cup. The next level after Bunn is Ditting and Mahlkonig. Another option to consider is the new OE Pharos Titan hand grinder with 68mm conical burrs.
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Posted Sun Apr 17, 2011, 1:17am
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Get yourself one of these hand mills - IMHO, if you pay over $30 with shipping you paid too much.

Here is an unmarked mill stamped 155 on the bottom along with "Made in Western Germany". I like it for drip/pour over and French press. It was like new till I used it so it comes with clean and sharp burrs. The handle is very long and the burr set is large - once it gets moving the momentum keeps it moving with little effort, acting like a heavy flywheel. With sixty almost effortless turns, 16 grams of beans are reduced to evenly ground coffee. The lower adjustment from inside is similar to most of the other open mills with a plate acting as a pivot point making contact with the bottom of the large inner burr. This one spins freely with no burr rub at what might be a perfect Aeropress grind and opens up easily for larger particle sizes - the larger the size, the faster it grinds. Nice.

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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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Posted Sun Apr 17, 2011, 6:28am
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jkoll42 Said:

I am also into appearance - my next project is to make a carbon fiber knock box holder and work on making a carbon portafilter handle.  The LPG is indeed ugly, but it is growing on me.  Almost so ugly that it looks cool.  But... now you have my brain thinking about doing a carbon wrap so thanks a lot.  That's really what I need is to spend more $!

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You have access to the molds and resins to wrap your own carbon fiber? That is very cool! Matching carbon bikes and espresso gear would be very cool :)
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Posted Sun Oct 20, 2013, 12:22am
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I'm reviving this thread because I would like to find out what are the best drip coffee grinders.

I have a K10 Pro Barista grinder for espresso and a Bezzera BB003 which I'm probably going to sell soon
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Posted Sun Oct 20, 2013, 12:04pm
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Baratza Virtuoso /end thread
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Posted Sun Oct 20, 2013, 1:14pm
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lol nice
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Grinder: Hario MSS-1B Mini, Baratza...
Drip: Behmor Brazen
Posted Tue Oct 22, 2013, 5:36pm
Subject: Re: Best Grinder for Drip Coffee?
 

I bought a Baratza Virtuoso 586 a couple of months ago and have been extremely pleased with it. The grind is very consistent and perfectly suited to both my Brazen drip brew and french press. Previously I was using a Hario Slim Mini Mill, which was a huge step up from a blade grinder, but both pale in comparison to the Virtuoso. The consistency and repeatability allowed me to finally hone in on other variables like origin/roast of the beans and temperature.

Anyhow, just my two cents... :)
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