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gartia24
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Posted Sun Mar 31, 2013, 3:11pm
Subject: New here - Is this a good newbie setup?
 

I have loved coffee for a long time and I think its time to take the plunge into a better cup of coffee. I am a thinking about purchasing the following setup. Do you guys/girls think this is a good starting place? Any suggestions or criticisms?

Grinder:
Baratza Preciso Coffee Grinder 685

Kettle:
Bonavita 1-Liter Variable Temperature Digital Electric Gooseneck Kettle

Scale:
Escali P115C Primo Digital Multifunctional Food Scale

Storage:
Friis 16-Ounce Coffee Vault

Press:
Aerobie AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker

Thanks in advance. Happy Easter if you celebrate it!
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Burner0000
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Joined: 28 Jul 2011
Posts: 1,075
Location: Cambridge, Ontario Canada
Expertise: Professional

Espresso: Rancilio Silvia, VFA Expres...
Grinder: Macap MX/VFA N1464/Kyocera...
Drip: Manual Drip, French Press
Roaster: Behmor 1600 / Sonofresco
Posted Tue Apr 2, 2013, 6:07am
Subject: Re: New here - Is this a good newbie setup?
 

$685 for that grinder is a rip off!  They go for $300 new.  The rest is good. :)  The goose neck kettle will allow you to try out manual drip technique down the road.  

If your also considering espresso I would think about an espresso machine as well as manual drip cone.  The grinder you chose will do it all.

Gaggia is a great start for your machine.
PS:  Mason jars make great bean storage.
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CMIN
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Joined: 14 Jun 2012
Posts: 1,362
Location: South FL
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: Crossland CC1
Grinder: Baratza Preciso
Posted Tue Apr 2, 2013, 6:21am
Subject: Re: New here - Is this a good newbie setup?
 

685 is the model number not price ;)

Good setup. But if your not doing espresso you don't need the Preciso (unless down the road you may). You could step down to the regular Virtuoso or Encore which is way cheaper and more than enough for your needs.

Personally I prefer mason jars for storage, particularly Ball Canning ones (two piece sealed lid). If you end up buying larger amounts of coffee they work awesome to freeze beans.
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emradguy
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Location: Houston
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Duetto II; Twist v2
Grinder: M Major, Macap M4 x2, VDD...
Drip: Espro presses; Aeropress
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Posted Tue Apr 2, 2013, 7:54am
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You should ask one of the moderators to delete one of your posts.  Maybe they can even transfer the replies you got in one to the other?

 
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Always remember the most important thing is what ends up in your cup!
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