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Posted Fri May 9, 2014, 4:27pm
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It's the grinder that makes toe espresso; the machine is merely a hot water delivery device . . .

 
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Posted Sat May 17, 2014, 11:35am
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I sometimes try different companies but always return to Red Bird, I usually get two pounds that last the month would like to get the 5# but I think the last pound may get stale. So I'll stick with my usual 2-3# orders. On a different note I've got a Cimbali Junior which I've had for a 4 1/2 yrs and grind 2 - 3 pounds per month and was wondering if it is time to replace the burrs, thanks for any advice

 
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Posted Tue May 27, 2014, 3:05pm
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I hear you and agree.  I recently upgraded to a Mazzer Mini E and my Redbird shots taste far more complex and the crema is much better. A great grinder does way more for the cup than an upgraded machine!
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Posted Fri Jun 6, 2014, 11:13am
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I have not tried Redbird in years... The owner was very nice and I believe sent candy in the box :) However I thought the espresso was OK but not my favorite. I love toscano from counter culture coffee. I'll have to give Redbird another try soon :) I did find a new espresso from turtle creek coffee that I enjoy ... taste similar to CCC. I love trying new espressos :)
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Posted Mon Jun 16, 2014, 5:30pm
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Red Bird is my favorite but I sometimes try others and I just tried some from Fair Mountain and it is fairly good

 
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Posted Mon Jun 23, 2014, 8:44am
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OJM Said:

I hear you and agree.  I recently upgraded to a Mazzer Mini E and my Redbird shots taste far more complex and the crema is much better. A great grinder does way more for the cup than an upgraded machine!

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Yes, I am CERTAIN that coffee "in the cup" is MUCH better with e Mazzer Mini E over your Isomac Granmacinino. But the Cimbali Jr. has 64mm dia. burrs (as does your Mazzer) & a 300W motor (vs. 250W on the Mazzer).

In other words, I think the Cimbali Jr. the equal (if not the BETTER) of the Mazzer Mini E. The Jr. also has a great low profile which allow it to fit more places in a kitchen.

I do, however, like the doser-less aspect of the Mazzer.

 
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Posted Fri Aug 1, 2014, 1:08pm
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Good deal. It's also rainforest alliance certified, which is a great thing to support as conventional coffee growing technique is extremely harmful to the environment.

However, for me, the flavor was good, but not awe-inspiring.
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