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Razgo
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Posted Mon Jul 14, 2003, 6:45pm
Subject: after much consideration...Rancilio Silvia is the winer
 

this is what i have settled on after much deliberation. i should have it today but my beans won't arrive until tomorrow.

I bought it from mocapan tingalpa-brisbane-Aus AU$759.00
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rbh1515
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Posted Mon Jul 14, 2003, 7:13pm
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Don't forget an excellent grinder.  Rob
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Razgo
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Posted Mon Jul 14, 2003, 8:39pm
Subject: Re: after much consideration...Rancilio Silvia is the winer
 

I don't know if it's a good one i have or not. but it's a Mouline blade cutter and seems to cut fairly fine.

I have just tested out the machine as they gave me some sample coffee. with my other machines i always used the 2 cup filter for a stronger coffe and did so again on this nachine with their dark roast bean.

it nearly took my head off! i have to go and lie down now....
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Posted Tue Jul 15, 2003, 5:41pm
Subject: Re: after much consideration...Rancilio Silvia is the winer
 

Razgo Said:

I don't know if it's a good one i have or not. but it's a Mouline blade cutter and seems to cut fairly fine.

Posted July 15, 2003 link

Repeat after me:
blade cutters are for herbs.
burr grinders are for espresso.

It's not about fineness, it's about consistency.

A blade cutter can't produce a grind of an even size. You'll get everyting from large chunks down to fine dust.

And you won't get good espresso.

In the words of the CoffeeGeek The Grinder is not an Optional Thing.

You should be able to pick up a DeLonghi grinder (rebadged Solis 166) for around $150. Or talk to the people you bought the Silvia from and see what they'll do for you.

Paul Haddon
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Razgo
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Posted Tue Jul 15, 2003, 6:25pm
Subject: Re: after much consideration...Rancilio Silvia is the winer
 

hmmmm.... interesting.

well technically it is consistant because i consistantly get fine with a dash of course grounds :)

but i see your point. the comapny does sell grinders also, so i might make inquiries.
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Razgo
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Posted Tue Jul 15, 2003, 6:49pm
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is there any info on the Rancilio doseless grinder around? the company i bought the machine off said it was due out here in australia soon. their Rancilio grider is AU$363.00.
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Posted Tue Jul 15, 2003, 7:00pm
Subject: Re: after much consideration...Rancilio Silvia is the winer
 

Razgo Said:

is there any info on the Rancilio doseless grinder around? the company i bought the machine off said it was due out here in australia soon. their Rancilio grider is AU$363.00.

Posted July 16, 2003 link


CoffeeGeek Reviews

Plus there are literally hundreds of threads on alt.coffee with the term Rocky Doserless.

Cheers

Paul Haddon
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Razgo
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Posted Tue Jul 15, 2003, 9:07pm
Subject: Re: after much consideration...Rancilio Silvia is the winer
 

ok i looked around and found more threads on the doserless. i don't think that's what i want after doing all the reading i think the doser rocky will do me.

i'm waiting for the lady to ring me back so i can purchase one. i'm not sure if it's the stainless steel one or the plastic one.
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Razgo
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Espresso: Rancilio Silvia
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Posted Tue Jul 15, 2003, 9:46pm
Subject: Re: after much consideration...Rancilio Silvia is the winer
 

ok i got the price for the stainless steel grinder and it's AU$407.00

too rich for my boat at the moment so i might save up for that one.
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Posted Thu Jul 17, 2003, 8:39am
Subject: Re: after much consideration...Rancilio Silvia is the winer
 

I thought the ultimate chopper was sufficient to get consistent grinds.... NO WAY... Once my Mazzer grinder arrived it was like night and day the level of consistency.  Of course you have to find the right grind on your machine but I was very pleasantly surprised to see my ability to make espresso rise.  I had to save up too....no shame in that

 
DOM...evil genius ...Up to no good in espresso at all times... VIVA la parts de Espresso
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