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bubblesthechimp
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Posted Sun Oct 6, 2013, 2:22pm
Subject: New Coffee Setup ($1000 budget)
 

Okay so I have $1000 to spend.

I need a grinder that will ideally work for both espresso and drip/press coffee

I also need an espresso machine.

I know nothing other than I like coffee. What should I buy?
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Burner0000
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Posted Sun Oct 6, 2013, 2:54pm
Subject: Re: New Coffee Setup ($1000 budget)
 

Before anyone can give you some good advise we would need to know a bit more.  

Do you need a drip machine too?  Off the bat Id say you are looking at spending the bulk of your money on a grinder.  

Idea: Baratza Preciso + Gaggia Classic.  Here's a deal (Click)  This is a very good setup well within your budget. This grinder will give you plenty of setting's for all types of coffee.  

Also where do you get your coffee?  Fresh coffee is also a biggie. :)
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bubblesthechimp
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Posted Sun Oct 6, 2013, 3:31pm
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Fresh coffee I pickup locally at one of our many fine shops in Louisville KY

I don't need a drip machine. I have a french press, cold brew system, aeropress etc.

I have a baratza maestro plus right now that I have had for nearly five years. It is showing a lot of wear and I can't get a consistent grind. The burrs are worn out and I cannot get replacements.
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Burner0000
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Posted Sun Oct 6, 2013, 4:28pm
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In that case I'd bump up to the Vario if you wanna stick with Baratza.  The Gaggia Classic is a good machine but if you can stretch the cash envelope Id look at the Silvia, CC1 or LeLit espresso machines.  They will all serve you well

I recommend the CC1. It has it all and you will love it for years to come..  Probably one of the best entry set ups out there tight now.  I'm a Silvia owner and I want one! :D  

If your willing to go with the Preciso which I think will more than do a great job SGC has the package for you for $998.  Click
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Posted Sun Oct 6, 2013, 7:07pm
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CC1 from Chris's coffee and refurb vario from baratza. Ok so it's 1060 but hey!

 
Yes i have a reason for leaving SCG off my list, yes it is my opinion, yes it is subjective as opinions are by definition, no don't start a flame war because you disagree.
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carlfraine
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Posted Sun Oct 6, 2013, 10:21pm
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Hi, I do like good coffee and I drink a lot of it. In the past 2 years or so our family's been drinking mostly espresso. First we bought a cheap machine that lasted about 2 months of heavy use and died. Then someone gave us a used Ascaso Dream. I don't know how old it was, but it worked great until it just recently died. I know almost nothing about espresso machine brands and have no idea what to buy next.



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Burner0000
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Posted Mon Oct 7, 2013, 5:11am
Subject: Re: New Coffee Setup ($1000 budget)
 

jwoodyu Said:

CC1 from Chris's coffee and refurb vario from baratza. Ok so it's 1060 but hey!

Posted October 6, 2013 link

Better deal. :P
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Burner0000
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Posted Mon Oct 7, 2013, 5:19am
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Ascaso is a good brand It's Italian so it's a big dog. :)  To my knowledge it has all the good stuff.  Brass boiler, 58mm Portafilter 3 way valve.  If you liked it I'd replace it.
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Posted Mon Oct 7, 2013, 9:32am
Subject: Re: New Coffee Setup ($1000 budget)
 

Burner0000 Said:

Ascaso is a good brand It's Italian so it's a big dog. :)  To my knowledge it has all the good stuff.  Brass boiler, 58mm Portafilter 3 way valve.  If you liked it I'd replace it.

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Ascaso is great. It is however a Spanish brand. Among the same lines, I wouldn't take Italian made for a quality stamp...
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brianl
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Posted Tue Oct 8, 2013, 8:11am
Subject: Re: New Coffee Setup ($1000 budget)
 

Burner0000 Said:

In that case I'd bump up to the Vario if you wanna stick with Baratza.  The Gaggia Classic is a good machine but if you can stretch the cash envelope Id look at the Silvia, CC1 or LeLit espresso machines.  They will all serve you well

I recommend the CC1. It has it all and you will love it for years to come..  Probably one of the best entry set ups out there tight now.  I'm a Silvia owner and I want one! :D  

If your willing to go with the Preciso which I think will more than do a great job SGC has the package for you for $998.  Click

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I would not waste time and effort on a silvia or a lelit espresso machine. The Gaggia Classic will serve you just fine out of those three.

Now The CC1, thats something we can agree on but that alone might blow over half the budget.
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