patrick Senior Member Joined: 29 Jan 2008 Posts: 12 Location: MD Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Gaggia Classic Grinder: ... Drip: B&D
Posted Thu Aug 6, 2009, 7:20am Subject: Does a Baratza Maestro grind fine enough for a Gaggia Classic?
I've just upgraded to a Gaggia Classic & have been getting some pretty poor shots. The shots are too fast with nearly no crema. My grinder is a Baratza Maestro & dialed to its finest setting. Is the Maestro not fine enough? Would the recalibration mod gain enough clicks to help?
Toddsalzman Senior Member Joined: 12 Mar 2004 Posts: 31 Location: NY Expertise: Professional
Espresso: Brewtus II Grinder: Mazzer
Posted Thu Aug 6, 2009, 10:57am Subject: Re: Does a Baratza Maestro grind fine enough for a Gaggia Classic?
I agree with Dave. Just for the fun of I just did a side by side comparison of the Baratza grinders and found that the Maestro Plus was almost able to do it. The Virtuoso could grind fine enough without a problem. Also take a look at the Gaggia MDF, it will grind fine enough without a problem and they have a very heavy duty gear reduction drive system and a very good quality motor. Todd Whole Latte Love
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