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agoldberg
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Posted Wed Apr 11, 2012, 12:53pm
Subject: Anyone with experience with the Pro-M Espresso?
 

There seems to be a lot of love out there for the old Pro-M (now the Pro-M All Around), but very little information on practical use of the new Pro-M Espresso.  Just cursory comparison of the two would make it seem like all they did was make it portafilter-only, increase the bean hopper since the bin storage is no longer needed, and slap a fancy LCD time dosing system on the front.

Has anyone out there gotten a chance to use the new one?  I'm mostly curious to see if the internals changed at all.  I recall reading either here or on H-B that the newer model didn't produce as fluffy a grind as the old one, but as I can't find that post I can't really cite it as a source.
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Posted Thu Apr 12, 2012, 5:22am
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http://10000shots.com/

This is a review from tekomino who posts on HB. He posts here also. He is a true coffee geek and I respect his opinions.

He has used both so you might ask him what the difference is.
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Posted Thu Apr 12, 2012, 11:27am
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Thanks!

I'd actually already seen the video in that post, but somehow managed to miss the accompanying post.

Given that the burrs are the same between the two, I think I'll go ahead and grab the Espresso model.  It's an absolutely glowing review, and I like the clever use of the single shot setting to purge the old grinds from the machine.  I'm sure I'd be more than happy with either, but the programmability of the E model seems like a really nice convenience feature.
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Posted Sat Apr 14, 2012, 10:45am
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agoldberg Said:

Thanks!

I'd actually already seen the video in that post, but somehow managed to miss the accompanying post.

Given that the burrs are the same between the two, I think I'll go ahead and grab the Espresso model.  It's an absolutely glowing review, and I like the clever use of the single shot setting to purge the old grinds from the machine.  I'm sure I'd be more than happy with either, but the programmability of the E model seems like a really nice convenience feature.

Posted April 12, 2012 link

Yeah... fine experience with the Pro-M Espresso. This is ok... I've support this.
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Posted Sat Apr 14, 2012, 11:35am
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Its really nice grinder and with precise timer for dosing. As long as you are not going to single dose it you'll have trouble pulling bad shots with it. Requires minimal distribution for good extractions, I usually just level with my finger and tamp.  I like Espresso model because of that display since you get information on shots pulled, reminders for grinder maintenance, burr change etc. You set the dose time in 0.1 second increments so that's also why that display is beneficial. For home this is very fine grinder.

Remember to run it when you change grind setting. Wastes little bit of coffee that way but its really negligible and you have to do it to get precise/timely grind setting. Get couple of pounds of coffee when you buy it so you can go through coffee and dial in grinder and get familiar with it. Don't worry about wasting coffee at this stage :-) I don't know whether all grinders are calibrated the same, but start at 3.5 grind setting for 18g dose and go from there. Remember run the grinder when you change grind setting :-)

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