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emradguy
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emradguy
Joined: 31 Mar 2011
Posts: 3,157
Location: Houston
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Duetto II; Twist v2
Grinder: M Major, Macap M4, Pharos,...
Drip: Espro presses; Aeropress
Roaster: H-B "List of Favorites"
Posted Thu May 10, 2012, 7:37am
Subject: Re: which do you prefer ?
 

truebenny Said:

thank you for the input, however i just confirmed it with SCG that it does not come standard with the CC1

Posted May 9, 2012 link

you might want to ask Barry where he purchased his then, if you decide to go that route.

 
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Killovicz
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Joined: 10 Sep 2010
Posts: 29
Location: Copenhagen
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Gaggia :)
Grinder: Vario Home
Vac Pot: Moka Pot
Drip: AeroPress Sucks
Roaster: Custom Made Roster
Posted Sat May 19, 2012, 3:17pm
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Is this one the same as Baratza Vario, just a European model, right?

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JasonBrandtLewis
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Joined: 9 Dec 2005
Posts: 6,409
Location: Berkeley, CA
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Elektra T1 - La Valentina -...
Grinder: Mahlkönig K30 Vario -...
Vac Pot: Yama 5-cup
Drip: CCD, Chemex
Roaster: No, no, not another...
Posted Sat May 19, 2012, 8:54pm
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Yes.

 
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Killovicz
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Joined: 10 Sep 2010
Posts: 29
Location: Copenhagen
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Gaggia :)
Grinder: Vario Home
Vac Pot: Moka Pot
Drip: AeroPress Sucks
Roaster: Custom Made Roster
Posted Sun May 20, 2012, 1:32am
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JasonBrandtLewis Said:

Yes.

Posted May 19, 2012 link

Thank you very much mate, your time and effort is much appreciated :)
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truebenny
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Joined: 27 Apr 2012
Posts: 21
Location: PHILADELPHIA
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Presso
Grinder: Hario Skerton
Posted Sun May 20, 2012, 10:32pm
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so guys, i am really liking the Nuova Simonelli MCI. can someone give me some input on PROS/CONS ?

thanks
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NobbyR
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Joined: 10 Jul 2011
Posts: 2,050
Location: Germany
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Poccino Opus One, Ariete
Grinder: Eureka Mignon Istantaneo
Vac Pot: N/A
Drip: Melitta Linea Unica de Luxe
Roaster: N/A
Posted Sun May 20, 2012, 10:48pm
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The Nuova Simonelli MCI is identical in constuction with the Eureka Mignon Istantaneo I own. I recently wrote a review on it:

"The first thing you notice about it is that this stepless grinder is very compact. But don't let size fool you! It heavy and soldid with a nice, shining, chromium-plated steel body and shoot and a 250g cubic plastic bean hopper (a 500g hopper is available). I got the version with a switch for manual or timer controlled grinding which is located on the side of the grinder. It's activated by a micro switch as soon as you place the portafilter underneath the shoot. Unfortunately the dial for setting the timer is on the bottom side which I find unpractical. There's a simple mod, however, by attaching a cogwheel (see picture below).

The next thing you notice is that it's very quiet. Conversation doesn't have to stop when the grinder is working.

The Eureka MCI grinds very consistently and without any static. At it's finest setting a floury powder comes out that will probably choke any espresso machine. The dial for changing coarseness setting is located on top of the casing and easily accessable. However, if you have to change between corase grinding for French Press and fine grinding for espresso, for example, it might be hard to find your settings again, because the scale has no real reference point. For me that's no problem, because I only use the grinder for espresso. The finer the grounds are, the more they tend to come out in little clumps that have to be redistributed [and dissolve quickly].

There are two negative product points: the grinder tends to make a little mess (but then again which doserless grinder doesn't?), and there's about 2g of residual grounds left in the grinding gear and shoot, which you have to remove it by tilting the grinder when you change the settings or don't need it anymore.

All in all, it's a great espresso grinder that doesn't have to hide behind commercial grinders as far as excellent built quality and grinding performance is concerned.

It's not the Vario I was hoping for, but I'm highly satisfied with it."

 
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