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Gig103
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Espresso: Crossland CC1
Grinder: Baratza Vario
Drip: French press!
Posted Thu Jun 14, 2012, 3:10pm
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Reesq Said:

As an update on my grinder issues, the replacement machine arrived in last week (again, great customer service), but I was too busy to play with it until the weekend.  The replacement works great.  I am getting very good grinds between 4 and 5.  I noticed that the darker roasted beans required a slightly coarser grind.  At one point I has the grind dialed in at a 4E and was getting a nice 2 oz pour in 27 seconds.  I dialed the micro adjustment back to A to see how great the effect would be, and I got a really good 1.5 oz ristretto in the same time.  I have a lot more practice to do, but, so far, I really like the LeLit/Preciso combo.

Posted June 11, 2012 link

I'm glad it worked for you! I was never able to get a Preciso that worked for me so I upgraded to a Vario. Which is very nice except the Preciso did better for french press, as the reviews all say.
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Espresso: QM Silvano, LP Stradivarius,...
Grinder: K30, Major, Preciso, Pharos,...
Vac Pot: Sunbeam C30, Bodum Santos...
Drip: Bonavita BV-1800,...
Roaster: Behmor, Melitta, Fresh...
Posted Thu Jun 14, 2012, 3:37pm
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Reesq Said:

As an update on my grinder issues, the replacement machine arrived in last week (again, great customer service), but I was too busy to play with it until the weekend.  The replacement works great.  I am getting very good grinds between 4 and 5.  I noticed that the darker roasted beans required a slightly coarser grind.  At one point I has the grind dialed in at a 4E and was getting a nice 2 oz pour in 27 seconds.  I dialed the micro adjustment back to A to see how great the effect would be, and I got a really good 1.5 oz ristretto in the same time.  I have a lot more practice to do, but, so far, I really like the LeLit/Preciso combo.

Posted June 11, 2012 link

I am a fan of this grinder too - it is priced right for it's place in the market and the results are nice.  Probably the easiest grinder I have to dial in for espresso, go to pour over, and then go back to espresso. Glad to read you like yours too.

 
I chew coffee beans with my teeth while gargling with 195 F water to enjoy coffee. What is this "coffee brewing" device you speak of?
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Reesq
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Posted Thu Jun 14, 2012, 4:02pm
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Being new at this, I donít really have a broad range of experience, but I am very pleased with this grinder.  The funny thing is, no matter how much you read in advance, you donít really know what you are getting into until you actually dive in and try.  Basically, this set up was a test run for my son for college.  If all works out, and seems like we are on the right track, by the end of the summer I will have, hopefully, made most of my mistakes and will be even more prepared for the next set up.  That being said, in retrospect (having all of two weeks of experience) I think I would have gone for the Vario Ė W so that I could get more constancy in my dose weight with less fuss.  I am thinking of getting the Esatto attachment for now.  Anyone have any experience with it?
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redkiosk
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Joined: 13 May 2012
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Location: Chicago Metro Area
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Illy Francis-Francis X1
Grinder: Baratza Preciso w/ Esatto...
Vac Pot: Someday, very intriguing!
Drip: Trifecta MB, Kalita Wave...
Roaster: A sure path to divorce!
Posted Fri Jun 15, 2012, 9:45am
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I have both, purchasing the Esatto shortly after the Preciso. IMHO, the perfect combo for grinding different brewing methods. Weight based grinding is so easy and with the three memory settings, even easier. Got the thumbs up from my wife too. It's very well designed and when your grinder is installed on it, it looks like a one-piece unit. Take care!

Jim

 
The pathologically precise are annoying, but right!
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redkiosk
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redkiosk
Joined: 13 May 2012
Posts: 208
Location: Chicago Metro Area
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Illy Francis-Francis X1
Grinder: Baratza Preciso w/ Esatto...
Vac Pot: Someday, very intriguing!
Drip: Trifecta MB, Kalita Wave...
Roaster: A sure path to divorce!
Posted Fri Jun 15, 2012, 6:25pm
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Funny what you do for your kids and where it end up. My whole entry into this rabbit hole of great coffee was trying to figure out a method for my daughter to have great coffee while backpacking in Alaska for a month. One thing led to another and she's still in Alaska, but since she left, I have a new Baratza Preciso, Baratza Esatto and I'm on the fence for a Trifecta MB or Behmor BraZen. The first cup that I brewed with her camping set-up woke me to what coffee should taste like. Lots of local roasters here in Chicago, so I'm getting beans like I never knew existed. She's coming home this coming Thursday and we'll see how much of the 2.5 lbs of coffee she took, she went through. Take care!

Jim

 
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