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Gig103
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Posted Tue Jul 10, 2012, 3:09pm
Subject: Capresso Infinity for pressurized basket
 

My coworker is looking for budget espresso and is probably going to get a Saeco Aroma. The Infinity is $89, and the other option is the Baratza Encore for $129, and I can tell he's not sure the $40 is worth it.  If he sticks to the pressurized portafilter, is he going to notice a difference, or does that the special basket hide the inconsistency?
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Posted Wed Jul 11, 2012, 8:27pm
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No difference with the pressurized.
Let him be for now, then gently inform him of the great improvement with a decent espresso grinder...Encore is purported to do espresso (I have  Vario and Preciso). Overall, why buy twice. There may also be a refurb Encore at Baratza.

 
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Gig103
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Posted Thu Jul 12, 2012, 10:32am
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Thanks Rob!
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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2012, 7:24pm
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If I may add a bit, I have two of these grinders.  I purchased for drip but saw the mods being done.  I modified one of them to do espresso.  It will get your in the ballpark but you have virtually no adjustment.  The consistency is not there for espresso. These also make a ton of dust.  Even on drip, I get some dust through my gold filter.  I still have one on my table next to my Vario for drip.  They are good grinders, but have tons of limitations when you try to go finer.  I got a shelf full of save a few dollars that costed me 3 times what the Vario would have to start with.  Hope this helps.
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