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NobbyR
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Joined: 10 Jul 2011
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Location: Germany
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Espresso: Poccino Opus One, Ariete
Grinder: Eureka Mignon Istantaneo
Vac Pot: N/A
Drip: Melitta Linea Unica de Luxe
Roaster: N/A
Posted Thu Aug 9, 2012, 10:39pm
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Saraluna Said:

So....I should stick with the blade grinder? ): A hand grinder is not really an option...

Posted August 5, 2012 link

A blade grinder will not work properly for espresso, because it produces coffee granules of inconsistent size. For brewing espresso you need fine homogenous grounds. Only a burr grinder can do that.

 
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randytsuch
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Espresso: Expobar Office with...
Grinder: Baratza Vario
Roaster: Customized Alpenrost,...
Posted Fri Aug 10, 2012, 12:56pm
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Hi
Here's another suggestion, but I doubt you will like it.

Sell Silvia, and buy a cheaper machine.

Use the money you make to buy a better grinder.

You can make better espresso with a cheaper machine and better grinder than with Silvia and a grinder that is not suited for espresso.  Espresso grinders are pretty much $200 and up, unless you get really lucky on craigslist or ebay.

Of course come here and get advice on the espresso machine before buying anything.

Randy
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FrankyD
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Espresso: Starbucks Barista
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Drip: Bodum French Press
Roaster: WB Poppery I
Posted Fri Aug 10, 2012, 2:28pm
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For some, that sounds like a step backwards. lol
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NobbyR
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Grinder: Eureka Mignon Istantaneo
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Drip: Melitta Linea Unica de Luxe
Roaster: N/A
Posted Sat Aug 18, 2012, 1:39am
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randytsuch Said:

... Sell Silvia, and buy a cheaper machine. Use the money you make to buy a better grinder ...

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FrankyD Said:

For some, that sounds like a step backwards. lol

Posted August 10, 2012 link

But actually it isn't.

 
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Posted Sat Aug 18, 2012, 12:58pm
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A friend of mine recently bought a Preciso as a compromise to getting a Vario, and he's been extremely happy with it. I've also had a cafe owner recommend it to me.
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