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NobbyR
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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, 12:20am
Subject: Re: My first grinder: Frustrated and Confused with my Baratza
 

Good to hear that your Virtuoso is finally able to grind fine enough for espresso. However, you might still encounter the problems I discribed with its steps being too wide.

 
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Espresso: cimbali M32 | pavoni pub1
Grinder: preciso | kyocera cm45 |...
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Drip: ccd | woodneck | chemex
Roaster: wbp1 | wepp | bm/hg
Posted Thu Aug 9, 2012, 6:59am
Subject: Re: My first grinder: Frustrated and Confused with my Baratza
 

Great to hear that Baratza is still knocking it out of the park on customer service!

I love my 4 yr old Virtuoso refurb (use it everyday) and am awaiting the month I get to order a Preciso.

Way to go Baratza.

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Posted Thu Aug 9, 2012, 2:02pm
Subject: Re: My first grinder: Frustrated and Confused with my Baratza
 

NobbyR Said:

Good to hear that your Virtuoso is finally able to grind fine enough for espresso. However, you might still encounter the problems I discribed with its steps being too wide.

Posted August 9, 2012 link

If they are using it for milk drinks a few seconds either way is not going to ruin their drink, imho.

Glad to hear you got great service from them. While their grinders at times have their trip ups due to the nature of making an affordable home grinder, it's real peace of mind knowing that if you need to talk with them they are there and willing to help you beyond measure.

 
Less water, more grounds.
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Markarian
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Joined: 27 Jun 2012
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Location: Seattle Area
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: ECM Technika IV Profi WT-WC
Grinder: Baratza Forte AP, HG One
Vac Pot: Bunn Trifecta MB
Drip: Moka, Aeropress, Hario V60
Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Thu Aug 9, 2012, 5:02pm
Subject: Re: My first grinder: Frustrated and Confused with my Baratza
 

Nobby, I'm mostly using it for lattes, though sometimes I have a straight espresso. Either way, I think the grind consistency I'm getting from the Virtuoso is at least as good as my Skerton, which I was pretty happy with. Interestingly enough, the clicky step mechanism can be easily removed for a more precise, stepless adjustment. I haven't felt a need to do this yet, but it can be done. What do you think?
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NobbyR
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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, 10:33pm
Subject: Re: My first grinder: Frustrated and Confused with my Baratza
 

A stepless grinder is always the best option for brewing espresso.

 
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