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redtag
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Joined: 18 Aug 2012
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Location: PNG
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Sunbeam 6910
Grinder: Sunbeam EM0480
Posted Sat Aug 18, 2012, 8:16pm
Subject: I need good grinder but idiot proof
 

My 6 year old EM480 has passed its used by date and will be replacing our 6910 with most likely a Giotto Rocket. I cannot buy the Giotto until the house renovation is complete next year. However, I should be able to seek in a new grinder now (especially after I place some pebbles into the EM480). I am look for a grinder that will suit the Giotto, dose-less, easy to use-set with auto measured grind dose (I am away for half the year and my technophobic wife will be the operator) and in the range of $400-700. Does the Compak K3T fit the requirements?
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Arabicafreak
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Joined: 18 Aug 2012
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Location: Australia
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: breville BES900
Grinder: bs800
Posted Sat Aug 18, 2012, 9:51pm
Subject: Re: I need good grinder but idiot proof
 

The Breville smart grinder bs 800 does a great job conical burr and one of the least messy grinders around and best value grinder under $500.00 in Australia they now sell for less than $200.00
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FrankyD
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Joined: 27 Jul 2012
Posts: 58
Location: Davis, CA
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Starbucks Barista
Grinder: Baratza Preciso/Kyocera...
Drip: Bodum French Press
Roaster: WB Poppery I
Posted Sun Aug 19, 2012, 2:19am
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Sounds like you could use Baratza's Preciso/Vario with their Esatto attachment, if it's available where you are.
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klund
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klund
Joined: 31 Mar 2012
Posts: 72
Location: Southern MN, USA
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: Breville Dual Boiler
Grinder: Baratza Vario-W
Posted Sun Aug 19, 2012, 9:13am
Subject: Re: I need good grinder but idiot proof
 

Arabicafreak Said:

The Breville smart grinder bs 800 does a great job conical burr and one of the least messy grinders around and best value grinder under $500.00 in Australia they now sell for less than $200.00

Posted August 18, 2012 link

I have the Smart Grinder, and I think it looks very nice next to my BDB, and I get excellent espresso out of it. That being said, I wouldn't recommend it. I frequently want to go in between steps, and it is too inconsistent with grind volume for me to trust that it will work for my wife.

Good luck!

 
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Well then, you should see me without coffee.
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Coffeenoobie
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Joined: 11 Dec 2011
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Location: PNW
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: N S Oscar
Grinder: K30 & Vario W
Posted Sun Aug 19, 2012, 11:11am
Subject: Re: I need good grinder but idiot proof
 

Vario W.  I grind right into my basket from set weights.

 
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calblacksmith
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Joined: 25 Nov 2007
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Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A.
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major
Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
Drip: Msl. Com. brewers
Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Tue Aug 21, 2012, 8:53am
Subject: Re: I need good grinder but idiot proof
 

A used SJ on a darkroom timer is easy and consistent and under your budget. YMMV!

 
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Joined: 25 Nov 2007
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Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A.
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major
Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
Drip: Msl. Com. brewers
Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Thu Aug 23, 2012, 9:59am
Subject: Re: I need good grinder but idiot proof
 

A side note here.

I inspect tools that are used in aircraft manufacture and I have not yet seen anything that truly is idiot proof! NEVER UNDERESTAMATE THE ABILITY OF AN IDIOT TO MESS SOMETHING UP!

That is a comment in general and not intended to apply to anyone in particular!!!

 
In real life, my name is
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Anything I post is personal opinion and is only worth as much as anyone else's personal opinion. YMMV!

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Angman
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Joined: 7 Apr 2012
Posts: 270
Location: Vancouver BC
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Strega, MCal, Cimbali M20L
Grinder: HG One 83mm, Breville Smart,...
Vac Pot: Nope
Drip: Bunn Trifecta, Woodneck,...
Roaster: Hottop 8828P
Posted Thu Aug 23, 2012, 10:32pm
Subject: Re: I need good grinder but idiot proof
 

So true that idiots are everywhere (myself included). Anyway, all grinders are mechanical and sooner or later something might break or need servicing. I have never encountered service from any company regardless of industry that is better then Baratza's. I have heard that Kyle and his team is legendary in taking care of their customers but it wasn't until recently that I needed to take advantage. No receipt, No questions, no problem and no costs incurred by myself with shipping etc. I was a nobody that sent a simple email and got the royal treatment twice. This is why I will highly recommend the Vario or Preciso. If your budget permits and you want something that is commercial industry standard go for a used Mazzer Major or Super Jolly with new burrs. With your budget it'll probably be used and abused but it"ll still be bulletproof.
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GVDub
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Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Espresso: Londinium I, Arrarex...
Grinder: Gaggia MD85, Dienes Mokka,...
Drip: Behmor Brazen, Abid Clever
Roaster: Behmor 1600+
Posted Fri Aug 24, 2012, 7:59pm
Subject: Re: I need good grinder but idiot proof
 

calblacksmith Said:

A side note here.

I inspect tools that are used in aircraft manufacture and I have not yet seen anything that truly is idiot proof! NEVER UNDERESTAMATE THE ABILITY OF AN IDIOT TO MESS SOMETHING UP!

That is a comment in general and not intended to apply to anyone in particular!!!

Posted August 23, 2012 link

As Mark Twain said, "You may be able to make something fool proof, but you can't make it damn fool proof."
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NobbyR
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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 Sat Aug 25, 2012, 12:26am
Subject: Re: I need good grinder but idiot proof
 

No matter how fool proof something might be, you'll always find a bigger fool.

 
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