Posted Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:58am Subject: Grinder opinion
I just won a rancilio Sylvia on eBay to replace my aging saeco aroma. I currently have a baratza maestro grinder that is several years old and I was wondering if that is a enough grinder for the Silvia or do I need to start saving more money to upgrade ASAP. The reason I ask is my friend tells me his capresso infinity does a better job than the maestro.
emradguy Senior Member Joined: 31 Mar 2011 Posts: 3,407 Location: Houston Expertise: I live coffee
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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:32pm Subject: Re: Grinder opinion
start saving. you'll get by until you get a better grinder, but when you do...wow, will you know a difference. I'd rec shooting for a Baratza Preciso refurb. then you'll be able to tell your friend his infinity is crap (which it is for espresso). the maestro was my first grinder, and I didn't know what I was missing until I got my Rocky. then I didn't know what I was missing until I got my first Macap M4.
Coffeenoobie came up with this great idea to keep a little jar next to your machine, so you can tip yourself every time you make a drink. I also throw all of my loose change in there when I get home from an outing.
...guess Wayne beat me to it :)
. Always remember the most important thing is what ends up in your cup!
takeshi Senior Member Joined: 12 Oct 2002 Posts: 1,033 Location: Houston Expertise: I live coffee
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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2013, 1:48pm Subject: Re: Grinder opinion
I currently have a baratza maestro grinder that is several years old and I was wondering if that is a enough grinder for the Silvia or do I need to start saving more money to upgrade ASAP. The reason I ask is my friend tells me his capresso infinity does a better job than the maestro.
Definitely save up. Moving from the Rocky to the Super Jolly was a massive improvement for me. That said, there are other good grinders in lower price brackets that would pair well with the Silvia. +1 for a Preciso or better.
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