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Whitcoatsyndrom
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Posted Thu Apr 25, 2013, 4:46pm
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First time poster here!  

I'm a long-time coffee enthusiast but am beginning to upgrade into the land of espresso.  After much research I'm about to buy a Gaggia Classic (a far upgrade from my current Estro Vapore [Starbucks Barista] machine of 15+ years]).  I'm still on the fence about which grinder to go with, I have my eyes on the Gaggia MDF but might end up coughing up the money for a Rocky.  Basically I'm getting what appears to be the necessary equipment for a good start in learning how to pull proper shot.  That all being said, a friend offered to sell me a Grindmaster espresso grinder model 625 (possibly 650, put pretty sure 625).  He had gotten it from a closing coffee shop and will sell it to me for a good price.  It was used commercially so it definitely looks used but he says its still in working order with no mechanical problems.  This is a big machine, far bigger than I would want for my kitchen unless you say it's something I need to have.  However, is it worth buying, cleaning up, and reselling?  I really can't find much about the machines online, nor any used ones online to get a price idea from.  They appear to be expensive new and I would certainly like to take any profit from resale to buy myself an great (and more appropriate) grinder for my kitchen.  I'm a medical student so keeping this developing passion on as much of a budget as possible will be helpful.  

Thank you all for the advice...I couldn't have learned half of what I've learned in the past two weeks within two years if not for this forum.
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Posted Thu Apr 25, 2013, 6:12pm
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The Grindmaster 625 is a re-badged Rossi RR45. The company that made them has gone out of business.

That being said, this is an excellent commercial quality grinder. It should last you a lifetime and be more than sufficient for any espresso machine that you own during that period. You can read the Rossi Consumer evaluations here at CoffeeGeek. Disclaimer: I have a Rossi rr45a and am thoroughly satisfied with it.

Since the company has gone out of business, the purchase price should reflect the fact that spare parts will become increasingly difficult to find, and that the resale price will be lower than it would be for similar grinders (Mazzer Major, etc.)
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Posted Thu Apr 25, 2013, 6:51pm
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johnboddie Said:

The Grindmaster 625 is a re-badged Rossi RR45. The company that made them has gone out of business.

That being said, this is an excellent commercial quality grinder. It should last you a lifetime and be more than sufficient for any espresso machine that you own during that period. You can read the Rossi Consumer evaluations here at CoffeeGeek. Disclaimer: I have a Rossi rr45a and am thoroughly satisfied with it.

Since the company has gone out of business, the purchase price should reflect the fact that spare parts will become increasingly difficult to find, and that the resale price will be lower than it would be for similar grinders (Mazzer Major, etc.)

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Thanks for the help I really appreciate it!
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Posted Thu Apr 25, 2013, 7:21pm
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considering that info, you might want to see if you can get at least 2 burr sets for it, one possibly now and the other in about 10 years (assuming you only use it at home for a couple/few shots a day on average).

 
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