russel Senior Member Joined: 12 Mar 2010 Posts: 438 Location: Los Angeles Expertise: Professional
Espresso: 73' Cremina, '74 Club,... Grinder: Super Caimanos x2, Forte BG,... Drip: V60, Kalita Wave, Clever,...
Posted Mon Aug 12, 2013, 6:19pm Subject: Re: trying to ID grinder
It's a Rossi, you can see the logo on the bottom. It also has a Rossi dossier. It's probably a rebranded RR45. These are usually stepped. New burrs take a little extra effort to get ahold of. If the motor is good and it spins down nice and slow, $250 seems like an decent total cost. Any replacement parts will add up fast. It isn't a grinder that I would be super excited to add into the mix, for $300-$400 you can find yourself a used SJ or K6. However, in good working order and with new burrs it should do a better job for a lot longer that a new $250 consumer grinder.
Posted Mon Aug 12, 2013, 6:29pm Subject: Re: trying to ID grinder
that was my thought, and if it was closer, I'd probably pick it up. Not something I really need, just spotting grinders for a friend who now has my Silvia, and a grinder that won't cut it. A commercial 2 group HX showed up today for 1/4 what this grinder costs, so I think I know what will be taking up my time next week :D
It's funny, the grinder isn't readily identifiable, and I thought it must be possible to locate some sort of manufacturer, or origin id. Then this HX machine shows up today, with absolutely no nameplates, or manufacturer; the owners said it had just been made by a guy down in LA... working, clean & $50.
Posted Mon Aug 26, 2013, 12:32am Subject: Re: trying to ID grinder
It's a Rossi CC45 (almost identical in most ways to the RR45). You can check espressoparts for diagrams etc. that match it. I have one that's 240V. In many ways it's 'worth' the $200.00, but I've seen them go for less. THey are 64mm flat burrs and built like a tank, but their weakness is the stepped grinding adjustment. There are threads on defeating this and making them stepless, but I never bothered and now have a Pharos for espresso use and my Mini for everything else.
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