estoddard Senior Member Joined: 17 Sep 2013 Posts: 1 Location: Rocky River Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Tue Sep 17, 2013, 10:35pm Subject: Looking for my first grinder - Student who would appreciate all help
I'm a college student who got into espresso around a year ago. I bought the Cuisinart-EM100 link for a great deal and I'm looking to make the next step. Luckily, my next is coming up and my parents have graciously offered to chip in for part of my present (great folks). I'm aware of the importance of a quality grinder but I've been a bit overwhelmed by the options. My budget is a pretty firm $300. I only need espresso grounds.I appreciate any and all insight you could give me!
Skylar Senior Member Joined: 15 Apr 2004 Posts: 119 Location: New Jersey Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: lelit espresso Grinder: lelit grinder Vac Pot: B. D. Electric Drip: chemex Roaster: wok roast and popper, heat...
Posted Wed Sep 18, 2013, 4:37am Subject: Re: Looking for my first grinder - Student who would appreciate all help
If you really will not be using it for any other grind, you might consider the lelit pl53. It has less plastic. and I would hope, has a greater life expectancy than my experience has indicated with new and refurbished, lesser Baratzas models. Of course I pushed those to give me an espresso grind as well as other less fine grinds.
jwoodyu Senior Member Joined: 31 Dec 2010 Posts: 841 Location: Michigan Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Allex Duetto II Grinder: Mazzer Major Roaster: Poppery
Posted Wed Sep 18, 2013, 5:09am Subject: Re: Looking for my first grinder - Student who would appreciate all help
Yes I put the BDB and CC1 in the same class, yes i have a reason for leaving SCG off my list, yes it is my opinion, yes it is subjective as opinions are by definition, no don't start a flame war because you disagree.
Posted Thu Sep 19, 2013, 9:13pm Subject: Re: Looking for my first grinder - Student who would appreciate all help
I find it odd that a company has so many returned or defective units that it has weekly postings Of refurbed units so often that everyone on the board here knows where and when. To me, that speaks legions about the quality of the company.
Wonder if Mazzer, Anfim or Rossi ever have weekly refurb postings. For $300, I would seek out a great used Commerical grinder and have it for life. commercial grinders do not wear out and do not contain plastic gears or adjustments.
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