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estoddard
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Posted Tue Sep 17, 2013, 10:35pm
Subject: Looking for my first grinder - Student who would appreciate all help
 

Hey there,

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!

Thanks,
Eric
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sgnoobie
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Grinder: HMMS
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Posted Wed Sep 18, 2013, 12:17am
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Within that budget for espresso - Preciso for sure.
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NobbyR
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Location: Germany
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Espresso: Poccino Opus One, Ariete
Grinder: Eureka Mignon Istantaneo
Vac Pot: N/A
Drip: Melitta Linea Unica de Luxe
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Posted Wed Sep 18, 2013, 2:14am
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+1 for the Baratza Preciso

 
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Skylar
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Joined: 15 Apr 2004
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Location: New Jersey
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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.

Happy brewing, Skylar
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jwoodyu
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Posted Wed Sep 18, 2013, 5:09am
Subject: Re: Looking for my first grinder - Student who would appreciate all help
 

+1 Preciso

 
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brianl
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Espresso: Gaggia Classic (w/PID)
Grinder: Baratza Vario
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Posted Wed Sep 18, 2013, 6:49am
Subject: Re: Looking for my first grinder - Student who would appreciate all help
 

The lelit that I played with was super loud...ha. I would also recommend the preciso but you really cant go wrong with either. Try to get a refurb first.
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Posted Wed Sep 18, 2013, 7:15am
Subject: Re: Looking for my first grinder - Student who would appreciate all help
 

jwoodyu Said:

+1 Preciso

Posted September 18, 2013 link

Also a +1 best bang for your buck.   There is a Rossi RR45  which is a killer deal for a commercial grinder although you will need new burrs if your buying used.  Another $50 or so.
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JasonBrandtLewis
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Posted Thu Sep 19, 2013, 7:00pm
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Preciso.

The Le'Lit is good but loud!

 
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D4F
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Espresso: Gaggia Classic PID
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Posted Thu Sep 19, 2013, 7:56pm
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Baratza Preciso refurb at Baratza.com is usually the best buy.  They come available on Thursdays until sold.

 
D4F also at
http://www.gaggiausersgroup.com/
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PeterWWbeagle
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Espresso: Quick Mill Anita,CMA...
Grinder: Super Jolly, Mini, Macap
Vac Pot: Aeropress
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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