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emradguy
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Espresso: Duetto II; Twist v2
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Posted Thu Sep 19, 2013, 5:33am
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CoffeeLoversMag Said:

However, if your budget can allow buying a grinder with the best technology, try Breville Smart Grinder.

Posted September 19, 2013 link

First time I've ever heard anyone say this grinder has the best technology.  I beg to differ.


EDIT:  Yes, so true Jason! (in response to post below)

 
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brianl
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Joined: 1 Dec 2012
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Location: Chicago IL
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Gaggia Classic (w/PID)
Grinder: Baratza Vario
Drip: chemex
Posted Thu Sep 19, 2013, 6:36am
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DONT GET THE SMART GRINDER FOR ANYTHING RELATED TO ESPRESSO.

That is all :)
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JasonBrandtLewis
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Posted Thu Sep 19, 2013, 7:32am
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emradguy Said:

First time I've ever heard anyone say this grinder has the best technology.  I beg to differ.

Posted September 19, 2013 link

Yes, well . . . this particular individual often posts things that are of dubious veracity (and grammar) at best.

 
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CMIN
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Joined: 14 Jun 2012
Posts: 1,356
Location: South FL
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: Crossland CC1
Grinder: Baratza Preciso
Posted Thu Sep 19, 2013, 11:19am
Subject: Re: Grinder?
 

CoffeeLoversMag Said:

You know once your budget restraint you in buying a new grinder; it is hard to find the one that suit your need. Grinding your own can assure that you have good selection of beans for your espresso. If you can bear for the moment to grind using a hand grinder, you can maybe start just to get what you need. However, if your budget can allow buying a grinder with the best technology, try Breville Smart Grinder. You can buy this grinder lower than $200.

Posted September 19, 2013 link

Best technology? Another post of yours with bad info...and why do some of your post on here and other forum have "ok" info and written like normal english, and other posts look like their written by a 3rd world Nigerian with horrible coffee info?!?! All your post sound.... odd, some you can't even decipher what you said.
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Burner0000
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Drip: Manual Drip, French Press
Roaster: Behmor 1600 / Sonofresco
Posted Thu Sep 19, 2013, 1:09pm
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I agree..

Get your hands on a Gaggia MDF or refurb Preisco. If you can't or you wanna save cash get the Skerton and add the PFF mod and M8 Posylock nut to make it stepless. I still use mine to this day and with the stepless m8 nut mod I can get better espresso than my stepped grinder.  

Amazon has a used MDF for $150
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Burner0000
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Roaster: Behmor 1600 / Sonofresco
Posted Thu Sep 19, 2013, 1:10pm
Subject: Re: Grinder?
 

CMIN Said:

Best technology? Another post of yours with bad info...and why do some of your post on here and other forum have "ok" info and written like normal english, and other posts look like their written by a 3rd world Nigerian with horrible coffee info?!?! All your post sound.... odd, some you can't even decipher what you said.

Posted September 19, 2013 link

Google translate.
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calblacksmith
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Posted Fri Sep 20, 2013, 2:27pm
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OK,, lets please return to the topic :D

 
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marsel
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Posted Wed Sep 25, 2013, 7:26pm
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I bit a bullet and ordered Baratza Preciso, $299.00 from unbeatablesale.com with free shipping.
Can't wait to get it.
I have seen a lot of positive reviews, only con that I'm concerned about is gear box. It seams that Baratza started puting new and improved gear box last year.
Hopefully I'm getting unit that is build after that.
Once i get it, I'll post  about my impressions. Anyhow appreciate all posts.
Also ordered Silvia wand for my Gaggia classic. $21.50 from Stefano's
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CMIN
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Location: South FL
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Espresso: Crossland CC1
Grinder: Baratza Preciso
Posted Wed Sep 25, 2013, 8:09pm
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marsel Said:

I bit a bullet and ordered Baratza Preciso, $299.00 from unbeatablesale.com with free shipping.
Can't wait to get it.
I have seen a lot of positive reviews, only con that I'm concerned about is gear box. It seams that Baratza started puting new and improved gear box last year.
Hopefully I'm getting unit that is build after that.
Once i get it, I'll post  about my impressions. Anyhow appreciate all posts.
Also ordered Silvia wand for my Gaggia classic. $21.50 from Stefano's

Posted September 25, 2013 link

You can give Baratza the serial code and they'll be able to tell you if its a current up to date model. The 2.0 gearbox is nice, much smoother and quieter sounding, the old one was loud lol, sounded like a mini commercial grinder.
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D4F
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Location: USA
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: Gaggia Classic PID
Grinder: Baratza Forte-AP
Posted Wed Sep 25, 2013, 9:09pm
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Classic, Preciso, Silvia wand, all you need is PID to finish the combo :)

 
D4F also at
http://www.gaggiausersgroup.com/
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