Ian, I strongly agree with you. I have both a SJ and a Mini. The are bullet proof machines, do not break and are far more consistent year after year then the silver painted plastic grinders. Upgradeitis only sometimes relates to real need. Most often it is just the desire to have the latest and greatest. it's about the coffee, not the equipment. But that's my opinion, and I did not stand in line to buy a 5C.
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