NobbyR Senior Member Joined: 10 Jul 2011 Posts: 1,922 Location: Germany Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Poccino Opus One, Ariete Grinder: Eureka Mignon Istantaneo,... Vac Pot: N/A Drip: Melitta Linea Unica de Luxe Roaster: N/A
Posted Thu Sep 26, 2013, 10:23pm Subject: Re: Should I keep my grinder or sell?
I envy your plans to upgrade to a Mahlkönig K30, because IMHO it's one og the best espresso grinders around. Be sure to get the stepless K30 Vario, though.
The Bezzera BB003, however, already is a commercial grade grinder. Whether it's worth keeping depends on your needs. If you switch between different beans (e.g. regular coffee and decaf) or grinds (e.g. for French press or drip) regularily, it'll make sense to have a second grinder around, so you won't have to change settings and do some dialing in all the time.
*** "This drink of the Satan is so delicious that it would be a shame to leave it to the infidels." (Pope Clement VIII on coffee)
Posted Fri Sep 27, 2013, 7:52am Subject: Re: Should I keep my grinder or sell?
yeah, I have two grinders, one for regular and one for decaf. My thought on your decision is get your K30, then see if you still want/need your Bezzera.
I don't know your grinder well enough to know if it's any good for non-espresso, but I certainly wouldn't want to use a stepless espresso grinder for non-espresso and espresso...and I woudn't recommend a stepped grinder for espresso. So, in my mind, if you want to do both espresso and non-espresso, and want to do the esprsso with a good espresso grinder, you need a minimum of 2 grinders.
My list of grinder wants (currently) included the HG one and the Mahlkoenig K30 Vario. When I eventually get one of those, one of my Macap M4s is coming to work with me for use with my MyPressi Twist. I currently own 4 grinders, one is out on loan, one (my OE Lido) is in my office doing both press and 'spro, and two are at home doing espresso.
Nobby, how do you put the oomlat? Is it beacuse you have a different language installed since you're in Germany?
. Always remember the most important thing is what ends up in your cup!
shnxx Senior Member Joined: 3 Jul 2009 Posts: 116 Location: Pasadena Expertise: Just starting
Posted Thu Oct 10, 2013, 10:02pm Subject: Re: Should I keep my grinder or sell?
I just purchased the K10 Pro Barista and it is working out amazingly well. I can't believe how much difference it makes even though my BB003 was not a cheap grinder.
So now it is time to turn my attention back to the BB003... keep or sell.
How do I know if the BB003 can grind coarse enough for drip? I want to have a good grinder for my Behmor Brazen and since I can probably sell the BB003 for about the same price I can get a pretty good grinder for drip, I don't want to compromise by keeping a BB003 if it is not good for drip.
Why K10 over K30: I figured conical is better. K30 is flat and it supposedly has more grind retention? Anyway K10 just had stronger recommendation from a lot of different people.
I chose K10 Pro Barista based on some people's reviews claiming that it is better than the fresh for single dosing. Also it is $500 or so cheaper... No idea how to do this single dosing on K10 PB yet though. Why would you have chosen the K10 fresh?
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