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shnxx
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Posted Thu Sep 26, 2013, 9:03pm
Subject: Should I keep my grinder or sell?
 

I have a Bezzera 003 grinder as seen here.
http://dibartoli.com.au/bezzera-bb003-doser-grinder/
http://coffeegeek.com/forums/members/buysell/391139

I want to upgrade to a K30 to eventually pair with a dual-boiler PID'ed machine.

I tried to look online for information on my grinder but can't seem to find much on it.

Is my grinder worth keeping for non-espresso bean grinding?
Is it good enough for pairing with a high-end machine or at least a decent HX one like a Pasquini Livia 90?
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NobbyR
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Espresso: Poccino Opus One, Ariete
Grinder: Eureka Mignon Istantaneo
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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.

 
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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?

 
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Posted Sat Sep 28, 2013, 1:03am
Subject: Re: Should I keep my grinder or sell?
 

emradguy Said:

Nobby, how do you put the oomlat?  Is it beacuse you have a different language installed since you're in Germany?

Posted September 27, 2013 link

They're on my (German) keyboard, which looks like this:

NobbyR: QWERTZ-Keyboard.png
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Posted Sat Sep 28, 2013, 4:11pm
Subject: Re: Should I keep my grinder or sell?
 

For a US keyboard, emradguy, you can hold the left ALT key, and type 148 on your number pad. That's for a lowercase ö. The full list can be found at this link.
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Posted Sun Sep 29, 2013, 5:59am
Subject: Re: Should I keep my grinder or sell?
 

cool, Thanks much!

 
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Posted Thu Oct 10, 2013, 10:02pm
Subject: Re: Should I keep my grinder or sell?
 

Hello all,

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.

Any advices?
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NobbyR
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Posted Fri Oct 11, 2013, 12:02am
Subject: Re: Should I keep my grinder or sell?
 

shnxx Said:

I just purchased the K10 Pro Barista and it is working out amazingly well.

Posted October 10, 2013 link

Congrats, that's another great grinder. Personally, I would have chosen the K10-fresh. What made you reconsider the K30?

 
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Posted Fri Oct 11, 2013, 1:21am
Subject: Re: Should I keep my grinder or sell?
 

NobbyR Said:

Congrats, that's another great grinder. Personally, I would have chosen the K10-fresh. What made you reconsider the K30?

Posted October 11, 2013 link

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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NobbyR
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Grinder: Eureka Mignon Istantaneo
Vac Pot: N/A
Drip: Melitta Linea Unica de Luxe
Roaster: N/A
Posted Fri Oct 11, 2013, 2:05am
Subject: Re: Should I keep my grinder or sell?
 

shnxx Said:

Why would you have chosen the K10 fresh?

Posted October 11, 2013 link

Just because I prefer on demand grinding over a doser.

 
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