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Omar
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Posted Wed Oct 16, 2013, 8:48am
Subject: Looking to Buy a NEW Espresso Grinder
 

I am at a point where i need to buy a new grinder.

However, I am not sure where to start and what to get.

I currently have a HeyCafe HC-600 which has been in operation for the past TWO years.

What would be the next logical upgrade?

I need the grinder for my coffee shop
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EndTwo
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Espresso: Apscaso uno steel prof
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Drip: french press, ceramic v60...
Roaster: skillet
Posted Wed Oct 16, 2013, 10:19am
Subject: Re: Looking to Buy a NEW Espresso Grinder
 

Well, in the other thread you where you ask:

calblacksmith Said:

Omar,
You may be interested in a thread we did on that grinder about a year ago.
http://coffeegeek.com/forums/espresso/grinders/559095
According to the thread, it is a lighter duty clone of a SJ. The results at the time was that it produced a similar grind so to upgrade, you are looking at a bigger budget than you said. A Major can be had used in that budget and it is a good step up from a SJ.

Posted October 9, 2013 link

So, if its a chinese SJ you could go Major, Kony, Robur, if mazzer. K10 if Compak. K30 if Mahlkönig... depends on budget and needs... Ive just bought a used Major for 363 $ and that was quite a find, but they come "quite cheap" used.
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Posted Wed Oct 16, 2013, 10:25am
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thank you for your feedback.
I will be using the grinder in my coffee shop mainly for lattes, cappuccinos, etc.
I was looking at the Mazzer Jolly which seems to get a lot of great reviews. it also seems to be very similar to the HC-600.
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EndTwo
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Espresso: Apscaso uno steel prof
Grinder: Mazzer Major DR + Mahlkönig...
Drip: french press, ceramic v60...
Roaster: skillet
Posted Wed Oct 16, 2013, 10:30am
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Yeah, figured from the other post. The reason I havent mentioned the SuperJolly is that you're asking for an upgrade. What I think of a superjolly is more like a sidestep, youd basicly get the same grinder, not a better one. Better one, i'd go for Major at least.
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Posted Wed Oct 16, 2013, 10:34am
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ok. makes sense especially if i am forecasting to sell more coffee as our business grows.
however, i find the major expensive especially since i am buying it in canada.
they are cheaper in the US.
any suggestions where to look for it? any preferred suppliers?
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Espresso: Apscaso uno steel prof
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Drip: french press, ceramic v60...
Roaster: skillet
Posted Wed Oct 16, 2013, 10:54am
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Im not really familiar with overseas market... ebay or craigslist? Theres not much risk in used mazzers... They probably need new burrs but thats usually it.
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Posted Wed Oct 16, 2013, 11:00am
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Yep, what he said.
Craigs list, local want add papers, used restaurant supply/used equipment stores, these are the least expensive places to find them. Ebay is top top dollar.

Sometimes, you may find a Mazzer that needs a bearing but they are pretty rare, if it operates properly, doesn't make "funny" noises and the lower burr takes a while to spin down when the grinder is empty, likely, all it will need is burrs and some TLC.

 
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Posted Wed Oct 16, 2013, 11:06am
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Whats your budget?

Rancillio has a nre grinder for $1200 that has a heat sink surrounding the burrs which will reduce head when having to grind large amounts of coffee. This is ideal if you think you will have more business coming into your cafe in the future.
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Posted Thu Oct 17, 2013, 8:56am
Subject: Re: Looking to Buy a NEW Espresso Grinder
 

$1200 is not within my budget.
I am looking to spend not more than $800
Is a Rencilio Rocky comparable to what i had (HC-600: Burr Dia 64mm, 350W, Hopper Capacity 1200grams of coffee)
What about a used Wega Max 6.4?
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Posted Thu Oct 17, 2013, 10:21am
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It seems like i am leaning towards the Mazzer Super Jolly.
Any thoughts?
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