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CMIN
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Posted Thu May 15, 2014, 12:33pm
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kamran Said:

I ment non-pressurized/normal ones , are hand grinders good enough for that?

Also the beans I get are already roasted!

I heart many bad reviews for delonghi grinder anyway ! Getting damaged after 3 months.... :O
I will see what happened ! Maybe get  good or handed one ;)

Posted May 15, 2014 link

A Hario Skerton with the stepless mod can make decent espresso on a regular basket machine, and you can do the stepless mod on the Hario Slim most likely with a different nut (search threads on here about the Skerton mod). Lot's of hand grinders, and a lot go for well over 100 and up, you have the HG-One at about a grand lol. The Harios are like 30-50 bucks.

About your beans there's a big difference, were they roasted 1 year ago, or same day as you orders? ;) Fresh roasted beans and ground before use is the key to good coffee. I could make better coffee on a $100 machine using a cheap hand grinder with fresh beans then a $5,000 machine using stale beans or preground.
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Posted Fri May 16, 2014, 1:16pm
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Kamran. Have your Aunt in Boston contact me...
If she pays shipping, I will send her a Porlex hand grinder that will work very well for you. You will have to turn it about 100 times for your pressurized PF, or about 140 turns (about a minute maybe) for a non pressurized. It does a fine job for espresso.
I was selling it here on CG, but I'd just rather see you have a decent grinder. It will grind MUCH better than the DeLonghi, krups, or similar cheap electric, unless you get a Baratza Encore, as was mentioned. Shipping shouldn't be than maybe $10 tops.

 
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Posted Fri May 16, 2014, 5:55pm
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IMAWriter Said:

Kamran. Have your Aunt in Boston contact me...
If she pays shipping, I will send her a Porlex hand grinder that will work very well for you. You will have to turn it about 100 times for your pressurized PF, or about 140 turns (about a minute maybe) for a non pressurized. It does a fine job for espresso.
I was selling it here on CG, but I'd just rather see you have a decent grinder. It will grind MUCH better than the DeLonghi, krups, or similar cheap electric, unless you get a Baratza Encore, as was mentioned. Shipping shouldn't be than maybe $10 tops.

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Now that's an offer that can't be refused.  What a great guy.

OK, now I really feel bad for letting you pay me for the stainless tamper base I sent you a while back.

 
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Posted Fri May 16, 2014, 7:44pm
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emradguy Said:

Now that's an offer that can't be refused.  What a great guy.

OK, now I really feel bad for letting you pay me for the stainless tamper base I sent you a while back.

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Nonsense.
I've had a couple "pay if forward" a while back, while out with my daughter. I bribed the waitress to tell who paid our bill. She pointed them out. I helped the couple get over their embarrassment by discussing our jobs, kids, etc. It was pretty thrilling.

Regarding the Porlex, as no one had the good sense to BUY it, I'm more than happy to send it to someone who has the good sense to know the importance of a grinder! LOL

I'll let y'all know when the "deal" has been consummated. Kam will hopefully let us all know how it's going.
If he can somehow lose the pressurized PF/basket he could make some more than decent espresso.

I'm too lazy to check what size PF his machine takes. Kam, do you have a proper tamper?

 
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Posted Fri May 16, 2014, 9:58pm
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thanks so much :O

i will ask her, she's coming in a month!

anyway my tamper is so stupid ! a plastic tamper+spoon with aluminium foil on top of it ( i did it because i wanted it to get bigger !)

tampers are sooo expensive here ! but at least can be found :D i know a guy ! amazing metal + wood one :D but still so expensive to buy! can i just depressurize my current one? i saw a video on youtube a guy doing that with he's EC155!

btw may i know the price?
+ can it store coffee fresh ?! i will just keep it it where the coffee goes :D
and how much was the MIN electric grinder ?:D
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Posted Sat May 17, 2014, 7:32am
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Minimum for an electric grinder for a regular basket (or in your case depressurized) is around $300 here, not sure about where you live. Something like the Preciso, Le'Lit etc. Otherwise your only choice is to stay pressurized and still grind with whatever, or get a good hand grinder like above like IMA Porlex which can easily be used depressurized, will take a lot of turns like any small hand grinder but it seems that's your only choice for your budget. Cheaper electric grinders don't have good burr sets for espresso, can't grind for espresso, and don't have the right grind quality/consistency for espresso, so yeh you can use a cheaper grinder....but your coffee will be pretty awful for espresso and more than likely channeling/gushing/under-extracting/over-extracting etc

And being depressurized you'll need a tamper, I think almost all Delonghi machines are 51mm baskets? I think thats what my Bar32 was (and EC155). I'd def do the Porlex deal above.
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Posted Sat May 17, 2014, 7:38am
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No spec on net , a very unpopular model . there was only wight + bar pressure

I'm currently on way to coffee story for a latte :) so I can get some energy for exams ;D I really wanted one for long !!!

I will check it once I return home ! + I asked my aunt she wasn't online I'm sure she's outside , she'll reply me once she gets home !
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Posted Sat May 17, 2014, 8:02am
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Just something ;
I rrlized my machine is not working probably , 2nd ; my coffee shop can buy some hario slim or a used grinder at extremely low price !!  + he has green/not roasted coffee!
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Posted Sat May 17, 2014, 8:37am
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Kam, there is no charge for my grinder other than shipping to your aunt...
However, if you want to establish a good business relationship with the vendor you mentioned, that's also a good idea.

 
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Posted Sat May 17, 2014, 8:54am
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If you don't do Robs Porlex deal, then your going to want your shop to get the Hario Skerton and do the stepless mod as you'll find on here. Otherwise the wide steps = almost impossible to dial in.
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