Coffeenoobie Senior Member Joined: 11 Dec 2011 Posts: 2,950 Location: PNW Expertise: I like coffee
Espresso: N S Oscar Grinder: K30 & Vario W
Posted Fri Nov 30, 2012, 2:02pm Subject: Re: Dilemma Gaggia Classic vs Breville Infuser
There is truth to the flat vs conical affecting the taste. But I believe the Vario W is worth the extra money and I think tasted better than the conical, but then I like chocolate. YMMV Either will give you a better shot now and when you upgrade over a cheapo grinder.
Buying advice: GRINDER GRINDER GRINDER. Don't cheap out on the grinder.
Posted Thu Dec 6, 2012, 9:06am Subject: Re: Dilemma Gaggia Classic vs Breville Infuser
Mine came (secondhand, about 2003 vintage) with a non-pressurized baskets plus a "perfect crema device", which consists of a rubber disk and washer that sits in the portafilter under the basket. With this in place, you effectively get a pressurized basket. Without it, you get standard non pressurized.
I've re-purposed mine to act as the flow regulator when measuring the water temperatures with a thermocouple on both my Gaggia and my HX machine as a poor man's SCACE device.
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