Omar Junior Member Joined: 9 Oct 2013 Posts: 12 Location: Halifax, Canada Expertise: Professional
Posted Wed Oct 9, 2013, 9:58am Subject: Re: To Upgrade Machine or Grinder?
Thank you for your reply. In fact, recently i have been having trouble with the doser arm and the doser assembly itself. It is completely halting and I am unable to dispense any espresso. I unscrewed the rotating part insider the doser compartment and cleaned it completely. Not sure how long will this last.
Posted Wed Oct 9, 2013, 6:16pm Subject: Re: To Upgrade Machine or Grinder?
So.. Now I am on the look-out for a used Mazzer SJ and above. I live in Singapore but once in a while I travel to Gold Coast, Australia. Anyone know any places in either that would sell me a refurbished Mazzer?
Or, how can a post a "WTB: Mazzer" in Coffeegeek, tuned specifically to Singapore?
Angman Senior Member Joined: 7 Apr 2012 Posts: 132 Location: Vancouver BC Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Vibiemme Super Domobar,... Grinder: K10 Fresh, HG One 83mm,... Vac Pot: Nope Drip: Technivorm, Hario Woodneck,... Roaster: Hottop 8828P
Posted Tue Oct 15, 2013, 10:50am Subject: Re: To Upgrade Machine or Grinder?
I agree, get a Super Jolly equivalent or better first. As for the Vibiemme and the Expobar I can comment as I have owned both. The Vibiemme is far superior to the expobar in quality, temp stability, milk steaming capabilities as well as looks in my opinion. The biggest difference was in milk steaming. I can make nonstop perfect microfoam now on the Vibiemme (latte art or lack thereof is because of my own pouring skills) whereas I couldn't even come close to making great consistent silky microfoam on the expobar.
Coffeenoobie Senior Member Joined: 11 Dec 2011 Posts: 2,825 Location: PNW Expertise: I like coffee
Espresso: N S Oscar Grinder: K30 & Vario W
Posted Fri Oct 18, 2013, 6:57pm Subject: Re: To Upgrade Machine or Grinder?
Grinder grinder grinder. I just got a commercial grinder and I can already taste the improvement in the same coffee with the same beans at the same dose. I am getting more chocolate than I ever got before out of these beans. And they are the same batch I had this morning in the old grinder.
Buying advice: GRINDER GRINDER GRINDER. Don't cheap out on the grinder.
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