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bossman
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Joined: 10 Dec 2013
Posts: 100
Location: Iowa
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Mini Vivladi II
Grinder: Baratza Vario-W
Drip: Cuisinart
Roaster: Soon I hope
Posted Wed May 14, 2014, 9:35am
Subject: No longer for sale
 

Had a few buyers back out then this last one I was lining up I changed my mind.  The few times I do use it I LOVE it.  I am going to hang on to it.

I feel like Brett Favre.....

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calblacksmith
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calblacksmith
Joined: 25 Nov 2007
Posts: 7,864
Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A.
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major
Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
Drip: Msl. Com. brewers
Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Wed May 14, 2014, 1:29pm
Subject: Re: Red Mini Vivaldi II & Pro M Espresso grinder
 

Good luck, sorry it was not for you. It takes most people much longer than 2 weeks to "get the hang" of consistent good shots but if it is not for you, then it is not for you.

On packing the grinder. The job of packing that most ship "stores" does is pretty bad, a thin layer of bubble wrap and into a box with a lot of room to move. Grinders are heavy and need to be packed SOLIDLY in the box with no room to move, padded on all sides. I have shipped several grinders Xcountry and had NO issues even with handling that split the boxes open (I wrap with shipping tape around EVERY edge, at least 3 layers of tape in 6 directions AND the center of the box two ways. I use a whole role of tape  for each grinder shipped. You can NOT over pack heavy items.

Good luck!

 
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bossman
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Joined: 10 Dec 2013
Posts: 100
Location: Iowa
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Mini Vivladi II
Grinder: Baratza Vario-W
Drip: Cuisinart
Roaster: Soon I hope
Posted Wed May 14, 2014, 3:00pm
Subject: Re: Red Mini Vivaldi II & Pro M Espresso grinder
 

I had no issues with shots, I was pulling very good and great tasting shots.  This combo made learning shots very easy.  I am just not using it.  I loved it for a couple of weeks, then just stopped using it, and started brewing drip instead.  I think I like espresso a lot, but not everyday or often enough to justify the machine.  I was going days without using it, so between shots I was having to empty the water tank and clean it, fill it again, and then start my shot.  Also the coffee I would pull out of the freezer would go stale before I could use it, even with just 4oz jars.  I even kept the machine on 24/7 to make it easier to use it more, to no avail.  For sure a little laziness is to blame as well.

I think I am going to get a bonavita and a good brew grinder and call it good.

This is a great combo here, and someone that likes espresso often will be very happy with it.
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rbkool
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Joined: 7 Jan 2014
Posts: 8
Location: TO, ON, CA
Expertise: I like coffee

Posted Wed May 14, 2014, 9:07pm
Subject: Re: Red Mini Vivaldi II & Pro M Espresso grinder
 

This thread made me lol.

Good luck with the sale, someone will get an excellent deal here.
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lockman
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Joined: 29 Jan 2009
Posts: 15
Location: Oakland
Expertise: I love coffee

Posted Wed May 14, 2014, 9:48pm
Subject: Re: Red Mini Vivaldi II & Pro M Espresso grinder
 

Both grinders I have purchased 2cd hand were damaged in the shipping process. First one, a Cimbali Max was not too bad. Little plastic breakage, but, the Mahlkonig K30 had one of the motor supports badly bent (and internal damage due to that) even though it had layers and layers of bubble wrap but not the stock box.
The design of the grinder is such that without removing the motor or packing with foam fill packets the effect of gravity can be devastating. Lot of weight on those little threaded rods.

Nice set up!  Good luck!
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Angman
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Joined: 8 Apr 2012
Posts: 239
Location: Vancouver BC
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Strega, MCal, Cimbali M20L
Grinder: K10 Fresh, HG One 83mm,...
Vac Pot: Nope
Drip: Technivorm, Hario Woodneck,...
Roaster: Hottop 8828P
Posted Fri May 16, 2014, 1:05am
Subject: Re: Red Mini Vivaldi II & Pro M Espresso grinder
 

Try picking up a Technivorm and smart grinder. I got a refurbished technivorm off eBay as well as others from this forum for a very good price.  I use it daily for drip and couldnt be happier.  My various espresso machines and grinders i only use when time permits.
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bossman
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Joined: 10 Dec 2013
Posts: 100
Location: Iowa
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Mini Vivladi II
Grinder: Baratza Vario-W
Drip: Cuisinart
Roaster: Soon I hope
Posted Sun May 18, 2014, 6:26am
Subject: Re: Red Mini Vivaldi II & Pro M Espresso grinder
 

Price reduction, I will probably try Ebay if I don't get a buyer here soon.  This is a great deal!!
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stahlee
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Joined: 4 Nov 2013
Posts: 33
Location: Austin,Tx
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: La Spaziale Mini Vivaldi S1
Grinder: Mahlkonig K30 Vario
Roaster: FreshRoast SR500
Posted Sun May 18, 2014, 12:02pm
Subject: Re: Red Mini Vivaldi II & Pro M Espresso grinder
 

if this were a Dream T, I'd be all over it. However, this a great deal. Hold out a little before going to ebay, somebody here will buy it.
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calehman7
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Joined: 24 Dec 2012
Posts: 14
Location: Longview, TX
Expertise: Just starting

Espresso: La Spaziale S1 Vivaldi II
Grinder: Vario Virtuoso w/ Esatto
Vac Pot: Hario TCA-5
Drip: Hario V60/Bonmac with...
Roaster: Cuisinart Pop Corn Popper
Posted Mon May 19, 2014, 7:35am
Subject: Re: Red Mini Vivaldi II & Pro M Espresso grinder
 

Are you wishing to sell these two items as a package or separately?
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bossman
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Joined: 10 Dec 2013
Posts: 100
Location: Iowa
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Mini Vivladi II
Grinder: Baratza Vario-W
Drip: Cuisinart
Roaster: Soon I hope
Posted Mon May 19, 2014, 7:37am
Subject: Re: Red Mini Vivaldi II & Pro M Espresso grinder
 

calehman7 Said:

Are you wishing to sell these two items as a package or separately?

Posted May 19, 2014 link

I would sell them either way, a little cheaper together.
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