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Capresso Infinity - Brian Carter's Review
Posted: September 13, 2008, 11:18am
review rating: 7.0
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Capresso Infinity Grinder
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Arrow The Capresso Infinity has 67 Reviews
Arrow The Capresso Infinity has been rated 7.70 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since February 24, 2004.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
Tim Cashin 10.00
Dan Hamilton 10.00
Stephanie & Marie Eeckhout/Bissonnette 9.00
C Becker 8.67
QK Law 8.67

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.0
Product Reviewed: Infinity
Manufacturer: Capresso Quality: 8
Average Price: Varies Usability: 9
Price Paid: $89.99 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: The Extra Ingredient Aesthetics 5
Owned for: 1 week Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Kitchenaid rotary blade grinder
Bottom Line: Great grinder for the price point, get something nicer if you require stepless grind settings.
Positive Product Points

Easy to use
Very easy to disassemble & clean
Very consistent from grind to grind
Has a wide range of grind fineness - this is great for someone like me who likes espresso, drip coffee, & french press

Negative Product Points

Stepped grind settings
Messy if you want to grind directly into your portafilter
Some static build-up in grounds chamber
Leaves a bit of ground coffee in the chute

Detailed Commentary

I found this grinder very easy to set up and use, straight out of the box.  The instructions are well-written and easy to follow.  The tips that they provide are all actually true.

In regards to the actual performance:
This was a frustrating grinder to dial-in, because it leaves some ground coffee in the grinding chamber. This means that the shot you pull immediately after adjusting your grind settings won't give you accurate information.  You either have to throw away some coffee, or pull an in-between shot.

Given the price point of this grinder series (between $90-$150), this grinder is targeted at folks who are using lower-end machines, or machines that have user aids (like pressurized pf's, etc). I have a Grimac Espressione Grace machine, and it is fairly forgiving when it comes to variations in grind fineness - if you are using a really high-end (so, expensive) machine, you're probably not even considering this grinder!

The grinder performed really well for my drip machine, as well as with my press pot. It has fineness settings which choked my espresso machine, so there were no modifications or 'hacks' required.  Once I found the proper setting for my coffee/machine combination, I was pulling very nice shots, with the correct flavor profile for the beans that I used.

Buying Experience

Fantastic - great specialty store with knoweldgable staff.

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