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Capresso Infinity - Michael Feinberg's Review
Posted: January 12, 2008, 3:42pm
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Dan Hamilton 10.00
Stephanie & Marie Eeckhout/Bissonnette 9.00
Tim Cashin 9.00
C Becker 8.67
QK Law 8.67

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.8
Product Reviewed: Infinity
Manufacturer: Capresso Quality: 8
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $90.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Local store Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 1 year Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: For under $100, and excellent burr grinder capable of grinding anything from coarse drip to fine Turkish grinds
Positive Product Points

Consistent grind, very adjustable grind setting - from very coarse (drip) to extremely fine (Turkish).

After spending some time experimenting I found the the finest setting in the "Fine" range works very well with my Solis SL90 and the non-pressurized basket. Presses nice and evenly and gives a very nice crema.

Negative Product Points

Basket needs a good push to seat all the way otherwise grinds fall behind it.

Grinding it based on a simple timer which makes getting a consistent grind dosage somewhat difficult. Best to under-dial the time and increment a bit until you get the setting "dialied in"

No manual override to the grind timer to allow for user-controlled grinding times (although holding the timer dial just off of the stop time works, it's not the most convenient).

Detailed Commentary

I have not experienced any of the quality issues others have mentioned. Quality seems fine and the unit has been very durable thus far.

I have used this for grinding both drip and espresso grinds without issue. Very happy with it, especially for the price!

Prior to this purchase, I was using a Cuisinart burr grinder (Cuisinart DBM-8) which I had previously purchased at Costco (prior to owning an espresso machine). The Cuisinart worked fine for drip coffee but could not do a proper grind for espresso. This caused a lot of frustration with my Solis. but I eventually realized the issue was the grinder.  The Capresso made a world of difference. A very worthwhile upgrade!

As mentioned above, after some experimentation with grind settings, I found that the finiest "FINE" setting works just about perfectly with my Solis SL90 (non-pressurized basket; providing a very nice shot with excellent crema and flavor. Of course your bean selection will make a huge difference in the shot quality, but the grind is right and seems very consistent in size.

Buying Experience

Brick-and-mortar store. Nothing special, just a lucky find.

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