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