Great reliable grinder that requires simple modification for fine grinds. Can easily produce grinds fine enough to jam Rancilio Sylvia. Useless without mod
Positive Product Points
Excellent price to value proposition. Low price device produces fine, uniform grind after simple modification. Grind fine enough to jam Sylvia. Reliable. Two years of 5 shots a day use still going strong.
Negative Product Points
Useless out of the box for espresso making. Requires modification. Looks out of league next to my Rancillio sylvia :)
I got this machine about two years ago after my Solis Maestro finally gave up. I had a great run with Solis Maestro and first decided to stick with Baratza. But none of the Baratza machines could produce grind fine enough for espresso. I tried two machines and was bitterly disappointed. It looks like Baratza got it act together again produced Baratza Encore that is comparable to my Solis Maestro. At the time I was looking around online for a while until I ran across description of the Capresso grinder and the mod required to make its grind fine enough. Local store carries this grinder so I got it locally. Modification was straight forward.