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Starbucks Barista - Beer Dude's Review
Posted: November 27, 2000, 2:31pm
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Starbucks Barista Grinder
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D R 9.50
John Eubanks 8.57
JP Cordill 8.40
Mark Prince 8.33
Jim Robin 8.33

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.2
Manufacturer: Solis Quality: 8
Average Price: $120.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $120.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: not sure Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 month Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: If you can find one, buy one.
Positive Product Points

Good value, very good grind from powder to coarse

Negative Product Points

The hopper isn‘t airtight

Detailed Commentary

I searched for and read all burr grinder reviews I could find for weeks and decided to get a Bodum Antigua for $60 from Costco.  They ran out.  Back to the "literature" I went and selected the Solis for $120, which was about the max I would let myself spend.  

Things I had read about the Solis that had me a bit concerned were:

static in hopper; plastic construction; turn the hopper to adjust fineness of grind; and, the whole issue of not being able to adjust to a fine enough grind aka good espresso grind.  Well, I got it, used it immediately, have been using it daily for a month and have no bad things to report.

Static? - no problem for me

Plastic? - what isn‘t?

turn hopper? - works very well and doesn‘t fall off

Fineness? - This is the best feature.  

The grinder (my grinder) will absolutely powder the beans and choke my pump machine.  It also makes a good coarse grind for my French press.  What more can you ask for in a grinder?

Noise? - it‘s crunching beans, you expect silence?? Wankers whine about silence of grinders.

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