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Starbucks Barista - George Wachsmuth's Review
Posted: March 22, 2002, 8:31pm
review rating: 7.5
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Starbucks Barista Grinder
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Arrow The Starbucks Barista has 94 Reviews
Arrow The Starbucks Barista has been rated 7.89 overall by our member reviewers
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JP Cordill 8.40
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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.0
Manufacturer: Solis Quality: 9
Average Price: $120.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $90.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Starbucks Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 1 month Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Great if you don't need it for espresso. Good second grinder.
Positive Product Points

Easy to use.Great for everything but espresso.

Negative Product Points

I do get static and I can't use it for espresso.

Detailed Commentary

I originally purchased this grinder because the cheaper Capresso burr wasn't cutting it for my 1st espresso machine.  This was a Krupps Gusto.  The Barista worked fine for that and was easily adjustable for any other coffee method I was using.  These were : press pot,vacuum pot and filter drip.  I did notice static but it was relatively easy to clean up. When I finally got a Rancilio Silvia the grinder wasn't good enough.  I tried tamping with excessive force and this still didn't work. I tried the online tweak that was available and this was a little better but not good enough.  I bought a Rancilio Rocky and use that for espresso only.  This grinder is used for everything else and it works fine.

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On sale from Starbucks.

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