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Starbucks Barista - JohnA's Review
Posted: April 24, 2001, 8:07am
review rating: 4.5
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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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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: 8.8
Manufacturer: Solis Quality: 8
Average Price: $120.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 year Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Aficionado Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Good grinder, best in this price range.
Positive Product Points

Good solid grinder.  Easy to use, clean, adjust.  Value for $ is exceptional.

Negative Product Points

Could grind a bit finer.  Also the sides of the hopper could be steeper.  Oily beans sometimes need some "help" getting down to the burrs, especially when hopper is full.

Detailed Commentary

I picked this one up two Christmases ago at a Starbucks when it was on sale for $99.  The day I went, they were having a special 1-day event with a further 25% off all merchandise (not coffee or beans), so I paid only $75.  At that price, its an outstanding grinder.  

I initially had problems with static, as others have indicated with this grinder.  I live in a fairly dry area, but since getting a whole-house humidifier with our new furnace, the static problem has completely disappeared.

I might go for a Rancilio Rocky or something similar next time and spend more, but Ill be happy with this one until it dies.

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