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Starbucks Barista - MikeD's Review
Posted: April 30, 2001, 6:59am
review rating: 5.5
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Starbucks Barista Grinder
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John Eubanks 8.57
JP Cordill 8.40
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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.2
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 month Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: At it‘s current price, you can‘t go wrong
Positive Product Points

Great grind, variable settings is a nice bonus.  Bottom line is my espresso now tastes great.

Negative Product Points

Not sure why they made the grinding timer-based. An on/off operating procedure would be preferable.

Detailed Commentary

Best part of the deal - it was on sale for $129 for Mothers Day.  I‘m getting great shots with loads ‘o crema with a Delonghi pump machine.  I hope my mom doesn‘t read that last sentence... This is also the only burr grinder I‘ve been able to find in a store in my city.  I‘ve tried the Braun espresso mill at a friend‘s house and there‘s no comparison - the Starbucks machine produces a much finer grind, certainly fine enough for my espresso machine.  I haven‘t seen the need to do the ‘Solis adjustment‘ which I‘ve read about with other reviews of this product.  I assume that‘s mostly for high-end machines.

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