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Product Details
Overall Rating 7.9, Based on 94 Reviews
Avg Price $120.00
Manufacturer Solis
Machine Type Prosumer, conical, burr, grinder, hopper, bin
Colors Black and Silver
Class Grinder, Conical Burr Consumer
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A grinder made by Solis, rebranded by Starbucks. Good for drip, press pot, suitable for espresso.

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D R (quality: 9.5) 07.20.2011 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Nothing fancy, but gets the job done (if what you want is a uniform, small grind).
John Eubanks (quality: 8.6) 04.27.2002 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: I am pleased overall with the Barista, but now my appetite is whetted for a better grinder like the Rocky or Mazzer!
JP Cordill (quality: 8.4) 01.20.2002 Rating: 7.0
Bottom Line: A good starter grinder, but you'll want to upgrade very soon.
Mark Prince (quality: 8.3) 01.16.2000 Rating: 6.4
Bottom Line: If Starbucks has this on sale for $90 or less, and the often do, it is the best grinder for the price.
Jim Robin (quality: 8.3) 02.17.2000 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: A simple, well-designed, highly capable grinder for home espresso
Stephen Bozler (quality: 8.3) 08.23.2001 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Good form and function at a comparatively inexpensive price point.
Kevin Odom (quality: 8.3) 01.10.2001 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Good grinder but needs adjustment
Jim Pellegrini (quality: 8.1) 11.05.2001 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Great machine for small space, recommended for espresso, turkish, maybe drip, but NOT french press
Jeremy Maclennan (quality: 8.0) 07.08.2004 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: A real coffee grinder, for a decent price.
Andy Ciordia (quality: 8.0) 10.23.2004 Rating: 7.4
Bottom Line: Simple, Clean, easy loading, effective.  Not the best of the best, but for the dollar it can't be beat.
Peter McDermott (quality: 8.0) 05.18.2004 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: If you life in the UK and can't afford a Gaggia MDF (the next grinder up), this is your only option for espresso.
Donna T (quality: 8.0) 12.28.2001 Rating: 9.6
Bottom Line: If you really like coffee buy a burr grinder.
Mark Kosky (quality: 8.0) 09.10.2000 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: A good quality machine, which produces excellent results, for a very reasonable price.
John Lance (quality: 8.0) 04.04.2007 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Excellent cost-effective machine.
Todd Warnke (quality: 7.8) 03.16.2002 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Buy it on sale, adjust the burrs and save $100 over a similar quality grinder.
George Wachsmuth (quality: 7.5) 03.22.2002 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Great if you don't need it for espresso. Good second grinder.
Tony Reynolds (quality: 7.3) 05.01.2001 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: This grinder is highly recommended, though it has been superseded by the Solis 177.
Java Man (Espressopithecus) (quality: 7.3) 07.10.2000 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: This machine, the Solis 166, may be a very cost-effective grinder for you if you know it will grind fine enough for your machine.
Peter Russell (quality: 7.3) 12.11.2004 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: half the price of the rancilio rocky, and probably 65% as good as one.  that makes it a value.  just be ready to work with it.
Dave Rogers (quality: 7.3) 12.30.2001 Rating: 7.2
Bottom Line: A good--but not great--first burr grinder.
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