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JavaGator
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Posted Fri Oct 12, 2012, 6:54am
Subject: Re: I Need Basic Grinder to Pair with Brazen
 

CMIN Said:

Baratza Virtuoso cost just a little more than 200, as well as the Breville Smart Grinder is right around 200 but if you have a Bed Bath Beyond store near you, you can get their 20% off coupon and use it there.

The Encore though is way more than enough for coarse needs though, it won't do espresso really, but is consistant for coarse grinds.

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I looked into the Breville Smart Grinder at Bed Bath & Beyond.  The coupon I had excludes Breville products.
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CMIN
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Posted Fri Oct 12, 2012, 7:02am
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JavaGator Said:

I looked into the Breville Smart Grinder at Bed Bath & Beyond.  The coupon I had excludes Breville products.

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that's weird, I have an expired 20% off one laying here that looks just like the others they always send. No mention of Breville. I gave one to my buddy and he bought the Smart Grinder with it.

Since your in FL too, if there's a Sur La Table by you, or Williams Sonoma, they'll both match the BBB coupon (some had trouble doing so but guess it depends on who you speak with)
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Posted Fri Oct 12, 2012, 7:09am
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This is a good overview of burr grinders, see if your grinder fits into one of the catagories here.
http://www.home-barista.com/espresso-guide-grinders.html

 
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Posted Fri Oct 12, 2012, 8:41am
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AnotherRob Said:

What grinder would you recomend for the BraZen if your budget is a bit higher, say $150 to $200?

Thanks, Rob.

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Rob, welcome to the forums :->

To your question, this is as good an answer as I would have been able to come up with:

CMIN Said:

Baratza Virtuoso cost just a little more than 200, as well as the Breville Smart Grinder is right around 200 but if you have a Bed Bath Beyond store near you, you can get their 20% off coupon and use it there.

The Encore though is way more than enough for coarse needs though, it won't do espresso really, but is consistant for coarse grinds.

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Posted Fri Oct 12, 2012, 5:11pm
Subject: Re: I Need Basic Grinder to Pair with Brazen
 

CMIN Said:

Baratza Virtuoso cost just a little more than 200, as well as the Breville Smart Grinder is right around 200 but if you have a Bed Bath Beyond store near you, you can get their 20% off coupon and use it there.

The Encore though is way more than enough for coarse needs though, it won't do espresso really, but is consistant for coarse grinds.

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It appears that in addition to better burrs than the Baratza Encore, the Virtuoso grinds faster and has a timer.  I think a timer would be a nice feature to have.  How does the "timer" on the Breville Smart Grinder compare?  Would I be able to grind about 50g of beans with either?  (I know that Baratza has a scale attachment, but it is not in my budget.)

Thanks, Rob.
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