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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013, 6:00pm
Subject: V60 / Bonmac Only Grinder
 

I didn't want to revive the older thread but was wondering what people out there now think is a good grinder for v60/Bonmac drip coffee only?

I'm thinking from the below

- Baratza Encore
- Breville Smart
- Capresso Infinity Conical

Obviously some big price differences there....Opinions?
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Posted Fri Mar 29, 2013, 1:04pm
Subject: Re: V60 / Bonmac Only Grinder
 

In any brewing method, a good grinder is required, the better the grinder the better off you will be, give or take. EG, for drip coffee, I doubt that there will be much difference between a $1000 grinder and a $1300 grinder but either will be vastly better than a $75 grinder.

I use a V60 or aeropress every day, I use a bulk grinder commonly seen in supermarkets, a large red box with a large chrome knob on the front with a lid on the top that closes and it can grind a pound of coffee in seconds, hey I got a good deal on it.

I find that when traveling, I take my Solis 166, a few years ago, it was renamed to Starbucks Barista when they started carrying them. A quality grinder for pour over, aero press and french press etc would start at the Encore level and I would look up from there.

There really isn't much difference flat or conical, in espresso, there is a difference in taste profile but not any in the quality of the grind that I can detect with equal quality grinders. YMMV.

I have a mental block on Breville, I feel that nearly all their products are very ........ inexpensively made, along with all the drawbacks that goes with that.

If you want a quality grinder for non espresso use and you want it to last and not be out grown for a while, it is hard to beat the Virtuoso from Baratza esp when you get a referb. YMMV

 
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Posted Fri Mar 29, 2013, 1:12pm
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Thumbs up for the Baratza Virtuoso.
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Posted Fri Mar 29, 2013, 6:09pm
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Coming from manual grinders and a wimpy Braun burr grinder, I can say I'm very impressed with my Capresso Infinity. With a Bed Bath and Beyond coupon, it's an excellent deal, perhaps the only sufficient burr grinder at that price. It's very easy to clean; I can't compare to Baratzas, but you only have to take the hopper off with a 1/4 turn, then lift the outer burr out. I can't see any wobble or loose tolerances in the burr carrier. The bummer is that Capresso does not stock or resell as many replacement parts as Baratza, so it is still a disposable grinder. My uncle burnt one out when a stone entered the burrs.

Now if I weren't so cheap, I would have passed right over the Encore and gone for the newest Virtuoso rev. 586 or "V2".

 
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