CMIN Senior Member Joined: 14 Jun 2012 Posts: 1,569 Location: South FL Expertise: I like coffee
Espresso: Crossland CC1 Grinder: Baratza Preciso
Posted Fri Jul 13, 2012, 8:50am Subject: Re: Espresso Grinder help. Vario or used rocky?
Sometimes I have to wonder why the Rocky still has a following? It's just so outdated now, you have grinders cheaper than the Vario that grind much better and consistently, nevermind much less finicky. I've seen what some people pay for them used and it boggles my mind lol, unless you just want that old school nostalgic feel it has.
65coupe Senior Member Joined: 7 Jul 2012 Posts: 16 Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Sun Jul 15, 2012, 7:33pm Subject: Re: Espresso Grinder help. Vario or used rocky?
Just got the Vario W last week, it wasn't cheap but it is an amazing grinder. The time savings, and accurate dosing alone will help offset the cost, time is money and accurate dosing means less wasted coffee.
It is super easy to use and dumping the coffee directly into the portafilter from the bin is a non-issue so I don't lament the loss of a portafilter holder.
Spend the dough, get the vario-w you won't be disappointed.
NobbyR Senior Member Joined: 10 Jul 2011 Posts: 2,074 Location: Germany Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Poccino Opus One, Ariete Grinder: Eureka Mignon Istantaneo Vac Pot: N/A Drip: Melitta Linea Unica de Luxe Roaster: N/A
Posted Sun Jul 15, 2012, 9:49pm Subject: Re: Espresso Grinder help. Vario or used rocky?
The more or less unanimous votes for the Vario don't surprise me. While the Vario with more than 200 settings is virtually stepless, the steps of the Rocky are pretty wide, which can get you stuck inbetween two steps for proper extraction, a highly frustarting situation.
*** "This drink of the Satan is so delicious that it would be a shame to leave it to the infidels." (Pope Clement VIII on coffee, when he was urged to ban the beverage)
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