Posted Wed Apr 6, 2011, 8:00am Subject: First grinder: Virtuoso Preciso or I-Mini?
The Preciso is more expensive (is there any way of finding one of these on a discount without buying a refurb?), and I've seen a lot of posts saying the Virtuoso isn't good enough. On the other hand, the Preciso got an absolutely glowing review here. The I-Mini seems to have a pretty good reputation, but I have no idea how it compares to the Preciso. And there's the price, which I guess I'd obviously prefer to be lower, but they're fairly similar. Theoretically, either of these would be used with a Gaggia Classic (thinking of getting one from Aabree).
Damian Senior Member Joined: 20 Nov 2007 Posts: 44 Location: NYC Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Ascaso Steel Pro Duo Grinder: Virtuoso Preciso Vac Pot: Aeropress Drip: Mr. Coffee (dusty) Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Wed Apr 6, 2011, 10:46am Subject: Re: First grinder: Virtuoso Preciso or I-Mini?
I'm going to be selling a brand new Ascaso I-Steel I-2 shortly for a good price. I just haven't put it up for sale here yet. They're both really good capable ginders - with the Ascaso being stepless, and the Preciso being nearly so at 440. If you're interested, you can send me an email - its in my profile.
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