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dorkroast
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Espresso: Gaggia Classic
Grinder: Mazzer Mini
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Roaster: Behmor, Popcorn Pumper
Posted Mon Oct 22, 2012, 8:12pm
Subject: Mazzer Mini on sale at 1st-line Equip......I took the plunge....
 

I've been trying to decide on a grinder for a bit and had been seriously looking at the Vario but really drooling over the Mazzer lineup. Tonight while browsing around I found the Mazzer Mini on sale at 1st-Line equipment for $500 shipped. I just couldn't pass it up. Apparently they lowered the price as part of their anniversary sale.

I never figured that the Vario would be my LAST grinder, merely something to keep me busy for a few years until I could upgrade. Now I found a Mazzer for only a bit more than the Vario.

Now I've officially spent more on my grinder than I have on my machine. Can't wait to get it.
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Posted Tue Oct 23, 2012, 2:24am
Subject: Re: Mazzer Mini on sale at 1st-line Equip......I took the plunge....
 

dorkroast Said:

I've been trying to decide on a grinder for a bit and had been seriously looking at the Vario but really drooling over the Mazzer lineup.

Posted October 22, 2012 link

One of the things I like about the Mazzers is their esteemed reputation for reliability. So, you just didn't buy a grinder which will do a very good job of grinding your coffee,
you bought a grinder which will give you decades of reliable service, which were the two reasons why I bought one of them myself.

dorkroast Said:

Now I've officially spent more on my grinder than I have on my machine. Can't wait to get it.

Posted October 22, 2012 link

I'm in your situation as well, strangely enough. :-) I hope to eventually rectify that sometime in the near future!

 
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Posted Tue Oct 23, 2012, 2:31am
Subject: Re: Mazzer Mini on sale at 1st-line Equip......I took the plunge....
 

dorkroast Said:

... Now I've officially spent more on my grinder than I have on my machine ...

Posted October 22, 2012 link

qualin Said:

... I'm in your situation as well, strangely enough. :-) I hope to eventually rectify that sometime in the near future!

Posted October 23, 2012 link

Your grinder can never be too good.

 
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Posted Tue Oct 23, 2012, 5:58am
Subject: Re: Mazzer Mini on sale at 1st-line Equip......I took the plunge....
 

The mini is a darn good grinder, a great place to get started. Depending on where you want to go, you may upgrade later but it will not be because the grinder is wearing out or is of low quality. It should last you a lifetime in the home environment with proper care. Mazzer also does well in keeping resale value so if and when you want to upgrade, you will do well.

It is a good choice and congrats, you should enjoy it a lot and the espresso that you get because of it!

 
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