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samsom_tw
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013, 7:00am
Subject: White Rancilio Rocky Grinder - good for an espresso beginner?
 

I'm looking for my first setup and came across a used rocky grinder. It is white and priced around $200. I live in an area with limited grinder options. Those that are available, are pretty expensive.

Is this worth a look or will it be a headache in the long run?

Thanks!

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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013, 8:00am
Subject: Re: White Rancilio Rocky Grinder - good for an espresso beginner?
 

There are many, many posts about the rocky grinder on this forum...white black...doesn't matter, it's still a Rocky.

In short, it's marginal for espresso because the steps are too wide, more often leaving you to choose too coarse or too fine and modify your dose to compensate.

Most people here, on CG believe you'd be better off spending $239 on a refurbished Baratza Preciso - myself included (having owned a Rocky before).

If you want to know more, try the search tool.

You speak of limited options in your area...what country are you in?

Were you thinking of buying that Silvia too?  It looks like a v1 from the photo.  What are they asking?  Do you know if it works?

 
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013, 1:26pm
Subject: Re: White Rancilio Rocky Grinder - good for an espresso beginner?
 

emradguy Said:

There are many, many posts about the rocky grinder on this forum...white black...doesn't matter, it's still a Rocky.

Posted January 31, 2013 link

Pay close attention to the recent threads and the trends regarding feedback on the Rocky.  You'll pretty much find what emradguy stated.
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013, 3:05pm
Subject: Re: White Rancilio Rocky Grinder - good for an espresso beginner?
 

ha! I just saw your other thread where you mentioned you're in Taiwan...guess the Preciso refub is out.

Well, if you can tell us what's available to you, we can give you opinions.  How's the shipping from Japan?  Hario is there.  Of course, that would require you be open to the idea of hand grinders.

 
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013, 6:20pm
Subject: Re: White Rancilio Rocky Grinder - good for an espresso beginner?
 

Hey guys. I apologize that my post seems redundant. The wealth of rocky information led me to the grinder in question. I've never seen or heard about a white version. Just wanted to be sure I wasn't investing in a chinese tea grinder or something crazy like that.

I haven't seen a Precisio in Taiwan. A few Maestro and Virtuosos. Thanks for the tip on the Hario.
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013, 6:39pm
Subject: Re: White Rancilio Rocky Grinder - good for an espresso beginner?
 

I used the exact set up for 10 years.  It is OK for a beginner given options available.
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