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BramLovesCoffee
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Joined: 21 Sep 2010
Posts: 7
Location: Netherlands
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Gaggia Classic
Grinder: Gaggia MDF
Posted Mon Feb 18, 2013, 4:04am
Subject: Advice asked for next doserless and stepless grinder, coming from Gaggia MDF?
 

Hey all,

Well the title pretty much says it all, what would be the next doserless and stepless grinder coming from a Gaggia MDF?

So far I see:
Rocky: doserless, but not stepless
Mazzer mini: not doserless, but stepless

AFAIK The rocky can be made stepless.


Cheers!
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brianl
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Joined: 1 Dec 2012
Posts: 408
Location: Chicago IL
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Gaggia Classic (w/PID)
Grinder: Baratza Vario
Drip: chemex
Posted Mon Feb 18, 2013, 6:39pm
Subject: Advice asked for next doserless and stepless grinder, coming from Gaggia MDF?
 

The rocky would not be an upgrade over the Gaggia MDF and I would consider them equal actually (both 50 steel flats, right?). I would also not consider the mazzer mini to be that big of an upgrade either (except in price and build quality ;), which can be significant but wouldn't be ideal).

I used to own a gaggia mdf and my upgrade was to a VARIO. This was definitely an amazing decision and i strongly recommend.

To answer your question of retention, I took the doser out and would grind into a funnel with the mdf. The only issue is that would take too much time in the morning. The vario has exceptionally low grind retention.
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