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DaninMaryland
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Joined: 3 Jan 2013
Posts: 79
Location: US
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: V2 Silvia
Grinder: Vario-W
Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013, 11:17am
Subject: My Grinder selection process - and advice for people new to espresso
 

I have been making espresso for about 2 months now.

I originally had a Encore grinder that i used for drip/french press.  it was an awesome grinder and loved it.  Ended up getting a V2 Silvia used a couple of months ago.  For the first week or two i used the Encore (modified it to be at the fine setting), and ordered a Vario.  Had second thoughts about budgetting, etc so quickly cancelled the Vario and ordered a new Preciso instead figuring it was a good grinder and would suit me well.

Been using the Preciso for the past 5 weeks and getting pretty good results with it, but in the back of my mind i knew i wanted to get a grinder that i wouldnt get instant upgrade-itis with.  Decided to return it for refund, and get the Vario

Started going thru online vendors looking for a good deal, but i saw a few on ebay that had make and offer.  i saw the same for a Vario-W and figured what the hell, lets see what i can get.

Ended up getting a vendor to sell me a brand NEW Vario-W for $440 free shipping.  THis is about $15 less than a refurb from Baratza after shipping.

So glad i spent the extra money to get the W.  i think that will keep me very happy for a long time and not have to upgrade my grinder when i eventually upgrade the machine!

My advice for people just starting out.  If you know you are going to like espresso and stick with it, go ahead and increase your budget and get the grinder you really want.  Dont buy something mid way and figure it will last you for a while.  i was lucky that i was able to return mine for a full refund (amazon) and make the right decision for the Vario-W.
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