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espressodemon
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Location: US
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Gaggia Classic
Grinder: Baratza Preciso
Posted Thu Mar 20, 2014, 9:31pm
Subject: Gaggia MDF grinder or save up for something else?
 

I purchased a Gaggia Classic from WLL a couple weeks ago and I just realized they sell a combo deal with the MDF grinder after watching one of their YouTube videos. I checked the price of the combo and its only $112 more than what I paid for the Classic.  I'm thinking about calling them up to see if I can get that deal.  Is the MDF grinder worth buying or should I save up for another grinder?  If the MDF is a good grinder, I would rather not spend more money.  How messy does it get after grinding?  Are there a lot of residual grinds after use?  What is the cleanup procedure after use?

 
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D4F
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Location: USA
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Espresso: Gaggia Classic PID
Grinder: Baratza Forte-AP
Posted Thu Mar 20, 2014, 9:44pm
Subject: Re: Gaggia MDF grinder or save up for something else?
 

Not to restate all of the information in your first thread about Gaggia, but don't get the MDF.  It is not going to make you happy as an espresso grinder.  Reread your first Gaggia thread.

http://coffeegeek.com/forums/espresso/machines/659963

If I read it correctly, you asked about the combo and MDF there and advise was, is, Baratza Preciso or Le'lit as least expensive and adequate, or hand grind.

Perhaps others will have better news for you.  Sorry if this sounds harsh.

 
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espressodemon
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Espresso: Gaggia Classic
Grinder: Baratza Preciso
Posted Thu Mar 20, 2014, 9:59pm
Subject: Re: Gaggia MDF grinder or save up for something else?
 

Thanks D4F.  I feel like I'm going crazy, didn't remember I posted about the MDF and the fact about the combo weeks ago.  It must be all the research and different things I've been reading online the past month has clouded my head.

So, like others have warned, I am struggling with my current grinder.  It worked with the beans I've been using since buying the Classic but some new beans I bought last night are giving me trouble.  I'm looking at my grinder options again.

 
Gaggia Classic, Capresso Infinity
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Whitcoatsyndrom
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Whitcoatsyndrom
Joined: 25 Apr 2013
Posts: 175
Location: Roanoke, VA
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Expobar Office Pulser
Grinder: Baratza Vario
Drip: Newco-OCS 12
Roaster: HG/BM
Posted Fri Mar 21, 2014, 7:28pm
Subject: Re: Gaggia MDF grinder or save up for something else?
 

There are often used Baratza Preciso grinders that surface on the buy/sell section of this forum.  Good deals can be had on good grinders!  I definitely echo what D4F said about the MDF and the minimum options for espresso capability.
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CMIN
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Joined: 14 Jun 2012
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Location: South FL
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: Crossland CC1
Grinder: Baratza Preciso
Posted Fri Mar 21, 2014, 8:09pm
Subject: Re: Gaggia MDF grinder or save up for something else?
 

Yeh your Infinity isn't near capable for espresso grinding so it will only frustrate, MDF is pretty useless as well. Really the only good entry options are a Preciso or I believe Le'Lit had two options under 300. Check Baratzas site, they list refurbs and every Thursday they update. You also have used options, be pretty hard to find a Super Jolley or something similar if your budget is tight though.
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espressodemon
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Espresso: Gaggia Classic
Grinder: Baratza Preciso
Posted Mon Apr 14, 2014, 5:13pm
Subject: Re: Gaggia MDF grinder or save up for something else?
 

I've been checking the Baratza site for weeks now and they finally had a Preciso refurb show up on their page today.  $250 after s/h.  I cant wait for it to come in!

 
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