RayTCoffeePro Senior Member Joined: 1 Jun 2014 Posts: 90 Location: For My Safety, Its Empty
Posted Thu Jun 5, 2014, 7:53pm Subject: Re: Need to find a great grinder
You can't do better than a Vario for a new grinder in the $500 range. It's not a perfect grinder but it's certainly very competent.
The next step up in flat burrs is the commercial, Super Jolly class; but it's not much of a step up in terms of quality in the cup. If you're looking for obvious superiority, you have to climb the ladder a rung further into the commercial, big-flat, Mazzer Major, over $1000 class.
If your problem is equipment related at all, your grinder might need to be disassembled, cleaned, reassembled and recalibrated. The Baratza website has all the necessary information in video form; and it's on YouTube as well.
You have a lot of opinions but they don't seem empirically based nor even very well informed -- which makes me wonder about your actual experience. Reading between the lines, I suspect your barista technique isn't very good and suggest you get some advice on and a lot or practice pulling shots before buying a new grinder.
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