EspressoAlien Senior Member Joined: 11 Jun 2014 Posts: 11 Expertise: I live coffee
Posted Wed Jun 11, 2014, 8:41am Subject: First Grinder !! EXCITED!
Hi everyone ! I am just a newbie of espresso. I recently got my Gaggia classic and a used MDX, but since I'm selling my MDX for some reason, I need a new grinder ! After tons of researches and broswing off the web, I have a few in mind...
Rocky was good like 10-15 years ago when it was the only home grinder like it. They never updated it or its issues and still sell it (they couldn't even be bothered to make it stepless vs the wide steps it has stock), too many other options now around that price or a little more that are far better, a Baratza Vario will curb stomp a Rocky.
That K6 sounds like a great deal especially with new burrs, I would def take that from the list you made even if you have to get the short hopper.
Vario competes toe for toe against that class (Super Jolley, K6 etc). So a K6 for $350 with new burrs is a killer deal, i'd snag that if I were you. I single dose so I'd pry still take the Vario, not sure how the K6 fares single dosing, but I think it only comes with a Doser. Hell of a grinder and built like a bank vault for 350. If you ever upgrade machines you'll be set with that grinder for a looooooong time.
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