FrankyD Senior Member Joined: 27 Jul 2012 Posts: 58 Location: Davis, CA Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Starbucks Barista Grinder: Baratza Preciso/Kyocera... Drip: Bodum French Press Roaster: WB Poppery I
Posted Sat Jul 28, 2012, 8:40pm Subject: Re: Is it possible to get good results from a crappy machine?
Everywhere I've read, people would advise getting a top end grinder (or whatever is in your budget), and the machine second.
From what I firmly, you can have the best grinds and make decent espresso. On the other hand, you can have a good machine, and crappy espresso.
Working on a small budget, I've found hand mills to be highly worth it, provided you actually have the patience to sit there and work it. Although I can't make a valid argument for an electric conical burr grinder being of the same quality at the same pricepoint as a Kyocera or Porlex, as examples. Capresso Infinity 560 anyone?
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