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calblacksmith
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calblacksmith
Joined: 25 Nov 2007
Posts: 7,870
Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A.
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major
Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
Drip: Msl. Com. brewers
Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Thu Mar 7, 2013, 4:52am
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I had that grinder when I first started and it isn't even a real burr grinder.
Best use of money is like advised above. Spend it on a good grinder, some fresh beans and take the pressurized attachment off the portaflter.
Yes the grinder is that important.

 
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Markarian
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Joined: 27 Jun 2012
Posts: 658
Location: Seattle Area
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: ECM Technika IV Profi WT-WC
Grinder: Baratza Forte AP, HG One
Vac Pot: Bunn Trifecta MB
Drip: Moka, Aeropress, Hario V60
Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Thu Mar 7, 2013, 5:26am
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You've got a bit of a budget. Go naked on the PF from Seattle Coffee Gear for your Athena. Those things have excellent resale value if you upgrade later as well.
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Location: california
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Posted Thu Mar 7, 2013, 8:24am
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THANKS FOR ALL OF THE GREAT ADVICE
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