JPatrick Senior Member Joined: 13 Oct 2012 Posts: 9 Location: Sonoma County Expertise: I like coffee
Posted Sat Mar 30, 2013, 11:18am Subject: Re: First trial with Rocket Cellini - Crema?
AP... the magic to beautiful crema is freshly roasted, freshly ground beans.
And, even a $40 Krups burr grinder from Costco can help unlock the "crema magic".... and while it's hard to dial in your shots with them, it'll still give you better results then pre-ground coffee will.
Jmanespresso Senior Member Joined: 18 Jan 2009 Posts: 2,151 Location: Westchester NY Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Alex Duetto II Grinder: Compak K10 - Vario Vac Pot: Yama-SY5/SY8/TCA5 Drip: V60, Beehouse, CCD Roaster: Hottop B
Posted Sun Mar 31, 2013, 8:27am Subject: Re: First trial with Rocket Cellini - Crema?
Dont buy a $40 grinder. Mayyyyyybe you couljd make do, but it would such a frustrating experience, and definitely not indicative of what your machine is capable of.
As was suggested, hit the grinder forums for more direct answers on which grinder to get. Budget at least $250-300 for an electric grinder(and really, for the machine you have, you should be looking at $500 or so)
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