JPatrick Senior Member Joined: 13 Oct 2012 Posts: 9 Location: Sonoma County Expertise: I like coffee
Posted Sat Mar 30, 2013, 12:18pm 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: 2,109 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, 9:27am 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)
Follow Your Bliss
Coffee makes your constantly overcome your prejudices and re-evaluate your own "received wisdoms" when it comes to judging cup flavors. -Tom Owen, SweetMarias
Symbols: = New Posts since your last visit = No New Posts since last visit = Newest post
Forum Rules: No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards. No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum. No SEO style postings will be tolerated. SEO related posts will result in immediate ban from CoffeeGeek. No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum. Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards. Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics. Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies. Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies. Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts. Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.