I'd suggest skipping the Rocky. With the remainder of your budget you could easily get a Vario even if you got the combo. Sell the Rocky. They hold their value well for some reason. I sold mine for the price I paid for it.
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Posted Tue Apr 23, 2013, 5:04am Subject: Re: I have 1300 to spend
great news. I do agree you'll want to upgrade the Rocky and, in fact, had you not found a very good deal on the combo, I would side with Don (takeshi) to pass on it. However, it's not horrible...it's just that there are better, easier to control/adjust grinders for what is typically the same cost (or even less). There is also a stepless mod you can do to it, to get better performance.
If you haven't seen it yet, there's a great article on espresso preparation on www.espressomyespresso.com , called Easy Guide to Better Espresso at Home. It's #12 about halfway down the right hand column, under "how to".
. Always remember the most important thing is what ends up in your cup!
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