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go_vtec
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Joined: 22 Mar 2012
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Location: Midwest OH
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Espresso: Elektra T1, Braun
Grinder: Mazzer SJ, Crusinart, Braun,
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Drip: Technivorm, Krups Moka Brew,...
Posted Wed May 2, 2012, 7:41am
Subject: WTB: A dedicated drip/brew grinder (Baratza or other capable grinder)
 

I am considering buying a dedicated grinder for non-espresso drinks, such as brew/drip/pour-over duties only.  Iíve recently upgraded my espresso grinder to a Mazzer Super Jolly and I am fairly satisfied with its espresso grinding capability.  However, I hate switching the settings of SJ for non-espresso drinks.  Although my first intuition was to buy a new Robur/Koni, then down-grade the SJ to a dedicated non-espresso grinder.  But my kitchen boss (wife) wasnít thrilled about another NEW larger grinder in her kitchen.  

I need to warn you that the primary user of this brew grinder will be my wife.  She currently uses a Crusinart fake-burr grinder and she absolutely hates its static clinging and messiness.  My wife typically brew 1 to 2 cups of coffee (10 to 16oz) on Technivorm and it would be nice to have a grinder that can grind to her satisfaction without much attention from her (simple auto button or timer/doser operation).  Two additional requirements will be 1) it has to be under 18Ē tall to fit under counter, and 2) it has to be attractive/pristine condition.   My wife is very picky about cosmetic appearance of any items I place in her kitchen so I need to make sure it looks fairly decent and matches our current chrome/silver/black theme :)  Additionally, I will occasionally make a full pot on Technivorm or pour-over on a couple of Hario V60s.  Once a week or so, we may also use Krup Moka Brew to brew a full pot.  

Since I promised her NO NEW grinder, I need to play nice by her rule to get something doesnít cost too much money.  If you have a near new/mint Baratza or similarly capable grinder to sell, please drop me a line.  Iím also interested in a clean stock Mazzer mini (no-modification or custom paint).  Thanks,

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Asking / Suggested Price: 300
Seller Name: Mike Kim
Seller Location: Dayton, OH
Sale Type: Wanted to Buy
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Sam21
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Grinder: Baratza Virtuoso, LIDO,...
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Roaster: Hottop KN-8828B-2K
Posted Wed May 2, 2012, 8:21am
Subject: Re: WTB: A dedicated drip/brew grinder (Baratza or other capable grinder)
 

Keep your eyes open for refurbished grinders from Baratza. They update their list every Thursday and you can get a great deal on a used grinder that has been fully updated and polished. Plus they come with warranty service. You may already be doing that though.
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go_vtec
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Joined: 22 Mar 2012
Posts: 24
Location: Midwest OH
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Elektra T1, Braun
Grinder: Mazzer SJ, Crusinart, Braun,
Vac Pot: Hario
Drip: Technivorm, Krups Moka Brew,...
Posted Wed May 2, 2012, 8:35am
Subject: Re: WTB: A dedicated drip/brew grinder (Baratza or other capable grinder)
 

Sam21 Said:

Keep your eyes open for refurbished grinders from Baratza. They update their list every Thursday and you can get a great deal on a used grinder that has been fully updated and polished. Plus they come with warranty service. You may already be doing that though.

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Thanks for the tip. I have been checking on their refurbished line for weeks, but the saving isn't as significant when you add the shipping charge.  I will wait out and see if I can find a decent one from CG at much better price AND know the exact cosmetic blemishes (if any).  Added benefit of CG transaction is that the receipt need not be in the packaging (don't need to tell my wife how much it actually cost).  Of course, if I can't get a good offer, I may just buy directly from Baratza.  Thanks!
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Sam21
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Joined: 20 Sep 2011
Posts: 409
Location: Northwest, CT
Expertise: I love coffee

Grinder: Baratza Virtuoso, LIDO,...
Vac Pot: Siphon, Aeropress, CCD
Drip: Kalita Wave, Beehouse,...
Roaster: Hottop KN-8828B-2K
Posted Wed May 2, 2012, 8:37am
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The old hidden receipt trick... worked every time until my wife just starting googling new arrivals. Good luck!
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mlamphear73
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Location: Cumming, GA
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Espresso: Breville BES900xl
Grinder: Breville Smrt Grinder
Posted Wed May 16, 2012, 2:26pm
Subject: Re: WTB: A dedicated drip/brew grinder (Baratza or other capable grinder)
 

Not sure if you're still looking but I got a Breville Smart Grinder and a Baratza Virtuoso (w/precisio burrs) that I am looking to move here soon due to my Vario arriving. If you're interested I could entertain selling either?

Probably looking at $150 for either plus shipping. Probably split the shipping if you like. I am at 32526. Both are pretty much prestine inside and out.

The Virtuoso doesn't have any programming or auto to it really. Twist the hopper to adjust finess and push and hold the button in front to grind into a catch bin. There is a twist timer on the side, but not what I would call "auto" functioning.

The Breville is very automatic and functions very well (I think).

Let me know.
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go_vtec
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Joined: 22 Mar 2012
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Location: Midwest OH
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Elektra T1, Braun
Grinder: Mazzer SJ, Crusinart, Braun,
Vac Pot: Hario
Drip: Technivorm, Krups Moka Brew,...
Posted Fri May 18, 2012, 5:54pm
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mlamphear73 Said:

... Let me know.

Posted May 16, 2012 link

Possibly, but you don't have any contact information in your profile.  I've already bought a Baratza, but I could probably use a second one at work.   Email me with the details (how old, pictures, does it have gear box 2.0...).
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