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Capresso Burr Select - Stephen Leslie's Review
Posted: May 6, 2004, 11:51am
review rating: 7.5
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Capresso Burr Select
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Stephen Leslie 7.50
Tim Calthos 7.20
Dale B 5.00
Oliver L 0.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 5.8
Manufacturer: Salton Quality: 4
Average Price: $70.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $60.00 Cost vs. Value 5
Where Bought: Whole Latte Love Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 month Overall 4
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Cheap and pretty, but no good for espresso.
Positive Product Points

Cheap, probably good for filter coffee, looks nice

Negative Product Points

Useless for espresso - Ground too coarse for espresso even with a pressurised portafilter.

Detailed Commentary

I bought one of these from whole latte love, to use with a Saeco Classico Machine. However, it appears this grinder does not grind finely or consistently enough for espresso machines. With the pressurised filter the espresso was under-extracted and weak.  The shots I poured with the non-pressurised filter were worse still. The grind is inconsistent, with some very large particles getting through. I did not try the unit for filter or french press coffee, but I would guess it might be OK for these - I eventually returned the unit under the 30 day return policy.

Buying Experience

Whole latte love have been very helpful, although the returns process is a little slow.

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