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Cunill Grinders - All - Kirk's Review
Posted: January 14, 2001, 10:09pm
review rating: 5.8
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Daniel Hanna 8.88
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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.0
Product Reviewed: Cunill Brazil
Manufacturer: Cunill Quality: 6
Average Price: Varies Usability: 10
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 month Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Aficionado Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: If you want a solid commercial grinder for home use, easy to use, and a extremely consistent grind, this grinder would make a good choice.
Positive Product Points

Compact, consistent grind, easy to setup, maintain, and clean.

Negative Product Points

Not as ‘pretty’ as some commercial grinders ( no hi gloss colors ). Bean hopper to light weight, a small drop cracked the hopper.

Detailed Commentary

Having first a blade grinder, and then a burr grinder made by Bosch, I new for my next grinder I wanted something that would provide a consistent grind, could handle grinding about ¼ pound of beans a day, and would not make as much of a mess as my previous grinders.

My wife had just bought me a Starbucks Barista to replace our dead Krupps ( I wanted a Silva, but my wife didn’t like the stainless steel look, she preferred the green Barista ). I immediately ordered the non crema enhanced portafilter, and realized that the bosh grinder wasn’t able to grind fine enough for this machine.

I knew that I would have to find something compact that would fit on our counter, under the cabinets, and not look to commercial. The Cunill Brazil fit the bill. It was lower profile, designed for low volume or decaf use in a espresso/café’ shop.

It is a well built heavy machine ( except for the bean hopper IMHO ). It is easy to adjust the grind, by rotating a key locked ring. The grind is adjustable in very small increments, making it possible to get just the ‘right grind’ for each bean/machine. It is not difficult to clean as most of the parts remove with just a couple of tools.

The doser is easily adjustable by just lifting the shaft and rotating it  to reduce or increase the dose. There is some static, but there are vanes with wipers to knock the grounds down off the walls of the doser reservoir.

The quality and consistency of my espresso has greatly improved with the addition of this grinder. You can  buy a great espresso machine, but with out a grinder to provide consistent even ground beans, you will never achieve perfection.

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