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Starbucks Barista - Ben Hornik's Review
Posted: April 1, 2008, 2:02pm
review rating: 2.3
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Starbucks Barista Grinder
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Arrow The Starbucks Barista has 94 Reviews
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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 3.2
Manufacturer: Solis Quality: 2
Average Price: $120.00 Usability: 2
Price Paid: $120.00 Cost vs. Value 2
Where Bought: starbucks Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 3 years Overall 1
Writer's Expertise: Just starting Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Garbage
Positive Product Points

looks pretty nice

Negative Product Points

stops functioning

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Well, I hope no one tells me its just something I haven't adjusted... However, after 2 years of pretty good grinding this grinder has ceased to function. It grinds just fine- but won't "self feed". So, in order to grind I have to force beans into the grinder with a chopstick or similar device.  It therefore takes 3 fullt twists of the timer and several minutes of frustrating chopstick shoving to get a hopper full of ground cofee... Yeah, yeah- we could just have a broken item- yet, my sister-in-law, who bought the same model, from a different Starbucks in a different city (inasmuch as any two Starbucks can be said to be different, anyway), has had exactly the same problem. I can't believe we're the only two!  I'm getting a  Rocky Doserless Grinder instead. Cheers!

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