[Homeroast] Grinder Recommendation

Jason LeCount jlecount at gmail.com
Fri Aug 5 18:33:59 CDT 2016


Is the Gaggia MDF not decent?  I've heard it's good and cheap but not used
it.  I use a mazzer mini myself and haven't tried other grinders...

On Fri, Aug 5, 2016 at 4:00 PM, miKe mcKoffee <mckona at comcast.net> wrote:

> Real answer is no, there are zero decent electric sub $200 grinders for
> espresso use. The new Baratza Sette 270 which will be releasing soon to the
> public is probably the best entry level espresso grinder I know of MSRP
> $379. (I was able to purchase a pre-release to test)
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Homeroast [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On
> Behalf Of Edward Spiegel
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> Thanks for the advice, all.
>
> Out of curiosity. Is there any sub-$200 grinder that does a good job for
> espresso besides a hand mill?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Edward
>
> On Thu, Aug 4, 2016 at 6:16 PM, miKe mcKoffee <mckona at comcast.net> wrote:
>
> > Since the refurb does not guarantee new burrs (unless specifically
> > states new burrs) plus you don't know how much use is on its doser and
> > highly doubt you'll have any issue with your current motor for another
> > 30 years I'd get the needed parts to fix the one you have.
> >
> > Slave to the Bean miKe mcKoffee
> > www.CompassCoffeeRoasting.com
> > URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:
> > http://www.mckoffee.com/
> >
> > Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I
> > must first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal
> > enlightenment found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those
> > who have gone before.
> >
> > Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archives
> > http://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Homeroast [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com]
> > On Behalf Of Edward Spiegel
> > Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2016 12:51 PM
> > To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > Subject: [Homeroast] Grinder Recommendation
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > My faithful Gaggia MDF which I have had for something like 30 years
> > needs new burrs and a doser spider. The cost of those with shipping
> > will be something like $75.
> >
> > I see that I can get a refurbished MDF for $149. I am thinking that
> > the refurb might make sense since it will have a much younger motor.
> >
> > The grinder is used primarily for espresso drinks.
> >
> > Is there a grinder of similar grind quality that can be had for around
> > $150?
> >
> > I haven't been in the market for a grinder in so long that I haven't
> > kept up with the options.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Edward
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