TMC Grinder Guide

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TMC Grinder Guide

Postby Gouezeri » Sat Apr 01, 2006 2:25 am

As recently suggested elsewhere. Please add your recommended grinders in the following price brackets (some leeway allowed) and give their suitability for different brewing techniques. Price brackets are
£0-£50 (0-70EUR)
£50-£150 (70-215EUR)
£150-£250 (215-360EUR)
£250 (360EUR) and over
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Postby Beanie » Sat Apr 01, 2006 2:46 am

good initiative... guess you'll start one for espresso machines too? ;)
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Postby Gouezeri » Sat Apr 01, 2006 2:49 am

Everybody knows Beany that the grinder is the most important buy, followed by the machine :P :wink:
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Postby RobC » Sat Apr 01, 2006 3:02 am

Ok Dom, you asked for it#:-

£0 - boot - as in grind under foot, good for cafetiere or filter or doosers

£50 - £150 - too much coffee - as in will pay to cover the cost of the processs

£300 - £500 - machine built to last,
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Postby Beanie » Sat Apr 01, 2006 3:04 am

gouezeri wrote:...the grinder is the most important buy, followed by the machine :P :wink:

Truer words have never been spoken! :) Yet another great point to emphasize :)

So what do you think?
Lesser Grinder & a good machine = :( and an occasional :) (or am I being harsh?)
Great grinder and a "lesser" machine = :) :)
Get them both right = :D :D and even :mrgreen:

Of course, that's not a guarantee... as it's the factor operating these machines that makes a difference as well ;) It just helps when you're working with the right stuff :)

My only real experience is with the Mazzer Mini E and I love her so :) and she fits in the last bracket :) I also have the Super Jolly which, as new would fit in the same bracket; however, SJ is 3x loved, and was acquired in the 2nd bracket ;)
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Postby Steve » Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:16 am

£0-£50 (0-70EUR)
£50-£150 (70-215EUR)
£150-£250 (215-360EUR)
£250 (360EUR) and over

Ok £0-£50 (0-70EUR) Save your money up dont buy yet
£50-£150 (70-215EUR) Save your money up dont buy yet
£150-£250 (215-360EUR) Save your money up dont buy yet
£250 (360EUR) and over Hurrah buy a Mazzer or if you want to be different and get a better grinder for the same kind of money, La Spaz Lusso

:)

Sorry I'll startagain

O-50 really dont bother there is no point
50-150 Bodum Antigua or Sollis
150-250 I think Madcaps can come in at this price.
£250 (360EUR) and over Hurrah buy a Mazzer or if you want to be different and get a better grinder for the same kind of money, La Spaz Lusso
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Postby Beanie » Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:27 am

Ouch, Steve :P :lol:
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Postby bainesy » Sat Apr 01, 2006 9:25 am

£0 - £50: Zassenhaus manual.
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Postby lukas » Sat Apr 01, 2006 10:45 am

50-150: Gaggia MDF. Since I got my new burrs I *really* believe this is a good grinder for that price, even if the doser sucks (but you can work around that).
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Postby CakeBoy » Sat Apr 01, 2006 10:52 am

The MC2 is better than a Bodum or Solis on the up to £150 range IMO. I have an MC2 and a Solis - they are chalk and cheese.
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Postby jameso » Sat Apr 01, 2006 2:02 pm

How much an MC2 then? I've not really seen them anywhere, so they weren't an option when I bought mine (Dualit = Solis).
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Postby jameso » Sat Apr 01, 2006 2:03 pm

By the way Dom, are we in the open house for a reason?
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Postby CakeBoy » Sat Apr 01, 2006 2:22 pm

They are just over £100 James. Our Mirthful Mule friend has them with and without doozers ........
http://www.happydonkey.co.uk/shop/custo ... hp?cat=451
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Pinhalense 2x500g Gas Batch/Sample Roaster | Gene Cafe | IMEX CR-100
Aerobie | eSantos | Zassenhaus | Bodum P/Over | Chemex | Hario Woodneck | Timer Filter
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Postby CakeBoy » Sat Apr 01, 2006 2:26 pm

Yeah Soapy, I expect it's here to let guests post, but can we please move it to another public viewing post and let non-members join if they wish to contribute? Some of us here rely on the edit button a little more than we should :wink:

As if Phil hasn't got enough to do already ..... is the infrastructure in place that would easily facilitate a change to allow members to edit in the open area but not non-members perhaps?
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Pinhalense 2x500g Gas Batch/Sample Roaster | Gene Cafe | IMEX CR-100
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Postby RobC » Mon Apr 17, 2006 1:46 am

More lost hours, this time due to DIY (sick of painting)

The MC2 grinder from Iberital is fantastic value in the Automatic (timed grind) option, stepless grind adjustment from conical burrs, nice body, 500g bean hopper for commercia users, but mainly follow the link above and our friend HD is Giving away (and I mean it) the MC2 for under one hundered notes. At that price nothing is close to the grind quality, design or look of the MC2.
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