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ctscra Aug 1, 2010 10:50 PM

I'm looking for a burr coffee grinder. Any suggestions?

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    danwing RE: ctscra Aug 2, 2010 12:46 AM

    The Virtuoso works well for drip and french press, http://www.amazon.com/Baratza-Virtuos... Available refurbished from the manufacturer for $150, I believe. If you are looking for an espresso grinder, it won't work well enough and you might check the coffee geek website.

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      chuckl RE: ctscra Aug 2, 2010 12:10 PM

      a lot depends on what sort of machine you'll be grinding for.

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        RGC1982 RE: chuckl Aug 3, 2010 06:25 PM

        You are exactly right. What coffee maker is the OP grinding for? Coffee or espresso?

        I have two grinders, one burr (Braun) and one blade (Kitchen aid) that are fine for most coffee makers and most coffee, but will do an awful job for a good espresso machine.

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        andrewtree RE: ctscra Aug 2, 2010 02:26 PM

        I just bought a Baratza Maestro after reading through past threads, see below. I use it for a medium grind for a Moka pot and am thrilled with the quality. Got it off ebay slightly used for $73 including post and tax, I had checked out the Baratza website but they didn't have any refurbed Maestros in stock.

        1. scubadoo97 RE: ctscra Aug 4, 2010 06:26 AM

          I have a Barazta Maestro Plus. Actually it's a Solis Maestro Plus and it's been going strong for about 6-7 yrs now. Works well for all but espresso. We recently purchased a Baratza Maestro Plus for my FIL. The new model has a few updated designs to improve function. To me the Baratza line is excellent for basic coffee prep. The Vario is the only one that is designed more for espresso but at that price point there are many more competitors

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