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    Upgrading

    I have a K3 grinder and would like to take the next step up. I feel my VBM Jr is still producing great coffee but am thinking a better grinder may give me better control over taste in the cup. In your opinion guys what is the logical next step up from the K3 that will give me an easier more consistent dose and noticeable flavour profile difference. Thanks in advance

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    I think you will need to spend some serious coin to buy a grinder that will give you much better results in the cup. What budget do you have? Perhaps a trip down the road to have a chat to Jetblack.

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    Yeah thanks Flynn no real restriction on budget so just putting it out there

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    What is it that you hope a grinder upgrade will bring to the palate?
    Or, is it more a matter of convenience, speed, bling-bling or something else?

    It also comes down to how you prefer to drink your coffee - Long blacks, espressos, flat whites, cappa's, etc...

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    Speed and consistency with a cleaner delivery would be my first option. I drink espresso as well as milk drinks.

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    I'd reckon that the Eureka Atom would be right up your street mate.
    Have a read through this thread to give you some insight... Eureka Atom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kafine View Post
    Speed and consistency with a cleaner delivery would be my first option. I drink espresso as well as milk drinks.
    Sette 270w? Fast, consistent, clean, noisy, relatively cheap.

    Or a more "traditional" grinder like your K3 but with bigger burrs (faster) and electronic dosing (consistency). The cleaner delivery can vary.

    Something like a Macap M4D perhaps? (some say it can be clumpy with fine grinding). There are many others.

    Best way is to try them out yourself if you can.

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    Like the look of the Atom and Ecm/ Profitec Grinders. Decisions decisions
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    There's a near new Atom in the Coffee Hardware For Sale section for a decent discount. Posted 3 weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kafine View Post
    Like the look of the Atom and Ecm/ Profitec Grinders. Decisions decisions
    Hi Kafine.
    In my opinion, they are all quality grinders.
    I considered the Profitec a couple of years ago, as I thought it would be a perfect brand match for my Pro 500.
    Glad I waited though, as I recently purchased the Atom based on many reasons, the main being my experience of already owning the Eureka Mignon, and I also like that the grind adjustment is via the bottom burr. That means not having to recalibrate the grind after removing the top burr for cleaning. Don't know how big a deal recalibration is for owners of grinders with top burr adjustment, but for me, this makes it that little bit quicker and easier.
    Good luck, you can't go wrong with any of these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster View Post
    . That means not having to recalibrate the grind after removing the top burr for cleaning.
    What is this “cleaning” you speak of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by herzog View Post
    What is this “cleaning” you speak of?
    Removing the top burr to give both burrs a bit of a clean up with brush and vacuum.

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    Thanks everyone I may wait to see what the new Atom with the bigger burrs are like before taking the plunge. There is no hurry for me at this stage as the K3 still grinds well and the coffee I make is mostly great I had a laugh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster View Post
    Removing the top burr to give both burrs a bit of a clean up with brush and vacuum.
    Sorry that post was a joke. Maybe I should have done it with a Bond villain accent.

    On a serious note though, with my previous grinder (Macap M4), I think I disassembled the burrs twice in 5 years. And both times I needn’t have bothered, the burrs were very clear.

    I did stick the Dyson on it once a month or so though, just to pick up the loose grounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by herzog View Post
    Sorry that post was a joke. Maybe I should have done it with a Bond villain accent.

    On a serious note though, with my previous grinder (Macap M4), I think I disassembled the burrs twice in 5 years. And both times I needn’t have bothered, the burrs were very clear.

    I did stick the Dyson on it once a month or so though, just to pick up the loose grounds.
    No need to apologise. The "" was a clue that it was tongue-in-cheek, but thought I would cover all bases

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    It is better than my K3 then as it does collect a fair bit of coffee over time. I clean it as in the burrs every 3 months

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