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Thread: Smaller grinder to replace Compak K6

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    Smaller grinder to replace Compak K6

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    So due to downsizing the house, and the fact hat I am the only coffee drinker here, the time has come to replace my compak K6 with something smaller.
    Looking for recommendations, ideally not too pricey and able to give me a decent consistent quality grind. Budget is between $400 and $1000 but closer to $400 would be better. Thinking about a Macap M2M but never used one.

    Doesnt need to have a doser or any fancy feature, just good consistent grind,and take up less benchtop than the K6.

    Thoughts?
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    Rocky has served me well for many years now. Why not give him a try?

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    Check out the Eureka Mignon. Also spotted Macap M4D stepped for $800 while web surfing the other day.

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    The Macap M2M is a tried and trued performer. https://www.casaespresso.com.au/macap-m2m.html

    There is a new Mignon range coming soon. Have a read here:
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/grinders/4...ent-range.html

    Cheers

    Antony
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    There is both a used M2M and an M4(D?) for sale in the forum right now, in case you haven't looked over there.

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    As you already have a compak a Compak k3 push may suit. Nothing fancy. Just works.

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    I have owned a Rocky and a M4D, loved them both and Rocky is half the price.

    People go on too much about retention in my opinion. Anal retention is good from a health point of view but at some point you need to relax and let go.

    I have a highly compact Robur currently, love that too and hopefully till death do us part.
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    Try going a long way up in quality of grinder - Mahlkonig Vario Gen3 at about $700. I now have 3 of them (well, actually 2 * gen2 and 1 * gen3). Two have the standard ceramic burrs for Turkish and espresso use (they only have a narrow, very precise grinding range despite the 200+ settings). The other one has the optional steel burrs for cold steep / plunger use. Way smaller, quieter and better (i.e. way more even) particle spread than any sub $2000 grinder I have used (hence me picking up the other 2). Just don't drop the gen3 p/f holder on your foot or the floor or whatever it lands on will get damaged...



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