The issue with having your beans ground is then you cannot vary the grind. all you can do is adjust dose and tamp.Originally Posted by 6378796E2F27252F170 link=1253161881/0#0 date=1253161881
the sunbeam might be better on that "grind" but the Gaggia "may?" be a better machine?
I would be looking to get a grinder 1st before making any more machine investments. Go for a rocky or better if you can afford it, as then you do not have to upgrade again for a while.
Fresh beans and the grinder will be better than a silvia and no grinder IMO.....