Originally Posted by 64484A461616270 link=1321491315/0#0 date=1321491315weeeeelllllll if you really do know a decent cup of coffee youll be disappointed with the BCG450. I have one, modified, and the more I learnt the more frustrated with it I became. I bought a cheap Gino Rossi RR45 off the bay, replaced the burrs, broken bits, cleaned it, and had a decent grinder for about $250 - the same price as the smart grinder ;) It was too large and messy so I just replaced it with a K3T. My point is: save up and spend right the first time.but I wont dont cant afford it and a good grinder as well no not even a smart grinder
I hear the ikon is OK but I dont know how it compares to anything, Ive never seen one. Have you considered a gaggia / silvia? Or even a sunbeam dual-thermoblock? Can you up the price of something in your cafe by a $100 and increase your budget a teensy bit? If not you might be better off saving up for a few months until you can afford it.