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    Ok! there is so much happening on this forum, its confusing! heres the deal, i bought my first and hopefully last very own, incredibly amazing La Pavoni espresso machine and I am in love <3

    now, I need a grinder, I am a beginner coffee maker disgust all the coffee i can get in 99% of the shops in London and I need your help,

    I have £100 ($166) to spend on a grinder..

    WHICH ONE DO I NEED?

    <3 xxxxx


  • #2
    Re: Help me!

    Originally posted by 282D3725282B30302D21440 link=1271357812/0#0 date=1271357812
    WHICH ONE DO I NEED?
    I think the one you need is Visa or MasterCard ;D

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    • #3
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      i dont get it?

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      • #4
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        Originally posted by 0C0913010C0F14140905600 link=1271357812/2#2 date=1271369265
        i dont get it?
        Hi Lisa,

        You will need a better grinder than your budget provides for....

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        • #5
          Re: Help me!

          At that price unless you are going second hand your only option is a hand operated grinder.

          If you can get them locally the Japanese Hario or Kyocera do a great job with my Pavoni (actuaaly just about to go make one  8-) ) It takes about a minute to grind a double shot of beans and they are easy and quiet to use.

          Have a read here for lors of happy Kyocera users http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1240128496

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          • #6
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            The best I can come up with is the Delonghi KG100 as this is a rebadged Solis 166. You may need to mod the grind setting to get it a bit finer that factory setting but there are numerous articles on the web for the mod. Here in Oz it sells for $159 but a quick search of a UK site had it at 159 pounds - which seems expensive.  I will leave the price checking to you.

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            • #7
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              Dont do the KG100, it will not grind well enough to suit the Pav, it is worse than the 450/480 Sunbeams in consistancy and build.

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              • #8
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                I agree the KG100 cannot grind fine enough for espresso and is inconsistent. Sunbeam 0480 might be your only option if you can find it on sale. Or get a hario/kyocera hand grinder and build up your muscles.

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                • #9
                  Re: Help me!

                  thats amazing advice guys thank you so much!!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Help me!

                    Congratulations on acquiring a fine machine Lisa. Given that the common advice is that the grinder is a much more important part of the equation. You will generally get better results with a good grinder than a good coffee machine. So I agree with 2mcm in that you will need to spend much more.

                    For example, from a quick check on google, the Rancilio Rocky grinder is about £240, the Mazzer Mini is about £450, a Mahlkoenig Vario for about £315. This is the range I would be looking at, or better. I think the Rocky would be your starting point.

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