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    I bought a Delonghi and after much trial and research i find it just does not grind fine enough ....Any one got any recomendations for a next level burr grinder say a budget of $150.00 - $200.00...i crave creme

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    Re: which grinder ???

    Originally posted by 2F32323838245D0 link=1336259579/0#0 date=1336259579
    I bought a Delonghi and after much trial and research i find it just does not grind fine enough ....Any one got any recomendations for a next level burr grinder say a budget of $150.00 - $200.00...i crave creme
    Either a Sunbeam EM0450/0480, or a Breville Smartgrinder can be found within your budget constraints if you shop around. Most here would seem to suggest to go for the Breville for various reasons including the possibility that it is supposedly the "cleanest" grinder on the market. The timed dose aint half bad either

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      Re: which grinder ???

      Thank you the Breville it is....Right now my espresso pour is 10-15 seconds with the Delonghi grind its black with no creme
      i am sue a good grinder will go some way to helping

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        I have noticed you have mentioned creme twice now. I take it you mean crema:

        Crema: cream in a food, a cream sauce, or the topping on a dessert or espresso coffee, esp. tan-colored foam that forms on top of an espresso shot as a result of the brewing process.(Dictionary.com)

        For rich and thick crema you need freshly roasted coffee beans, I would say less the two weeks old.
        Cheers
        Z

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          Re: which grinder ???

          Crema it is thanks for pointing that out to me...

          I must say this site and its members are very helpfull...

          I just got my Breville BCG800 for $190.00 from Bing Lee...Off to Forsythes for fresh beans tonight and now practce practice practice....

          Has anyone bot any tips on the BCG800 settings for Espresso before i open the box and start reading ?

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            Re: which grinder ???

            Originally posted by 706D6D67677B020 link=1336259579/4#4 date=1336438776
            Has anyone bot any tips on the BCG800 settings for Espresso before i open the box and start reading
            Sorry, every situation is different. Suggest you try mid range on the espresso grind section and work from there. Once you have the particle size right you can adjust the time. The instructions can bve a wonderful thing when used as recommended

            Steve

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              Re: which grinder ???

              Originally posted by 4D6F6E6F000 link=1336259579/5#5 date=1336442336
              The instructions can bve a wonderful thing when used as recommended 
              So is the CS search feature. Lots of information to be found there.

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                Re: which grinder ???

                Success at last....Breville BCG800 and some freshly roasted beans and i have creme and good tasting coffee...

                I do note that for a double i am only getting 15 - 20 second pour and the measure shot from the BCG800 was a little light on will have to use the adjust dial and raise quantity a little and check my tamping pressure...

                ;D

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                  Re: which grinder ???

                  That’s great.

                  Whatever method you use it is the quality of what you get in the cup that counts.

                  Experiment with your grind, dose and tamp and try to get the time up to about 25 to 30 sec for a 60ml double or 30ml single pour. Adjust only one of those at a time, but be guided by your taste buds.

                  Barry

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                    Re: which grinder ???

                    Originally posted by 465B5B51514D340 link=1336259579/7#7 date=1336466498
                    Success at last....Breville BCG800 and some freshly roasted beans and i have creme and good tasting coffee...

                    I do note that for a double i am only getting 15 - 20 second pour and the measure shot from the BCG800 was a little light on will have to use the adjust dial and raise quantity a little and check my tamping pressure...

                    ;D
                    grind finer?

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                    • #11
                      Re: which grinder ???

                      Yes grind finer....The delonghi gave me sand like grit the Breville is delivering a much finer grind at about 90% power so i will adjust this up and down a little ...

                      I think i need to up the dose a little as well the Breville measured 2 shots of ground beans seamed a little light on...I would have done more last night but i cant drink too much coffee at night and i hate to waste...

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