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    Hello everyone

    I think (!!!) I have decided to upgrade my 2009 Sylvia/Rocky combination to Rocket Giotto V3 PID HX machine.

    My apologies if this question has been asked before (if so, pointers appreciated):

    What are your top-3 choices for a great grinder that will match such a coffee machine best ?

    thanks in advance!

  • #2
    What's your budget?

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    • #3
      grinder budget $1000

      Originally posted by trentski View Post
      What's your budget?
      Hi, sorry, I should have mentioned it in my original post.

      I am guessing anywhere in $900-$1200 grinder price range is acceptable.
      I wont reject a terrific grinder if it's $100 outside of my price range given the Rocket V3 PID coffee machine is ~$3000 item.

      The only not negotiable requirement is top reliability and longevity, ideally at least 10 years of daily use (4 doubles per day).
      This is in addition to what is already expected from top end home grinder.
      I.e. lots of grind levels fine controls for double ristretto/espresso and minimum grind retention so I don't waste expensive coffee.

      I make on average 4 double-shots (doppio ristretto) every day of the year and sometimes more if friends are visiting, so ~1500 double-shot-grinds per year at ~20 grams per shot = ~30 kg of coffee per year.

      Thanks

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      • #4
        Hi mate. I've just gone through this process in a similar price range to you. My short list came down to the Rocket Fausto, Profitec T64 (or the similar ECM S64) and Macap M4D. From all reports they are of very similar quality in terms of build and grind output. I ended up going with the Profitec T64 based on aesthetics. The Macap is probably the best value in that list, but I think the other two simply look cooler.

        For what its worth, mine is paired with a Rocket Evo.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by skidquinn View Post
          Hi mate. I've just gone through this process in a similar price range to you. My short list came down to the Rocket Fausto, Profitec T64 (or the similar ECM S64) and Macap M4D. From all reports they are of very similar quality in terms of build and grind output. I ended up going with the Profitec T64 based on aesthetics. The Macap is probably the best value in that list, but I think the other two simply look cooler.

          For what its worth, mine is paired with a Rocket Evo.
          thanks!
          Rocket Fausto, AFAIK, is a relatively new product, yes?
          Often new products have teething issues.
          Which makes me lean towards a Macap M4D which appears to have been around for a few years.
          Judging by web comments it seems to be a good grinder, even if not perfect (excessive grounds retention?).
          Is Fausto on paper or in reality superior to M4D?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by acid_rider View Post
            thanks!
            Rocket Fausto, AFAIK, is a relatively new product, yes?
            But no.....Eureka grinders have been around for a long time....The Fausto is manufactured by Eureka for Rocket.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Talk_Coffee View Post
              But no.....Eureka grinders have been around for a long time....The Fausto is manufactured by Eureka for Rocket.
              thanks!
              So which is superior in your opinion - Rocket Fausto or Macap M4D ?
              Or perhaps you can note some advantages or disadvantages of either?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by acid_rider View Post
                thanks!
                So which is superior in your opinion - Rocket Fausto or Macap M4D ?
                Or perhaps you can note some advantages or disadvantages of either?
                Nope...There are other discussion threads so no need to reinvent the wheel...Time for a little search action...

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                • #9
                  Check out this thread

                  http://coffeesnobs.com.au/grinders/4...to-vs-m4d.html

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                  • #10
                    thanks everyone, looks like Macap M4D has the most votes and $1000-$1100 is in my price range.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Talk_Coffee View Post
                      But no.....Eureka grinders have been around for a long time....The Fausto is manufactured by Eureka for Rocket.
                      Ahhhh, that explains the similarities in build, ie, grind adjustment via bottom burr, and adjusting mechanism.

                      Mal

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Brewster View Post
                        Ahhhh, that explains the similarities in build, ie, grind adjustment via bottom burr, and adjusting mechanism.

                        Mal
                        The penny just dropped for me too. The Eureka 65E has a very similar grind adjustment knob and blue display panel to the Fausto. I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I think the Fausto is prettier than any of the Eureka-branded grinders.

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