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    Upgrade-itis - A Degenerative Disease Affecting The Bank Balance??

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    So it's been 6 months. Before last September when I stumbled upon a Breville 800 for $5 at the council tip shop I simply couldn't justify the expense of a coffee machine. Once I had aforementioned machine I declared myself happy. It paid for itself the first time I made myself a decent brew and I felt like a thrifty mummy as I quickly cut out my visits to coffee shops.

    But...
    I decided I had to try the unfiltered baskets. These were quickly purchased. Yum.
    Then... a grinder, so once again in full thrift mode I got a second hand Sunbeam for $60, did a quick degree in shim-ology and... YUM. Now I was finally happy. It can't get any better than this, surely? Full set up for under $100. How thrifty am I??

    But.... could it get better? Probably. One Sunbeam EM6910 (second hand to protect thrifty credentials). OH HO, this is the business. I am done. Definitely done.

    Then... hmmmm.... I've just e-mailed the site sponsors.... maybe a new grinder....

    When will it stop?!

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    About a week after you die.

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    Bahahahaha, yeah... I was worried someone might say that. I'm already fantasy shopping for my massive big coffee machine with bells and whistles hanging off it. Given how much my husband has spent on photographic and dive equipment since we met I have a LOT of catching up to do before he gains the right to moan at me about it.

    Have now pretty much decided I'm about to buy a beautiful mini mazzer, my first purchase of something new should be a bloody good effort.

    Ex-thrifty mummy has started the revenge process and is denuding the bank balance. Tee hee hee hee hee!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirsty View Post

    Have now pretty much decided I'm about to buy a beautiful mini mazzer, my first purchase of something new should be a bloody good effort.
    I see a $3000 bill for a new Rocket in your future!

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    Mini mazzer is a good grinder and will do you until you get into the **really big league**. At the same quality and price point is the Macap M4. These grinders are made up to a quality rather than down to a price, so do consider a used one. If it has had basic care and moderate use it will go on for years.

    Note: Bells and whistles are great for the sports field but in the coffee world simple is often better. Going to the **really big league** in espresso can result in a manual lever machine.

    Greg



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