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    Delonghi KG100 or a new grinder for Miss Silvia

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    We have had a 2 Sunbeam EM4800 and a Delonghi KG100 for the last 6 years. While the combo was OK we felt some need for improvement - crema could have been better, taste so so. We upgraded to a Miss Silvia but were told by a retailer that our grinder would be sufficient.

    We are now having doubts. The coffee flavour has improved immensely but the crema appears to be the same. [Our aim is for at least a 5 mm crema, we are getting nowhere near that]. We are struggling to get a 25 second pour. With the Delonghi we are at our limit of fine grinding and unfortunately a very good clean hasnt made any difference. That said we have only made 1/2 doz drinkable cups with this new machine and are obviously still learning.

    The other huge variable, I realise, is the coffee. We do buy coffee freshly roasted however we live in the bush and are only able to buy when we are in Adelaide. Our coffee is 3 weeks old and is bought in vacuum packets of 250 gm lots.

    [Had we know about you guys before we started this new venture we probably would have tried a non pressurised basket before we invested in the new machine].

    Do we need to upgrade???............

    This is a great site and so very helpful...........Thank you




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    Re: Delonghi KG100 or a new grinder for Miss Silvia

    Quote Originally Posted by 092336271D0A2D2E2F2731420 link=1233626247/0#0 date=1233626247
    We have had a 2 Sunbeam EM4800 and a Delonghi KG100 for the last 6 years. While the combo was OK we felt some need for improvement - crema could have been better, taste so so. We upgraded to a Miss Silvia but were told by a retailer that our grinder would be sufficient.

    We are now having doubts. The coffee flavour has improved immensely but the crema appears to be the same. [Our aim is for at least a 5 mm crema, we are getting nowhere near that]. We are struggling to get a 25 second pour. With the Delonghi we are at our limit of fine grinding and unfortunately a very good clean hasnt made any difference. That said we have only made 1/2 doz drinkable cups with this new machine and are obviously still learning.

    The other huge variable, I realise, is the coffee. We do buy coffee freshly roasted however we live in the bush and are only able to buy when we are in Adelaide. Our coffee is 3 weeks old and is bought in vacuum packets of 250 gm lots.

    [Had we know about you guys before we started this new venture we probably would have tried a non pressurised basket before we invested in the new machine].

    Do we need to upgrade???............

    This is a great site and so very helpful...........Thank you
    There are mods you can make to the KG 100, however after the time frame you indicated the burrs would need changing at the least. Further more you will not get the most from your new machine with a KG100 (even modded).

    There are plenty of posts as to a Silvia and what grinder is suitable...

    In short... You sound like Coffee is a ongoing and a long term investment.

    Get the best you can... Considering you location etc... I would not recomend the EM0480 or EM 0450 SB grinder (Suitable - but your after significant life and returns). AT min, a Rocky... But read teh posts and go as best you can.. That way when you upgrade in the future... You grinder will be suitable.


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    Re: Delonghi KG100 or a new grinder for Miss Silvia

    Why would the EM0480 or EM0450 not be suitable after a further machine upgrade?

    Dont worry about not having tried the depressurised baskets with the EM4800 - even with that and using the double basket to pull single shots, it would not be as good as the Sylvia.

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    Re: Delonghi KG100 or a new grinder for Miss Silvia

    When I bought a Silvia some 18 months ago I had a KG100 which I modified with an additional 3 fine grind settings. I still couldnt get a decent shot and found the shot flowed too fast. Within a week I bought a decent grinder (La Spaziale junior) and the difference is chalk and cheese. If you enjoy coffee dont persist with the KG100.

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    Re: Delonghi KG100 or a new grinder for Miss Silvia

    I was able to get some alright shots from my EM0480 and Silvia, but quickly upgraded to a Mazzer Mini as it gives me a lot more flexibility and consistent grind. Should last many machine upgrades.

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    Re: Delonghi KG100 or a new grinder for Miss Silvia

    Quote Originally Posted by 6B4154457F684F4C4D4553200 link=1233626247/0#0 date=1233626247
    We upgraded to a Miss Silvia but were told by a retailer that our grinder would be sufficient.
    Hi tj46
    As you read thru this remarkably knowledgeable site, you will notice the refrain...1st catch your grinder.... or something like that. The consensus is that the grinder is the single most important piece of equipment for your voyage round the coffee bean. Our site sponsors ( over to the left there) will be able to assist with excellent advice.

    Quote Originally Posted by 6B4154457F684F4C4D4553200 link=1233626247/0#0 date=1233626247
    The other huge variable, I realise, is the coffee. We do buy coffee freshly roasted however we live in the bush and are only able to buy when we are in Adelaide. Our coffee is 3 weeks old and is bought in vacuum packets of 250 gm lots.
    You would seem to be a prime candidate for home roasting.
    Have a look at this thread. It is one way for you to [s]skin[/s] roast a bean.

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1154442377

    Regards



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