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    Help Newbie -decent grinder at reasonable price???

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    As a newbie, Can someone recommend a good ( not great) burr grinder at an entry level price. I would expect up to $AUD 300.

    I have aq Saeco VV and once I replace my Portafilter to a Non-PF, I will grab a decent grinder but do not have the funds for a super dooper one :)

    Thanks

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    Re: Help Newbie -decent grinder at reasonable pric

    In that price bracket, Id recommend the Iberital challenge doserless. You will get a little change out of $300. It is a great entry level stepless grinder with worm drive adjustment.

    If you need to switch between coarser grind for a plunger and espresso grind though, the challenge will become frustrating as adjustment would take quite a few turns of the worm drive.

    If youre buying for both, probably a nemox lux or perhaps the Sunbeam one (cafe series) if bucks are tight.....I gather that the Nemox has smaller steps than the Sunbeam.

    Attilio (fresh_coffee) of Cosmorex can supply either, I think- and I can supply the Challenge. I have stock of the challenge with chrome body and you could check with Attilio on the Nemox...

    Hope this is of assistance *;)

    2mcm


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    I received my Iberital Challenge today from Talk Coffee. I am not sure of the price exactly as I bought it with my machine but fairly sure that would be in your budget. Give 2muchcoffeeman a pm and he will be sure to let you know. It is a stepless grinder so should your needs. Chris is a great guy as well. But other sponsors may be able to help you with this grinder as well depending what state you are in.

    Brett

    Ps. Obviously Chris is a faster typer than me. ;D

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    Hi Splican,

    Value for money and quality in your price range - definately the Iberital challenge as the two posts above suggest.

    It will be a pain if you need to change from espresso grind to plunger - but other than that IMHO its the best espresso "only" grinder for sure. The problem is caused by the small steps in grind adjustment - perfect for espresso- but takes a l----o----n-----g time if you are changing the grind for a different type of coffee hardware.

    There have been quite a few problems with the Sunbeam grinders but when they work they do work well.

    Check out the site sponsors, several of them sell that grinder

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    Re: Help Newbie -decent grinder at reasonable pric

    Thanks peeps.

    I should say its only for my VV and nothing else :)

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    Re: Help Newbie -decent grinder at reasonable pric

    By the way, guys I appreciate your assistance and when I chose to get it within a few months, I will certainly support the guys from this site :)

    DO Saeco make any decent grinders?

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    Re: Help Newbie -decent grinder at reasonable pric

    Quote Originally Posted by JavaB link=1162528595/0#3 date=1162530035
    Hi Splican,

    Value for money and quality in your price range - definately the Iberital challenge as the two posts above suggest.

    It will be a pain if you need to change from espresso grind to plunger - but other than that IMHO its the best espresso "only" grinder for sure. The problem is caused by the small steps in grind adjustment - perfect for espresso- but takes a l----o----n-----g time if you are changing the grind for a different type of coffee hardware.

    There have been quite a few problems with the Sunbeam grinders but when they work they do work well.

    Check out the site sponsors, several of them sell that grinder

    Hmmm the Challenge is sounding like a contender for my Christmas Grinder - must look at our sponsors offerings - any good freight rates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grendel link=1162528595/0#6 date=1162534443

    Hmmm the Challenge is sounding like a contender for my Christmas Grinder - must look at our sponsors offerings - any good freight rates?
    I would have thought a Mazzer would be more your style ;)

    Now who has plenty? ----- Do you reakon Corey would miss one?????? ;D

    Good joke along this line.....

    A young boy prayed for a bike every Christmas.... but never got one.
    He then realised God doesnt work like that....
    So he stole a bike
    AND PRAYED FOR FORGIVENESS!!

    ;D ;D ;D

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    What a great joke. Not sure Epic will see it that way when Grendel walks out with a grinder under his arm though.

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    Re: Help Newbie -decent grinder at reasonable pric

    Quote Originally Posted by Coffeechaser link=1162528595/0#8 date=1162536921
    What a great joke. Not sure Epic will see it that way when Grendel walks out with a grinder under his arm though.
    Roburs weigh something like 25kg, so I think that Grendels going to need to start working out! And knowing how hardcore Corey is, Grendel might also need to be prepared to put in three-phase power for the beast ;P

    Cheers,

    Luca

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    Re: Help Newbie -decent grinder at reasonable pric

    Quote Originally Posted by Coffeechaser link=1162528595/0#8 date=1162536921
    Not sure Epic will see it that way when Grendel walks out with a grinder under his arm though.
    Nope... I think Corey might have "sense of humour failure"

    Now how abour a Synesso? Now THAT would make a great Xmas pressie.

    Trouble is I dont think I could lift it -- let alone "shop lift" it ;D

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    Re: Help Newbie -decent grinder at reasonable pric

    Quote Originally Posted by luca link=1162528595/0#9 date=1162537747
    And knowing how hardcore Corey is, Grendel might also need to be prepared to put in three-phase power for the beast ;P

    Cheers,

    Luca
    Luca....

    Dont know about Grendel, but most of us West Aussies have 3 phase power...
    Ive got 3 phase on at home so all I need now.........

    But Corey looks super fit.... and is a LOT younger than me.... kinda kills that idea (or me if I tried it ;D)

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    Re: Help Newbie -decent grinder at reasonable pric

    Quote Originally Posted by Coffeechaser link=1162528595/0#8 date=1162536921
    What a great joke. Not sure Epic will see it that way when Grendel walks out with a grinder under his arm though.
    I thought roburs were huge grinders that just grinds faster then other mazzers? or am i wrong, or does it grind at better?

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    Re: Help Newbie -decent grinder at reasonable pric

    Id have no trouble walking off with the 25kgs but running with it? Unless having your hands on a Mazzer is like drinking (insert caffeine-rich carbonated beverage of your choice here) and gives you wings, then I am afraid my shoplifting career would be brief! Id better have a full round of ristrettos before I make the attempt.

    Actually he has a slightly smaller one on the bench - I wonder if hed notice if suddenly a Breville herb grinder replaced it.


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    Might result in you being banned from Affagatos there Grendel. Or ulitimate payback, using the herb grinder to grind all your future shots when you go there.

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    Re: Help Newbie -decent grinder at reasonable pric

    Quote Originally Posted by Coffee Kid link=1162528595/0#12 date=1162540149
    I thought roburs were huge grinders that just grinds faster then other mazzers? or am i wrong, or does it grind at better?
    The Robur and the Kony have a conical burr set. The parallel burr major seems to grind faster to me, but Ive never timed either. You get a few more seconds of goodness before the stream goes blonde with the Robur/Kony.

    Cheers,

    Luca



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