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    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi newby here picked up this grinder at the local recycling center today *for *ten bucks does any body know if there any good


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    Should be pretty good.
    It will depend though on if the burrs are still in reasonable condition.

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    Welcome to CS "mmcoffee". Ditting is a very reputable brand and people here will be able to help you better than I.
    For a start though, does it go ? Have you plugged it in and put some beans through it ?

    Enjoy your time here !

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    Yes it grinds perfect coffee it came out of the Starbucks *coffee collapse with a lot of other stuff

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    Thats it then Im jealous !

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    In the first photo to the left you will see a la scotties instant cappichino machine we use for parties still works perfect

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    Re: grinders

    Quote Originally Posted by 21252020353F132F232A2A29294C0 link=1233044655/0#0 date=1233044655
    Hi newby here picked up this grinder at the local recycling center todayforten bucks does any body know if there any good *
    Wow! *What a bargain!

    Where are you? *Where is the recycling centre? *Were there any more? :D

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    Well purchased....you saved yourself about $2990 on the price of a new one! :o

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    Wow! I am jealous too.

    Where are the rest of these from Starbucks? Does anyone know...although I take it if you do you are already there snapping them up yourself ;)

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    mmcoffee, there is a post on this grinder in the section Info/Reviews of Grinders - No Discussions at the top of the menu when you go to coffeesnobs/grinders. It is about 3/4 of the way down the page.

    Travis.

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    Ten bucks?

    Wow......just.......wow

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    I heard starbucks destroyed everything. Must have got a backdoor prize!!

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    Why would you destroy everything when you can get a few dollars back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1738322F1A560 link=1233044655/11#11 date=1233052225
    I heard starbucks destroyed everything. Must have got a backdoor prize!!
    Yes the way they chucked it out the truck they tried to destroy every thing 3 glass door fridges 3 under bench freezers ice machine 6 under bench cash draws locked 1 had not been cleaned out ;D lots of cups and lids i got 30 kg of coffee still sealed in foil bags with one way valves

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    Re: grinders

    Where are you? Which city?

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    Melbourne could have been one of 4 close by

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    take the 30kgs of coffee, grind it all up and put it in the garden for compost, not likely to be good for much else

    well done on the grinder, if it grinds well, definitely a score.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40767D72677C61130 link=1233044655/16#16 date=1233135840
    well done on the grinder, if it grinds well, definitely a score.....
    Even if it doesnt, these are well supported by the manufacturer and Oz distributor, and are so well made that it would be unlikely that anything really significant will be wrong with it. Probably a good clean-up and a set of new burr-plates at the worst.

    Great pickup mate [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

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    I have been told that these grinders run as well as a Swiss watch

    Nice pick-up

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1D3930303333091D39253B39560 link=1233044655/18#18 date=1233186058
    I have been told that these grinders run as well as a Swiss watch
    KK
    You mean I just went and bought a manual grinder when I could have just used my Longines watch??? :o :P

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    Re: grinders

    Quote Originally Posted by 28223720202F3B3D4E0 link=1233044655/19#19 date=1233186698
    Quote Originally Posted by 1D3930303333091D39253B39560 link=1233044655/18#18 date=1233186058
    I have been told that these grinders run as well as a Swiss watch
    KK
    You mean I just went and bought a manual grinder when I could have just used my Longines watch??? *:o *:P
    No you cant... It is, in fact made under contract in China, thus does not meet the UL and other requirements ;D

    Now if I walked around with a coffee grinder on my wrist... That would make me a real CS... Maybe we could market a fob style as well...

    Opps... Sorry, thought this was in teh off topic section.... ::)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 002F2624330C202F2026242C242F35410 link=1233044655/20#20 date=1233191262
    It is, in fact made under contract in China,
    You mean I can only grind using my watch if it is genuine Swiss made and not one I could buy online from that Spam fellow?

    Quote Originally Posted by 002F2624330C202F2026242C242F35410 link=1233044655/20#20 date=1233191262
    ow if I walked around with a coffee grinder on my wrist... That would make me a real CS...
    ...or someone who finds it hard to get around

    Anyway, back on topic - the Ditting is more the shop grinder for filling bags, right. Could it be effectively used as an on-demand grinder?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 52584D5A5A554147340 link=1233044655/21#21 date=1233191848

    the Ditting is more the shop grinder for filling bags, right. Could it be effectively used as an on-demand grinder?
    Have had one of these for about 16 months now, and yes, you could use it as a doserless grinder, as I do for decaf orders.

    mmcoffee, Im envious. These grinders are what I call the Volvo section of grinding equipment... boxy but good. So, sounds like you got what might be the deal of the century! Suggest you *do* replace the burs, but hang on to the old ones - they can be resharpened a couple of times! If you need the name of the supplier, send me a pm.

    Cheers!







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    Im pretty sure simply coffee here in adelaide uses one of these (or one very similar) for grinding straight into the porterfilter...



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