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    Information Overload - please help

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Ive made my decision on a machine and have ordered a Gaggia Classic. Ive got a cute little Grindenstein knock box. Now Im stuck...what type of grinder for me? I have a budget of up to around $200 I guess - knowing that a grinder will make or break my end result - the aim is a nice coffee to have on weekends while reading the paper in bed without having to line up at a silly Newtown cafe as usual...

    Any ideas? Im a bit overwhelmed at having to have even decided on a machine!

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    Re: Information Overload - please help

    Have a look at the Nemox Lux. From memory theyre a little above the $200 mark ($250??), but shop around and you might get a good deal. My first port of call would be the site sponsors.

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    Re: Information Overload - please help

    Hiya troifrog, welcome to CSnobs. :)

    If the grinder is for espresso, spend a little more and get an Iberital Challenge. Purely because of the grind adjustment mechanism which is stepless on the Iberital. This means that one can be more exacting with grind settings rather than if using a stepped grinder (adjustments are in increments which are too large on the entry level grinders).

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1110157172
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1164968087/11

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    Re: Information Overload - please help

    The Iberital Challenge would certainly fill your needs for espresso but is over your planned budget. If you can make it stretch that would be a good thing but the only other grinder people seem to be using under the 200 dollar mark is the Sunbeam. There is plenty written on this forum about those, like everything both good and bad reviews. At the end of the day it has to be what fits in yrou budget though. You may need to PM a few site sponsors and see what they can do for you, or visit your local site sponsor and see what they have on offer.

    Brett

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    Re: Information Overload - please help

    It does seem the Sunbeam may be my only option in that price I think! Otherwise increase the budget to the Lux...mmmm...

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    Re: Information Overload - please help

    If you have purchased a classic (I have one), would you be able to also get a gaggia MDF or MM(a bit cheaper) at a cheaper price as part of the package deal? Have a chat with the retailer about this. It may or may not be possible. MDFs retail at about $300 and MMs about $220.



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