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    Iberital Challenge

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Got it today, love it already, will post here on my progress and experience with this grinder. Fantastic entry level machine though. ;)

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    Welcome to the Iberital club Grendel. I have had my a couple of months and it has been great. I got mine from 2mcm as well and he as you say is great to deal with. Enjoy your quality coffee.

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    Re: Iberital Challenge

    Ditto. Two years on and still milling away daily for its companion. Miss Silvia.

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    Re: Iberital Challenge

    Perhaps a shortcoming of the Iberital, being a stepless grinder, is no referene point for the grind setting.

    I made a pointer from a straightened paper clip, stuck with gaffer tape to the stationary part of the grinder just below the hopper:

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    It aligns with the adhesive transparency with the numbers, which of course is placed on the hopper. *No instruction booklet whatsoever came with my machine, and I was on the verge of chucking out the transperancy when I figured what it was for.

    A simple solution. *

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    Re: Iberital Challenge

    What is a better choice: Iber Ital or Rocky (doserless) to accompany a Silvia. I dont need to grind for plunger so no need to keep changing settings. I just want something that lasts, and produces consistent good coffee for Miss Silvia. Ignore cost differences. Ta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pszilard link=1166533512/0#4 date=1167567532
    What is a better choice: Iber Ital or Rocky (doserless) to accompany a Silvia. I dont need to grind for plunger so no need to keep changing settings. I just want something that lasts, and produces consistent good coffee for Miss Silvia. Ignore cost differences. Ta.
    Its a matter of picking the shortcomings that you can live with. The rocky is stepped, which I always found frustrating when trying to dial in a perfect shot on my silvia. The iberital makes a more objectionable noise and I would expect them to die sooner than the rocky. Frankly, the cheap grinders box doesnt have many winners in it. If you demand the whole deal, it might be worth taking a look at the ex-demo doserless compak that Chris from Talk Coffee if you want a stepless grinder or getting one of our cheap mazzers if you like dosers. Or you could just throw the budget out the window and buy a mini electronic ;P

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    Re: Iberital Challenge

    What is the advantage of the "electronic" Mazzer versus the non-electronic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pszilard link=1166533512/0#6 date=1167710706
    What is the advantage of the "electronic" Mazzer versus the non-electronic?
    Doserless v doser....I believe that the extra spend to get the mini-e (model A) which is most common in OZ is a biiiiiiig ask....It has a RRP of $1050 :o (not including anticipated 07 price rises)

    The Compak K3 touch does exactly the same job, in almost the same way, at the same quality level....but for 1/2 the price....

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    Re: Iberital Challenge

    can I ask a silly question, my knob has worn on my challenge and ive no idea which way to turn to make the grind finer, it seems to be behaving oddly at the moment, giving pretty much similar grinds whether I set it to 1 or 7, is my machine that far out of whack?


    is there a reference point I can set, i.e. turn the knob until it stops, then turn back x amount?, im not sure what to do!!

    cheers

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    I have no idea of a reference point to work with but clockwise is finer on my doserless challenge.

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    thanks, about 15 turns clockwise seems to have done it, cripes these things are fine when adjusting!!

    blimmin noisy tho :-), still, that and the expresso kick wakes you up first thing :-)

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    It is noisy - but that is a small price to pay for a good grind I reckon.

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    Re: Iberital Challenge

    My Macap is no "whispering breeze" either.
    Come to think of it, when I heard coffeechasers Challenge it didnt seem unusually noisy in comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1166533512/0#12 date=1168235545
    My Macap is no "whispering breeze" either.
    Come to think of it, when I heard coffeechasers Challenge it didnt seem unusually noisy in comparison.
    Ummm..... I didnt actually fire up my Iberital at the roasting day, when my machine was used there we used Vivianes grinder (Sunbeam).
    Sorry to let you down there Thundergod. So if you have heard my grinder it really is noisey ;)

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    Re: Iberital Challenge

    The Iberital is designed to operate at a relatively low speed so as not to impart any heat to the delicate cofee beans being ground.

    The noise is tolerable ---Hey, it is a grinder, after all. And the operation lasts only for a few seconds.

    Being stepless is both a blessing and a curse. There is no approximate setting for the right extraction. Trial and error is the only way.


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    Re: Iberital Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Coffeechaser link=1166533512/0#13 date=1168239154
    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1166533512/0#12 date=1168235545
    My Macap is no "whispering breeze" either.
    Come to think of it, when I heard coffeechasers Challenge it didnt seem unusually noisy in comparison.
    Ummm..... I didnt actually fire up my Iberital at the roasting day, when my machine was used there we used Vivianes grinder (Sunbeam).
    Sorry to let you down there Thundergod. So if you have heard my grinder it really is noisey *;)
    Well at least I remember I saw it.

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    That part is true Thundergod ;)




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