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    Recommendations for Rocky upgrade

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    Hi Folks

    I am looking to upgrade my Silvia / Rocky combo , starting first the grinder.

    I really want something with a measured dose, preferably doserless too.

    I have seen people who buy a new grinder then have issues with not being able to fit the silvia potafliier underneath - I'd like to avoid this of course.

    My budget would be up to $1000. My plan is to upgrade the silvia later too but just starting with the grinder for now.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated

    thanks Tony

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    Morning Tony,

    I upgraded from a Rocky to a Mazzer Mini a little over two years ago and have been very happy with the result, I use it in combination with a Bezzera Domus Galatea.

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    That is pretty close to Mazzer Mini-E/Macap M4D money, but not quite there (~$1100).

    Another option would be the K3T, opinions vary widely as to how useful the timed dose on the K3T is though. Some people also swear by the Mahlkonig Vario. Both are well within your stated budget (~$700).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrewster View Post
    That is pretty close to Mazzer Mini-E/Macap M4D money, but not quite there (~$1100).

    Another option would be the K3T, opinions vary widely as to how useful the timed dose on the K3T is though. Some people also swear by the Mahlkonig Vario. Both are well within your stated budget (~$700).
    I can stretch it to $1100.

    Am I going to notice a major improvement from the rocky to Mazzer Mini-E, all things being equal?

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    the mini mazzer is a far superior grinder, commercial level compared to home level. it is literally better all round, grind quality, durability, ability to change grind with ease, and build quality doesn't come close.
    personally id save my self $300 and get a doser mini mazzer rather than a doserless mini mazzer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D4MMO View Post
    the mini mazzer is a far superior grinder, commercial level compared to home level. it is literally better all round, grind quality, durability, ability to change grind with ease, and build quality doesn't come close.
    personally id save my self $300 and get a doser mini mazzer rather than a doserless mini mazzer.
    Good advice!

    Anyone know of somewhere near Richmond ( 3121 ) that I could purchase one? Perhaps a CS sponsor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony8028 View Post
    Good advice!

    Anyone know of somewhere near Richmond ( 3121 ) that I could purchase one? Perhaps a CS sponsor?
    We have stock- at Northcote

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    Price Chris?

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    Sent you a PM Tony.

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    other than the electronics, are the mazzer manual and electric essentially the same thing when it comes to quality of the grind? If so i might as well save a few hundred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony8028 View Post
    other than the electronics, are the mazzer manual and electric essentially the same thing when it comes to quality of the grind? If so i might as well save a few hundred.
    I recall your OP requested measured (timed) dose Tony?

    If time (or time accuracy) is no longer important, I'd look at the Compak K3P or K3T. You get 2 of them for Mazzer mini-e pricing and their grind quality is very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talk_Coffee View Post
    I recall your OP requested measured (timed) dose Tony?
    You are correct, but the more research I do, I can see how much I pay for timer options and its not really that much of a big deal i guess. So considering that I am now considering a manual machine, is the mazzer or Compak still the best in the -$1000 group?

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    personally, and i think most experienced barista's will agree with me, manual is by no means a bad thing, get your practice on and manual>auto every day.
    if your making one or two coffees per day then compact is better price/value, but mazzer shines with its durability.
    if price isnt an issue id go the mazzer



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