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    Quamar Q50E / Anfim Best Grinder

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    Hi there I was looking at a few options for grinders and saw this one and loved the look of it but cant find an awful lot of info about it?? Doesnt seem to get much of a mention like the Mazzer mini, Compak K3, Mahlkonig Vario and Macap M2M...

    Has anyone had any experiences with it? good or bad?? How do you think it compares to other grinders priced under $900?

    Another one i was interested in is the Anfim Best grinder, do many people have experiences with this also?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilko23 View Post
    Hi there I was looking at a few options for grinders and saw this one and loved the look of it but cant find an awful lot of info about it?? Doesnt seem to get much of a mention like the Mazzer mini, Compak K3, Mahlkonig Vario and Macap M2M...

    Has anyone had any experiences with it? good or bad?? How do you think it compares to other grinders priced under $900?

    Another one i was interested in is the Anfim Best grinder, do many people have experiences with this also?

    thanks
    Quamar thread - http://coffeesnobs.com.au/grinders/3...-grinders.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilko23 View Post
    Hi there I was looking at a few options for grinders and saw this one and loved the look of it but cant find an awful lot of info about it?? Doesnt seem to get much of a mention like the Mazzer mini, Compak K3, Mahlkonig Vario and Macap M2M...

    Has anyone had any experiences with it? good or bad?? How do you think it compares to other grinders priced under $900?

    Another one i was interested in is the Anfim Best grinder, do many people have experiences with this also?

    thanks
    Hi wilko23

    Or look through the grinders thread. I posted this yesterday...

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/grinders/3...tml#post543592

    ... and one on this thread a week ago

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/grinders/3...ne-itself.html

    in a futile attempt to get it back to topic - which shows how many CS'r's get bored when being asked the same questions so often. Gotta love the 120Y photo though!

    Tampit

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    Thanks for the reply, I had read the first link you left already and now I wished I hasn't read the second! The main purpose of the post was seeking info on 2 grinders, personal experiences etc... What I take from reading those posts is that someone should just buy the best quality grinder that fits your budget and application? Right? That's why I was seeking extra info on the 2 above grinders as they are about what I'm willing to spend and I was hoping personal experience could steer me one way or the other... I'm not after people's opinion on what is the "best" grinder? When I asked 'how do you think it compares?', my intention was to ensure it isn't a dud being sold at a quality price. I was more after "yeah these are also a great performing grinder, I would definitely recommend this grinder"...

    Basically I'm after a subaru wrx sti grinder - bang for your buck performance!.... Sorry I had to...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve82 View Post
    What if the post was for quamar and Anfim?

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    Anfim Best grinders are an awesome unit and the towards the top end of the prosumer grinder. They haven't been around as long as like MM so don't have the name, and are deerer than Compak K3 and Macap etc so stuck in that gap of ppl buy MM for name or save $$ and get Compak k3 and Macap M2M (which are brilliant grinders). I think that's probably why they haven't sold as many.

    As far as Quamar grinders - newish over here they brought out an old Italian grinder company (having a senior moment and have forgotten their name). Some have said that they aren't too good (I think those posts were from some time ago) I have mate with one and he is a serious coffee snob and he loves it. I think their problem is only a handful of distributors here in Aus- but site sponsor Silipo Coffee in Gold Coat sells them. Give them a call if your interested.

    We all want WRX STI (both car and grinders) but best bet, work out your budget first- then look at your options then. Minimum (and good option) is the Compak K3.

    Hope that helps, from the ramblings of a tired dad of a 3 week old new born baby!

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    Cheers for the input... Your right there is very little to read about the Quamar Q50E or the Anfim... At this stage my interest is based on appearance and size...

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    Hi Wilko, just bought a second hand HX for the office a few months ago and it came with an Anfim Best. At first I didn't think much of it - looks just like a WRX . But does perform well. It replaced a Gaggia MDF so definitely an upgrade from there. My other home grinder is a Mini Mazzer. The MM looks heaps sexier but doesn't seem to perform any better. Kinda like Apple v PC. The Best performs well and might be a tad quicker than the Mazzer so if you don't mind the WRX looks then it's not a bad option IMO. Cheers, Daniel

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    I saw the Q50E at MICE earlier this year and instantly fell in love. It looks and functions like a mazzer mini e with better programmability but for about $300 less. This made my shortlist of two with the Macap M4D but the lack of reviews and little knowledge of reliability meant I chose the safer option.

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    Quamar Q50E / Anfim Best Grinder
    I find it difficult to understand why you would compare an electronic doser with a manual doser ?
    if you are happy to manual dose, why waste money on an electronic doser ?...and if you single dose you wont even need a manual doser either...you would be best served by a simpler GOD grinder (K3 push , or the Q50GOD etc)
    Im sure both the Quamar and the Anfim are very competent grinders, but you must have a preference for one system or the other ? and it makes a difference to the assessment.
    May only comment on these 2 grinders is that they are both significantly smaller, height wise, than most of the competitors mentioned ...compak, mazzer etc.
    (Vario being the exception.)

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    Good pick up blend52, which one were you after Wilko- electronic or manual doser?? Helps us comment more intelligently on these grinders.

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    To be honest I don't mind... I just want to try and figure out more about these ones... One thing I have discovered since reading up on grinders is that it is a general consensus that the grinder is more important than the machine. However I would have expected that there would have been more opinions starting things like "grinder A is the best grinder for under $800" for example. I forget which thread I was reading but someone pretty much asked which is the best grinder out of the following.... I would have expected that with grinders being so important that there would be a lot of comparisons highlighting strengths and weaknesses between them therefore helping people come to the conclusion how much they want to spend toget to the best possible performance?... Does anyone agree that for all the importance placed on grinders there doesn't seem to be much in the way of direct comparison for consumers to make their minds up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilko23 View Post
    ?... Does anyone agree that for all the importance placed on grinders there doesn't seem to be much in the way of direct comparison for consumers to make their minds up?
    but it's the same as any ."product review". ....Cars, lawn mowers, tooth brushes, etc etc...all the comparisons come from the reviewers view.
    With grinders it's very much based on the end result.....taste in the cup... And that is a very personal thing often throwing up very provocative results.
    i envy the USA where several of the popular equipment suppliers offer a 30 day, no questions, exchange policy , so you can try machines knowing you can change it if it does not suit.
    Remember, some of this sites sponsors do have equipment available at their shops for you to try and compare before you commit...though you may not find all the brands in one location!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilko23 View Post
    I would have expected that with grinders being so important that there would be a lot of comparisons highlighting strengths and weaknesses between them therefore helping people come to the conclusion how much they want to spend toget to the best possible performance?... Does anyone agree that for all the importance placed on grinders there doesn't seem to be much in the way of direct comparison for consumers to make their minds up?
    Hi Wilko
    There are a whole swag of reviews in the full grinder section that cover all of your queries on almost any grinder you choose to search The whole thread is a huge comparison!

    But in reality (and the great difficulty on a forum) as others have mentioned, is that many of the points of comparison are entirely subjective. I wanted a fast, quiet grinder and the ability to grind a bag of coffee for friends on occasion. I also have the room, so ended up with a big commercial. So my points of 'comparison' may be very different to yours. Others look for small, cheap, brightly coloured grinders with flashing lights and bluetooth for the bling factor. Not wrong - just not the same things I'm looking for.

    In the end - if you can't find much here on the Anfirm or others, it maybe that they're new or untested, but if you like the look of it - buy one and do a test! We'd love to hear your thoughts on the new machine. It seems to be a recognised brand, so I don't think you'd get a lemon. There are lots of thoughts/reviews here on the M2, K3 and others in that mid range, as well as on the M4, Mini etc for the higher end consumer/semi-commercial range because they are tried & tested by many snobs over many years. If you get one of these - you can't go wrong.

    For most - budget is the first clincher. So I'd sort what you're willing to spend (once you spend over about $300 you can't go too far wrong), look at what our sponsors offer (a pretty safe bet for a range of tried & tested quality product) then go with what you like the look of
    Happy shopping!


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