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Thread: First machine and grinder.

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    First machine and grinder.

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    Hi team,
    I have been looking through the forum for a few days now trying to decide on my first espresso machine and grinder, I was originally leaning towards a rancillo silvia and rocky grinder but from all reports they have fallen behind the times.
    I have now pretty much decided on a breville dual boiler and probably a Macap m2m grinder.
    Is the grinder overkill if we are looking at making 2-4 milky coffees a day sometimes more on weekends.

    TIA for any help and advice.

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    I don't have either of the items, but I think most people here would consider the Macap a solid, consistent and reliable grinder, certainly not overkill for the Breville, which many reports suggest is capable of making excellent coffee.

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    Sounds like a fairly decent plan to me. The M2M has a small footprint and comes in 'stepless' adjustment and 'stepped' adjustment options. It's certainly not overkill for the Breville. If you are exclusively going to make espresso-based drinks, I'd go for the stepless model. If you going to regularly alternate b/w espresso and say filter or plunger coffee, go for the stepped model.
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    I use the M2M for espresso and highly recommend it. I don't think any grinder would be over kill. Get the best you can get, you can always upgrade your machine later down the track and stick with a rock solid grinder.
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    The Eureka Mignon Silencio would be my choice. Great grinder. I had the Specialita.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wattgn View Post
    The Eureka Mignon Silencio would be my choice. Great grinder. I had the Specialita.
    I looked at the silenzio but I think she is probably out of our price range, already having a bit of a hard time trying to justify the price of the m2m to myself, almost got a breville smart grinder, but I dont think I will be super happy with it
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    Thanks Barry, yeah will be almost exclusively used for espresso based drink, was looking at the stepless
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    If you go down the rabbit hole of “coffee snobbery” you are more likely than not going to ask yourself “why didn’t I spend that extra $???” for what I really wanted..... try to buy right, buy once. Yes to the Macap
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    Hi Jimbob

    Might be a good idea to suggest your budget.
    There might be other options you haven’t come across as yet

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    Thanks Ronin, I didn't really have too much of a budget in mind but i guess I really don't want to spend more than $1,500 on my first set up

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    I think better to read some reviews and decide.



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