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    Bodum Grinder

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    Hi all
    Ive just joined this wonderful site in search of information in my upcoming espresso machine purchase.
    Im in love with the Rancilio Silva, but not sure if I can justify to splash out on one... My concern is - besides the price - if my current grinder is good enough. I have a Bodum Antigua Grinder. It looks beautiful in its crome finish, but will it deliver in companionship with a Silva...?
    Thanks for any help

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    Re: Bodum Grinder

    Welcome to Coffee Snobs.

    A quick Google suggests it wont be up to scratch.

    Even Choice rated it poorly.
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/attachments/Coffee_Grinders_001.pdf

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    Re: Bodum Grinder

    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1226531577/0#1 date=1226533443

    Even Choice rated it poorly.
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/attachments/Coffee_Grinders_001.pdf
    Welcome to CS....

    Generally if Choice review something relating to coffee..... they get it wrong ;)

    However this time they appear to be correct! It may grind fine enough for a machine with pressurised baskets, but not for a machine with normal baskets like the Silvia....

    Any "normal" machine will require a better grinder..... and the Silvia would be a very good choice for such a machine.

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    Re: Bodum Grinder

    I had one as my first grinder for plunger. They will not grind anywhere near fine enough and are very expensive. You could get a sunbeam grinder for the same price that will be a minimum for doing the job, that is if you dont already have the Bodum grinder.

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    Re: Bodum Grinder

    Thank you all for your replies.
    I do already have the Bodum grinder (have had it for a couple of years now). Its been working a treat with my stovetop coffee makers. As I mentioned I really like the design. I also really like the design of Bodums espresso maker (is it Granos, it is called...?). But it seems from my reading here and there on the net, that it might not be the most reliable machine on the market....? Thats why I was thinking about the Silvia - simpel design and outstanding coffee. But maybe the Silvia is too much anyway for my usage, which most days only is a cup for me and my wife in the morning and then the occasional extra cup here and there,
    Maybe I should just go with a lever macine - another design choice.

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    Re: Bodum Grinder

    Quote Originally Posted by Zorglub link=1226531577/0#4 date=1226580509
    But maybe the Silvia is too much anyway for my usage, which most days only is a cup for me and my wife in the morning and then the occasional extra cup here and there
    I make one cup a day during the week and a few more on the weekends.
    My machine is an Expobar Leva.
    I dont follow your reasoning.
    Just because you only make two coffees a day is no reason to not buy a Silvia.

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    Re: Bodum Grinder

    Quote Originally Posted by Zorglub link=1226531577/0#4 date=1226580509
    But maybe the Silvia is too much anyway for my usage, which most days only is a cup for me and my wife in the morning and then the occasional extra cup here and there,
    Maybe I should just go with a lever macine - another design choice.

    Your usage requirements matched mine before I bought my current machine. I decided to go for the Levetta over the Silvia as it has greater temperature stability. Now I drink more coffee than I used to simply because of teh enjoyment I get out of drinking espresso from the machine (once I overcame the initial learning curve).

    Common advice is to do the research and, better still, visit one of the sponsors listed at left to see/try for yourself. Chances are the Bodum wont be up to the job but take along a sample of coffee ground in the Bodum (about 18g) to compare to that of a different grinder.

    But if you are happy with your current coffee making combo, why do you feel the need to change?


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    Re: Bodum Grinder

    Welcome to CoffeeSnobs.

    Im another CSer whose coffee intake has increased due to being able to produce great coffee... ::)

    Definitely start with a Silvia or similar operational machine like a Levetta as flynn_aus has said - contact one of the site Sponsors on the left in your area, as many have machines on their benches that you can go and try out first-hand for free, and it will help you narrow down (or expand) your choices. They usually also pair up suitable grinders with machines in their discount offers and make it really attractive to buy from them. Sponsors also sometimes offer CSers extra-special deals, so its worth checking them out.



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