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Old November 30th, 2013, 09:08 AM
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A few months ago I got an Estro Vapore (about a $250 machine) for $27 at an estate sale. It works great, I use it a few times a day. My problem is that I don't have a grinder. I find it difficult to get the right grind from most of the local coffee shops (too fine or too coarse). I'm thinking I'd like to get myself a nice burr grinder.

I figure a good quality burr grinder should last a long time, and I will likely upgrade my espresso machine at some point in the future, so I want to get a good one to start with. I am planning on spending between $200 and $350. I've read this but I'm curious what you guys are using. Also, that was last updated in 2009, so some of the links are dead.
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This is how I grind my coffee:



http://www.amazon.com/Zassenhaus-156.../dp/B004RXSD9Q

Load the hopper and it will grind the perfect amount for my 17oz Frieling french press. It does a nicer job than any consumer-grade motorized grinder.
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Ive got a Gorenje grinder that Ive had had about 15+yrs. No where near your price range, but it continues to serve me well.

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Yeah but you only brew coffee on Friday nights when you watch reruns of Law & Order and drink coffee and Baileys Irish Cream!

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I have had a Baratza Virtuouso for about 4 years or so. It does a great job on everything w/ the exception of really dark roasted beans. The oilier beans muck it up. Not sure if their other/newer models resolve this problem.
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I have had an Isomac espresso machine and grinder for 13 years of daily use. Its amazing how much milage you can get out of a semi automatic machine. I always recommend a Rancilio Silvia and a Mazzer Mini Grinder. Look on fleabay.

That Zassenhaus grinder sure is a great trail option!
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This is how I grind my coffee:



http://www.amazon.com/Zassenhaus-156.../dp/B004RXSD9Q

Load the hopper and it will grind the perfect amount for my 17oz Frieling french press. It does a nicer job than any consumer-grade motorized grinder.
That would be too much work first thing in the morning if grinding for an espresso machine I think.

Thanks for the other suggestions everyone, I'll look more into those.
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