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Date: 19 Apr 2007 02:50:52
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Can't make up my mind on this...
Here's an Elektra grinder on eBay that my daughter is considering:
http://www.tinyurl.com/35m5bu. I don't know anything about their grinders
but I've always thought her Nivola made a decent shot. Does anyone have any
experience with this grinder?

At least this grinder would match her taste in espresso machines - BUTT
UGLY. It looks like a cross between a bubble-gum machine & my ol' college
roomie's bong.
--
Robert (Gig 'em!) Harmon
www.tinyurl.com/mb4uj - My coffee pages
www.tinyurl.com/2tnv87 - Guidelines for newbies.
www.tinyurl.com/37gwfr - I may have stuff available for sale here.






 
Date: 20 Apr 2007 04:25:56
From: stefano65
Subject: Re: Can't make up my mind on this...
On Apr 20, 1:05 am, r...@math.hawaii.NOSPAM.edu (D. Ross) wrote:
> "Robert Harmon" <r_h_har...@Zhotmail.com> wrote:
>
>


 
Date: 20 Apr 2007 08:05:01
From: D. Ross
Subject: Re: Can't make up my mind on this...
"Robert Harmon" <r_h_harmon@Zhotmail.com > wrote:



 
Date: 20 Apr 2007 01:04:51
From:
Subject: Re: Can't make up my mind on this...
On 4=A4=EB19=A4=E9, =A4U=A4=C89=AE=C911=A4=C0, "Natalie Drest"
<fugeddabou...@notarealemailaddress.net > wrote:
> "Robert Harmon" <r_h_har...@Zhotmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:gOAVh.6270$3P3.396@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>
> > Here's an Elektragrinderon eBay that my daughter is considering:
> >http://www.tinyurl.com/35m5bu. I don't know anything about their grinders
> > but I've always thought her Nivola made a decent shot. Does anyone have
> > any experience with thisgrinder?
>
> > At least thisgrinderwould match her taste in espresso machines - BUTT
> > UGLY. It looks like a cross between a bubble-gum machine & my ol' colle=
ge
> > roomie's bong.
> > --
> > Robert (Gig 'em!) Harmon
> >www.tinyurl.com/mb4uj- My coffee pages
> >www.tinyurl.com/2tnv87- Guidelines for newbies.
> >www.tinyurl.com/37gwfr- I may have stuff available for sale here.
>
> No experience with thegrinder, sorry (although a friend has the Nivola &
> likes it)- but I wonder if a dosergrinderwould mean stale coffee? I could
> never see the point in a doser for home use, I prefer to grind my coffee &
> use it immediately. Ccould it be converted to doserless?
> I see it originally retailed for $999. That's expensive, even if it were
> pretty, which it ain't. Seems a funny mix of commercial (size of motor
> housing) & domestic (size of hopper). Not a criticism, merely an
> observation. Your daughter might score a bargain.

Hello Robert,
Sorry for my personal honest opinion first.
Not suggest you to buy this Nivola.
1-It comes with a new grinding disc??
2-Hard to find a 2nd hand good working order grinder from reseller
(who is not a user).
3-How long the motor can still be served you??
Anyway, a good new grinder always serves their good owner who care
about their cleaning and random check at least 10-50 years.
My roaster's grinder has been serviced him over 50 years at least.
(don't forget it is for commercial use- heavy duty)
Best buy is Compak K-3 Elite, it is better than a Mazzer MINI, but a
lot cheaper.
Higher budget best choice K-10 Conical burrs, Don't compare with the
cheap Conical to this. Not in the same group.
Sorry, as I know, hard to find in U.S.
Then good choices for your machines which must surprise you choices:
1st-MACAP MXKR ***Conical Espresso Grinder with Stepless Adjustment USD
$795 free ship
2nd-Cimbali Junior Espresso Grinder USD$550 free ship
3rd-MACAP M4 Stepless Adjustment Espresso Grinder (Chrome color) USD
$479 free ship
4th-MACAP MC4 Doserless Grinder (Chrome Stepless Adjustment) USD$459
free ship
5th-The NEW SHORTER Mazzer Mini Espresso Grinder USD$495 free ship
Hope this help...THANKS.



 
Date: 19 Apr 2007 11:11:18
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: Can't make up my mind on this...
On Apr 19, 8:11 am, "Natalie Drest"
<fugeddabou...@notarealemailaddress.net > wrote:
> "Robert Harmon" <r_h_har...@Zhotmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:gOAVh.6270$3P3.396@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>
> > Here's an Elektra grinder on eBay that my daughter is considering:
> >http://www.tinyurl.com/35m5bu. I don't know anything about their grinders
> > but I've always thought her Nivola made a decent shot. Does anyone have
> > any experience with this grinder?
>
> > At least this grinder would match her taste in espresso machines - BUTT
> > UGLY. It looks like a cross between a bubble-gum machine & my ol' college
> > roomie's bong.
> > --
> > Robert (Gig 'em!) Harmon
> >www.tinyurl.com/mb4uj- My coffee pages
> >www.tinyurl.com/2tnv87- Guidelines for newbies.
> >www.tinyurl.com/37gwfr- I may have stuff available for sale here.
>
> No experience with the grinder, sorry (although a friend has the Nivola &
> likes it)- but I wonder if a doser grinder would mean stale coffee? I could
> never see the point in a doser for home use, I prefer to grind my coffee &
> use it immediately. Ccould it be converted to doserless?
> I see it originally retailed for $999. That's expensive, even if it were
> pretty, which it ain't. Seems a funny mix of commercial (size of motor
> housing) & domestic (size of hopper). Not a criticism, merely an
> observation. Your daughter might score a bargain.

Thank you for your feedback comrade.

{;-)

Robert (red baiter) Harmon



 
Date: 19 Apr 2007 23:11:57
From: Natalie Drest
Subject: Re: Can't make up my mind on this...
"Robert Harmon" <r_h_harmon@Zhotmail.com > wrote in message
news:gOAVh.6270$3P3.396@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> Here's an Elektra grinder on eBay that my daughter is considering:
> http://www.tinyurl.com/35m5bu. I don't know anything about their grinders
> but I've always thought her Nivola made a decent shot. Does anyone have
> any experience with this grinder?
>
> At least this grinder would match her taste in espresso machines - BUTT
> UGLY. It looks like a cross between a bubble-gum machine & my ol' college
> roomie's bong.
> --
> Robert (Gig 'em!) Harmon
> www.tinyurl.com/mb4uj - My coffee pages
> www.tinyurl.com/2tnv87 - Guidelines for newbies.
> www.tinyurl.com/37gwfr - I may have stuff available for sale here.
>

No experience with the grinder, sorry (although a friend has the Nivola &
likes it)- but I wonder if a doser grinder would mean stale coffee? I could
never see the point in a doser for home use, I prefer to grind my coffee &
use it immediately. Ccould it be converted to doserless?
I see it originally retailed for $999. That's expensive, even if it were
pretty, which it ain't. Seems a funny mix of commercial (size of motor
housing) & domestic (size of hopper). Not a criticism, merely an
observation. Your daughter might score a bargain.