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Date: 22 Jan 2007 01:48:11
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Subject: Krups? Aromagrind?
I'm new to this group, new to coffee making and from the UK. Just
bought a Briel espresso machine and need a grinder hopefully for around
50GBP (100 USD) . Krups GVX2 and the manual Aromagrind seem to have
good descriptions from the manufacturers. Can anyone advise on these
machines for making espresso? Or any other machines? Looking at for
example the Fairfax cookshop website it looks like you need to pay 150
GBP for anything worthwhile. Please advise!





 
Date: 25 Jan 2007 12:02:19
From: jake
Subject: Re: Krups? Aromagrind?
Thank you all for your help. Very much appreciated

On 22 Jan, 22:36, "Dave2012" <davecorbett2...@googlemail.com > wrote:
> > Hi Michael
>
> > I think you need the Iberital MC2 and the best price in the UK is from
> > Happeydonkey at =A399 + vat. They do a doser and a doserless version fo=
r the
> > same price.
> > Anything less than the MC2 probably is money down the drain. Should you=
ever
> > upgrade to a Silvia, then the MC2 will cope. It's got a nice small
> > footprint, HappyD sell spare burrs and there's a handy link here
> >http://tinyurl.com/yo7862if you need more info. I have no financial
> > interest in coffee BTW.
> > BertieI'll second that. I had a Briel machine and chickened-out of the =
MC2 in
> favour of a Dualit grinder. This was a big mistake, it's cost me more
> in the long run. I coped with the Dualit, but barely - there were times
> when I wanted to throw it outta the window. Although it is capable
> (just) of grinding for espresso, there just aren't enough available
> adjustments in the espresso range. I've recently upgraded to
> Silvia/Rocky, but like Bertie says, if I'd made that initial investment
> in the MC2, I could have saved on the Rocky :). I have bought things
> from HD and can vouch for them being a good supplier.
>
> Also, one of the mods you will probably want to make pretty quickly is
> to get rid of Briel's stock pressurised filter baskets and replace them
> with real ones. The pressurised baskets are necessary for making coffee
> with ESE pods and pre-ground, but if you're grinding freshly roasted
> beans these baskets will frustrate you - they'll destroy any real crema
> from the coffee and replace it with froth. The Solis SL-70 double (but
> not the single) basket fits perfectly. Unfortunately, the only place I
> could source these was the US, but total cost was something like $15,
> and IMO was well worth the expense
>=20
> Hope this helps,
>=20
> Dave



 
Date: 22 Jan 2007 21:53:12
From: RoughJaw
Subject: Re: Krups? Aromagrind?
On Mon, 22 Jan 2007 04:26:40 -0800, daveb wrote:

> no experience wiht either, but:

So why did you reply then???

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Date: 22 Jan 2007 14:36:58
From: Dave2012
Subject: Re: Krups? Aromagrind?
> Hi Michael
>
> I think you need the Iberital MC2 and the best price in the UK is from
> Happeydonkey at =A399 + vat. They do a doser and a doserless version for =
the
> same price.
> Anything less than the MC2 probably is money down the drain. Should you e=
ver
> upgrade to a Silvia, then the MC2 will cope. It's got a nice small
> footprint, HappyD sell spare burrs and there's a handy link here
> http://tinyurl.com/yo7862 if you need more info. I have no financial
> interest in coffee BTW.
> Bertie

I'll second that. I had a Briel machine and chickened-out of the MC2 in
favour of a Dualit grinder. This was a big mistake, it's cost me more
in the long run. I coped with the Dualit, but barely - there were times
when I wanted to throw it outta the window. Although it is capable
(just) of grinding for espresso, there just aren't enough available
adjustments in the espresso range. I've recently upgraded to
Silvia/Rocky, but like Bertie says, if I'd made that initial investment
in the MC2, I could have saved on the Rocky :). I have bought things
from HD and can vouch for them being a good supplier.

Also, one of the mods you will probably want to make pretty quickly is
to get rid of Briel's stock pressurised filter baskets and replace them
with real ones. The pressurised baskets are necessary for making coffee
with ESE pods and pre-ground, but if you're grinding freshly roasted
beans these baskets will frustrate you - they'll destroy any real crema
from the coffee and replace it with froth. The Solis SL-70 double (but
not the single) basket fits perfectly. Unfortunately, the only place I
could source these was the US, but total cost was something like $15,
and IMO was well worth the expense

Hope this helps,

Dave



 
Date: 22 Jan 2007 21:49:50
From: Bertie Doe
Subject: Re: Krups? Aromagrind?

<michaelgswan@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:1169459291.146417.83140@a75g2000cwd.googlegroups.com...
> I'm new to this group, new to coffee making and from the UK. Just
> bought a Briel espresso machine and need a grinder hopefully for around
> 50GBP (100 USD) . Krups GVX2 and the manual Aromagrind seem to have
> good descriptions from the manufacturers. Can anyone advise on these
> machines for making espresso? Or any other machines? Looking at for
> example the Fairfax cookshop website it looks like you need to pay 150
> GBP for anything worthwhile. Please advise!
>
Hi Michael

I think you need the Iberital MC2 and the best price in the UK is from
Happeydonkey at 99 + vat. They do a doser and a doserless version for the
same price.
Anything less than the MC2 probably is money down the drain. Should you ever
upgrade to a Silvia, then the MC2 will cope. It's got a nice small
footprint, HappyD sell spare burrs and there's a handy link here
http://tinyurl.com/yo7862 if you need more info. I have no financial
interest in coffee BTW.
Bertie




 
Date: 22 Jan 2007 04:26:40
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Krups? Aromagrind?
no experience wiht either, but:

"If you want to grind coffee for an espresso machine forget the Krups
GVX2 Expert coffee grinder. I quickly gave up with it, and it has stood
unused in my kitchen for months. I am now looking for an ef ..."

reviewcentre.com

dave