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Date: 02 Nov 2006 11:23:19
From: Eric
Subject: Some more expertise - pls!!
Ok, First off your guys/gals are outstanding and have given me some
excellent advice in the past. Now that you are all buttered up, I
(obviously) need some more. I have a restaurant client who needs a
grinder. It needs to be cheap so no mazzers please. Also, it should
be a drop through burr grinder and (most important) needs to be
brainless to operate. It would be helpful if it could be set to dose
in consistent amounts so that the coffee preparer simply has to push a
button and viola! the right amount of coffee for a pot is ground.

Any suggestions (under or near $100 would be best.

Thanks again!!

Eric




 
Date: 03 Nov 2006 10:09:33
From:
Subject: Re: Some more expertise - pls!!

Flasherly wrote:
> Eric wrote:
> > Ok, First off your guys/gals are outstanding and have given me some
> > excellent advice in the past. Now that you are all buttered up, I
> > (obviously) need some more. I have a restaurant client who needs a
> > grinder. It needs to be cheap so no mazzers please. Also, it should
> > be a drop through burr grinder and (most important) needs to be
> > brainless to operate. It would be helpful if it could be set to dose
> > in consistent amounts so that the coffee preparer simply has to push a
> > button and viola! the right amount of coffee for a pot is ground.
> >
> > Any suggestions (under or near $100 would be best.
>
> Customers will surely cherish the hands-on approach, while admiring a
> venerable heritage only fine waitresses exhibt, when best matched to a
> quality each exquistely molded cup brings to fruition over its peerless
> preparation.
>
> http://www.espressozone.com/lodos-8348-br-dk.html

In case you skipped it, the link is for a Czech made Zass knock-off

That line about illegal immigrants being willing to do work that
Americans won't must be true. Can you imagine hiring someone to hand
grind all the coffee for a restaurant?

Just when we thought this guy was only good for a headache, here he
comes with a good snorter.

Matthew



 
Date: 03 Nov 2006 07:10:44
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: Some more expertise - pls!!

Eric wrote:
> Ok, First off your guys/gals are outstanding and have given me some
> excellent advice in the past. Now that you are all buttered up, I
> (obviously) need some more. I have a restaurant client who needs a
> grinder. It needs to be cheap so no mazzers please. Also, it should
> be a drop through burr grinder and (most important) needs to be
> brainless to operate. It would be helpful if it could be set to dose
> in consistent amounts so that the coffee preparer simply has to push a
> button and viola! the right amount of coffee for a pot is ground.
>
> Any suggestions (under or near $100 would be best.

Customers will surely cherish the hands-on approach, while admiring a
venerable heritage only fine waitresses exhibt, when best matched to a
quality each exquistely molded cup brings to fruition over its peerless
preparation.

http://www.espressozone.com/lodos-8348-br-dk.html



  
Date: 04 Nov 2006 21:25:19
From: Natalie Drest
Subject: Re: Some more expertise - pls!!

"Flasherly" <gjerrell@ij.net > wrote in message
news:1162566643.025580.51530@m7g2000cwm.googlegroups.com...

> Customers will surely cherish the hands-on approach, while admiring a
> venerable heritage only fine waitresses exhibt, when best matched to a
> quality each exquistely molded cup brings to fruition over its peerless
> preparation.
>
> http://www.espressozone.com/lodos-8348-br-dk.html
>

Priceless!
Ah, that exquisitely molded cup, lovingly machine-pressed from finest
free-range styrofoam grains- I can see it now...




 
Date: 03 Nov 2006 00:16:47
From: Steve Ackman
Subject: Re: Some more expertise - pls!!
In <ok4kk2hfqtj355qskqoeucuprea8n7p0pg@4ax.com >, on Thu, 02 Nov 2006
11:23:19 -0500, Eric wrote:

> Ok, First off your guys/gals are outstanding and have given me some
> excellent advice in the past. Now that you are all buttered up, I
> (obviously) need some more. I have a restaurant client who needs a
> grinder. It needs to be cheap so no mazzers please. Also, it should
> be a drop through burr grinder and (most important) needs to be
> brainless to operate. It would be helpful if it could be set to dose
> in consistent amounts so that the coffee preparer simply has to push a
> button and viola! the right amount of coffee for a pot is ground.
>
> Any suggestions (under or near $100 would be best.

Unless you're close to a restaurant auction, ebay
is probably your best bet. You won't likely find
one for $100 after shipping, but some terms you might
try searching on would be Bunn G9 and Grindmaster 190.



 
Date: 02 Nov 2006 20:32:36
From: Eric Svendson
Subject: Re: Some more expertise - pls!!
Here is a pretty good one in your price range: Braun KMM30.

http://www.smallappliance.com/store/detail.html?sku=22315&cart=33714880941238257

I had one about six years ago and gave it to my neighbors who still use it.
Pretty good for drip and, IIRC, pretty quiet. It has a mechanical timer
switch that he could play with to get the right amount of grinds in the
container.

Eric S.



"Eric" <edeaver@NOSPAAMMMadelphia.net > wrote in message
news:ok4kk2hfqtj355qskqoeucuprea8n7p0pg@4ax.com...
> Ok, First off your guys/gals are outstanding and have given me some
> excellent advice in the past. Now that you are all buttered up, I
> (obviously) need some more. I have a restaurant client who needs a
> grinder. It needs to be cheap so no mazzers please. Also, it should
> be a drop through burr grinder and (most important) needs to be
> brainless to operate. It would be helpful if it could be set to dose
> in consistent amounts so that the coffee preparer simply has to push a
> button and viola! the right amount of coffee for a pot is ground.
>
> Any suggestions (under or near $100 would be best.
>
> Thanks again!!
>
> Eric




 
Date: 02 Nov 2006 11:29:30
From: Phil P
Subject: Re: Some more expertise - pls!!

Eric wrote:
> Ok, First off your guys/gals are outstanding and have given me some
> excellent advice in the past. Now that you are all buttered up, I
> (obviously) need some more. I have a restaurant client who needs a
> grinder. It needs to be cheap so no mazzers please. Also, it should
> be a drop through burr grinder and (most important) needs to be
> brainless to operate. It would be helpful if it could be set to dose
> in consistent amounts so that the coffee preparer simply has to push a
> button and viola! the right amount of coffee for a pot is ground.
>
> Any suggestions (under or near $100 would be best.
>
> Thanks again!!
>
> Eric

Your client might find it more manageable to lease or hire the grinder
until cashflow is moving.



 
Date: 02 Nov 2006 09:34:22
From: Randy G.
Subject: Re: Some more expertise - pls!!
Eric,

Nothing new is going to meet your requirements. Even the home grinders
that are meant for occasional use in that price range will not last
long and may not even meet the requirements of things like the local
health department, building/business codes/whatever for commercial use
leaving your client open for possible liability or workmen's comp
issues. When you figure that a replacement set of burrs for some
commercial grinders can cost more than your budget, even a used
grinder may not be a good deal.

I would check a commercial restaurant supply company locally and see
if they can help. Even there, for a used grinder, you may be at
200-250% of the budget.

Randy "frugal is as frugal does" G.
http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com



Eric <edeaver@NOSPAAMMMadelphia.net > wrote:
>
>Ok, First off your guys/gals are outstanding and have given me some
>excellent advice in the past. Now that you are all buttered up, I
>(obviously) need some more. I have a restaurant client who needs a
>grinder. It needs to be cheap so no mazzers please. Also, it should
>be a drop through burr grinder and (most important) needs to be
>brainless to operate. It would be helpful if it could be set to dose
>in consistent amounts so that the coffee preparer simply has to push a
>button and viola! the right amount of coffee for a pot is ground.
>
>Any suggestions (under or near $100 would be best.
>
>Thanks again!!
>
>Eric


 
Date: 02 Nov 2006 11:42:45
From: Jack Denver
Subject: Re: Some more expertise - pls!!
Bunn makes some very decent and (for commercial equipment) reasonably priced
grinders like you describe but nothing in the $100 range. For $100 you can
barely get an adequate home burr grinder (say Capresso Infinity) no less
one with metering and that will stand up to commercial use. If you look on
ebay you might be able to get a used Bunn Portion Control grinder for a few
hundred though you might have to budget for replacement burrs on top of what
you pay on ebay. $100 is just unrealistically low for a commercial tool that
does the job that you describe.




"Eric" <edeaver@NOSPAAMMMadelphia.net > wrote in message
news:ok4kk2hfqtj355qskqoeucuprea8n7p0pg@4ax.com...
> Ok, First off your guys/gals are outstanding and have given me some
> excellent advice in the past. Now that you are all buttered up, I
> (obviously) need some more. I have a restaurant client who needs a
> grinder. It needs to be cheap so no mazzers please. Also, it should
> be a drop through burr grinder and (most important) needs to be
> brainless to operate. It would be helpful if it could be set to dose
> in consistent amounts so that the coffee preparer simply has to push a
> button and viola! the right amount of coffee for a pot is ground.
>
> Any suggestions (under or near $100 would be best.
>
> Thanks again!!
>
> Eric




 
Date: 02 Nov 2006 08:32:15
From: daveb
Subject: Some cheap grinder!
Wow! what a wish list!

If you sell him a cheapo grinder -- he's NOT gonna like you.

look for used, maybe.

regards

DAve
Saeco / Gaggia service SE



Eric wrote:
> Ok, First off your guys/gals are outstanding and have given me some
> excellent advice in the past. Now that you are all buttered up, I
> (obviously) need some more. I have a restaurant client who needs a
> grinder. It needs to be cheap so no mazzers please. Also, it should
> be a drop through burr grinder and (most important) needs to be
> brainless to operate. It would be helpful if it could be set to dose
> in consistent amounts so that the coffee preparer simply has to push a
> button and viola! the right amount of coffee for a pot is ground.
>
> Any suggestions (under or near $100 would be best.
>
> Thanks again!!
>
> Eric



  
Date: 02 Nov 2006 11:39:38
From: Eric
Subject: Re: Some cheap grinder!
On 2 Nov 2006 08:32:15 -0800, "daveb" <davebobblane@gmail.com > wrote:

>Wow! what a wish list!
>
>If you sell him a cheapo grinder -- he's NOT gonna like you.
>
>look for used, maybe.
>
>regards
>
>DAve
>Saeco / Gaggia service SE
>
>
>
>Eric wrote:
>> Ok, First off your guys/gals are outstanding and have given me some
>> excellent advice in the past. Now that you are all buttered up, I
>> (obviously) need some more. I have a restaurant client who needs a
>> grinder. It needs to be cheap so no mazzers please. Also, it should
>> be a drop through burr grinder and (most important) needs to be
>> brainless to operate. It would be helpful if it could be set to dose
>> in consistent amounts so that the coffee preparer simply has to push a
>> button and viola! the right amount of coffee for a pot is ground.
>>
>> Any suggestions (under or near $100 would be best.
>>
>> Thanks again!!
>>
>> Eric


Dave,

I know that but you must understand two things:

He is a start up operation and is using tear pack coffee right now.
The step up here will be dramatic but maybe not perfect. Second, he
is only serving drip coffee - no espresso drinks.

Eric


   
Date: 19 Nov 2006 07:28:53
From: Chris Staley
Subject: Re: Some cheap grinder!
On Thu, 02 Nov 2006 11:39:38 -0500, Eric
<edeaver@NOSPAAMMMadelphia.net > wrote:


>
>Dave,
>
>I know that but you must understand two things:
>
>He is a start up operation and is using tear pack coffee right now.
>The step up here will be dramatic but maybe not perfect. Second, he
>is only serving drip coffee - no espresso drinks.
>
>Eric


You certainly should be able to get one of those Bunn drip grinders
(and I don't mean the grocery store ones) used for around $100 I would
think. I know I see them all the time in diners and places like that.
Boxy & stainless, like this one on ebay:

http://tinyurl.com/u65s3


Chris