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Date: 30 Dec 2006 09:26:48
From: stereoplegic
Subject: solis maestro, *$ barista burr grinder
anybody know how much these two have in common? judging by what i've
seen (the barista up close, the maestro only on the web), they seem
very similar. of course, the maestro plus has more grind settings,
impulse grind button, metal bottom. but they both have all-metal
conical burr, plastic housing, pull-out grounds container (didn't see
whether the barista dispenses grounds vertically), very similar size
and shape. the reason i ask is because there's one at my fav thrift
store, much cheaper than a $150+shipping SMP. all i really need it for
is french press and metal-filter drip. i don't mind a few fines in my
cup, but i'd like to have as few as possible w/o selling a kidney to
accomplish this. i know, i know. everything else is an accessory to the
grinder: as soon as i can afford everything else, i'll worry about that.





 
Date: 31 Dec 2006 04:33:21
From: daveb
Subject: Re: solis maestro, *$ barista burr grinder
" , , , , waiting for a new pressurestat for my Livia. "

I have a cure for that!

dave



 
Date: 30 Dec 2006 19:31:31
From: stereoplegic
Subject: Re: solis maestro, *$ barista burr grinder
thanks. already gone, got it. motor's dead, but talked down to $2 for
solis burrs, so who cares? another cheap project to consume my free
time (and piss off my girlfriend).

daveb wrote:
> THE same
>
> go for it.
>
> dave
> 201



  
Date: 31 Dec 2006 09:30:07
From: Danny
Subject: Re: solis maestro, *$ barista burr grinder
stereoplegic wrote:
> thanks. already gone, got it. motor's dead, but talked down to $2 for
> solis burrs, so who cares? another cheap project to consume my free
> time (and piss off my girlfriend).

I don't know this grinder specifically, but most grinders (at least
the commercial grinders I work with) have a start capacitor that is
often the cause of non runners.


--
Regards, Danny

http://www.gaggia-espresso.com (a purely hobby site)
http://www.malabargold.co.uk (UK/EU ordering for Malabar Gold blend)



 
Date: 30 Dec 2006 18:53:38
From: daveb
Subject: Re: solis maestro, *$ barista burr grinder
THE same

go for it.

dave
201



  
Date: 31 Dec 2006 19:56:45
From: Barry Jarrett
Subject: Re: solis maestro, *$ barista burr grinder
On 30 Dec 2006 18:53:38 -0800, "daveb" <davebobblane@gmail.com > wrote:

>THE same
>
>go for it.
>


NOT the same.

the starbies barista is the same as the old solis 166, not the
maestro. the maestro was an updated/improved design done largely (if
not completely) by kyle at baratza. the baratza virtuoso is an
updated/improved version of the maestro.



 
Date: 30 Dec 2006 10:52:24
From: stereoplegic
Subject: Re: solis maestro, *$ barista burr grinder
thanks. got the same response from mcKoffee. i'm on my way to check the
price again and (hopefully) snatch it up.

Michael D. Sullivan wrote:

> The Sbux Barista was (is?) made by Besezza, which is the maker of the
> Solis Maestro and Maestro Plus.
>
> --
> Michael D. Sullivan
> Bethesda, MD (USA)
> (To reply, change example.invalid to com in the address.)



 
Date: 30 Dec 2006 17:59:24
From: Michael D. Sullivan
Subject: Re: solis maestro, *$ barista burr grinder
On 12/30/2006 12:26 PM, stereoplegic wrote:
> anybody know how much these two have in common? judging by what i've
> seen (the barista up close, the maestro only on the web), they seem
> very similar. of course, the maestro plus has more grind settings,
> impulse grind button, metal bottom. but they both have all-metal
> conical burr, plastic housing, pull-out grounds container (didn't see
> whether the barista dispenses grounds vertically), very similar size
> and shape. the reason i ask is because there's one at my fav thrift
> store, much cheaper than a $150+shipping SMP. all i really need it for
> is french press and metal-filter drip. i don't mind a few fines in my
> cup, but i'd like to have as few as possible w/o selling a kidney to
> accomplish this. i know, i know. everything else is an accessory to the
> grinder: as soon as i can afford everything else, i'll worry about that.

The Sbux Barista was (is?) made by Besezza, which is the maker of the
Solis Maestro and Maestro Plus.

--
Michael D. Sullivan
Bethesda, MD (USA)
(To reply, change example.invalid to com in the address.)


  
Date: 30 Dec 2006 10:58:06
From: aß
Subject: Re: solis maestro, *$ barista burr grinder
On Sat, 30 Dec 2006 17:59:24 GMT, "Michael D. Sullivan"
<userid@camsul.example.invalid > wrote:

>On 12/30/2006 12:26 PM, stereoplegic wrote:
>> anybody know how much these two have in common? judging by what i've
>> seen (the barista up close, the maestro only on the web), they seem
>> very similar. of course, the maestro plus has more grind settings,
>> impulse grind button, metal bottom. but they both have all-metal
>> conical burr, plastic housing, pull-out grounds container (didn't see
>> whether the barista dispenses grounds vertically), very similar size
>> and shape. the reason i ask is because there's one at my fav thrift
>> store, much cheaper than a $150+shipping SMP. all i really need it for
>> is french press and metal-filter drip. i don't mind a few fines in my
>> cup, but i'd like to have as few as possible w/o selling a kidney to
>> accomplish this. i know, i know. everything else is an accessory to the
>> grinder: as soon as i can afford everything else, i'll worry about that.
>
>The Sbux Barista was (is?) made by Besezza, which is the maker of the
>Solis Maestro and Maestro Plus.


think you mean baratza

http://www.baratza.com/


   
Date: 31 Dec 2006 03:18:27
From: Michael D. Sullivan
Subject: Re: solis maestro, *$ barista burr grinder
On 12/30/2006 1:58 PM, aß wrote:
> On Sat, 30 Dec 2006 17:59:24 GMT, "Michael D. Sullivan"
> <userid@camsul.example.invalid> wrote:
>
>> On 12/30/2006 12:26 PM, stereoplegic wrote:
>>> anybody know how much these two have in common? judging by what i've
>>> seen (the barista up close, the maestro only on the web), they seem
>>> very similar. of course, the maestro plus has more grind settings,
>>> impulse grind button, metal bottom. but they both have all-metal
>>> conical burr, plastic housing, pull-out grounds container (didn't see
>>> whether the barista dispenses grounds vertically), very similar size
>>> and shape. the reason i ask is because there's one at my fav thrift
>>> store, much cheaper than a $150+shipping SMP. all i really need it for
>>> is french press and metal-filter drip. i don't mind a few fines in my
>>> cup, but i'd like to have as few as possible w/o selling a kidney to
>>> accomplish this. i know, i know. everything else is an accessory to the
>>> grinder: as soon as i can afford everything else, i'll worry about that.
>> The Sbux Barista was (is?) made by Besezza, which is the maker of the
>> Solis Maestro and Maestro Plus.
>
>
> think you mean baratza
>
> http://www.baratza.com/

Yep. Sorry about the misspelling. I've been going without espresso
while waiting for a new pressurestat for my Livia.

--
Michael D. Sullivan
Bethesda, MD (USA)
(To reply, change example.invalid to com in the address.)