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Topic: Most direct path to quality coffee on a limited budget. Was: (3 msgs / 43 lines)
1) From: Samuel Edmondson
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I don't disagree at all that a grinder is important.  I haven't had good 
luck with my Zass, though.  I get just as much dust grinding with my 
Zass as if I'd ground in a whirly-blade.  Unless you can get your hands 
on a known-to-be-good Zass, I'd suggest saving the money and using a 
whirly blade until you can afford a quality electric burr grinder.  Of 
course, your mileage may vary.
--Samuel

2) From: Samuel Edmondson
I'm probably not the best to answer that, as I only have personal 
experience with a Rocky.  For any grind it does a good job.  SM sells 
the Solis Maestro Plus, which from what I've read will also function 
well, and reliably, for press and drip.  Although SM doesn't sell them, 
the kitchenaid 'pro' line grinders seem to be positively reviewed.  I'm 
sure there are others out there, those are the ones that immediately 
spring to mind.  That said, the cheap melita burr grinder my mother has 
had for 20 years grinds more consistently than the Zass I got - as long 
as it was taken apart and cleaned after every pound of beans.
Michael Wade wrote:
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3) From: Angelo
And, with a little tweaking, it'll do espresso, too (admittedly, not 
as well as Rocky, but not bad).. Check the archives and the Google 
Groups for more info on the hack
A+...
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