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Topic: Lurker and Learner (10 msgs / 295 lines)
1) From: GHolli7210
Hey gang, I've been lurking for several months and taking in information. A 
few months back I was turned on to a really great taste sensation that being 
fresh roasted, crafted coffee. Holy cow, I never ever tasted anything that can 
even come close to an artisan roasted coffee. I bought 13 oz of a fantastic 
Brazilian coffee that I cannot even come close to reproducing. I have a great 
debt to pay to the roaster who turned me on to this great hobby. Well, enough 
said, I'm 100% hooked on this craft and have a need to learn more. The beans that 
I have been buying are unfortunately not from Sweet Marias. And seem to have 
a musky flavor.
Well, live and learn, I'll now buy my coffee from Tom and Maria.
Ok I now have a Gene Cafe roaster and am looking for a very good grinder. I 
don't drink espresso but love drip coffee. Was thinking about a doserless Rocky 
or is this to much money to spend on a coffee grinder? Also I have a Bunn 
drip coffee maker and was thinking about a Technivorm drip maker. All thoughts 
would be greatly appreciated.
Jerry

2) From: Bill Morgan
"...is this to much money to spend on a coffee grinder?"  Hahahahahaha...
That depends strictly on your pocketbook.  Many of the folks here consider
the Rocky to be the minimum acceptable grinder.
Rocky + Technivorm sounds just about perfect to me.  Wish I could afford to
get in that deep.
Enjoy!
Bill
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3) From: Barry Luterman
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It looks to me that you appreciate the best. Start with the best. In the =
long run it will save you money in the upgrades which are inevitable. If =
I am right and you are some one who appreciates the best than you will =
definitely be an upgrader. So start with a Rocky at least. It will serve =
you very well for any brewed coffee you make and will serve even when =
you move to the dark side (espresso making). Technivorm is definitely =
better than the Bunn. I prefer a Bodum Santos. Much cleaner a better cup =
of coffee and a lot cheaper. Less than $50. I started with a Technovorm =
and moved to the Bodum. The Technivorm is in the closet for over a year =
now and I could be persuaded to sell it.Save the money because when you =
do move to the dark side (and it is inevitable) you will need it.

4) From: John F Coffey
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On Jan 1, 2007, at 3:58 PM, GHolli7210 wrote:
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Welcome to the group.  If I could afford it right now I'd buy a rocky  
doserless for my drip coffee.  I have mazzer mini out where I keep  
the espresso machines.   For drip I'm currently using a burr grinder  
I got at charbucks awhile ago.  Next upgrade will be a rocky to  
replace it.
As for drip I have a bunn commercial brewer but have started using a  
technivorm in the last couple of months.  Other than getting my  
significant other to figure out the technivorm and use it ... well I  
prefer the technivorm to the bunn.
there be my thoughts for today .. such as they are..
==John
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On Jan 1, 2007, at =
3:58 PM, GHolli7210 =
wrote:
Hey gang, I've been lurking for several months and = taking in information. A few months back I was turned on to a really = great taste sensation that being fresh roasted, crafted coffee. Holy = cow, I never ever tasted anything that can even come close to an artisan = roasted coffee. I bought 13 oz of a fantastic Brazilian coffee that I = cannot even come close to reproducing. I have a great debt to pay to the = roaster who turned me on to this great hobby. Well, enough said, I'm = 100% hooked on this craft and have a need to learn more. The beans that = I have been buying are unfortunately not from Sweet Marias. And seem to = have a musky flavor. Well, live and learn, I'll now buy my = coffee from Tom and Maria. Ok I now have a Gene Cafe roaster = and am looking for a very good grinder. I don't drink espresso but love = drip coffee. Was thinking about a doserless Rocky or is this to much = money to spend on a coffee grinder? Also I have a Bunn drip coffee maker = and was thinking about a Technivorm drip maker. All thoughts would be = greatly appreciated. Jerry =  
Welcome to the group.  If I = could afford it right now I'd buy a rocky doserless for my drip coffee. = I have mazzer mini out where I keep the espresso machines.   For = drip I'm currently using a burr grinder I got at charbucks awhile ago.  = Next upgrade will be a rocky to replace it.  
As for drip I have a bunn = commercial brewer but have started using a technivorm in the last couple = of months.  Other than getting my significant other to figure out the = technivorm and use it ... well I prefer the technivorm to the = bunn.
there = be my thoughts for today .. such as they are..
==John --------------  John F. = Coffey  Email - john  P.O. Box 524 =   Blaine, WA  98231


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5) From: GHolli7210
Please forgive me, I did not intend to step on toes here. I'm not talking 
about deep pockets but a strong desire for coffee perfection.Like I tried to say 
I'm not into espresso but am looking to make a a wild cup of caffeine rich 
drip coffee. and would like to know the best equipment to buy.
Jerry

6) From: Dave Ehrenkranz
I am perfectly happy with my Solis Maestro grinder. It is MUCH MUCH  
better than the burr grinder I originally got with my Zach and Dani  
roaster. I have not tried the more expensive grinders so I can't  
compare.
dave
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7) From: Brett Mason
Welcome Jerry!
I have a doserless Rocky, and love it.  I also have Cory electric burr
grinder which has done well for drip, but just suffered a heart attack
in its motor.  Many friends here are helping me get it revived.
At a much lower cost level, and with the same incredible grinding
capability, is the Zassenhaus Grinder.  It is a manual grinder, mostly
availabel only used from eBay.  Similar grinders with similar deep
affection include the Armin Trosser and the Arcade grinder.  I only
own a few wooden grinders - but for the $20-40 it takes to snake one
off eBay, there's little which compares.
Answer:
  Zass
   Trosser
    Cory
     Solis Maestro Plus (I don't own one)
      Rocky
       Mazzer
Get a Zass - you will no longer be tieed to your electrical outlet -
can you say "Travelling coffee" ???
Welcome,
Brett
  Zassman
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

8) From: Eddie Dove
Jerry,
If you are "looking to make a a wild cup of caffeine rich drip coffee" then
I would encourage you along your line of thinking.  I have had a Technivorm
since last June and I love it, but do buy a Swissgold Filter with it.  I now
own a Mazzer Mini that I use with the Technivorm and Swissgold filter and my
home-roasted coffee is awesome, so I would encourage you to target the
Rancilio Rocky as well.  In the future, if you decide to get into espresso,
the Rancilio Rocky will serve you well in that respect too.
The Technivorm does one thing and only one thing; it brews coffee.  No
timers, no clocks, no extras.  The Rancilio Rocky is a well-built,
high-quality grinder that should serve you very well.  The burrs and readily
available and relatively inexpensive to replace in the event that you need
to do so.
Hope this helps,
Eddie
On 1/1/07, GHolli7210  wrote:
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9) From: Les
Get the best grinder you can afford and upgrade other stuff latter.  I think
you would be very well served by the Rocky.  You will never need another
grinder.  The burrs are easy to replace (about every 250-300 pounds of
coffee) and are reasonable.  The Rocky has a good track record and parts are
easy to get.
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10) From: Brian Kamnetz
If you are "looking to make a a wild cup of caffeine rich drip coffee", you
may have to consider giving up some flavor (arabica coffee) for caffeine
(robusta coffee). At least, that is my understanding, that robusta is richer
in caffeine but does not have the pleasing flavors of arabica.
Brian
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