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Topic: Home roasting, grinders , Bugatti etc and "stupid" grinder requirements (was USB flat rate) (35 lines)
1) From: Justin Marquez
I think the "How much money to spend on coffee toys" boils down to this:
1) Better equipment helps you make better coffee.
2) Better equipment frequently costs more.
3) A grinder is the first thing in the brewing sequence to touch the coffee
thus is first in importance.
4) We should all decide how important great coffee is to us and purchase
accordingly.
5) To the most of us, cost is an issue of some importance.
Once you have the homeroasted coffee, you have made a quantum jump in
quality capability.
There are "adjustments" you can make...
In my RV I have a whirlyblade grinder and a Black & Decker auto-drip
machine.  At home I have a Solis M+ and a Cuisinart Auto-Drip.  I can tell a
definite difference in brew quality (with the same batch of roasted) between
the two setups. I am not in the RV enough to justify a more expensive,
bigger, heavier grinder.  BUT... I did just pop for another Aeropress for
the RV (where the grinder difference is minimized) after spending the past
two weeks out on the road in the RV.
A better  grinder can help you make the next jump with whatever brew method
you use. (Yeah... I *know* there are "better" grinders available but I am
happy with the results of what I have at home now.)  You can also use brew
methods less sensitive to the grinder's capability (the Aeropress is a fine
example of that).
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
On 5/24/07, Irene and Lubos Palounek  wrote:
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