Coffee (rec.drink.coffee) Discussing coffee. This includes selection of brands, methods of making coffee, etc. Discussion about coffee in other forms (e.g. desserts) is acceptable.

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Old 25-11-2006, 02:45 AM posted to rec.food.drink.coffee
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I'm wanting to buy a decent coffee grinder and not being a coffee
drinker myself this is clearly becoming quite a daunting task. I'm
trying to decide whether the KitchenAid burr grinder is worth the money
- i'm willing to pay for quality but is it really worth it? If you have
one i'd be grateful for some reviews and comments, cheers.


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Old 28-11-2006, 09:22 PM posted to rec.food.drink.coffee
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The Capresso Infinity grinders have a lot of good features for the money
(about $90). Conical burrs, good grinding consistency, good range of
grinds, and since they run at a lower speed, they're much quieter than
many of the cheaper burr grinders, some of which sound like a turbine
engine winding up to speed.

The one drawback of the Capresso, imo, is the fact that a good bit of
ground coffee remains in the grinding chamber and exit chute when you're
done grinding a batch. If you don't clean it out after each grind, that
coffee will get stale, and be added to your next grind, and so on.

The design of the KitchenAid "Pro" grinder seems to minimize the length
and complexity of the of the exit chute, dropping the ground coffee
directly into a collection container. Of course, for about $100 more
than the Capresso, it should be quite a bit more elegant.

The cheaper KitchenAid (around $100) is probably in the same league as
the Capresso. I've neither seen nor heard either of the newer
KitchenAid grinders operate, but they're probably both pretty efficient
and quiet, with the more expensive one being more so.

Bob
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I'm wanting to buy a decent coffee grinder and not being a coffee
drinker myself this is clearly becoming quite a daunting task. I'm
trying to decide whether the KitchenAid burr grinder is worth the money
- i'm willing to pay for quality but is it really worth it? If you have
one i'd be grateful for some reviews and comments, cheers.

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Depends on how you plan to make coffee. For automatic drip, a standard
"whirly-blade" grinder (Braun or Krups make good ones) will be just
fine. If you use a French Press, then a good burr grinder is much more
important. Burr grinders give you more even, consistent grind size
since the beans pass through the burrs a single time. Blade grinders
continually whack and the grind isn't as even, but it doesn't matter if
you use a filter.

Personally, I have a Capresso Infinity 565 Chrome model which works
great for my press pot. It's around $149, although they have a black
plastic model that seems nearly identical for around $90.

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On Nov 25, 5:41 am, Alan wrote:
On 24 Nov 2006 18:45:57 -0800, "RubyU"
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I'm wanting to buy a decent coffee grinder and not being a coffee
drinker myself this is clearly becoming quite a daunting task. I'm
trying to decide whether the KitchenAid burr grinder is worth the money
- i'm willing to pay for quality but is it really worth it? If you have
one i'd be grateful for some reviews and comments, cheers.And.... Is there an excellent one that is QUIET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I have a Bodum burr grinder, and while it works well, it is noisy,
noisy, noisy!

Somehow, I assumed a burr grinder would be quiet. . .

Alan

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I just think we should take the warning labels off of everything
and let the problem take care of itself.

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Default The best coffe grinders

But a quality burr grinder will significantly increase the quality of
drip coffee as well. You also need to get the water temperature right
and make sure the extraction time is not too long or too short (vary
with grind).


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Depends on how you plan to make coffee. For automatic drip, a standard
"whirly-blade" grinder (Braun or Krups make good ones) will be just
fine. If you use a French Press, then a good burr grinder is much more
important. Burr grinders give you more even, consistent grind size
since the beans pass through the burrs a single time. Blade grinders
continually whack and the grind isn't as even, but it doesn't matter if
you use a filter.

Personally, I have a Capresso Infinity 565 Chrome model which works
great for my press pot. It's around $149, although they have a black
plastic model that seems nearly identical for around $90.

Alex

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"Join the quest for better office coffee"
http://www.cubiclecoffee.com
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On Nov 25, 5:41 am, Alan wrote:
On 24 Nov 2006 18:45:57 -0800, "RubyU"
wrote:

I'm wanting to buy a decent coffee grinder and not being a coffee
drinker myself this is clearly becoming quite a daunting task. I'm
trying to decide whether the KitchenAid burr grinder is worth the money
- i'm willing to pay for quality but is it really worth it? If you have
one i'd be grateful for some reviews and comments, cheers.And.... Is there an excellent one that is QUIET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I have a Bodum burr grinder, and while it works well, it is noisy,
noisy, noisy!

Somehow, I assumed a burr grinder would be quiet. . .

Alan

==

It's not that I think stupidity should be punishable by death.
I just think we should take the warning labels off of everything
and let the problem take care of itself.

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