STW Coffee aficionados to the forum please
Yesterday, I bought:
Seems to work well!Posted 3 years ago
What are you planning to use it for and, frankly, how much do you care? I got the encore as it grinds consistently over a wide size range so it’s good for cafetiere and can grind down to espresso reasonably well. The Iberital above is a good espresso grinder but if you make lots of different styles of coffee it’s more annoying to adjust and isn’t very consistent at coarser grounds. The Aldi model is what it is, cheap and cheerful – better than nothing but it’s not going to do you an espresso grind and will be completely inconsistant size wise.
The Krups one is somewhere in the middle – reputation for lots of fines, fairly uneven grind, not really great for espresso but can just about manage – it’s a pretty good first choice but it’s possiblya step down from your Gaggia depending which model that was.Posted 3 years ago
I know hee-haw about grinders, but what came out of the grinder this morning was smooth, consistent, and made damn fine coffee.
I feel like I’m taking steps into a larger world here. You guys make me feel like I did years ago when I knew nothing about bikes and had BSOs. Possibly.Posted 3 years agocouldashouldawouldaMember
The krupps one can be modified to give a really good consistent grind for espresso – but obviously invalidates the warranty. It’s also sold under lots of different brand names (eg starbucks).
When ours eventually died we got an Iberital- same end result but its sturdier, a bit quicker (and noisier), takes lots more beans, and will hopefully last longer. But yes- the dial takes forever to turn to get any result.Posted 3 years ago
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