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A friend of mine a work is purchasing a gaggia classic.

I've told him it would be wise to invest in a decent burr grinder.

 

So, can anyone recommend something new for £100? (I know..tough ask!)

 

Criteria:-

 

1) It has to look nice

2) It isn't a hand grinder

3) It isn't an Iberital MC2

 

To make it even tougher, his wife wants a new one, so no second hand ones either...

 

I appreciate its not ideal, but something to get him going would probably be adequate :coffee:

 

Cheers

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Andy

 

Wilfa CGWS-130B | Acaia Lunar | Bonavita 1.0L | Kruve | Aeropress | Kaffeologie S

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Personally I don't know of anything. As far as I know, MC2 (or perhaps Ascaso i-2 / i-mini) is the cheapest grinder to allow an espresso machine to function as intended, though apparently without spectacular results in the cup.

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Cheers, that's what I thought


Andy

 

Wilfa CGWS-130B | Acaia Lunar | Bonavita 1.0L | Kruve | Aeropress | Kaffeologie S

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Don't forget there is the black version of the MC2 nowadays maybe that would be acceptable, or buy a grey one and repaint lol.


Common sense is not a gift, it's a punishment. Because you have to deal with everyone that doesn't have it !!!

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Its as good as you willl get brand new. Such tough limiting criteria. Itll be the worst 100 quid ever spent.


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I will make my answer short, there is no decent grinder for 100 within this criteria


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To be honest there's no choice but second hand at that price and even then you'd need to be lucky.

 

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Yep, thanks guys, will try to convince him that secondhand is the way to go


Andy

 

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I can do you a Fracino Piccino grinder new for £168 but you will struggle to get anything decent, new, for £100! Give me a shout if you are interested!

Andy


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You can get a good second hand commercial grinder for 100. Check on ebay etc. for ads

 

Care to share? Are there any jumping out at you?

 

I think you will struggle to fill the original brief?


Rocket Giotto Evo, Mythos, Torr x 2, Rapha Chris King Tamper (coz they are cool), VST's, Hausgrind, Airgrind, Hario Slim, Chemex, Aeropress, Oomph, Puck Puck, Bialetti, Black Acaia scales, Acia Lunas,fresh beans

Blah Blah Blah - it makes coffee

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You can get a good second hand commercial grinder for 100. Check on ebay etc. for ads

 

Bargains are there but few and far between ( see CC £56 two group and grinder bargain ) . . These purchases can be a waste of money tho unless you know what you are looking for , or can visit to see if working and have a mind to be able to replace any parts or burrs that may be needed, along with the cost that these entail.

And try the rocky on the sales thread of £115 currently :)


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That Rocky looks as good as new, I've just sold one on EBay for > £160.00.

 

Great value at the asking price and built to last.


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The Rocky on the for sale forum has gotta be the best deal you're going to get. Just £15 more than your budget

 

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Totally agree with boots. A "commercial" grinder for £100 is a rare beast (and normally that cheap for a reason!)

 

The Rocky is a bargain (although I wouldn't class it as commercial). It's a superb home grinder - I was really happy with mine and pound for pound gives great results. Someone's gonna be happy!


Rocket Giotto Evo, Mythos, Torr x 2, Rapha Chris King Tamper (coz they are cool), VST's, Hausgrind, Airgrind, Hario Slim, Chemex, Aeropress, Oomph, Puck Puck, Bialetti, Black Acaia scales, Acia Lunas,fresh beans

Blah Blah Blah - it makes coffee

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I've posted about the Rocky, just waiting for Johnny to get back to me.

 

 

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Espresso: Quick Mill Verona

Grinder: Mythos and loving it

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^^^ You'll be that happy man then Jason ^^^

Well done. :thumbup:


Rocket Giotto Evo, Mythos, Torr x 2, Rapha Chris King Tamper (coz they are cool), VST's, Hausgrind, Airgrind, Hario Slim, Chemex, Aeropress, Oomph, Puck Puck, Bialetti, Black Acaia scales, Acia Lunas,fresh beans

Blah Blah Blah - it makes coffee

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