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Afternoon guys
 

I’ve recently taken the jump and brought a HX machine, upgraded from a Gaggia Classic.
So I feel that my next step is to upgrade my grinder to step in line with the HX machine and create a marriage made in heaven which will hopefully help to create consistent espressos worthy of taking my time to enjoy.

My current grinders are Gaggia MDF and a Spaziale Top (apparently this is a rebadged Macap4?)

Ohh and my new HX machine is a Nuova Simonelli Oscar II.

My budget is as high as the wife will let me go but I’d prefer the lower end and secondhand. Happy to tinker and change/upgrade items too.

Hit me with your thoughts ideas please. 

Cheers

 

Wayne

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Eureka Helios 80 is what I have upgraded to recently from a 15 year old Mazzer Mini. Really fast and consistent doses and a touchscreen that is fast and not laggy at all. If above budget could go for the Helios 65 which is from my understanding the same with smaller burrs

Will

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Depends on how much effort you want to put in! I went for a Weber HG-1 ($1000) to accompany my La Pavoni, and I suppose if you want Titan burrs for that money WITHOUT loads of retention there aren’t a huge number of other options.

I say that, because the going rate for a Mazzer Robur secondhand on eBay is about £700. If your throughput is decent and you don’t mind a touch of modding to eliminate the retention issue, then this would be awesome. I didn’t go down this route because of its sheer immense size.

 

If you prefer a flat burr character then I did notice two Mazzer Royals in the first sale section recently, for as low as £300; that could be a pretty amazing option? IIRC one was already setup for single dosing.

 

james 

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Depends on how much effort you want to put in! I went for a Weber HG-1 ($1000) to accompany my La Pavoni, and I suppose if you want Titan burrs for that money WITHOUT loads of retention there aren’t a huge number of other options.
I say that, because the going rate for a Mazzer Robur secondhand on eBay is about £700. If your throughput is decent and you don’t mind a touch of modding to eliminate the retention issue, then this would be awesome. I didn’t go down this route because of its sheer immense size.
 
If you prefer a flat burr character then I did notice two Mazzer Royals in the first sale section recently, for as low as £300; that could be a pretty amazing option? IIRC one was already setup for single dosing.
 
james 

James

As much as I’d love to spend £1000 I don’t think my marriage would last too long after [emoji23] although she is very forgiving!

I will take a look at the Mazzer Royals though, cheers.


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