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Hello, just bouhgt myself a 'used' Gaggia classic (was brand new and still sealed) from Amazon Warehouse for the nice price of £93...

 

I now need a grinder.

 

Is there any retail shop in the Bolton/Manchester area which stocks a large range of coffee Grinders? I only ask as I would like to see them in the flesh before I buy.

 

I have tried searching but not much came up - which is the better grinder - Gaggia MDF or Rancillio Rocky. I am going to be using it on my gaggia and for in press. I am limited for counter top space so I am not able to buy any proper commercial grinder.

 

Also I don't want stepless because I am wanting to go from fine to coarse easily and not spend half the day chainging it haha!

 

Rob

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I have the Classic and I recently got a doserless Rocky. Teamed up with Fresh beans from Booths for £3 per 250g and I'm happy! I too wanted stepped because I also enjoy French Press aswell as espresso based drinks from the Classic.

 

The MDF seems difficult to get hold of and review-wise, it's not as good as the Rocky. It's also doser only which is a pain if you don't make a lot of coffee per day imo.

 

I guess if you can get either second-hand and cheap then just go for one or the other. Good luck!

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Thanks for the reply. The most i'd like to spend is about £250 so both are within my price.

 

Just wonder if there are any other stepped grinders which are good in this price range.

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are you sure you cannot get a mazzer mini to fit with a micro hopper?


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it is stepless but adjusts quite easily


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you could get a used mazzer mini for that, and the grind quality will blow he others away at that price.


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I don't really want to buy used.

 

Just had a look at the depth of the Mazzer, it is too deep for where it needs to go.

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and too expensive new!


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if it has to be stepped and doserless and small then the rocky will suit your needs


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yep haha! It may be a possibility in the future though.

 

But out of the rocky and MDF, i'm swaying more towards the rocky as it's doserless.

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i use an mdf at work as i can hide it away in a cupbord, i have it paired to a brasilia lady and it works fine, agreed the downside is the doser.


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I'm in the same predicament. Just bought a Classic and my old grinder (a Dualit) is ok for the brewed coffee I've previously made, but dosn't grind fine enough for espresso.

 

I've been think of getting a Rocky, but also considering the Eureka Mignon (recommended in "Caffine" magazine which I picked up in a London coffee shop) for about the same price. How do these two machines compare?

 

thanks

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the mignon is a MUCH better grinder, the only reason the recommendation above was given about the rocky was the ops criteria, i.e small, steeped adjustment and doser version. The Mignon has a much more accurate dial in and much better grind coonsistency than the Rocky. If I were making the choice then I would opt for Mignon out of those two, however I would opt for a used commercial instead of either of them (but then the size is not an issue)


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I had a rocky but swiftly sold it after getting a mignon a couple of years ago. Well worth a little bit extra cash if you are to buy new

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Decided i'm going to stump up the extra cash and hopefully buy a Eureka Mignon...I've decided for the amount I will be changing grinds the mignon will suit me. I also like the looks and size and also the reviews which people give it.

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Decided i'm going to stump up the extra cash and hopefully buy a Eureka Mignon...I've decided for the amount I will be changing grinds the mignon will suit me. I also like the looks and size and also the reviews which people give it.

 

Think you will find the Mignon ticks all the boxes - not too big and produces good quality grind. Have you read the review on the Bella Barrista site - the Mignon came out top and, in the opinion of the reviewer, outperformed the more expensive Vario.


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Yeah that is what swayed me into it TBH. But as I have found out - what one person thinks is a good grinder another person thinks its rubbish!

 

Hopefully will get it ordered next week when I get paid...

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