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Anyone here use a bean to cup espresso machine?.
What kind of grind do you usually use?

Mines coming in a couple days but I only have a crappy blade grinder so i'm thinking of getting a proper one.
I used to have one of those Jura Automatic machines, that I thought was pretty good, then I got just a mid range home breville machine double boiler and separate grinder, the difference is amazing. It took a bit of practice, and if you change coffee beans you need to change grind size and quantity, but they make a really good cup of coffee. I put a few dollars in a jar everytime i make a cup and when it dies I will hopefully have enough saved to get a high end machine like a Rocket or similar and a really good grinder
Diamonddog · 26-30, M
[@446022,Bushmanoz] That's awesome, I've heard that about changing the grind. Luckily I've got a roasters not far from me.
I've actually managed to get a hold of a smaller/single version of the breville you're talking about I think, I did look at that one and it looks amazing.
[@877165,Chaoticneutral] I think I know the one you mean, thats a nice machine. A good investment is one of those 2.4 ounce coffee shot glasses so you can work out your grind to get your shot right in a 30 second extraction, they are only about $10 aussie
Diamonddog · 26-30, M
[@446022,Bushmanoz] Yeah that's a good idea actually.
Grazza · 51-55, M
Get yourself a proper grinder, you'll never look back. I have mine set about half way.
Diamonddog · 26-30, M
[@1026226,Grazza] Then it's settled, i'm doing it.
[@877165,Chaoticneutral] You pretty much have to, youll never get enough pressure for a good shot with a blade grinder, they can do filter coffee ok, but not expresso
I forgot to say the grinder is a burr grinder, you really need one, this one has about 60 different grind levels, it can make the coffee like powder, the old blade grinder I had would never have made a grind fine enough to get a proper extraction, there is a great channel on you tube that compares machines and grinders, [youtube=]Seattle coffee club i think its called

These guys are also good

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