I'm in the process of looking into a new grinder and the ones I've looked and researched are the Macap M4 stepless and doser, the other is the Macap MC4 which is a stepless and doserless. They go for about 550.00 at Whole Latta Love, but at the espressodealer.com site they have the Macap M7 selling for around 550.00 but it's to tall 24 inches, and they also have the Macap M5 selling for 440.00, it is similar to the M4. The Mazzar Mini is going for around 650.00 on most sites.
I am quite happy with my Macap MC4 for espresso, but would just as soon use a blade grinder (OK, not really) then deal with the carpal tunnel that comes from twisting the gears of the worm drive for press pot.
Which brings me to another question: Assuming I'll keep the Macap for espresso, but want to add a decent grinder for press, how does the Maestro or Virtuoso rate? Anything else out there I should be looking at? I'll also do the occasional cupping with it.
You probably have solved your grinder dilemma by now but in case not, we sell the new Baratza Vario.
It is pretty sweet. Ceramic Mahlkonig conical burrs. Very versatile...grinds essentially infinite grind settings
from Espresso to French Press. Works well both commercially and domestically. Take a loog at these, but then you probably already decided. Maybe next time.
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