out of stock Breville BCG820BSS The Smart Grinder Pro Coffee Grinder, Brushed Stainless Steel, $160.65 Delivered @ Amazon AU

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It seems that the Amazon Australia is matching the Bing Lee eBay's price for the grinder, but with free delivery and cashback would make this deal a better one.

Product description
Our Smartest Grinder. It Adjusts the Dose When You Change the Grind The perfect coffee needs a precise amount of freshly ground beans. But adjustments in grind size requires different grind times to achieve a consistent dose. Breville's conical burr Smart Grinder uses Dosing IQ technology to automatically adjust the dose whenever you change the grind. Choose between 'Cups' for French Press or Filter, and 'Shots' for Espresso, to get the right dose for your needs, whatever the grind setting. You can even tweak for taste. The smart grinder has an LCD display, 25 grind settings, 450g removable hopper, and comes with two grinding cradles for dosing directly into 50-54mm or 58mm commercial espresso filters plus an air-tight storage canister, suitable for plunger or filter coffee. You choose the grind, it'll choose the dose

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    Goooood. BL and eBay can suffer in their jocks.

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    Thanks OP :)

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    Is this really going to make much (or any) difference to how your coffee comes out ?

    Compared to either preground coffee, or just a $15 aldi non-smart grinder ?

    I have hardly made any coffees with my machine tbh. Maybe 50 in total. Should still have a machine in one of my kitchen cupboards though and want to get back to it when I have the time and energy to make good coffees at home. Just wondering how much something like this would impact my brew. I would just be having lattes cappuccinos and mochas. I guess would be good to make other ones if guests were over though.

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      Coffee snobs wud tell you dat da Bur it dont overheat da grind, yo!

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      I've got one of these and occasionally I forget to get beans so I have used pre-ground and it does make a big difference to the taste. I do mainly lattes.

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      yes of course it makes a difference. you want even sized grounds, only burr grinders (like this one) do that. otherwise, you will get under/over extracted coffee because you have inconsistent grinds. that's not to say you won't get under/over extracted coffee with the same size grinds, it just removes one of the variables that causes that problem.

      espresso machines demand a certain size grind (usually very, very fine) and with this machine, you can dial in the size. although I'm not too sure about it's performance for grind sizes that small, you will need to check out reviews.

      if making cold brew, you also want a consistent coarse grind.

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        Thanks for the info.
        That makes sense. I understand why someone would go for the more expensive grinder now :)

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          Coffee snobs don't even bat an eye at spending 1-1.5k on a grinder (in addition to ~3k on a machine). If you drink espresso then the grind needs to be really consistent for a good shot. Also grinders at consumer level like this one will break down quicker and suffer if you like to use oily beans because they gum it all up.

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      It will make a HUGE difference , but you need to use fresh beans ….

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      Fresh bread from the baker's and just sliced v a packet of two week old pre-sliced.
      That smell of fresh ground coffee, that's all the volatiles starting to disperse, you want that in your cup asap.

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      50 cups of coffee a day is a lot.

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        Lol. I have made 50 cups total and had my coffee machine for >10 years.
        Was never really a coffee drinker nor 'coffee snob' , but gradually started drinking coffees out at cafe etc as a social thing .
        Then hey you started with their free coffees, turned me into a coffee snob I guess after having cafe coffee every day now for about 6 months. Definitely notice the vast difference in coffee taste now, from 1 cafe to the next, even from 1 barista to the next. Somehow the head barista (and owner and roaster) he makes the mocca sooooo much smoother (even with extra shot) than the girl who usually makes it.
        Seems like there is alot to it, and having fresh beans and a bur grinder like this seems essential.

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    I've owned this for over 3 years, and only recently found out about the fine tuning dial on the removable burr. In the dozens of times I cleaned it, I never once noticed the numbers…
    I have been bamboozled!

    Anyway it's a pretty great machine - still working fine after 50kg+ of beans through it.

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    I've had this for three years. Solid machine but even with the internal setting on the finest and the control knob to 1 (finest) some types of beans are still not fine enough and the shot comes out watery. I've found this with Atomica beans (recently roasted). One day I'll replace this with a higher end unit.

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      That doesn't sound right. My single basket espresso shots from a new bag are at about 13 (10 by the time a month goes by) and my double at 9 (6 with age).

      Obviously all beans are different but still. You don't happen to have the previous model (is more than 3 years old though I think) with that one people did have issues and you could get a shim set from Breville that fixed the issue and let you go for finer.

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      There is a bad batch of hardware. Contact Breville via their page with your symptoms and they will send out shims FOC to your place to adjust the burr height.

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    Bought one of these in last deal from Bing Lee (eBay), for $167. Pretty stoked with it.

    I just do stove top espresso but it works a treat. Can't comment on longevity but would otherwise recommend.

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    So is this necessary over the one built into a Breville Barista Express for example? I’m pretty happy with how that machine grinds and makes coffee and the works but I fear some Italian is shaking their head somewhere.

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      I think it will give very similar results to what you already have.

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      I've read somewhere that both grinders are pretty much the same except 820BSS gives more control on grind time settings (in 1/5 second increments). For more precise grinding, 900N is widely recommended.

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      Nope wouldn't bother. Unless upgrading to Italian machine and grinder, you wont notice the difference.

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      ALl consumer coffee machines are similar. Get a rocket and a $500-$1000 grinder and then you'll notice the true italian espresso taste.

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    Bugger, didn't buy off mobile as would miss cashback and now gone. Back to the Bing Lee deal…