Baratza Vario to see/try in San Francisco? - Page 2

Recommendations for espresso equipment buyers and upgraders.
JonF
Posts: 52
Joined: Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:26 pm
Real Name: Jon
Equipment: La Spaziale Vivaldi S1 V2 and Compak K10 Fresh
Location: Stillwater, MN, USA

Postby JonF » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:50 pm

Hi!
My experience duplicates yours. In fact, it was almost comical. I set it to espresso, a few clicks down on the fine setting, default time of 10 seconds. With my beans I got 14.5 and 13.9 grams on the first two tries, and hit 25 to 28 seconds pours. By then I had had enough espresso for a while. :D Next month: new espresso machine . . .

Bonus: I now have the nicest hex driver I have ever seen! [for those that don't have one, this is for adjustments]

DanSF
Posts: 54
Joined: Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:18 am
Real Name: Dan
Equipment: super jolly, vivaldi II, espro press, breville smart grinder
Location: San Francisco, CA

Postby DanSF » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:44 pm

After 2 mornings of work, the mazzer is off to a friend. I don't think I'd have been happy if I hadn't tried the Mini so no regrets on my part for getting to this point in a less than direct way. But this upgrade reminds me the grinder makes espresso and makes me ponder the large conicals I read about on HB in a way I hadn't previously...