thefundu wrote:I suggest to start with Baratza Encore or Baratza Virtuoso as you are new to these things. The most easiest to operate is Encore. After both of these, there is an advanced version Vario too if you are looking for something more technical, but it will be a bit difficult to use at first.
Don't waste you time with this. I've been down this path. Silvia + Virtuoso -> Preciso -> Vario -> Sette.
The virtuoso doesn't have a micro adjustment and you'll be stuck between large steps of grinds.
The Vario is very inconsistent and requires pulling it apart to flip the chute to reduce clumping, and even then your shots will vary daily. The Vario is also more expensive than the Sette 270. The Sette, considering the price, is pretty amazing. It's taken some time but i'm getting really good shots now on the Sette. It's no titan, but I also need to do a side by side with a titan and Sette to really see how much it lacks.
I know the Sette is more than a Virtuoso, but the $100 difference is well worth saving the doctors bill on banging your head against the wall. Just my two cents.