I often make cappuccinos that use just a bit of milk--under 4 ounces. I use even shorter ratios for those on the MAX than other grinders. Like 1:1.6. I also use longer ratios for non-dairy drinks. But those short ratios on the MAX with a bit of milk have been awesome.cskorton wrote:So I guess the two thousand dollar question is, do you think the MAX is worth the huge premium over the Forte for espresso? It sounds like if you're pushing the boundaries on light roasts, maybe? What about medium and dark roasts or for those of us who like boring old 1:2 ratios?
That's a valid consideration. It seems a few people have had a bit of trouble with the alignment process--for others, no problem. You could start with it stock, get used to pulling shots, do a marker test, and then decide if you want to do the full alignment outlined here. I'm still considering that with mine. But it's so good as-is, I've not been motivated so far.cskorton wrote:The hard question everyone has to ask themselves is how much is pulling those extra notes worth it to them and how much effort and time are you willing to put into aligning a Forte? That's what I'm struggling with.
I hesitate to say this in the Vario/Forte thread, but if you are not going to use the grinder for pourover and you are often using medium or darker roasts, I might consider the Niche too. My use is different than yours, and I'm not parting with my Forte any time soon. But for your use, this seems like a worthy path.