I'm beginning to think my current grinder, a commercial grinder that seems to do a great job at consistently ground beans, is making me loose my hearing. (hyperbole but still... it's loud!)
I was given a Baratza Virtuoso because the prior owner said "it didn't work
" but when I got it, put it together, and tested it the thing seems to work fine. It made it through several people between the prior owner and me so I'm not able to ask what "it didn't work
" really means. All I can tell is that the grinder doesn't seem to get fine enough for espresso. It makes reasonably consistent grounds for drip coffee but not fine enough for espresso. The grinder claims to be good at espresso (from online sales sources) but I can't find a high quality review from people like us who are really fussy about our caffeine.
So, lets get to the point: Is this grinder really any good for espresso? Should I try to "fix" it so it works for espresso or is it already doing exactly what it's designed to do?
Life is short, enjoy every sip.