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Baratza Maestro Plus Burr Grinder


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Baratza Maestro Plus Burr Grinder

coffeeluva | Jan 20, 2009 04:17 PM

So I just brought a Baratza Maestro Plus Burr Grinder based on the recs on this board. Now that I have it out of the box I dont have a clue how to use it. The "manual" the came with it is really minimal to say the least. Anyway can someone PLEASE help me figure this out?

So far I understand the beans go in the plastic hopper on top but I have a couple of other questions:
1: Do I just put the amount of beans I plan on using for the pot (actually french press) OR can I fill up the hopper (it says it can hold up to a half a pound of beans)...and then somehow stop it after it grinds enough beans for that single use? Does that make any sense?

Which then leads to my next questions...

2. What is the ourpose of the timer on the side? How do I know how long to set the timer for? I I set the grind control on the base of the hopper for 35 (the recommended setting fro french press according to the manual), And I figurred out the timer is essentially the "ON" button but how long should I be grinding enough beans say for 2 cups of coffee for a french press?

And finally is the pulse button on the front just for if I wanted to make expresso?

Thank you all for bearing with me and reading all this confusing mess. I really appreciate all the support and knowledge you guys all have.

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