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tigermilk
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Posted Wed Oct 31, 2012, 5:52am
Subject: Re: Switching coffee blends with Mazzer Mini - does all the old come out?
 

BLrdFX Said:

+2, I run 3 grinders.  One for regular everyday blend (mazzer Kony-e), 1 for single requests like de-caf or a different blend (versalab M3) and finally a Pharos w/Voodoodaddy Mod to test different bean/bleans.

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Posted October 29, 2012 link

Guess I better get my Baratza fixed then!

One bit of bummer news - ordered the Mazzer from 1st Line last week, expecting it to ship Friday.  Saw my email late Friday that they needed my signature (I hate that policy - buggered up my Cuadra order with them last year by a week+).  Got it off Saturday, but with the storm Monday and the ensuing mess, who knows when the darn thing will actually hit the ground.  In the meantime, it's French press and a return to the moka pot with my trusty $20 Mr. Coffee grinder.  My wife is really missing her lattes.  Making a latte with a moka grind just isn't the same.
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Posted Wed Oct 31, 2012, 6:55am
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absence makes the heart grow fonder...or so they say...in this case it's lattes.  This will make your wife appreciate you more, hopefully!  :)

Hey, btw, Southside Espresso opened this past Saturday (on Westheimer, near Montrose, between Aladdin and Uchi).  I haven't tried it yet, but their website makes it look very promising.

 
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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2012, 9:53pm
Subject: Re: Switching coffee blends with Mazzer Mini - does all the old come out?
 

It is a weird police that 1st line has....I had the same thing happen to me. I ordered a machine from WLL, and a grinder from 1st line.... I ended up getting my grinder two days later because I didn't notice the "action required" email from 1st line for a day or two....

As far as retained beans- Yes there are some. Turning it upside down is possible, but not very practical. The Mazzer is HUGE compared to the Baratza line- and much heavier from my experience.

You can always shut off the hopper while grinding your blend to use up whats in the grinder, then switch blends for your wife. Its easy enough to do and would be my preferred method.

I think you'll love your Mazzer when you get it- I just got mine recently and I love it.
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Posted Fri Nov 2, 2012, 1:07pm
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emradguy Said:

I would not want to have to invert it on a regular basis to dump beans.

Posted October 26, 2012 link

^ This (especially since I have a Super Jolly).  You'll probably also need to brush out the chute.

emradguy Said:

Hey, btw, Southside Espresso opened this past Saturday (on Westheimer, near Montrose, between Aladdin and Uchi).  I haven't tried it yet, but their website makes it look very promising.

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That's right.  I'll have to check them out.

Hopefully the balls gets rolling soon with Blacksmith.
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Posted Fri Nov 2, 2012, 5:02pm
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Dude, you gotta get over there to Southside!  I wrote a little post-experience yesterday in the Houston regional thread...

I'm also looking forward to Blacksmith opening. The hours over at Greenway suck for me!

 
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Posted Tue Nov 13, 2012, 8:52am
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FYI, did finally get the Mazzer Mini delivered.  Took quite a few tries to dial it in with one of my preferred beans, but it's producing some fantastic grind.  MUCH better than what I was getting with the Baratza.  The last half dozen drinks haven't had any of the sourness from my Baratza efforts.
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Posted Tue Nov 13, 2012, 8:58am
Subject: Re: Switching coffee blends with Mazzer Mini - does all the old come out?
 

tigermilk Said:

FYI, did finally get the Mazzer Mini delivered.  Took quite a few tries to dial it in with one of my preferred beans, but it's producing some fantastic grind.  MUCH better than what I was getting with the Baratza.  The last half dozen drinks haven't had any of the sourness from my Baratza efforts.

Posted November 13, 2012 link

My personal opinion is that Mazzer has a much better build quality than the Baratza.  My Mazzer is built so well that I cannot envision selling it but just adding more grinders and for me that would be a large flat burr.

Enjoy your MM!
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Posted Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:06am
Subject: Re: Switching coffee blends with Mazzer Mini - does all the old come out?
 

dorkroast Said:

It is a weird police that 1st line has....I had the same thing happen to me. I ordered a machine from WLL, and a grinder from 1st line.... I ended up getting my grinder two days later because I didn't notice the "action required" email from 1st line for a day or two....

As far as retained beans- Yes there are some. Turning it upside down is possible, but not very practical. The Mazzer is HUGE compared to the Baratza line- and much heavier from my experience.

You can always shut off the hopper while grinding your blend to use up whats in the grinder, then switch blends for your wife. Its easy enough to do and would be my preferred method.

I think you'll love your Mazzer when you get it- I just got mine recently and I love it.

Posted November 1, 2012 link

I single dose so no problem for me, but it is interesting that even some higher end grinders don't have locking hoppers, Breville managed to do that on the $200 Smart Grinder and one of those nifty features you don't think much about until you actually have to use them.
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Posted Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:11am
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My Kony-E does have a locking hopper and it took some doing to defeat it!
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