qualin Senior Member Joined: 30 Jun 2012 Posts: 464 Location: Calgary, AB Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Izzo Alex Duetto 3 Grinder: Mazzer Mini Elect. Type A Vac Pot: Looking to buy Drip: Manual Roaster: Considering?
Posted Sat Mar 16, 2013, 5:04pm Subject: Re: Mazzer Mini Electronic Doserless Espresso Grinder Type A
This is an absolutely fantastic grinder. I own one of these and they're rock solid, reliable and quiet.
My only guff is that they can be a little inconsistent with dosing, but a lot of other grinders suffer from that problem as well.
This grinder will last you for many many years.
You should grind a capful of grindz in this grinder whenever you switch between suppliers of beans. (Or at least once per month if you don't.) Make sure that you grind at least two doses after so your shots are somewhat consistent. If you get grindz residue in your portafilter, it'll play havoc with your shot times, but it won't be the end of the world.. It just makes dialing in a little more difficult.
When dialing in, don't use the automatic timer feature until you are sure that you can pull a good shot off of your machine. Once you've got the grind dialed in, then adjust your automatic timer. A good starting point for the double dose button is roughly 15-18 seconds for 16 grams, depending on the beans you are using. You can set up your single dose button to half of that if you wish.
calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 5,681 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: ECM Veneziano A1 Grinder: Many different commercial Vac Pot: 40s era Silex Drip: Milita, Bunn&Curtis... Roaster: Cast iron pan, gas burner
Posted Mon Mar 18, 2013, 6:08am Subject: Re: Mazzer Mini Electronic Doserless Espresso Grinder Type A
It should last you for much longer than the lust of another grinder may be abated. In this hobby, it is hard to settle for long on whatever we have, when you get to this level of gear, the quality is there in spades but the ..... I wonder, ..... What If..... WOW that looks great, questions and desires take hold long before the gear wears out. So, use it in good health, it is a solid grinder and may you never "get bored" and look at another grinder with desire in your eye!
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Ya, right is right! I'm in with the Mini-E (Type B, but same guts), and I'm already tired of the clumps, retention and slowness. It's a good grinder, no doubt, but not perfect. Looking at the Mahlkonig K30 Vario (which is 2x the cost)...
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