dspear99ca Senior Member Joined: 17 Jan 2013 Posts: 93 Location: BC, Canada Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Gaggia Coffee Grinder: Mazzer Mini
Posted Sat Apr 6, 2013, 10:39pm Subject: Re: Mazzer mini doser
Ok. I did the Mod with the plastic on the doser paddles. Used milk jug plastic, soft enough so that forms to the doser chamber. Much better. I also got a bit of a routine down: grind 11s, clear the chute with a steak knife, six clicks to mostly empty the doser, dust off the top of the paddle with a soft brush, six more clicks, done. Dialed the grind in for my machine in about 8 shots, very nice. Lots more steps to minimize retention than with the Preciso but it's do-able.
Jmanespresso Senior Member Joined: 18 Jan 2009 Posts: 2,120 Location: Westchester NY Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Alex Duetto II Grinder: Compak K10 - Vario Vac Pot: Yama-SY5/SY8/TCA5 Drip: V60, Beehouse, CCD Roaster: Hottop B
Posted Sun Apr 7, 2013, 12:32pm Subject: Re: Mazzer mini doser
Yes, pretty much any commercial grinder, especially Mazzer Doser models, require some mods to work nicely in the home.
Its a shame there are so few truly top end grinders designed for home use directly, but, alas.
The nice thing is, the mods are free and simple, and the benefit you get from using a commercial grinder over a home grinder MORE then makes it worth it. While the Mini is not the pinnacle of espresso grinding, it IS solid, and it should be night and day from the Preciso.
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