Posted Wed Apr 10, 2013, 6:57am Subject: Grind settings on the Macap MX
Yesterday I got some new Burrs for my Macap MX grinder and once I had it calibrated I noticed that there were maybe only 12 settings within espresso range before the burrs touched. Is this normal for an espresso only grinder?
I plan to use it for drip and possibly press so it's not a lose lose. I was just a bit surprised. Has anyone had this experience?
Posted Wed Apr 10, 2013, 7:59am Subject: Re: Grind settings on the Macap MX
It was worse when I got it because the burrs were worn. Bought it used. UPDATE: Just tried to make an espresso. 2 notches from 0 it was still too course. The burrs are new. I'm gonna look at everything again and see if maybe the burrs aren't leveled.
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Posted Wed Apr 10, 2013, 7:04pm Subject: Re: Grind settings on the Macap MX
You might want to email Macap support through their website. They actually respond within a day or so and seem willing to help customers (at least that was my experience when I had questions about my M4s). Given the high quality and performance of my Macaps, I'd be surprised if that grinder can't perform much much better than you've experienced thus far.
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Posted Wed Apr 10, 2013, 9:14pm Subject: Re: Grind settings on the Macap MX
I've re installed the new burrs and re calibrated. I was able to pull good espresso. I guess because it's a discontinued stepped model it would explain the lack of "steps" on the fine side. Regardless I am pulling good espresso now. :)
Posted Mon Apr 15, 2013, 1:37pm Subject: Re: Grind settings on the Macap MX
I will post one later. Although there aren't a great amount of steps for espresso. I have been able to pull well with different coffee's. Turns out I was trying to dial in a very light bean... Completely choked out a FC pull. I should be able to use this grinder for all types of coffee. :) Going to dial in manual drip next. then French Press.
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Posted Tue Apr 16, 2013, 6:54am Subject: Re: Grind settings on the Macap MX
I have an Elecktra which is a rebadged MX. If I close it all the way down I can choke my machine, but it's only a couple of clicks back to make espresso. It works fine for me for espresso, drip and anything in between, but there is no a lot of wriggle room down on the "espresso end" of this machine.
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