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perceval
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Posted Fri Nov 1, 2013, 9:18pm
Subject: Re: Feima 908N, a Mazzer SJ knock off
 

hankua Said:

Well you could take it by the factory in Taichung and have Mr. Yang check it out.

Posted November 1, 2013 link

I'm in Hualien, on the other side of the island.  :)

I am beginning to think that they copied the SJ a little too closely, watching a few Youtube videos, I see a lot of the same problems applying to the Mazzer ones as well.

I have a couple of other coffee beans to try if the static and clumping gets any better by switching coffee beans.
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Posted Fri Nov 1, 2013, 9:23pm
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Well, after watching this video, I think I want to stay away from the Bezzera model.  Clumping looks just as bad!

http://youtu.be/u7eWU2yc9xQ?t=1m3s
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Posted Wed Nov 6, 2013, 12:10am
Subject: Re: Feima 908N, a Mazzer SJ knock off
 

I've had the "chance" to play with a Mazzer Robur yesterday.

I am "pleased" to see that it make the same amount of clumping my 980N does.  Not better and not worst.

So, maybe it was I who was expecting too much (or worrying too much about my "copy").

Got me some more beans to play with so tomorrow, I'll be tweaking stuff again to see if I can do a better job, with different beans.
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Posted Thu Nov 7, 2013, 12:18am
Subject: Re: Feima 908N, a Mazzer SJ knock off
 

Maybe you just bought the wrong model? The 908 is a shop grinder, made for filling coffee bags. Many shop grinders are not really made for single dosing. You should have a closer look at the 900N-TQ.

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Posted Thu Nov 7, 2013, 1:33am
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nobbi4711 Said:

Maybe you just bought the wrong model? The 908 is a shop grinder, made for filling coffee bags. Many shop grinders are not really made for single dosing. You should have a closer look at the 900N-TQ.

Greetings \\//

Marcus

Posted November 7, 2013 link

I was under the impression that since they share exactly the same parts, they are the same unit, just that the 900N-TQ has the extra electronics for timed grinds.
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Posted Sat Nov 16, 2013, 5:10am
Subject: Re: Feima 908N, a Mazzer SJ knock off
 

Well, after about a month of grinding coffee everyday, it is starting to settle.

Whether the machine is now "burned in" or I got accustomed to its settings, I am getting a much more consistent grind and better results.

The pairing with my Scala Butterfly is finally coming around and I am producing "the good stuff" now.

I guess it needed both parties to get to know each other!
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Posted Fri Nov 29, 2013, 1:37am
Subject: Re: Feima 908N, a Mazzer SJ knock off
 

Alright,

it's been a month now, and I can write a follow-up.

I had trouble with finding beans and a grind that this machine would like, and to combine it with my La Scala Butterfly.

After a lot of tribulations... I finally found a great supplier of very fresh roasted beans.  I tested a few blends, and finally came with one of my own.

I buy 2 bags of beans, one expresso, one mocha.  I combine them and mix them up.  It doesn't clump.  That, so far, this the best coffee I can make.

Really, it's amazing to see the pure gold liquor that comes out of my Butterfly.

So, a keeper, in the end.
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