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samuellaw178
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Location: KL,Malaysia
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Espresso: Arrarex Caravel
Grinder: Rosco Mini
Drip: French Press, Aeropress,...
Roaster: DIY Copper drum roaster
Posted Thu Mar 8, 2012, 10:54am
Subject: ***Sold***
 

Here’re more stuff going out of my collection:

Mazzer Major grinder
  • Biggest flat burrs on the market-83mm
  • Quick grind speed
  • Stepless


Pro:
-The big mother of all flat burrs grinders, 83mm! Works like a charm to bring out the best flavors from your beans
-Built like a tank, for the price of slightly higher than a new Baratza Vario
-Motor and everything else works perfectly
-Doser mechanism smooth as butter
-Just broken-in burrs, 15-20lbs coffee through since the burrs was replaced with a Mazzer OEM burr
- Weighs about 45lb so it doesn’t slide on the counter when pulling the doser.
- Fluffy grind with the doser
- Great for single dosing, very little retention with brushing. <0.2g

The bad:
Not exactly that bad, most of them has to do with cosmetic issue, none that affects functionality. It has no hopper or doser lid, but great for single dosing. And the body has some scratches over it. I had a DIY counter pad at the bottom so it doesn’t slide or scratches the counter.Not exactly pretty but they work well and are hidden under the grinder.

Personal experience:
I am no expert but here's my personal opinion after trying many grinders with so different coffees. From my experience, some coffee actually works better with a big flat grinder than with a titan conical grinder. The flat burrs tend to give a more chocolatey and smooth profile that is more enjoyable in my opinion. While titan does bring out the liveliness(brightness) of the coffee, it could be over-the-top sometimes for people that doesn't like too bright of a shot(me). From my experience, most heavy-chocolatey espresso blends like Redline and caramel-loaded coffee(like Klatch's Brazil Rainha) with some level of brightness will do very well in a flat burrs as compared to the conical counterpart.

Link to the photos of Major

Asking for $420+$50 shipping, OBO.

Listing Details
Asking / Suggested Price: 470
Seller Name: QK Law
Seller Location: State College, PA
Sale Type: For Sale


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coryforsenate
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Location: College Station, TX
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Posted Thu Mar 8, 2012, 6:47pm
Subject: Re: For Sale: Mazzer Major grinder
 

Ha, I'm glad and sad you posted this now. If I didn't have a Super Jolly in the mail, I would be soooo tempted.
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calblacksmith
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Joined: 25 Nov 2007
Posts: 7,479
Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A.
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major
Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
Drip: Msl. Com. brewers
Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Fri Mar 9, 2012, 8:05am
Subject: Re: For Sale: Mazzer Major grinder
 

Samuel What are you doing to me????

I just sold 1 SJ and I still have 2, now I want your grinder!!!!!

I really don't see myself using it as I have an automatic grinder for every day use, it is so nice to just bump the PF in and get a nice dose of fluffy grinds out.

This is under serious thought by me at the moment.............

 
In real life, my name is
Wayne P.
Anything I post is personal opinion and is only worth as much as anyone else's personal opinion. YMMV!

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jwoodyu
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Joined: 31 Dec 2010
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Location: Michigan
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Espresso: Allex Duetto II
Grinder: Mazzer Major
Roaster: Poppery
Posted Fri Mar 9, 2012, 8:29am
Subject: Re: For Sale: Mazzer Major grinder
 

calblacksmith Said:

Samuel What are you doing to me????
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Posted March 9, 2012 link

Common you neeeeeeeeeed this grinder it! (yes i am an instigator).

 
Yes I put the BDB and CC1 in the same class, yes i have a reason for leaving SCG off my list, yes it is my opinion, yes it is subjective as opinions are by definition, no don't start a flame war because you disagree.
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samuellaw178
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Location: KL,Malaysia
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Espresso: Arrarex Caravel
Grinder: Rosco Mini
Drip: French Press, Aeropress,...
Roaster: DIY Copper drum roaster
Posted Fri Mar 9, 2012, 8:43am
Subject: Re: For Sale: Mazzer Major grinder
 

Hahaha!! Wayne, you, don't hog all the good grinders to yourself! Let this goes to someone else. Hahaha!

Cory, that's okay. =P I am sure you would be very happy with the Super Jolly too. If I guess correctly, that is probably from Wayne. I am sure he did a good job adding nice touches to the grinder! Definitely look much nicer than mine!


Thanks John!! =P Hope you enjoy your Mazzer Major too. I certainly did enjoy mine very much and especially the retention(there lack of) and cup quality. My favorite grinder on the list among all actually. Pharos follows real close behind.

For a price of almost a new Vario, you can't go wrong with this. hahaha. Seriously a tank built quality with almost nothing to fail, and a hefty 83mm burrs at that! I sincerely hope this grinder would go to someone just starting out or upgrading from their sub $200 grinder. That'd be perfect and instant upgrade just like what I experienced.
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JtothaR
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Grinder: B VARIO, Krups Conic
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Roaster: Redbird, Metropolis
Posted Fri Mar 9, 2012, 9:39am
Subject: Re: For Sale: Mazzer Major grinder
 

samuellaw178 Said:

Hahaha!! Wayne, you, don't hog all the good grinders to yourself! Let this goes to someone else. Hahaha!

Posted March 9, 2012 link

It's not hoarding, it's Horde-ing.... :D

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calblacksmith
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Joined: 25 Nov 2007
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Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A.
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major
Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
Drip: Msl. Com. brewers
Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Fri Mar 9, 2012, 9:51am
Subject: Re: For Sale: Mazzer Major grinder
 

AWWWWWWW CRUD!

Sam, no I wish I could of helped Cory, I had two people ask for that newly rebuilt grinder and sadly, Cory was about half an hour behind the other person.

Well, I have some money in my paypall account so I can add to it and this would be an excellent chance to "trade up" to the Major and give it a good workout and lets see what it can do. I even have the missing parts (hopper and doser lid) from the other two SJs LOL!

OK, DAWG GONE IT!

I'll take it.

Shoot, the wife is going to kill me!

Sending Email as soon as I post this.

EDIT:
OK, this is a great deal here so I will be passing on one of my SJs at a starter price too, like I did with the rebuilt one, good deal for the buyer on that one, it runs like new and looks it too. Heck, I don't need either of the SJs so likely they both will be passed on to people starting out or trading up from "starter" grinders.
My silver one has been an old friend to me, I have had it since I bought my Oscar, It has been in the house for a long time.

 
In real life, my name is
Wayne P.
Anything I post is personal opinion and is only worth as much as anyone else's personal opinion. YMMV!

Feed the newbs, starve the trolls and above all enjoy what you drink!
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samuellaw178
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samuellaw178
Joined: 22 Jan 2011
Posts: 377
Location: KL,Malaysia
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Arrarex Caravel
Grinder: Rosco Mini
Drip: French Press, Aeropress,...
Roaster: DIY Copper drum roaster
Posted Fri Mar 9, 2012, 12:49pm
Subject: Re: For Sale: Mazzer Major grinder
 

Alright. To Wayne he goes! I am sure my beloved Major will have a nice new look with Wayne. Do post a photo when you get the work done! Gonna miss him ;(
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calblacksmith
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Joined: 25 Nov 2007
Posts: 7,479
Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A.
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major
Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
Drip: Msl. Com. brewers
Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Fri Mar 9, 2012, 2:56pm
Subject: Re: ***Sold***
 

OK, payment sent.
Money comes and money goes. First I had to figure out how to Xfer more money into my online account! It had been a while!!

Will do on the pic, I might even make a thread comparing the SJ to the Major, a real "inside" type look, it could be fun!

 
In real life, my name is
Wayne P.
Anything I post is personal opinion and is only worth as much as anyone else's personal opinion. YMMV!

Feed the newbs, starve the trolls and above all enjoy what you drink!
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jwoodyu
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Location: Michigan
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Allex Duetto II
Grinder: Mazzer Major
Roaster: Poppery
Posted Fri Mar 9, 2012, 3:05pm
Subject: Re: ***Sold***
 

calblacksmith Said:

I might even make a thread comparing the SJ to the Major, a real "inside" type look, it could be fun!

Posted March 9, 2012 link

Would love to see that :)

 
Yes I put the BDB and CC1 in the same class, yes i have a reason for leaving SCG off my list, yes it is my opinion, yes it is subjective as opinions are by definition, no don't start a flame war because you disagree.
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