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Posted Tue Sep 25, 2012, 11:19pm
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Hi
All I have a new Mazzer mini and seem to be having some issues with what is the correct weight to use. I see a lot of folks reckon 14-15 grams of ground coffee. This seems to little i usually use about 20-21grams. Can someone set me right as if 15 is the go i need to make my grind finder
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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2012, 3:04am
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7g single/14g double is the Italian standard for espresso, but many people on hobbyist groups like this one use more.
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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2012, 5:15am
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Ok so is the 14gms the measure???
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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2012, 6:21am
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I don't think there is a hard and fast rule.  Personally, I prefer 15g or 16g.  Based on what I have read here and on other forums over the years, though, I gather that 20g is probably on the high end of the range.  Mostly what I recall reading are weights between 14g and 18g as "the zone."

But if you get results you like better with 21g, then go with it.

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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2012, 6:34am
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I echo the above, use what gives you the best taste.
My personal dose is 18g for a double but you may like more or less, your choice.

 
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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2012, 6:38pm
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I weighed 15 grans it sat low in the basket and ran blonde (what i thought was quick) and tasted a bit bitter. I may need to adjust the grind a bit finer then.
Also there wasn't much creme (beans are 4 days old).
I have include dome pics if you want to comment
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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2012, 6:39pm
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