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Fiorenzato Grinders - Andrew Mar's Review
Posted: September 25, 2012, 12:17pm
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Keith B 9.00
Andrew Mar 0.00
Aman LaChapelle 0.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.4
Product Reviewed: F5GE
Manufacturer: Fiorenzato Quality: 10
Average Price: Varies Usability: 10
Price Paid: $1,500.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Genius Equipment Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 2 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Mazzer Major, Vario, MD50
Bottom Line: Excellent grind, looks and works great. Expensive but not when compared to a Mazzer equivalent.
Positive Product Points

Great grind quality
Very well constructed
Looks amazing
Very easy to use
Electronic panel is excellent
More unique compared to Mazzer

Negative Product Points

Not as well known as Mazzer
Hopper is too big for home use

Detailed Commentary

This grinder was a spontaneous purchase for me. I already had a Mazzer Major which is arguably the best Titan class flat burr available. However I wanted  a doserless alternative as well and when I compared it to a Mazzer Major electronic the Fiorenzato had a much better electronic interface and the aesthetics of the grinder was also much nicer.  The motor runs very strong and is relatively quiet. It's very easy to program and use and also keeps track of lots of info such as cups per day/week/month and hours etc. only quirk is that I do a lot of purging and grind size testing and ts all adds to the counter. Of. Ourse this will be the same with all grinders including the dosered Mazzers.

The size is pretty much identical to my Major but it sits a tad wider and the enormous hopper is more aesthetically pleasing to the eye. It won't sit under cabinets with the regular hopper, however a Baratza Vario hopper fits perfectly snug on this (does not work on my mazzer) after I filed off the locking tab on the hopper.

Pulling nonstop shots on this is so much fun and fast. I wouldn't say it's better than my Mazzer but it's just different in use. Compared to my Vario it's much quicker and the motor sound is so smooth. It's like comparing a 4 cylinder to a V8. Both works well but one just gives you more confidence.

I'll have to admit that I can't discern big differences between my grinders yet. Probably because I introduce too many variables such as new beans and new machines too often. However, I also like to think that all my grinders are very capable of a great grind so it really boils down to aesthetics and usability + cost.  The Fiorenzato is a winner in my book outside of the high initial cost.

Buying Experience

Good knowledgeable service staff. Basic retail walk in and pay.

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