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Mazzer Super Jolly - Tim Eggers's Review
Posted: August 20, 2007, 9:18pm
review rating: 8.4
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Mark Furlong 8.50
Tim Eggers 8.44
Chad H 7.75
Vincent Sapone 7.67
Roman Beyga 7.50

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.0
Product Reviewed: Super Jolly
Manufacturer: Mazzer Quality: 10
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $245.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: ebay.com Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 6 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Solis Maestro Plus, Rancilio Rocky
Bottom Line: The home user won't test the capabilities of the SJ and thatís a good thing.
Positive Product Points

Excellent grind

Larger burrs then the Mazzer Mini or Rocky making for a faster grinder

Sheer durability

Looks good on the counter

Smooth stepless grind size adjustment perfect for espresso

Grounds exit chute easy to clean out

Negative Product Points

Doser (with stock configuration) doesn't sweep very clean (I like the tape modification here: Click Here (temesblog.blogspot.com))

Detailed Commentary

Even those new to coffeegeek should recognize the name Mazzer.  Itís a name synonymous with quality durability and quality grinding.  The Mazzer Super Jolly is no exception to this perception and will serve the true home coffee hobbyist well for a lifetime.  Lets look at the Super Jolly in the rating categories:

Quality of Product: 10

Mazzer is quality.  They have been the standard for a long time and after using the SJ I can see why.  Its all about grind quality and build quality.  For home use the SJ is really overkill considering its designed and built for a busy commercial coffee bar.  The home user won't test the capabilities of the SJ and thatís a good thing.  This will be last grinder you will ever have to buy.

Usability: 8

The SJ is really easy to use.  But the doser just doesn't sweep very clean but we can't blame Mazzer for this, remember their grinders are designed for commercial use where the doser would be filled then coffee dispensed.  Sweeping clean is irrelevant in this instance.  The easy fix is to apply the tape mod linked above.  I used temporary adhesive Velcro strips (for hanging pictures on walls and what not) and they work great.  Incorporate a modification like this and my rating here goes to a 9 or better.

Dialing in the grind is very easy too.  Grab the handle and turn the large dial.  The timer dial works well for activating the motor for grinding so no problems there.  The hopper (on mine at least) lifts off for cleaning if need be.  All in the SJ is easy to use on a daily basis will little fuss from me.

Cost vs. Value: 10

If you can score one of these off ebay then clean it up/paint it then the cost vs. value is easily 10 plus.  New these grinders are extremely expensive and I'm unsure they are worth it but this is based on the availability of these used and not the quality of the grinder.

Aesthetics: 8

The SJ looks nice but it is huge.  Forget using a hopper under almost any cabinet.  The SJ being so large will hold enough beans in the throat above the burrs for a few doubles so the hopper isn't a must use.  I love the look of the grinder, but be warned itís huge!

Overall: 9

I absolutely love this grinder.  It blows away the Solis Maestro Plus and simply outshines the Rocky.  The grind is amazing making for exceptional espresso.  Itís stepless so adjusting for just the right grind is a snap.  All the features and general build of this grinder is superb.  This is a world-class grinder.  It's a joy to use everyday and will be the rest of my life.  Yes itís that much of a grinder!

Buying Experience

Bought of ebay.  All went well.  With used machines they will require a good cleaning and perhaps some new burrs.  After that the SJ will be as good as the day it was built.  I put a fresh coat of paint on mine and she looks beautiful (just like new).  Go used and this is the best bang for the buck out there!

Three Month Followup

Simply amazing grind quality.  This grinder is truly a joy to use each day.  One of the best investments I've ever made.

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