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Thread: Mazzer Mini Electronic Grind Times

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    Mazzer Mini Electronic Grind Times

    I just got a brand new mazzer mini electronic. I am finding the the grind times are shocking. It takes 23s to get 17g.

    Is this normal?
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    Yes that's about right.
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    Hi xioxxio. I believe yours might be going faster than I’ve seen others quoting for their grind time.

    You can wait, change grinder or purchase SSP titanium burr set after market add on which will approximately halve your grind time and improve grind consistency.

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    yup that’s normal. and soon enough you’ll have the ‘slower grind is better’ crowd show up.
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    Looks like if your replace the burrs with the super jolly, the grind time halves. Anyone done this mod?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpBdMunhNjQ
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    Quote Originally Posted by xioxxio View Post
    I just got a brand new mazzer mini electronic. I am finding the the grind times are shocking. It takes 23s to get 17g.

    Is this normal?
    Yep, around the mark, you will find as the burrs run in the time will extend even further, I've found my Mazzer Mini takes around 30 seconds to grind 18 grams of beans.

    Grind speed is a relative thing, I guess if your under pressure every second counts, I've never felt the need for speed, my first task in pulling a shot is to weigh and grind my 18 grams, by the time I've got everything else set up the grind has completed, I'm ready to dose, it's all about work flow, get your ducks in a row, everything else falls into place.

    Have often wondered about the affect grind speed and generated heat has on coffee, like so many other preparation practices discussed, I suspect minimal.

    If your time poor and every second counts the the Mazzer ain't for you, however to suggest that grinders that get the job done faster somehow degrade the coffee is in my opinion a bit of a Furphy.

    I like the Mazzer largely because of grind and build quality as well as reliability.

    Reliability is important to me, would send me insane constantly tinkering with a grinder, adding/removing spacers etc, the Mazzer is pretty much a set and forget machine, in the years I've had mine I've replaced a couple of sets of burrs and given the grind chamber a clean out every few weeks, easy.

    Speed, within reason is of no real matter to me, it's the result that's important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodhouse View Post
    yup that’s normal. and soon enough you’ll have the ‘slower grind is better’ crowd show up.
    I guess their opinion is as worthy of airing as that of any other member.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xioxxio View Post
    Looks like if your replace the burrs with the super jolly, the grind time halves. Anyone done this mod?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpBdMunhNjQ
    I would check what Burr size you have in your Mini E.
    The post you referred to may have been at a time when the Mazzer Mini (Doser model) carried 58mm Burrs.
    In recent times the Mini Electronic was upgraded to carry OEM the original Super Jolly 64mm Burrs now as std.

    Until it is completely analyzed my opinion is that the issue for the Mini E is the delivery chute size - small overall open area & somewhat restrictive at the grind chamber outlet.

    This is in no way a criticism but an observation when comparing Mazzers with the Early Fiorenzato Grinder design. Which was where the early Mazzer engineers progressed from.

    And Gee sorry to hear your not totally satisfied with your purchase.
    But yeah I get it when your standing there holding a p/f waiting for grounds to fall.
    What you should be chuffed with is that you have a rock Solid Grinder, that is very Consistent, easily 'readable', very adaptable
    Micro-Metric adjustment ( an absolute necessary must have if you want total control over your espresso shot making), and will serve you for decades in the home espresso setup.

    For the record I'm from the Grind Quality / Consistency Crowd, which is all that really matters....
    Slow grind crowd ? Well Who cares!

    Options -
    1/ Grind into a container whilst doing others pre shot setup.
    2/ Look up the Mazzer range - They have a neat Extended / Add On P/F handle holder that supports out near the tip
    of the handle so you can grind directly into the basket whilst leaving it there sitting and your off doing other stuff.
    Maybe might need to add a Doser Funnel to your kit to make this a neat change.
    Hope this helps.
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    Thanks, all the new mini come with 64mm burrs

    Mini 64mm burrs (189D)
    SJ 64mm burrs (33M)

    both are 64mm burrs, however the SJ are more aggressive, the blades are set differently.

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    The grind you are seeing is quite normal for a Mini.

    Quality is excellent with the mini, speed is not its strong point, however it is all relative.

    Be careful installing SJ burrs, although it will increase the grind speed with the more aggressive cut, the motor of the mini is not designed to carry the loads.

    There have been cases were the mini stalls with SJ burrs

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casa Espresso View Post
    Be careful installing SJ burrs, although it will increase the grind speed with the more aggressive cut, the motor of the mini is not designed to carry the loads.

    There have been cases were the mini stalls with SJ burrs

    Cheers

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    I've heard similar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EspressoAdventurer View Post

    2/ Look up the Mazzer range - They have a neat Extended / Add On P/F handle holder that supports out near the tip
    of the handle so you can grind directly into the basket whilst leaving it there sitting and your off doing other stuff.
    Maybe might need to add a Doser Funnel to your kit to make this a neat change.
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    Please explain, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by xioxxio View Post
    Please explain, thanks
    Hi Xioxxio
    look at part number 702395. Think CoffeeParts are a site sponsor and I’ve found them great to deal with. Part is on back order but they should be able to let you know when expected to arrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mb21 View Post
    Hi Xioxxio
    look at part number 702395. Think CoffeeParts are a site sponsor and I’ve found them great to deal with. Part is on back order but they should be able to let you know when expected to arrive.

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    I am confused, that is standard it came with my machine.
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