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    New Mazzer Mini on bench.

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    The Mazzer Mini arrived this afternoon, great service from Roger at Supreme Roasters, as well as an excellent price he included 3 x 250 gram packs of roasted beans as a bonus.
    Set it up on the bench, turned it on, no beans, located true zero then backed it off to what I thought was reasonable, ground a few beans did a comparison with what is working through my Rocky, made a minor adjustment, ground some more and pulled my first shot, a little fine, another tweak, a bit course, wound it down a touch, bingo, how easy was that?
    The grinder is the latest model, a couple of minor (but significant) changes have been made to the design since Greg Pullman did his excellent comparative review.
    The tray in front to catch stray grounds is no longer the plastic affair with the 2 x breakage prone prongs, it has been replaced with a robust stainless steel one.
    The power cord no longer sticks out of the LH side like a tree branch, it exits from the bottom of the machine and can be directed to the left, right or in my case the rear of the machine.
    All in all a very satisfactory experience. :D

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    Re: New Mazzer Mini on bench.

    Observations so far.

    Overall build quality is very good.

    Its quiet.

    Grinds very fine, no problem choking the Galatea.

    The stainless tray is great, saves a lot of clean up.

    Grind adjustment moves the opposite direction to the Rocky, have moved it the wrong way a couple of times.


    Doser is taking a little getting used to.

    The finger guard is a pain in the rear end and has now been removed ;)

    The plastic tamper was not attached.

    The sliding bean gate in the hopper is a bit of a joke.

    The hopper lid while quite adequate for its purpose is a bit of light weight flexible moulded plastic, reckon I could make something out of timber that would look real nice.

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    Re: New Mazzer Mini on bench.

    Pics pics pics pics pics! :D

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    Re: New Mazzer Mini on bench.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5742555740455C5C5D515E300 link=1274432794/2#2 date=1274522727
    Pics pics pics pics pics! :D
    Will do Greg, in the fullness of time, guests this weekend so perhaps some time early next week.
    Thanks again for your excellent review, it was invaluable in the decision making process. ;)

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    Re: New Mazzer Mini on bench.

    have you done the sweeper mod? or the sullinator? ;D

    Both mods make a huge difference ;)

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    Re: New Mazzer Mini on bench.

    Quote Originally Posted by 12163029292C33242B450 link=1274432794/4#4 date=1274524565
    have you done the sweeper mod? or the sullinator? ;D

    Both mods make a huge difference ;)
    Not yet Warren, but both mods are on the to do list. ;)

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    Re: New Mazzer Mini on bench.

    plastic cup on the sweeper vanes (6 little notches on a clear cup and you can hardly see it) and the tape sweeper mod worked a treat for mine ;D

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    Re: New Mazzer Mini on bench.

    ahh youve got me all hot and bothered for my pending purchase.
    ;D ;D
    good to hear some of Greg Pullmans valuable advice has been taken into account by the boys at Mazzer :P ;D

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    Re: New Mazzer Mini on bench.

    Had my Mazzer mini for around 6 weeks now and loving it. Was an upgrade to my EMO480 (two died in 3 months and got cash refund which I promptly put towards the Mazzer)

    Done the sweeper mod so far.

    Great grinder.

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    Re: New Mazzer Mini on bench.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2C2833263528470 link=1274432794/7#7 date=1274669236
    good to hear some of Greg Pullmans valuable advice has been taken into account by the boys at Mazzer *:P ;D
    ...and theyve saved me the bother of getting them made up aftermarket too! [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

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    Re: New Mazzer Mini on bench.

    Quote Originally Posted by 744841594C2D0 link=1274432794/5#5 date=1274524648
    Quote Originally Posted by 12163029292C33242B450 link=1274432794/4#4 date=1274524565
    have you done the sweeper mod? or the sullinator? ;D

    Both mods make a huge difference ;)
    Not yet Warren, but both mods are on the to do list. ;)
    So i take it that the newer model isnt sweeping any better than the previous one?



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    Re: New Mazzer Mini on bench.

    I Have not had a lot to do with the older models with the exception of the decafe grinder at work and i can say that the sweeper is probably the same?

    I have the newer model at home now and i love it!
    I side(?)graded over from a Mahlkonig Vario because i kind of felt like i was cheating with the grind on demand :)

    There is a bit more wastage than the Vario but i can deal with that as its only a few cents worth of coffee when your home roasting.

    The stainless catch tray is a nice addition and from what i can tell, i have a different hopper to any other Mini i have seen also?

    Id put some pics up but im bound for the airport in an hour...when i get back :)

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    Re: New Mazzer Mini on bench.

    awesome man, think im deffs gonna have to get me one now haha.
    i like the few updates they have done, maybe im being pedantic, as its an easy home mod, but it would have been nice to see it sweep the doser clean haha. :)

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    Re: New Mazzer Mini on bench.

    Quote Originally Posted by 0E323B2336570 link=1274432794/0#0 date=1274432794
    Set it up on the bench, turned it on, no beans, located true zero then backed it off to what I thought was reasonable, ground a few beans did a comparison with what is working through my Rocky, made a minor adjustment, ground some more and pulled my first shot, a little fine, another tweak, a bit course, wound it down a touch, bingo, how easy was that?
    Well, not quite that easy, the grind changed constantly over the course of the first few days, (burrs breaking in I suspect) seems to be settling down now after a kilo or so of beans through it. :)

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    Re: New Mazzer Mini on bench.

    Haha, way to jinx it Jon :)

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    Re: New Mazzer Mini on bench.

    Quote Originally Posted by 687D6F7475791C0 link=1274432794/14#14 date=1274917162
    Haha, way to jinx it Jon :)
    Aint that the truth. :(

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    Re: New Mazzer Mini on bench.

    Ive only just realised there are several versions (not too sharp am I)

    Available in the following versions:
    -With Manual switch
    -With time switch
    -Automatic with start every 6 doses and stop when the ground coffee doser is full

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    Re: New Mazzer Mini on bench.

    Quote Originally Posted by 3227352E2F23460 link=1274432794/16#16 date=1274918516
    Ive only just realised there are several versions (not too sharp am I)

    Available in the following versions:
    -With Manual switch
    -With time switch
    -Automatic with start every 6 doses and stop when the ground coffee doser is full
    Mine is a stock standard manual switch, KISS. :)

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    Re: New Mazzer Mini on bench.

    Quote Originally Posted by 576B627A6F0E0 link=1274432794/17#17 date=1274918687
    Mine is a stock standard manual switch, KISS. :)
    Far as im concerned, its the only way to go. ;D

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    Re: New Mazzer Mini on bench.

    Id be inclined to agree - you got yours yet Kotaro? I see youre eyeing one too.

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    Re: New Mazzer Mini on bench.

    Quote Originally Posted by 6B7E6C77767A1F0 link=1274432794/19#19 date=1274940904
    Id be inclined to agree - you got yours yet Kotaro? I see youre eyeing one too.
    nuhh sadly, I think Im going to have to wait until I get my tax refund, as im just paying off my new bike, and a trip to NZ haha.

    Its next on the list though!! :D

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    Re: New Mazzer Mini on bench.

    Jon great to hear that your enjoying the new Mazzer! You must be getting bored of espresso though if you want to experiment with turkish ;).

    Was a pleasure dealing with you and Im happy that your getting a lot of good use out of it and it went to a good home!

    Do you have any preferences out of the coffee I sent?

    Grind Safe!

    Roger :)

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    Re: New Mazzer Mini on bench.

    Quote Originally Posted by 11213A343B273621003A3736530 link=1274432794/21#21 date=1275826555
    Jon great to hear that your enjoying the new Mazzer! You must be getting bored of espresso though if you want to experiment with turkish ;).

    Was a pleasure dealing with you and Im happy that your getting a lot of good use out of it and it went to a good home!

    Do you have any preferences out of the coffee I sent?

    Grind Safe!

    Roger *:)
    Morning Roger,
    Not bored with espresso, Turkish coffee was one of my earlier coffee drinking experiences and thought it would be nice/interesting to revisit.
    Likewise Roger, all vendors should be as switched on as you, thanks to your personal attention the transaction was simplicity its self, and the couple of phone conversations during the setup period were much appreciated.
    Of the 3 bags of beans you sent with the grinder my preference so far has been for the Espresso blend, have not yet tried the Mocha Jave.
    Thanks again for the follow up.

    Cheers,

    Jon. :)



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