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    Mazzer Mini Electronic

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    hi anyone has use this mini before ?
    planning to buy it for the latte art comp

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    which latte art comp? ;)

    seriously, its a home/cafe decaf grinder and in my opinion you need something fast for competition duties, such as a large flat burr (BNZ, Mazzer Major etc) or large conical. something that gives up <7s per shot.

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    Re: Mazzer Mini Electronic

    so Mazzer Major Electronic is the one ,
    thanks , do you know any place to sell it

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    Re: Mazzer Mini Electronic

    Quote Originally Posted by 31323C356631323C3566500 link=1255770741/2#2 date=1255833352
    so Mazzer Major Electronic is the one ,
    thanks , do you know any place to sell it

    For Melbourne contact >> Talk Coffee <<

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    theres a button on the side that says "To email a query to all our sponsors at once: Sitesponsors@coffeesnobs.com.au ". I suggest using that to find the sponsor that meets your needs. As Chris is currently in new york, youd be better using cuppacoffee if you want to do business with Chris, as theyre the sydney-based agents.

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    Re: Mazzer Mini Electronic

    Hiya, I have a Mazzer Mini Electronic, a few problems I have are a build up of grounds in the dispenser, I thought this might be caused by static, so before each grind I need to give it a tap with the tamper to release the grounds. Also the timers are very inconsitant, so Ive resorted to manual grinding. Has anyone else had similar problems?

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    Re: Mazzer Mini Electronic

    Quote Originally Posted by 60444E4441726643444A45595E2D0 link=1255770741/5#5 date=1256198610
    Also the timers are very inconsitant, so Ive resorted to manual grinding. Has anyone else had similar problems? *
    This is probably due to the gravity feed nature of the timer. The dose is relative to the amount of coffee that gets ground per second which changes depending on how much beans you have in the hopper. A few people Ive spoken too says the hopper needs to be always full in order to pull a consistent dose.

    Im no engineer so this is all the product of hearsay and speculation.

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    I also find the timed dose to be inconsistant. When I bought my MM I weighed the time doses to check and found a fair bit of variation. So now I go by leveling technique or by eye or weighing the dose if I can be bothered.

    Overall its a great grinder for home, pretty quiet very little mess, good quality grind and I think it looks great too.

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    Been a no-regrets purchase for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 03272D27221105202729263A3D4E0 link=1255770741/5#5 date=1256198610
    Hiya, I have a Mazzer Mini Electronic, a few problems I have are a build up of grounds in the dispenser, I thought this might be caused by static, so before each grind I need to give it a tap with the tamper to release the grounds. Also the timers are very inconsitant, so Ive resorted to manual grinding. Has anyone else had similar problems? *
    The timer is inaccurate and I use the manual button also.

    see this review highlighting the variation in doses. http://www.home-barista.com/espresso-grinder-review-mazzer-mini-electronic.html

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    Re: Mazzer Mini Electronic

    Buy a regular mini and for $400 get 5 senses to retro fit their E kit. Way better than the standard mazzer E.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 182127262D2D3A171A27293B3C2D3A480 link=1255770741/10#10 date=1260241759
    Buy a regular mini and for $400 get 5 senses to retro fit their E kit. Way better than the standard mazzer E.
    Wow sounds interesting...what does that *involve and what are the improvements?

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    Actually Ive found the electronic timers to be very accurate, they use 10 turn potentiometers, with each full turn marked with a scale of 12 points on the faceplate. When I first purchased the grinder about 6 months ago, I did the following measurements:

    The "single" dose timer gives a motor run time of:
    Zero Turns: 2.2 sec. to 10 Full turns: 18.25 sec, a range of 16.05 seconds
    I measured the run time at each point on the scale and measured that each full turn increased the run time by 1.6 sec, with the smaller 12 increments each represented .13 seconds.

    The "double" dose timer gives a motor run time of:
    Zero Turns: 6.3 sec to 10 Full turns: 22.3 sec, a range of 16.0 seconds
    Again, I measured the run time at each point on the scale and measured that each full turn increased the run time by 1.6 sec, with the smaller 12 increments each represented .13 seconds.

    Ive kept extensive notes whilst learning with these machines and the timer adjustments on the grinder are very accurate as far as the motor run time is concerned. What varies is the weight of the grind.
    I measure each dose using digital scales accurate to .01 grams and as long as the beans sit above the level of the hopper gate, each dose only varies by about .1 gram.
    (For example, I use "The Pony" blend, and with a setting of 7.5 turns on the double pot, each dose is very close to 16.3 grams. I have a 6910 and use LM 12g double baskets from DiBartoli, and this weight gets me spot on to the 5 cent test with regards to the Sunbeams shower screen.)

    The biggest factor is when change beans or you vary the grind to get the pour right. If you set the grind coarser with the same timer setting then the machine grinds "faster", with an increase in dose weight. If you set the grind finer, then the machines motor runs "slower" with less grinds produced. This is typical of all the reviews I have read on different brands of analogue or digital "timer" grinders.
    If you change the grind, then for the same quantity dose, you must vary the motor run time.
    The Mazzer grinder was a big jump price wise from the EM0480 but it gives me no mess, very little wastage of grinds, and fresh pours, (and no static!!) People may say that weighing each dose is overkill and defeats the purpose of using a timed grinder, but it allows me to learn very quickly what makes a better coffee.
    If a grinder ever appears that actually calculates and measures the grind weight for you instead of timing the motor run, then Im sure Ill look at it with "machine envy"

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    Re: Mazzer Mini Electronic

    Quote Originally Posted by 70757A7A6D7C140 link=1255770741/11#11 date=1260243055
    Wow sounds interesting...what does that *involve and what are the improvements?
    They make your doser into an E. Its their version of the mazzer electronic doser that is way more accurate and user friendly, on the go adjustments are more practical with it.

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    Re: Mazzer Mini Electronic

    Quote Originally Posted by 332439540 link=1255770741/12#12 date=1260316662
    5 cent test *
    Whats the 5 cent test?

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    Re: Mazzer Mini Electronic

    Quote Originally Posted by 01263C2D3A0B272E2E480 link=1255770741/14#14 date=1260476841
    Quote Originally Posted by 332439540 link=1255770741/12#12 date=1260316662
    5 cent test *
    Whats the 5 cent test?
    It is a simple check to check ya dosing level..

    Use the search function...

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    Re: Mazzer Mini Electronic

    Hi all,

    Thought it was probably time to make a few comments here...

    For mine, the mini-e represents poor value for money because of the inaccuracy of the timed dose and also the fact that its painfully slow. The timer on the mini-e is woeful and until its upgraded to the electronic version found on Major-e upwards, the mini-e is a use it manually proposition. The electronic timers are accurate and can be set to 0.05 seconds- so you may as well just get a K3T for 50% of the spend of a mini-e.

    The Macap M4D is twice as quick as the mini-e and the dose is accurate. The only area in which it is shaded by the mini-e is that the funnel of the mini-e better manages any clumping which may occur with some beans.

    To buy a mini and then spend $500 to attempt to turn it into an imitation of a mini-e is just silly IMHO in that it will have the smaller burr set of the mini-manual (58mm rather than 64mm of the mini-e). Even then, the mini-e is much slower than the M4D.

    What many forget is that the electronic versions of most doserless grinders are much quicker than the doser versions- use a Macap M4 v a M4D for example. The reason is that the electronic versions are not designed for continuous operation and therefore can run more aggressive burr cuts making them heaps quicker. *I wonder if this may be happening with the Robur as well as the newer augur equipped robur-e is much quicker than the old pre-augur roburs even though Mazzer still list the same burr set *:-/. Similarly, the Kony-e is MUCH faster than the Kony....

    Best to buy the grinder you want IMHO....

    Chris

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    Makes good sense Chris... [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

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