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    Mazzer Mini V Rocky ?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Just about time to upgrade my grinder.
    Im contemplating a Mazzer Mini, the question is will I notice much of a difference changing from my much loved Rocky doser to the Mazzer?
    So guess I should ask if the Mazzer will produce a more consistent, finer grind with less clumping than the Rocky.
    Thoughts please. :)

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    Re: Mazzer Mini V Rocky ?

    You should notice a difference, although I cant say for sure.

    I went from a Sunbeam 0480 to Mazzer Mini and noticed a HUGE difference. The Rocky is a better grinder than the Sunbeam, so your jump might not be as noticeable, although it still should be.

    Make sure you explore all your options eg Compak and Macap grinders also.

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    Re: Mazzer Mini V Rocky ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 63646F6F647575010 link=1273738964/1#1 date=1273742387
    You should notice a difference, although I cant say for sure.

    I went from a Sunbeam 0480 to Mazzer Mini and noticed a HUGE difference. The Rocky is a better grinder than the Sunbeam, so your jump might not be as noticeable, although it still should be.

    Make sure you explore all your options eg Compak and Macap grinders also.
    Thanks for your thoughts, have done quite a bit of research, obviously there are better grinders than the Mazzer however $800 delivered is as high as Im prepared to go.
    Of course Im open to other suggestions within my budgetary constraints. :)

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    Re: Mazzer Mini V Rocky ?

    i have never compared the rocky to a mini, but for 800 buckeroos, id rather get my hands on an as new mini second hand from here for like 600-650 and pocket the change. OR go for a second hand bigger, faster, mazzer jolly, or compak K8 or similar to make the jump really noticable IMO (for whatever it is worth)

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    Re: Mazzer Mini V Rocky ?

    I havent used a Rocky but I think its fair to say my big, stepped Faema MPN commercial would leave the Rocky for dead? - the only big clump it ever saw was me.

    Faema now replaced by a Mazzer M. No contest, Mazzer wins. So I would imagine a very noticeable difference between the Mazzer and the Rocky.

    Don

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    Re: Mazzer Mini V Rocky ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4D445744534253444C40210 link=1273738964/4#4 date=1273755354
    I havent used a Rocky but I think its fair to say my big, stepped Faema MPN commercial would leave the Rocky for dead? - the only big clump it ever saw was me.

    Faema now replaced by a Mazzer M. No contest, Mazzer wins. So I would imagine a very noticeable difference between the Mazzer and the Rocky.

    Don
    Thanks Don,
    Interesting observations, at this point I suspect the Mazzer will be the go. :)

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    Re: Mazzer Mini V Rocky ?

    Gday Jon.... ;)

    Best advice really mate, (if it is both practical and feasible to do so) is to grab a bag of freshly roasted coffee (about which you are very familiar), your Rocky and then trundle off to the Coffee Barun and do a direct comparison.

    When I upgraded from the Rocky, I went up to a commercial 64mm machine and the improved quality in the espresso pours was quite marked. My Rocky was bog standard though, no mods to the Burr Carrier threads, etc.

    Therere a lot of anecdotal claims to be found at all the likely websites, that the jump from the Rocky to the Mazzer Mini is quite noticeable in the cup but unless you really know and trust the people making these claims, it really just comes down to making the jump and living with the decision. As others have mentioned above, dont leave the Compak K3 T or E out of the equation either. These are probably the best value grinder around at this burr size.

    All the best mate.... :)

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    Re: Mazzer Mini V Rocky ?

    Evening Mal,
    Sound advice, unfortunately Im 160 km from Adelaide so the comparison option is not on, hence all the online research.
    I suspect making the jump and living with the outcome is the way I will go, what Im trying to do is make sure I dont fall into the trap of buying something Ill regret.
    Will check out the Compak range you mention.

    Cheers,

    Jon. :)

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    Re: Mazzer Mini V Rocky ?

    Just noticed the new Mazzers have a tamper attached to the front, looks like they can be easily removed, is this correct?

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    Re: Mazzer Mini V Rocky ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 073B322A3F5E0 link=1273738964/8#8 date=1273760738
    Just noticed the new Mazzers have a tamper attached to the front, looks like they can be easily removed, is this correct?
    Yeah, when I bought mine the first thing that went was the tamper. Then I removed the fingerguard. I also did a tape mod to pick up all the left over bits of coffee in the doser.

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    Re: Mazzer Mini V Rocky ?

    Shame youre not in Adelaide Jon. I dont have a MM but I do have a K3 & Anfim Best which are in the same ballpark which you would have been free to play with. I also have a Gino Rossi commercial grinder for comparisons sake.

    Have you considered the K3 Elite WBC? May want to check with Talk Coffee & other sponsors regarding price. It doesnt have annoying tamper at the front. I have the older version; even if you remove the tamper theres still a big clump of metal blocking your view of the group handle.

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    Re: Mazzer Mini V Rocky ?

    Thats very generous of you Caffiene.. love the snob community comradery!

    I have pmd you Jon about a great special I have on 1 new Mazzer Mini Black only.

    Ultimately you will find you should be happy with the K3 Elite WBC or Mazzer Mini. You also have the option of the Touch at a great price point but doserless considerations will need to be taken into account.

    Happy grinding!

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    Re: Mazzer Mini V Rocky ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6263697A64617B080 link=1273738964/10#10 date=1273837720
    Shame youre not in Adelaide Jon. I dont have a MM but I do have a K3 & Anfim Best which are in the same ballpark which you would have been free to play with. *I also have a Gino Rossi commercial grinder for comparisons sake.

    Have you considered the K3 Elite WBC? *May want to check with Talk Coffee & other sponsors regarding price. *It doesnt have annoying tamper at the front. *I have the older version; even if you remove the tamper theres still a big clump of metal blocking your view of the group handle.
    Thanks for the kind offer CJ, distance means Im going to have to make the decision based on online research.
    The Mazzer looks to be smaller than the Compak and because of limited bench space for me smaller is better.
    Not sure I know quite what you mean (big clump of metal blocking view of group handle) I assume this is with reference to the Compak.

    Cheers,

    Jon. :)

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    Re: Mazzer Mini V Rocky ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 21110A040B170611300A0706630 link=1273738964/11#11 date=1273840657
    Thats very generous of you Caffiene.. love the snob community comradery!

    I have pmd you Jon about a great special I have on 1 new Mazzer Mini Black only.

    Ultimately you will find you should be happy with the K3 Elite WBC or Mazzer Mini. You also have the option of the Touch at a great price point but doserless considerations will need to be taken into account.

    Happy grinding!
    Got your pm and have replied Roger.
    Looked at the Touch, price is good but my preference is for a doser.

    Cheers,

    Jon. :)

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    Re: Mazzer Mini V Rocky ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4E727B6376170 link=1273738964/12#12 date=1273844498
    Not sure I know quite what you mean (big clump of metal blocking view of group handle) I assume this is with reference to the Compak.
    Picture says a thousand words. *Notice the different shapes of the doser chambers. *That bulge at the front of the old/standard version really blocks your view of the group handle when its sitting on the forks.




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    Re: Mazzer Mini V Rocky ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 393832213F3A20530 link=1273738964/14#14 date=1273845331
    Quote Originally Posted by 4E727B6376170 link=1273738964/12#12 date=1273844498
    Not sure I know quite what you mean (big clump of metal blocking view of group handle) I assume this is with reference to the Compak.
    Picture says a thousand words. *Notice the different shapes of the doser chambers. *That bulge at the front of the old/standard version really blocks your view of the group handle when its sitting on the forks.
    Ah ha, I see exactly what you mean. :)

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    Re: Mazzer Mini V Rocky ?

    Sorry to chime in on your thread Jon, but im going through a simmilar thing atm, is the Mazzer really worth forking out double the price of the Rocky, ie, is it really twice as good?

    N.B it will be accompanying a La Pavoni Leva professional.

    Cheers,
    Kotaro

    [edit]
    I have pmd you Jon about a great special I have on 1 new Mazzer Mini Black only.
    Supreme, is this still avail, and if so can you Pm me a price?
    Cheers.[/edit]

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    Re: Mazzer Mini V Rocky ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 7E7A6174677A150 link=1273738964/16#16 date=1273914515
    is the Mazzer really worth forking out double the price of the Rocky, ie, is it really twice as good?
    There will be a significant improvement--whether or not it is worth it, is, unfortunately, something that only you can answer.

    Im happy that I went from a Rocky to a Macap M4D. :)

    Greg

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    Re: Mazzer Mini V Rocky ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 093C2B2919213C232F222A4E0 link=1273738964/17#17 date=1273990832
    There will be a significant improvement--whether or not it is worth it, is, unfortunately, something that only you can answer
    Greg, since my last post, i have done a whole lot of research, and have indeed decided that it is worth the extra bit of cash. ;D

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    Re: Mazzer Mini V Rocky ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 093C2B2919213C232F222A4E0 link=1273738964/17#17 date=1273990832
    There will be a significant improvement--whether or not it is worth it, is, unfortunately, something that only you can answer
    Greg, since my last post, i have done a whole lot of research, and have indeed decided that it is worth the extra bit of cash. ;D

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    Re: Mazzer Mini V Rocky ?

    So, Ive pulled the trigger, ordered a Mazzer Mini from the very helpful Roger at Supreme roasters.
    Now the wait begins, Im hoping to have it on the bench by the end of next week, well see. :)

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    Re: Mazzer Mini V Rocky ?

    Haha awesome, good op mate, let us know how you go! ..piccies :D



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