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    Mazzer Mini bean storage

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    I have a Mazzer Mini and up until now have only been putting in enough beans to make the coffees I want in a session. I've read that I should have the weight of more beans on top to get a better grind but I don't want to keep all my beans in the storage funnel because I fear they will go stale. One YouTube video I watched recommended putting on the lid, closing the sliding tab and storing. But this is hardly airtight.

    Do I continue my current practice or is there a way to keep the beans fresh in the storage funnel?

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    If you like the coffee the way you are doing it, stick with it and keep your beans fresh. They will go stale if stored in the grinder.

    I do the same as you with my Breville Smart Grinder, adding just enough beans when I grind and I like the results.

    Barry

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    Further to Barry's comments, I pour approximately how much I need into the funnel, and then weigh the grounds in my basket.

    I generally have a bit left in the neck, so probably getting a bit of staleness in each cup, but haven't noticed a problem with the taste. I'd rather this than wasting 10-20% of the bag for "ultimate freshness"

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    I store my roasted beans in a one way valve bag, leave the hopper empty, weigh the beans for each shot, grind them, brush out the delivery chute, turn the grinder on againfor a couple of seconds so that it spits out any loose grounds that may be floating around then dose, takes a few seconds but freshly ground beans every shot.
    The grinder is a Mazzer Mini.

    "should have the weight of more beans on top to get a better grind" perhaps so, I prefer fresh coffee to an imperceptible/marginal improvement in the grind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    I store my roasted beans in a one way valve bag, leave the hopper empty, weigh the beans for each shot, grind them, brush out the delivery chute, turn the grinder on againfor a couple of seconds so that it spits out any loose grounds that may be floating around then dose, takes a few seconds but freshly ground beans every shot.
    The grinder is a Mazzer Mini.
    Excellent. This is what I do bar weighing the beans. That will be the next step.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    "should have the weight of more beans on top to get a better grind" perhaps so, I prefer fresh coffee to an imperceptible/marginal improvement in the grind.
    Yeah, this recommendation makes sense if you entertain a lot or go through heaps of coffee in a day, as it will maintain a consistent grind throughout, until you reach the top of the hat covering the grinder throat. I don't worry about weighing each shot but otherwise I do pretty much the same as you Yelta....

    Mal.

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    When I first got my Mazzer Mini Electronic I did a little experiment. I weighed equally timed doses with the hopper containing 250 g all the way until the hopper was empty. I found that there was no real difference in doses as the hopper load changed. I didn't think that the quality of the grind changed either.



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