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    Mazzer Major Vs Mini

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    Here is a report on my blind taste test- comparing the Mazzer Major (2007 Auto Doser model- not Electronic) and the 2013 Mazzer Mini electronic. I have read a few threads on other sites which say there is no difference in the cup between the Major and the Mini. Let me correct those that say this. The Major produces a superior grind and the taste is markedly better than the Mini.


    I found that the Major has ZERO clumping issues- consistent fluffy grinds is what it produces. Whereas the Mini, even with the static screen in place, clumps markedly, and needs quite a bit of levelling off before being ready for extraction. The crema produced from the Major puck is much more full bodies than the Mini puck, and the blonding sets in later with the Major.

    Then comes the (blind) taste test. The Major cup has more layers, more body, and a sharper taste with more definition. The Mini Cup, whilst also excellent, was much less defined, and lacked the subtle flavours of the Major.

    Do others out there have similar experiences? I would love to hear the views of others. I know that my mind is definitley made up in favour of the Major.

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    Interesting. I have no clumping on the Super Jolly either.

    Cheers

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    Wish I had an opportunity to try the mini, but haven't. The major however is the most beloved piece of equipment in my kitchen. I upgraded from a rocky (modded, which I now use for decaf to aviod contamination) to the major about 4 months ago and couldn't be happier. Like you have said I have zero clumping issues and the coffee produced is simply superb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavisconi007 View Post
    ....I found that the Major has ZERO clumping issues- consistent fluffy grinds is what it produces. Whereas the Mini, even with the static screen in place, clumps markedly, and needs quite a bit of levelling off before being ready for extraction...
    So as readers don't get the wrong idea, its worth noting that with regard to "clumping", its an unfair comparison to compare any cafe type "auto doser" grinder, irrespective of brand and model, to any cafe type "electronic" (or "grind on demand") grinder. The delivery from the "doser" will always be superior in terms of fluffiness and lack of clumping, and the delivery out of a "grind on demand" delivery tube will always have some element of clumping especially as the grind gets finer. Its not "the grinder", its the method of delivery out of the grinder.

    So if we were going to compare and make observations on clumping, it would be from comparing different brand / model "grind on demand" grinders to each other, rather than to "doser" grinders. ie, compare apples to apples, not apples to oranges.

    Hope that helps.

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    For sure. Have a look into the doser and see...should not be clumpy but that is the way to check...or even remove doser and grind straight into PF.

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