Hi everyone after upgradeitis took over this week and I upgraded from Miss Silvis to VBM Domobar Jnr. Now upgradeitis had kicked in again and I need to upgrade Rocky now looking to which grinder....
Here are some specifics I need...
- with doses
Here's the grinder options I found...
Compak K3 Elite ::
Mazzer Mini- manual ::
Macap M4 ::
Anfim BEST grinder ::
All are similar $$ I found through our sponsors here.
Feedback and thoughts muchly appreciated!!
Hands down. I have owned both an M4D and an M4.
Even tho' the M4D gets a big rap on here, from myself and others, remember that the two models are almost identical.
One difference is the doser. Chris knows the other one..... ;-) :-D
In my mind, and according to my experience, there is no contest.
Purchase with absolute confidence.
Last edited by chokkidog; 11th August 2014 at 11:57 PM.
Erm- 2 features.
The M4 runs a less aggressive burr set than that in the M4D. As a result, grind time per double is similar to the Mazzer mini at about 20 seconds.
So why M4 over mini Mazzer if same grind time??
Well, well. Didn't know that, so cheers for the heads up. :-D
Originally Posted by Talk_Coffee
Just a dumb question, ..
Originally Posted by mmmcoffee
why only manual doser grinders ? why no timed dosers ?
Just a personal preference thing ?
Why dumb question?
Originally Posted by blend52
My Personal preference with doses. I only put the right amount of beans and grind what I need each time, but prefer to have it grinding while I get cups etc ready then dose, tamp and pull shot.
I just like the doses
do you mean you single dose with weighed beans ?
If so you could do that much simpler with something like the K3 Touch timer doser, (or any doser less) grinder with a PF holder.
Just dose the beans, position the PF, and go off to get your cups/milk etc whilst the grinder doses direct into the PF.
Thats exactly how i use my K3 T ..and a Rocky doser less prior to that
No doser to clean, and no "retention" in the system, and no mess to clean up ( us a PF funnel).
As a plus the K3 T is much cheaper than any of your options ..~~$500
There are other grinders that will work like this, but the key is to have a PF holder that works without you being there.
Just my approach !
Thanks for the good ideas Blend52!!
But like so much in Coffee land personal preference is powerful. I do really like the doser part of my grinders and ability to use them.
Hopefully looking at a Mini Mazzer... Just need to work out my sales pitch to the department of finance (wife)!!
Sales pitch complete and mini Mazzer arrived today loving it already, build like a tank but great coffee and quiet!
Thanks all for your different insights but pick up the mini Mazzer almost brand new (only ground 250g beans) for an absolute steal!!