Post By Dr_Dave
Is Macap M4D much better than M2M?
I am in the market for a new grinder for my Silvia as I feel the DeLonghi KG100 just isn't cutting it. I was all decided on a Macap M2M after all my research but found a M4D at a great price (though still more than the M2M) A usual day consists of 2-4 coffees, espresso for me and long mac for the better half. Most coffees are made by me but occasionally the wife delves into it if I'm not around, so ease of use is important.
Is the M4D that much better or should I save the money?
Probably the most notable between the two, is that the M4D will be much faster per unit volume of beans ground (less than 10 seconds for a Double Shot), and then there's the convenience factor in the way that the M4D can be programmed to deliver each ground coffee dose. My son has one and loves it, and that's after using a full-on commercial grinder for a number of years...
I have an M4D which i bought to replace a mini mazzer. Its on its 2nd set of blades and is about 9 years old and going strong
Its a really great grinder and I will replace it with a M4D when it eventually dies, unless a dramatic improvement is invented)- in the next 20 years!
Go for it, you won't be sorry
I own both an M2M and M4D. They're both great grinders. As well as the speed and programmability of the M4D, fine-tuning the grind is easier on that machined (as the M2M is stepped). The M2M, however, is much smaller if that matters to you (and obviously easier to throw in the boot if travelling). I drink most coffee with milk , and would struggle to say that the M4D makes clearly better coffee. Really depends on the price difference and how much that matters to you.
Thanks everyone for the input, it is much appreciated.
I went with the M4D in the end, can't wait for it to arrive and have a play (I will have to be vague about the price to the wife!)
Good to know Dr Dave. The consensus seems to be that the Macap M4D beats the Mini E in every way.
Originally Posted by Dr_Dave