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Thread: Name that Mazzer!

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    Name that Mazzer!

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Just picked up this Mazzer, with no hopper, and I'm trying to identify it. Looks kinda like a Major E, but there's no ID plate, and I can't seem to find a serial number.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    Looks too tall to be a Major but I can't see the burrs. Check if the burrs are conical or flat - I suspect it will have conical burrs, which will make it a Robur Auto.
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    Awesome, thanks mate! Look conical to me

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    I'd not seen flats before. Interesting.
    Found this in council cleanup! Pressed the hopper safety switch and the motor runs. Beauty! Now to find a hopper.

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    Robur for sure.
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    That is definitely a Mazzer Robur
    And a newer model with that auger on the lower burr ( this helps feed the beans to be ground by the burrs )
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    Awesome, thanks all for the help! Knew I'd seen 2 of them in my local cafe, but never knew what model it was.

    Any idea where I'm likely to pick up a hopper assembly? I'd be so happy with a second hand one.

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    You will be able to get a hopper brand new from CafeSpares. But it won't be as cheap as a second hand one.

    For what it is worth, I prefer single dosing into my super jolly - just weigh out exactly what you need and then dose straight into the burr assembly. I use a small plastic container to stop wayward beans flying out everywhere but I have seen people also use spare baskets.
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    Cheers! As in, bypass the hopper safety switch, and modify some sort of container to serve the same purpose as the hopper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flewis88 View Post
    Cheers! As in, bypass the hopper safety switch, and modify some sort of container to serve the same purpose as the hopper?
    I don't know if there is a safety switch on the Major/auto models of Mazzers. But more generally weight out my exact dose 16.2g and then tip that into the throat of the burrs and then place a basket over the top so beans don't go flying when they grind - probably less so for conicals than flat burr grinders like the Super Jolly.

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    You can see sitting directly on top of the grinder where the hopper would normally sit is a small plastic container. I take that off - dose my beans into that on the scale and tip the beans into the grinder, then replace the plastic container and grind away.
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    Fantastic thanks! Yep there's a safety switch which is activated by a tab on the hopper mount. I'll see what ingenious thing I can come up with to activate it safely. There's no lack of performance from 1 dose only in the grinder? I heard a mate say years ago that he always put more than necessary in the hopper to push the beans down in to the burrs. I suppose it might take a tiny bit longer, as they bounce around, but the burrs clearance is still fixed.

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    Yes, you do lose some performance - but if it's just for a domestic setting then I wouldn't worry. The pressure from beans in the hopper makes the grind faster but an extra 10 seconds when you are only making 1 or 2 coffees really is nothing. 100 + an hour coffees at a busy cafe would be a pain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flewis88 View Post
    Fantastic thanks! Yep there's a safety switch which is activated by a tab on the hopper mount. I'll see what ingenious thing I can come up with to activate it safely.
    Cut up your credit card and use that ..... best use of a CC there is. ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by chokkidog View Post
    Cut up your credit card and use that ..... best use of a CC there is. ;-)
    A true thinking man a yoghurtland spoon did the job for the first test!
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    It’s pretty easy to re-wire this beast to exclude the hopper safety interlock switch, a google search will pull up pics and wiring diagrams that are really simple to follow. Nice find BTW!
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    Quote Originally Posted by timmyjj21 View Post
    Itís pretty easy to re-wire this beast to exclude the hopper safety interlock switch, a google search will pull up pics and wiring diagrams that are really simple to follow. Nice find BTW!
    Cheers mate! Yeah pretty stoked. Was giving it a good clean up today. I'm pretty comfortable with electronics, but I'd rather not modify it, I'll just make a bolt down tab to press it, so it can be taken out and a hopper used.

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    Pretty sure you can do all the usual Mazzer mods - instead of a massive bucket hopper at a ridiculous price, consider a Perspex tube hopper and a 58mm collapsible rubber lens hood (phot-R brand is good). Have a google for Mazzer mods, plenty of options to entertain you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by timmyjj21 View Post
    Pretty sure you can do all the usual Mazzer mods - instead of a massive bucket hopper at a ridiculous price, consider a Perspex tube hopper and a 58mm collapsible rubber lens hood (phot-R brand is good). Have a google for Mazzer mods, plenty of options to entertain you!
    Awesome! Didn't consider those sounds fun!



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