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Thread: New grinder to go with Rocket R58

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    New grinder to go with Rocket R58

    Hi all, as the title suggests I am looking for a new grinder to go with my Rocket R58. Rarely make more than 2-4 coffees at a time, mostly milk based.

    Looking to spend around $1000 and am currently considering the Mazzer Mini E and Macap M42D as the main contenders. Any help distinguishing between the two or alternatives appreciated.

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    eureka atom seems to get good praise, and if you look around will fit the budget
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    Wait a month and my lightly abused Mazzer Mini e will be available on here (heavily discounted :-) subject to the Niche Zero arrival and performance.
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    I did quite a bit of research on grinders when I was looking and either of those will do a great job of grinding. Mazzers have an extremely good reputation. The Macap has received plenty of praise in this forum.

    In relation to the doser. It will be handy when making 3-4 cups or more. If it's 1 or 2 then it can get in the way a bit.
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    Alternatives include Eureka Atom, Rocket Fausto, Compak E5OD, Profitec T64...

    Considerations include whether you want the grinder to hold the portafilter without you (M42D won't), whether you care how long the grind takes (Mini is slower than the rest listed), if you care about the volume of the grinder (Atom is quietest), if you want it to match your R58 in the looks department (Fausto in chrome has that in spades). There are those of there that believe the Mini is a solid grinder but it's time at the top has past and the are better options, same can be said for the M4D (not sure how much has changed grind quality wise to the M42D).
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    Quote Originally Posted by level3ninja View Post
    Alternatives include Eureka Atom, Rocket Fausto, Compak E5OD, Profitec T64...

    Considerations include whether you want the grinder to hold the portafilter without you (M42D won't), whether you care how long the grind takes (Mini is slower than the rest listed), if you care about the volume of the grinder (Atom is quietest), if you want it to match your R58 in the looks department (Fausto in chrome has that in spades). There are those of there that believe the Mini is a solid grinder but it's time at the top has past and the are better options, same can be said for the M4D (not sure how much has changed grind quality wise to the M42D).

    Cheers, some very good points. The Fausto certainly looks the goods and gets good reviews. I hadn't originally looked at it due to price, but the more I look the more I want! Eureka Atom also looks appears to be a great option and quite a bit cheaper. So hard to choose!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnA View Post
    eureka atom seems to get good praise, and if you look around will fit the budget

    Thanks, they do see to be a nice unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noonar View Post
    Wait a month and my lightly abused Mazzer Mini e will be available on here (heavily discounted :-) subject to the Niche Zero arrival and performance.

    Thanks, certainly worth considering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephenfankhauser View Post
    Cheers, some very good points. The Fausto certainly looks the goods and gets good reviews. I hadn't originally looked at it due to price, but the more I look the more I want! Eureka Atom also looks appears to be a great option and quite a bit cheaper. So hard to choose!!
    I have no complaints about the Fausto. Quiet & quick and the chrome looks great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephenfankhauser View Post
    Cheers, some very good points. The Fausto certainly looks the goods and gets good reviews. I hadn't originally looked at it due to price, but the more I look the more I want! Eureka Atom also looks appears to be a great option and quite a bit cheaper. So hard to choose!!
    The Fausto is actually made by Eureka for Rocket. Same grind adjustment mechanism.

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    We have a chrome ATOM in stock ...

    A nice match for the R58

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