It looks solid.
Not ugly either.
I had a play with one of these on Friday, and its pretty good I reckon. It definitely blew the Rocky doser version out of the water...
What really impressed me was that it has an an adjustable dosing chamber which works as it should and sweeps clean and also that the throat is round and stays very clean- no accumulated gunk as you see around the edges of a Mazzer throat.
Its way quieter than an Iberital. The cover is plastic and they are black only. As the blades are 50mm it is slower than my Mazzer and about the same as the ECM Best.
I think we now have a serious entry level doser grinder and hope that it might come in at around the price of a Rocky...stay tuned...If so, we will be deleting the Rocky doser from range to add this grinder- which is much better. The Rocky doserless will stay....
It would be a perfect match for a Silvia but will hold its own in serious HX territory. We actually used it with the Vivaldi II and got some terrific shots!
I hope to have one in the showroom this week and can bring it along to bean collection if anyone would like a look...
• Flat blades: Ø 50 mm.
• Stepped adjustment- smallest steps I have seen so far...
• Motor power: 100 W
• Voltage: 230 V
• Dimensions: * D=260 mm W=150 mm H=360 mm
It looks solid.
Not ugly either.
Yep, my sentiments too. Clean lines. Streamlined. And solid.
Could be a goer.
A little more investigation this morning revealed:
The hopper is removable by unscrewing 2 little self tappers (which Id leave out)
The "dome" in the hopper contains a little magnet to catch nasties
The only other feature which would have been nice would be a slide to stop the flow of beans intot he throat...Ho hum ;)
How much beans can be held in the hooper?
how is the build inside the doser? plastic or metal?
The hopper holds around 100gm and is removable (after 2 small self-tappers are ditched).
The build in the doser is great and sweeps more cleanly than any other doser I have seen. Its all metal with the exception of the top bit and the dose is adjustable.
100g hopper! Cute, but where do you put the beans in? ;D
Sorry, I just had to say that.
Just open the black lid and put your beans in. ;D
I think the hooper can hold 250g of beans with the con shape slider remove.
It looks a better match for the silvia than the rocky! Didnt think the internal volume of the hopper grew much - and the cone shaped slider is useful....for something at least
I use the grind through method on my Cimbali (1kg hopper-Ginormous) so a 100 gm hopper is plenty huge! If I could just fill up the throat with beans and put a cover over it to stop the beans bouncing around I would, looks strange though without the hopper :)
Having recently purchased a Rancilio Silvia from Talk Coffee it was time to team it with a good grinder. Chris from Talk Coffee came to the rescue - he recommended the LaSpaziale Junior which I just love. It works a treat with the Silvia. I would recommend this grinder. Thanks to Chris for great service and price too.
Ive had my LaSpaziale Junior for a few days now. It is really a very nice machine. Aesthetically, although its not got the slick stainless steel look of the more expensive grinders, it has a certain something. Its a perfect size next to my EM6910 and I was pleasantly surprised at how good it looks. More importantly, it is really solid - I havent taken it apart - Im happy to leave that up to Chris and to take his word for how well it is constructed. The sweeper action in the doser is really neat and the grind has enabled me to make consistently good shots despite my lack of experience and technique *:) (some credit for that must also go to my lovely pullman tamper)
Overall I am very happy with this grinder - I also have an EM0480 which I got as part of the free promotion - Chris tried to persuade me to give it a go before buying another grinder but I was having some problems with putting it back together again after cleaning it - also I need to have it on 22 to get a fine enough grind - I know I can take it apart and see how many washers it has but this hit and miss approach was doing my head in. For those happy enough to play about with it it is quite a nice little machine especially for the price but its not in the same league as the LaSpaziale which I hope will last me a long time. As I got an unexpected windfall Im more than happy with what Ive spent it on.
Many, many thanks to Chris for his advice and patience and for finding such a great grinder for the price *;D
Glad youre enjoying the new toy, Charley...
I wish you many godshots!