Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Ascaso i-mini grind adjustment

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008

    Ascaso i-mini grind adjustment

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    As per my thread in another topic area, I am the very happy owner of a new VBM Levetta and Ascaso i-mini. I am interested in how others work the grind adjustment. It doesnt seem to have a start and finish point - just turns and turns! I have found a spot where it seems to do a coarse grind and tried to adjust from there. Just wondering what others have found?


  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007

    Re: Ascaso i-mini grind adjustment

    congrats on ur new purchase crowie! i bought my i-mini before christmas and i love it! The initial bit of getting the right grind is painful. I basically wound it down to when the blades were touching (dont operate it at this point, obviously), wound the other way until they looked a reasonable distance apart, and adjusted it form there by looking at the shots it produced. Then i did about 5 shots of coffee and re-adjusting to get it right. i guess there is no really right way to do it, just a lot of trial and error.

    once you get it to a right grind tho, its magic. Only needs 1/2 to 1 turn of the knob between most of your different beans, and at most 2-3 turns for when the humidity of the day changes a whole lot (doesnt happen too often).

    its a great grinder man..i have to say tho ur machine does turn me a little green with envy :P

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007

    Re: Ascaso i-mini grind adjustment

    Hi Crowie

    I found the same thing, but when you get it set up after much trial and error it is great

    One tip is to put a small mark on the hopper with a marking pen (you will notice that the hopper rotates as you adjust the turning screw), then you can see how much difference your adjustments make, and have a visual reference point.

    Also another tip It can be messy if you grind straight into your PF so can either make a small spout to fit over your PF or grind into a mug and then add to your PF. *Beware that the aluminium marks if you put the mug too heavily on the base.

    Good luck with it its a great little machine.


  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007

    Re: Ascaso i-mini grind adjustment

    I use the i-mini also and am very impressed with the consistency of the grind. Adjustment for different brewing methods is a challenge though. My hopper is usually empty before I fill it for the grind. There are 3 plastic reinforcing lines on the hopper. I use one of these as a marker (as they move with the hopper as you adjust your grind) set against the ascaso pressed lable below. My espresso grind I leave just (give or take a few turns depending on the bean) just to the left of the first a; for stove-top I adjust so that the hopper marker moves to the c; and for plunger I adjust until the marker is between the second s and o. Alot of turns are involved and thankfully I dont have to do it too often but this method takes the grief out of it when you have your espresso gring dialled in!


Similar Threads

  1. Mazzer Mini Grind Adjustment
    By caffett in forum Grinders
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 14th September 2009, 08:34 PM
  2. Gino Rossi grind adjustment
    By latte_boy in forum Grinders
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 19th August 2009, 10:23 PM
  3. Compak K8 (2003) grind adjustment
    By ccc2 in forum Grinders
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 27th September 2008, 03:16 PM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10th February 2008, 01:43 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts