Do you find it much quieter than the 0480?
Following on from this thread I finally saved the bucks for a grinder upgrade and made the trip to Talk Coffee today with a fist full of dollars, and my choices narrowed down to a Mazzer mini or a Macap M4.
Chris gave me a bit of a rundown on both machines and I finally bit the bullet on the Mazzer.
I got it dialled in on my second shot, but am still coming to terms with the doser. No doubt itll grow on me.
I used to find it hard to believe that a grinder could make a big difference to the taste of my shots, but since drinking a latte made with familiar beans ground by the MM Im a convert. Who woulda thunk a grinder could make that much difference!
Thankyou to all who have helped me out with advice during my research and Thankyou to Chris. *
Do you find it much quieter than the 0480?
The MM is a very quiet grinder. From what Ive heard, the EM0480 is very noisy
You will eventually learn and get familiar with the doser
But I am glad to hear that the coffee tastes like coffee should taste
And that’s what we all strive for ;)
A good cup of coffee full of flavour sip sip ahhhhhh sip sip ahhhhhhh
A couple of points to keep in mind:
- keep a brush handy to sweep grounds from the grinder throat *outlet where it feeds into the doser chamber. You will probably get clumping there. A small artists brush is better as Ive been using the one that comes with my Coffeeparts cleaning kit and it sheds a bristle or two occasionally.
- to avoid clumping in the pf dose while grinding *rather than waiting for the grinding to finish (thx to nunu for this tip) . I usually grind only enough for one shot at a time.
- the sweeper mod is worthwhile. Rather than using the tape mod, I followed Simones recommendation of turning the grinder on its back (remove the hopper first) then push 26mm x 15+mm pieces of card in the slot between the sweeper blade and the sweeper blade housing. Access through the doser outlet and use the doser arm to move the blades into view
The 15mm width of the card should only project a smidgen below the blade otherwise friction will tend to dislodge the card. Ive only inserted the card in every second blade of the 6 and it works a treat. Business card or slightly thicker worked for me. Doing it this way saves taking the grinder apart.
- I give mine a vacuum once a month or more inside the doser and the grinder throat
Apologies if you are already trying or aware of these tips
Much quieter!! cept for the clack clack clack of the doser handle *:)Originally Posted by runfast link=1222241705/0#1 date=1222302887
Yep no doubt itll grow on me the more I use it *:)Originally Posted by Koffee Kosmo link=1222241705/0#3 date=1222316110
The first thing I did when I unpacked the grinder was to remove the finger guard.Originally Posted by flynnaus link=1222241705/0#4 date=1222318653
I have a perfect brush for the job.
Tried it both ways and will be a few days I think till I settle into a routine.Originally Posted by flynnaus link=1222241705/0#4 date=1222318653
I read Simones mod a few weeks ago when I was reading hundreds of reviews of grinders.Originally Posted by flynnaus link=1222241705/0#4 date=1222318653
So far the very few left over grounds dont bother me....but Im sure Ill get the urge to do some kinda sweeper mod eventually ;D
No apologies needed. Thanks for taking the time to post the infoOriginally Posted by flynnaus link=1222241705/0#4 date=1222318653
You dont mean your finger do you? *;) Make sure the grinder is turned off while brushing (right Simone?)Originally Posted by gronk62 link=1222241705/0#5 date=1222331634
I did mine after almost 3 monthsSo far the very few left over grounds dont bother me....but Im sure Ill get the urge to do some kinda sweeper mod eventually ;DOriginally Posted by flynnaus link=1222241705/0#4 date=1222318653
Originally Posted by flynnaus link=1222241705/0#4 date=1222318653Originally Posted by gronk62 link=1222241705/0#5 date=1222331634Ok so it took me less time than I thought. Dug the old roll of Gaffa out and made some sweepers today.Originally Posted by flynnaus link=1222241705/0#6 date=1222339746
Also fitted it with a "Schectermatic Shnozzola" which pretty much solves the "left throw" of the doser.
Gunna make one out of light aluminium sheet now that I know how good it works :)