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Posted Mon Dec 4, 2006, 3:17pm
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okay, so this is a long shot, but here i go:

so i'm stubbornly searching for a zassenhaus grinder. yes yes. they are not being exported etc, but i do have a small lead. i have a good friend living in bayern, germany and i'm willing to bribe him for one. does anyone happen to know where any retail locations may be in germany? thanks!!
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Posted Mon Dec 4, 2006, 3:30pm
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Last I heard they went bankrupt and no one had had any for a long while.  If this is true then I wouldn't expect German sellers to have them either unless it's just old stock.  Good luck.  You could always pay a premium for a used one on Ebay or get one of the other brands that are supposedly doing a good job of filling Zass's shoes.

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Posted Mon Dec 4, 2006, 10:20pm
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Old grinders are hit-or-miss propositions. I've seen pretty good grinds come from some while others are very dull and/or misaligned, causing them to produce lots of fines and/or inconsistent grinds, respectively.

I've seen new Zass grinders on the shelves at various coffeeshops. None at the local shops I've visited here, alas.
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Posted Mon Dec 4, 2006, 10:29pm
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i have one .. and i have never gotten a shot to come out.

i might, MIGHT use it for camping if i had a moka pot and i went camping.

i put a cordless drill on it to make it grind faster, but it would not grind fine enough.

it is now a cool looking dust collector.

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Posted Tue Dec 5, 2006, 10:58pm
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I just found out about Zassenhaus grinders and in trying to locate one, ran across a recommended dealer overseas.  I contacted him and like DigMe said, they are insolvent and in bankruptcy court.  He was going to check to see if there was any court-ordered sale, but I don't expect to hear anything back unless it's good news.

I too have been searching ebay and wondered about the "older" Zass's available.  There is a Canadian company that apparently may have stock, but they don't want to sell to the US.  I sent an inquiry just in case but got no response.

Any recommendations of which ones are really doing a good job of filling the gap?

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Posted Wed Dec 6, 2006, 8:51am
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There is another brand that is getting a lot of good word-of-mouth but I can't remember what it's called...something that starts with an L maybe.   Made in Eastern Europe.  I cannot speak from experience on those as I've never used them.  Also Armin Trosser gets a lot of good words too.  Mine hasn't shown to have the ability to grind for espresso but I think others have...I got it off of Ebay shipped for $12 though so no big loss!

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Posted Wed Dec 6, 2006, 8:54am
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Posted Wed Dec 6, 2006, 9:37am
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First, thanks to both of you for the replies to a newbie to the community!

DigMe Said:

Armin Trosser gets a lot of good words too.  Mine hasn't shown to have the ability to grind for espresso but I think others have...I got it off of Ebay shipped for $12 though so no big loss!

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Now THAT's a great price!  I looked last night and the Trossers were running closer to $30 to $40 now.  

CraigA Said:

I've posted about it & others.., Lodos

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Thanks for the links.  I'm reading through them now.  Right now, I have a whirlyblade at home for drip coffee.  Being on a tight budget, I'm thinking of moving to a manual grinder and a French press.  At work, we have a pro espresso machine which I am still learning to use so I may try to grind for that too.  I'm trying to expand my skills and coffee drinking on a budget...is that possible? :)
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pmradio Said:

I'm trying to expand my skills and coffee drinking on a budget...is that possible? :)

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Paul first off, Welcome to the Coffeegeek forums! {:-D

Yes, very possible! I recommend starting off with a French press & freshly roasted coffee.

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Posted Wed Dec 6, 2006, 10:05am
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I have considered getting into fresh roasting.  A few weeks ago I stopped by a local thrift store but didn't see a promising popcorn popper.  I've got one at home but it has a tray at the top.  Would that still work?  If I do roast, does it ruin it for popcorn?
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