ecelis Senior Member Joined: 19 Aug 2008 Posts: 22 Location: Tampa FL Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Alex Duetto II Grinder: Mazzer Mini Roaster: Behmor
Posted Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:11am Subject: Mazzer Mini Grind Setting
I recently upgraded from a Rocky to a Mazzer Mini. The only way I can get a decent shot is by grinding my coffee very close (one notch away) to the zero setting (where the burrs start to touch). See picture. I am aware that some factors may affect the grind setting such as coffee type, darkness of roast, time since it was roasted, humidity, etc... However, I am somewhat surprised that I have such little room to adjust.
frank828 Senior Member Joined: 23 Feb 2011 Posts: 581 Location: Los Angeles Expertise: Professional
Posted Tue Nov 13, 2012, 2:23pm Subject: Re: Mazzer Mini Grind Setting
are you sure that the burrs are touching at that setting? on my super jolly, im usually 8-12 notches past where the burrs touch. also with the grinder off, if i go finer about 4 more notches, my ring wont turn any further. (make sure there are no beans between the burrs when you do this)
Augsburg57 Senior Member Joined: 3 Sep 2012 Posts: 34 Location: Seattle and Tucson Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Rocket R58 Grinder: Mazzer Mini E Type A
Posted Fri Nov 16, 2012, 6:10pm Subject: Re: Mazzer Mini Grind Setting
I have a Mazzer Mini Electronic Type A and I've found the factory grind setting mark is pretty darn close for me. I typically stay within a quarter inch of that setting when I am dialed in. My machine is new, with only about 500 shots reading on the electronic meter.
Your experience was the same as mine when I went from a stepped grinder to the Mazzer. After I used it for a while it settled in quite nicely. Now I have a permanent marker point set to the starting point of my favorite coffee. Now I can take the top burr out for cleaning, put it all back together, and my marked point will still be pretty close. Once you get really familiar with it, you can pretty much guess where to set it as the coffee ages.
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