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BGN
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Joined: 4 Oct 2005
Posts: 191
Location: Vancouver, B.C. Canada.
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Cimbali ML20 Lever
Grinder: Mazzer Major E
Vac Pot: none
Drip: Hario v60
Roaster: Behmor
Posted Mon Jan 14, 2013, 8:51pm
Subject: Re: WOW - My Mazzer Robour Has Arrived!
 

Nice Rob!
Have you modified it at all? Have you left the screen in the throat? What about the auger above the burrs? Do you find you have to have quite a few beans in the hopper for the timer to work consistently?
I have the Major E. I use the single dose button set at about 2 seconds to purge the grinder in the morning. Do you need to purge a double shot to get fresh grounds?
Enjoy!  
Barry
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ECM
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Joined: 11 Oct 2003
Posts: 476
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: Quick Mill Vetrano 2B
Grinder: Mazzer Robour E
Vac Pot: French Press
Drip: no
Roaster: Fresh Roast+8,  i-roast and...
Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013, 4:36am
Subject: Re: WOW - My Mazzer Robour Has Arrived!
 

Right now I'm filling the hopper with about 1/2 pound and letting it eventually go dry.  I don't appear to see any timing issues as of yet when it runs dry.  

The auger appears to be doing its job.  It's all so new to me .... It's hard to make any concrete observations until I have more time with it.  

I have not completed any mods yet and I'm not sure if I will.  Even the finger guard is still attached.  The one thing that is clear is that when you make a grind adjustment you have to grind about two shots through before the adjustment takes effect.

Rob
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BGN
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Joined: 4 Oct 2005
Posts: 191
Location: Vancouver, B.C. Canada.
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Cimbali ML20 Lever
Grinder: Mazzer Major E
Vac Pot: none
Drip: Hario v60
Roaster: Behmor
Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013, 7:23am
Subject: Re: WOW - My Mazzer Robour Has Arrived!
 

There really is quite an adjustment to get used to these big, fast beasts. I used a mini for about 10 years and made some minor mods to it, but i haven't touched the Major. Id like to try a conical some day, but have shyed away from it for some of the reasons you describe, like huge grind retention.
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ECM
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Joined: 11 Oct 2003
Posts: 476
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: Quick Mill Vetrano 2B
Grinder: Mazzer Robour E
Vac Pot: French Press
Drip: no
Roaster: Fresh Roast+8,  i-roast and...
Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013, 4:33pm
Subject: Re: WOW - My Mazzer Robour Has Arrived!
 

Yes but really it's not that big of a deal that everyone reports.  I don't waste coffee.  I'm not one to throw out a shot in fear of it being stale.  Really I don't taste any difference.  The quality that this thing produces far outweighs any other consideration in my opinion.  For me it comes down to the quality of the shot and this grinder delivers!  I taste flavors I've never experienced before and the crema is divine.

I do love NOT having to put up with the terrible docer that I had on the mini.  I have much less coffee mess when I'm finished.  

If it's possible for a grinder to be sexy, the Robour is without a doubt.  I just love the look and feel of its construction.  Even the on switch has this really heavy feedback quality and I love to watch my lights dim when the motor first kicks in.  You really feel like you're running something that has the potential of doing some serious damage.

Just on a side note the grinder came packed with a double headed tamper and beautiful stainless tamping stand.  It looks like Mazzer is upping their game in terms of value.  Perhaps it's to be competitive with the cheaper K10?

I don't regret the upgrade what so ever.

Rob
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Joined: 28 Oct 2007
Posts: 307
Location: Vancouver Island
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Cimbali Junior Gaggia...
Grinder: Pharos CC45 Mazzer Mini
Drip: Cuisinart
Roaster: Behmor, I-Roast 2, Popper
Posted Fri Jan 18, 2013, 7:01pm
Subject: Re: WOW - My Mazzer Robour Has Arrived!
 

Congratulations, Rob, I'm officially jealous =)

I briefly considered telling my wife she needs to get a second job so I can have a Robur too, but thought better of it....
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ECM
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Joined: 11 Oct 2003
Posts: 476
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: Quick Mill Vetrano 2B
Grinder: Mazzer Robour E
Vac Pot: French Press
Drip: no
Roaster: Fresh Roast+8,  i-roast and...
Posted Sat Jan 19, 2013, 10:18am
Subject: Re: WOW - My Mazzer Robour Has Arrived!
 

Thanks Mike!

This grinder is quite the unit.  I am trying to get use to the conical grind.  It has thrown off my game but I'm sure in time I will become one with it.  

I love how I can grind a double in 3.8 seconds!  I also love the fact that I no longer have to deal with the mess from the docer on my old mini.
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