Posted Wed Jan 8, 2014, 9:22pm Subject: Re: New Olympia Moca Grinder - 2014 Version - ETA of 6/2014
...history and precedent?
I dunno, just feeding off the perception that Olympia Express retail pricing has a small premium for some of the products... guess it can be argued / debated all day long - and I am sure it has!! Of course it is all relative to ones budget, needs, wants, tastes, bank account... and how much the cool factor of having that cool looking grinder sitting next to your Cremina weighs... (that has to mean something, no? Especially if you were to have, say, TWO Creminas :-))
PavoniMaster Senior Member Joined: 10 Jul 2011 Posts: 27 Location: Los Angeles Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Sun Jan 12, 2014, 1:20pm Subject: Re: New Olympia Moca Grinder - 2014 Version - ETA of 6/2014
This looks really cool. It sounded rather quiet in the video. Actually it sounded like a quality grinder. I'll have to check with the new US retailer if they've updated the Cremina or Maximatic for 2014 as well.
One thing a LOT of people don't understand properly is that a given size burr increase does not guarantee a better grind. For instance, the Mini E's burrs are the same size as the SJ; however, the two sets of burrs are completely different. More important is the total grind length. Also, 71mm conical burrs are radically different than say 68mm flat burrs.
Grind length and aggressiveness of the cutting surfaces dictate the the torque needed for the motor. Cerini's site says a 200 watt motor, so I'm not expecting this thing to really be a real player.
One last thing...at some point you hit the point of diminishing returns. In the case of Mazzer's Robur burrs, the 71mm (115V) equal the 83mm (220-240V) in the cup, but the 220-240V Robur is REALLY fast...like 3 seconds for 18 grams fast.
anatinus Senior Member Joined: 1 Feb 2014 Posts: 1 Location: melbourne australia Expertise: Just starting
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Posted Fri Feb 28, 2014, 7:51am Subject: Re: New Olympia Moca Grinder - 2014 Version - ETA of 6/2014
Just to add to the information in your thread The factory’s web site indicated that it has newly designed burrs a 300 watt motor and the hopper is redesigned so that you can’t grind if the the hopper is not properly locked in place. Thr swiss price will be 1250.00CHF which I believe is the current price. The distributor in Australia tells me that it will sell for AUD$1850.00
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