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singforsupper
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Joined: 22 Feb 2005
Posts: 539
Location: NY State
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Fiorenzato Bricoletta
Grinder: Mazzer Mini E
Vac Pot: -
Drip: French Press
Roaster: Caffe Fresco-Tony Sciandra...
Posted Sat Apr 30, 2005, 8:40pm
Subject: Re: trading in the Rocky for the Mazzer Mini E
 

... It was the first such (i.e. negative) report I have seen  on the Mini E and thought you might be interested

Teme:

Indeed the Mini E shoots the grinds slightly toward you.  But it is slight compared to the sideways throw of the doser.  And, you can place your PF in the right place to catch AlL of the grinds anyway so it doesn't matter really.  I suspect that that directional throw is because of the stupid finger/static guard inside the funnel on the mini-E.  I am going to take that off soon and see if that is the cause.

 
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Joined: 14 Dec 2004
Posts: 195
Location: Houston
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Olympia/Expobar Office/Mirco...
Grinder: Rocky/Mazzer SJ
Vac Pot: n/a
Drip: n/a
Roaster: Poppery II & CO/SC
Posted Sun May 1, 2005, 5:34am
Subject: Re: trading in the Rocky for the Mazzer Mini E
 

I too have a Rocky and a Mazzer.  I have never really had them beside the same espresso machine for any amount of time.

Right now, the Rocky is beside the Expobar at work.  ---  Relative to the Mazzer, the Rocky never really seems to dial in, I have to keep trying to adujst tamp.

The Mazzer is beside the Oly lever machine,  I can dial the grinder just a bit and keep tamp constant.  

The shots out of both are excellent.  I notice huge diffirences by grinding by shot.

Due to the diffirenet mahcines, I can make do direct double blind comparisions, let alone anything scientific.  

In general, I would say the shots out of the Oly/Mazzer are more full boddied and complex.  That is, the  flavor is more intense, and they seem to have a broader range.  

Thats the best I can do for a compaision.    ---  The fresh roasted beans also make a big diffeence!  much more so than anything I have seen as compared to to Rocky/Masser difference.

Dave
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