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Mazzer Mini - Richard Ross's Review
Posted: May 15, 2012, 8:32pm
review rating: 7.0
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Mazzer Mini Grinder
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Arrow The Mazzer Mini has 58 Reviews
Arrow The Mazzer Mini has been rated 9.29 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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Andrew Sullivan 9.17
Teemu Pihlatie 9.00
Andre Preoteasa 8.63
Brendan Getchel 8.60
Michael Aneiro 8.57

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.6
Manufacturer: Mazzer Quality: 10
Average Price: $595.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $489.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: 1st-Line Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 6 months Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Rocky, Maestro Plus
Bottom Line: The only grinder you should consider for making espresso in your home and the one you will end up with if you don't buy it now!
Positive Product Points

Solid, Solid, Solid....
Repeatable and reliable.

Negative Product Points

A bit light (can you believe that?), shifts on counter while dosing.

Detailed Commentary

After realizing that my Rocky was my weak link (after my lousy technique of course) by not providing a reliably reproducible grind and fine enough adjustment ability, I looked around at the next step up. I was hesitant about having a doser, especially with all the reports of the Mazzer dosers not sweeping clean enough. I saw this being offered at a rare sale price by 1st-line after Thanksgiving and immediately hit buy.

I could not be happier, really. This think kicks ass. The quality of grind is so much better than the rocky and absolutely repeatable. I have learned over time exactly how much to nudge it for decaf and for the few roasts I regularly use. I typically single dose by weight and find using the doser for this is easy and cleaner than when I was using the doserless Rocky.

If you are thinking about a real espresso grinder, just buy one and save yourself all the trouble of screwing around with a cheaper one since you will end up with a Mazzer in the end anyway.

Buying Experience

Fantastic! I love getting exactly what I want on sale. 1st-line is super professional and knows how to pack things.

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