Mazzer Mini

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Mazzer Mini
9.8 Total Score

$695.00

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  • Commercial Grade
  • Large 58mm Burrs
  • Heavy Duty
  • Lightning Fast

Description and Review

Mazzer Mini Review

Overview

One more Italian company with over half century of history producing exclusively coffee grinders, dosers and accessories can’t be wrong. Multiple of awards won and selling in over 90 countries can certainly back this up. Mazzer Mini is a doser grinder type that is considered a prosumer level product. That means that it fills the gap between the consumer and professional levels. Built in a solid aluminum case indicates its heavy duty origin.

A 250 watt powerful but also quiet motor spinning at 1600 rpm powers the grinder. Thanks to its flat 58mm stainless steel blades it can provide consistent and fast grinding. Its micrometric adjustment has infinite points for a wide selection of fineness. The adjustment is performed by turning the top burr, which sits on 3 strong springs, using a lever and secures with screws. A timer expands its versatility by selecting the desired grinding time.

At top sits a removable transparent bean hopper of 1.3 lbs capacity, with a plug at the bottom to not spill the beans while removing. The ground coffee container can hold up to 0.44 lbs of content. Finally as a doser model its levels can be also adjusted from 5.5 to 8 grams adding flexibility.

Testing

The top burr has marked settings but it is infinitely adjustable. After choosing the preferred fineness by turning the top burr you secure it with a stop screw. It may get some practice until finding the perfect setting though. Then you just set the timer to desired grinding time and let it go. Automatically starts the grinding until it reaches zero point.

With Mazzer Mini you can produce ground for drip or French press but where it excels is the espresso, as it offers more selections around this fineness. Selecting the coarser setting produced a not so coarse ground as it is not designed for this but was truly consistent. At the other end of spectrum yielded an extremely fine and talcy ground.

Maintenance is smooth also. To remove the burrs you have to take off the stop screw and turn about 4 and a half times clockwise. From there you can clearly see the two heay duty burrs which you can clean with a brush or replace them in case of worn out teeth. Another adjustment that you can do is in the doser but first you should remove the finger protect. You simply remove the two screws that hold it and turn the center bolt which in turn alters the fins’ height. This way the ground output can change from 5.5 to 8 grams.

Verdict

The Mazzer Mini is a super fast grinder that provides a wide range of adjustments. But seems that is mainly designed for espresso grounds. Although some skilled baristas claim that you can adjust it for coarser grounds, we can’t back it up. Quite bulky will steal some more space of your counter compared of course to lower grade grinders. You will only realize its professional advantage in high demanding areas such as a coffee bar or other commercial environment.

9.8 Total Score

Build Quality
10
Speed
10
Silence
9
Consistency
10
PROS
  • Commercial Grade
  • Large 58mm Burrs
  • Heavy Duty
  • Lightning Fast
CONS
  • Bulky
  • Not for Coarser Grounds

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