[Homeroast] irritation when measuring beans for espresso

Ryan M. Ward silvercro_magnon at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 1 22:17:56 CST 2010


Since we are on the topic...
I plan to buy a new grinder pretty soon here. The grinder I am looking at most is the Mazzer Mini or Mazzer Digital. Those who have them, are you happy with it? Would you make the same decision in buying it again? How does it stack up against the Rocky?

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> Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 18:49:18 -0500
> From: johndespres at gmail.com
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] irritation when measuring beans for espresso
> 
> Allon and I use the same technique for clearing the throat and chute. When
> grinding for espresso, the chute in my MM is choked with coffee so I just
> clap my hand on the top of the throat and the air forces the coffee out of
> the chute. From there I brush & grind as Allon does.
> John
> 
> On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 3:14 PM, Allon Stern <allon at radioactive.org> wrote:
> 
> >
> > On Jan 31, 2010, at 10:16 AM, Claus Thøgersen wrote:
> >
> > > HI,
> > >
> > > I use my Mazzer Mini E both for brewed coffee and also for espresso.
> > Since I have different beans I only put the necessary beans in the grinder
> > for the coffee and espresso I am making. This works fine for AE and Vacuum
> > brewing, but with Espressos it seems to be different even though I measure
> > out the same amount of beans for the first and second espresso there are
> > more coffee in the grind of the second espresso.
> > >
> > > Obviously it must have something to do with coffee beeing trapped
> > somewhere in the grinder, but I try to make sure that all the beans in the
> > hopper is always beeing grinded.
> > >
> > > Any ideas how to avoid this situation other than weighing each portion of
> > espresso after it is grinded would be nice.
> >
> > All the beans in the hopper will be ground, but not all the grounds will
> > make it out of the chute.
> > I grind my espresso, then stop the grinder, and use a brush to pull out the
> > grounds from the chute, then grind again, and repeat.
> > (On my grinder, I removed the hopper, and also brush out the throat of the
> > grinder - a few beans and bean shards hang up on a shelf above the burrs)
> > Some people use a click-clack lid to blow the grinds out of the chute.
> >
> > You're on the right track!
> > -
> > allon
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