[Homeroast] irritation when measuring beans for espresso

Joseph Robertson theotherjo at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 22:44:39 CST 2010


Ryan,
just a little OT....
thank you for your custom sig. I'm making a move to SuSe as soon as
possible.
Best grinder hunting wishes to you.
JoeR

On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 8:17 PM, Ryan M. Ward
<silvercro_magnon at hotmail.com>wrote:

>
> 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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