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Tag Archives: Mazzer

  • Mazzer Replacment Burrs Back in Stock

    Posted on June 17, 2014 by Venia Coffee Roasters | Keith

     

    After a brief shortage in supply, we again a a nice inventory of genuine Mazzer Mini replacement burrs in stock. Changing old burrs is one of the best ways to bring new life to your espresso.  It is easy for mechanically challenged folks to install Mazzer burrs too!  If you need a burr set we don't have listed on the site, chances are we can special order them for you, so give us a call.

     

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    This video shows a burr swap in a Mazzer Mini E, but the process is the same for a burr replacement in the Mazzer Mini Doser.

     


    This post was posted in News and was tagged with Mazzer, Burr Coffee Grinder, mazzer burrs, mazzer replacement burrs, how to change mazzer burrs, Burr Espresso Grinder

  • Mazzer Mini E Grinder Mod | Super Jolly Burr Set

    Posted on February 5, 2014 by Venia Coffee Roasters | Keith

     

    If you have been stung by the coffee bug, chances are you are constantly looking for ways to improve the brewing process to get the most out of every bean.  Just about 20 years ago I was a poor college student and I bought my first air popcorn popper from the local Goodwill and started the adventure of learning how to roast coffee.  It was only a few weeks later that I was trying to modify the air flow to achieve a more even roast.

    Over the years, there are few coffee gadgets that have made their way to my kitchen counter that I have not tinkered with to some extent, some with quite successful results and some not so much (before doserless espresso grinders were popular I cut the plastic doser off my first burr grinder with a dremel tool...that poor little Gaggia...).

    Perhaps one of the most frequent questions I have been asked regarding grinders lately is whether or not the Mazzer Mini Electronic espresso grinder burrs can be replaced with Mazzer Super Jolly burrs (AKA Mazzer Normale).  On paper, it would seem that they would work, same dimensions, same 3-hole screw pattern.  The only difference is the more aggressive burr design.  Having heard of these being successfully installed on Mini-E's, we thought we would give it a go.  We have been very impressed with the results.

    Before swapping out the stock 189D burrs on the Mini-E, we ran several 17g doses of our Uganda Mt. Elgon Natural coffee that was dialed in for an espresso grind.  Grind time was between 20-22 seconds.  After the swap with Super Jolly 33M burrs, the same 17g dose dialed in for espresso took about 13 seconds, a impressive improvement.

    We have had about a week of use on these burrs since filming for the video and we are nothing but impressed.  Grind quality is vastly improved and extraction is routinely more uniform (viewed using La Marzocco Advanced 17g basket in a bottomless portafilter).  Cup quality is also noticeably improved with much more clarity.

    A few points to note before venturing down the path of this mod.  The Mini-E burr set is specifically designed to be less aggressive than the Supper Jolly burr set.  This is likely because the Mini-E has a lighter duty 250W motor while newer Super Jolly's have a larger 350W motor with a bigger duty cycle.  While we haven't noticed or heard any signs that the Mini-E motor is being pushed beyond its capacity, we cannot recommend this Mod for anything beyond light-duty use.  I also feel the need to note, that older Super Jolly grinders have 250W motors and have run for years with heavy and frequent use, but swapping the stock 189D Mini-E burr set with the 33M Super Jolly burr set will void any warranty, so M.A.Y.O.R. (Mod At Your Own Risk).


    This post was posted in Random Thought, News, Coffee Education and was tagged with Mazzer, Mazzer Grinders, Mazzer Mini E Burr Swap, Tutorial, Coffee Grinder Mod

  • Mazzer Grinders Burr Comparison

    Posted on March 13, 2012 by Venia Coffee Roasters | Keith

    We have fielded lots of questions about the difference between the many different Mazzer coffee and espresso grinders we offer.  The Mazzer grinder line can roughly be divided into two different groups based on the style of burr sets used: Flat and Conical.

    The goal for a good extraction (espresso or coffee) is a grind that has a very small range of particle sizes.  As a very basic generalization, conical burrs are better at making a consistently narrow range of particle sizes and are the choice of most quality focused coffee bars. Conical burr grinders can be quite expensive, however, as the process of manufacturing the burr sets is extremely labor intensive and time consuming.

    But do not think that flat burr grinders are not capable of producing an exceptional grind as they make up a majority of what you will see behind Continue Reading


    This post was posted in Review, News and was tagged with Mazzer, Mazzer Grinders, Espresso Grinders, Coffee Grinders, Flat Burr, Conical Burr, Flat Vs. Conical Burrs, Burr Size, Mazzer Grinder Review, Commercial Espresso Grinder, Home Espresso Grinder

  • New Stock Arriving

    Posted on September 1, 2011 by Venia Coffee Roasters | Keith

    We are officially on a first name basis with our UPS, Fed-ex, and DHL route drivers. Many-many new items are in our warehouse but not up on www.VeniaCoffee.com as of yet, and we are working hard to remedy this! Currently photographing all of our Rancilio and Mazzer products, Quickmill is up next. Having lots of fun too! We love what we do! Continue Reading


    This post was posted in News and was tagged with Rancilio, Quickmill, Silvia, Mazzer

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