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Re: RE: Mazzer

Postby Algerian » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:10 pm

I probably would go for the Mini but I only had Super Jollys available when I bought. They're big but they look impressive! And it works beautifully with the new burrs.


qwerty69 wrote:Got a source for a fully refurb Mazzer Mini or a Mazzer Super Jolly, the difference in price is around £50.00.

Initially I was thinking about the SJ but am wondering if the Mini would suffice (I'm sure it's a step up from my MC2), and the reduced size would be more palatable to my other half.

Any thoughts?

If it was you're money which would you plump for?
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RE: Re: RE: Mazzer

Postby bruceb » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:28 pm

The SJ is without question (in my mind) the better grinder, but you can't go too wrong with either one of them.
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RE: Re: RE: Mazzer

Postby Aadje » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:34 pm

For 50 more, I'd opt for the SJ.
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RE: Re: RE: Mazzer

Postby qwerty69 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:55 pm

I was leaning towards the Mini due to the size difference but had always thought I'd like a Super Jolly.

My thought was that I could get the mini and at some future point upgrade the burrs and carriers for those from either a mini-e or a SJ to get more performance while retaining the smaller body.

Having said that if I thought I could fit in the SJ minus the hopper I may go down that route.

What height would the SJ be when topped with a tamper?
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Super Jolly

Postby Algerian » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:42 pm

The Mazzer SJ is about 600mm tall with the hopper. I find it's rather nice in the kitchen. If you look at page 3 of "Considering different coffee machines" in Espresso, you will see photos of my SJ next to the La Scala in my kitchen. It fits well. Go for it!
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RE: Super Jolly

Postby qwerty69 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:57 pm

So I've decided to opt for the Super Jolly, the only question now is do I go for the small hopper or get it with the standard one and then remove it completely?!?
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RE: Super Jolly

Postby lukas » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:41 am

Never missed a hopper on my major, which is a little taller than the SJ. Using a jam funnel like this one: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B000A0I76O/ and a tamper on top works pretty well for me.
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RE: Super Jolly

Postby Aadje » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:56 pm

As stated in your other thread, I'm not using a hopper at all. Just a blindfilter to seal the proverbial deal.
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RE: Super Jolly

Postby qwerty69 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:08 pm

Much appreciated.
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