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It's a... something

Postby RisingPower » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:59 pm

Somehow I didn't think coffee dosers were to be used for hot chocolate normally?

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More importantly, why would you dose hot chocolate? :?
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Postby bruceb » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:09 pm

It's a doser for ground coffee. I've seen them in shops that only have one grinder using it so that two bariste don't get in each other's way or for a second sort (e.g. decaf) either preground or just ground ahead in the normal grinder.
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RE: It

Postby Gouezeri » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:41 pm

Oooh, that's a bit naughty calling it a grinder... as it doesn't! The pic would seem carefully cropped too!

As Bruce says, this is for people who want to look more professional than shoving a spoon in a jar/bag. It's no better than that though!
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Re: RE: It

Postby RisingPower » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:09 pm

bruceb wrote:It's a doser for ground coffee. I've seen them in shops that only have one grinder using it so that two bariste don't get in each other's way or for a second sort (e.g. decaf) either preground or just ground ahead in the normal grinder.


Indeed, but note how it's been used for hot chocolate. Correct me if i'm wrong but hot chocolate in a doser? :)

Note to self, misleading title :)
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RE: Re: RE: It

Postby Gouezeri » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:11 pm

I wonder whether grindz would help clean this out :wink:
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RE: Re: RE: It

Postby EspressoSquirrel » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:33 pm

i've seen these in loads of shops, they just use them to dose in some chocolate powder for hot chocolates and mochas etc. Pret use them i think

but i never understood the need for a tamper/leveler until you pointed out the use as a pre ground doser.
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RE: Re: RE: It

Postby RisingPower » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:50 pm

That's most interesting, I guess maybe it makes it a bit quicker to serve a mocha.
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RE: Re: RE: It

Postby darrensandford » Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:48 am

It makes sense, actually. Rather than empty the bag of chocolate into a jar and fiddle about with a spoon, just dose and go.
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RE: Re: RE: It

Postby bruceb » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:57 am

Whatever people use them for they are designed for coffee. Cocoa powder is much too fine to be dosed in that manner and cleaning the thing would be a nightmare.

The one shown above is called a Mazzer Top and can be seen on thispage.
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