Gorilla Gear burrs for Niche Zero/Mazzer Kony

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randyr5

#1: Post by randyr5 »

Gorilla Gear is taking pre-orders for their new burrs for the Niche Zero/Mazzer Kony. 20% off until 11/18. I just ordered a set. Decent price, too, IMO.

https://gorillagear.coffee/products/gor ... 1553259608

The prices shown are in NZ dollars. With the 20% discount they are around US $210 shipped. New Mazzer burrs are $150+ these days.

Ken5
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#2: Post by Ken5 »

Edited to remove prior post as I was looking at the 71mm burrs by mistake. :(

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another_jim
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#3: Post by another_jim »

Tempting.

But does harder steel with less friction really improve the shot or cup?
Jim Schulman

ira
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#4: Post by ira »

In the world of a busy shop where their claim of a 10 degree temperature reduction and extended life might matter, maybe. In our world, profile probably matters much more and they sort of mention cleaning up part of the profile so maybe? It doesn't seem there are many third wave shops using big conicals any more so maybe burr life was the only goal.

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randyr5 (original poster)

#5: Post by randyr5 (original poster) »

another_jim wrote:Tempting.

But does harder steel with less friction really improve the shot or cup?
I'll let you know when I get them.

bakafish

#6: Post by bakafish »

another_jim wrote:Tempting.

But does harder steel with less friction really improve the shot or cup?
I don't know about the 63mm burrs, but their 71mm burrs geometry is different from Mazzer's and really improves.

DaniPGK

#7: Post by DaniPGK »

Is it worth the change the mazzer burr to gorilla burr in general?

Checking the website, it does not list the specifications of what we are getting into. Like i guess the weight so the niche motor can handle, the dimensions so we can compare the tolerance

This means buying blind, is that the case with changing burr set?

This is all new to us. I am not sure i want to use the term upgrading? That would mean the mazzer burr are poorer in quality, which i am doubtful for their reputation and size of production economy of scale.

Wodan

#8: Post by Wodan »

Website says they ship 21Nov. Are yours on the way?

Pour_Slow

#9: Post by Pour_Slow »

Got a shipping notice a few days ago and an email today from John Gordon saying they had some delays, but all pre-orders are now on their way. Mine should arrive next week sometime.

Wodan

#10: Post by Wodan »

Just got mine. Did the 1kg "settling" that they recommend and then pulled a couple shots. I had to grind about 10 numbers finer than with stock burrs for the same coffee (3 vs 13). It took a few tries to get it dialled in and then I ran out of beans, but the one shot I drank was delicious.