How to make your Mazzer dose like an Anfim - Page 2

Grinders are one of the keys to exceptional espresso. Discuss them here.
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RegulatorJohnson

#11: Post by RegulatorJohnson »

hey.

i love the schnozzzzola!

i use a glue stick instead of tape. i will be adding the wire immediately!

i have a doser microswitch and would like to respect myself but cant figure out how to get it out, without major damage to the major.

found it 'yo. Mazzer Kony - removing doser microswitch instructions

thanks.

jon
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shadowfax

#12: Post by shadowfax »

AndyS wrote:It might cause problems with coffee getting stuck in the there, but it sounds worth trying.
My thought was to butt the fins/sheets up to where they are flush with the bottom of the dosing chamber, so the star will knock any coffee off the top of them as it goes by. I can still imagine there may be some problem with a little coffee sticking to the sides of the sheets. I will report back when I get a chance to go to a hardware store and get some sheet metal to try this out. I'll have enough extra to make a metal schnozzola if things go south, of course. :)
Nicholas Lundgaard

Beezer

#13: Post by Beezer »

Great mod! I was thinking of doing something similar to my new Cimbali Max Hybrid, which seems to suffer from really bad clumping for some reason. Would the wire trick work on the Max's doser, I wonder? There's more plastic and less metal, so it might not be grounded and so might not reduce static much. I guess for the price it's worth a shot.
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RegulatorJohnson

#14: Post by RegulatorJohnson »

i have not seen an anfim up-close.

what makes an anfim dose like an anfim?

does it have similar wires in the chute, etc?

jon
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AndyS

#15: Post by AndyS »

RegulatorJohnson wrote:what makes an anfim dose like an anfim?

does it have similar wires in the chute, etc?
I don't know all the tricks but here are a few:

1. The doser has "snap action." As you pull the handle, the starfish inside snaps at a certain point to complete its move rather than progressing smoothly through the stroke.
2. Exit hole of doser is funnel-shaped (gets smaller as you go down)
3. Yes, there is a wire in the chute (pic below)

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