How to make your Mazzer dose like an Anfim

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

#1: Post by AndyS »

The Anfim Super Caimano grinder doses nicer than a Mazzer. Less spillage, maybe even less clumping. I posted a little article with some crazy ideas that might interest OCD Mazzer owners.

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-AndyS
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Jasonian

#2: Post by Jasonian »

Very entertaining.

I get close by not having a portafilter fork to prevent me from putting the PF where the coffee falls from the doser.

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RapidCoffee
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#3: Post by RapidCoffee »

Great looking mod. I've been meaning to add an antistatic/declumping exit chute screen to my SJ for a while, never got around to it. Perhaps I'll try the single wire trick instead. World Peace, baybee!
By the way, in Italy the baristi call this little snout a "shnozz," although the correct term in technical Italian is "shnozzola."
I think the technical term in Italian is schnozzino. :)
John

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#4: Post by DigMe »

That's too simple to NOT to try.

Jasonian wrote: I get close by not having a portafilter fork to prevent me from putting the PF where the coffee falls from the doser.
I've been sans PF fork for a month or so too. I never did like that thing but was too lazy to take it off.

brad

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AndyS

#5: Post by AndyS »

RapidCoffee wrote:I think the technical term in Italian is schnozzino. :)
Hahaha, I'll take your word on that, my Italian just isn't that good. :-)
-AndyS
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Kuban111

#6: Post by Kuban111 »

Now that's what I'm talking about fast, practical and low on the wallet$$$.

All great Mod's ......

Had to cut an E string off from my 67 vintage Tele for world peace.
Hey I'm down it's a good cause.

Thanks Andy

Michael
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narc

#7: Post by narc »

AndyS, Too simple not to try. :D
Thanks for sharing this modification.
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AndyS

#8: Post by AndyS »

Kuban111 wrote:Had to cut an E string off from my 67 vintage Tele for world peace.
It's like they say, "anything valuable comes at a high price." :-)
-AndyS
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shadowfax

#9: Post by shadowfax »

Andy, I've been intrigued by your idea of increasing the length of the chute to reduce the annoying leftward throw. However, I don't like the idea of the paper in the doser chute. I kind of mixed THAT idea with your idea of the guitar strings, etc., and thought that it might be preferable to glue/solder in some thin metal sheets in the chute, more or less in the configuration of your strings, but going down the length of the chute. Have you tried/heard of such a thing? I think I will try it soon.
Nicholas Lundgaard

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AndyS

#10: Post by AndyS »

I don't like the idea of the paper in the doser chute.
You certainly could make a schnozzola out of thin sheet metal rather than paper (as some people have done).
I kind of mixed THAT idea with your idea of the guitar strings, etc., and thought that it might be preferable to glue/solder in some thin metal sheets in the chute, more or less in the configuration of your strings, but going down the length of the chute. Have you tried/heard of such a thing? I think I will try it soon.
I don't know anyone who's tried that. It might cause problems with coffee getting stuck in the there, but it sounds worth trying.
-AndyS
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