K.I.S.S when it comes to grinders

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cai42

#1: Post by cai42 »

Greetings,

Mazzer= 2 controls. On-off switch and one adjustable metal ring.
New kid on the block= 7 assorted buttons and levers.

Why is more better?

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Bluecold

#2: Post by Bluecold »

Men like levers and buttons and mechanical stuff. Preferably noisy things with lots of bolts and steel and smoke that don't try to blend in with other stuff. Compare for instance a macbook pro (girly) and the Thinkpad W700DS (manly).
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ddr

#3: Post by ddr »

I am glad you were wrong on both the computer and grinder Bluecold. Mac's and Mazzer's are both manly.
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Bluecold

#4: Post by Bluecold »

At least my post contained argumentation.
Also, i never said mazzers weren't manly. Mazzers are made for grinding coffee, and coffee is manly. Also, mazzers score man-points with sheer power.
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RegulatorJohnson

#5: Post by RegulatorJohnson »

PC's are for fart huffers and macs get you laid.
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Bluecold

#6: Post by Bluecold »

Thanks Jon for the support in stating that girls like macs.
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#7: Post by tribe3 »

Or how a Mazzer vs Baratza grinders turned into a PC vs Mac thread :roll: Mac Pro is manly.

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bgn

#8: Post by bgn »

What is "new kid on the block"? The Vario? I have a mazzer mini and I like it. But I should not have watched the Mahlkonig (sp?) video on their Vario and K-30. Very, very cool. Tempts me to plan a family vacation around the Bay area.

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HB
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#9: Post by HB »

cai42 wrote:Mazzer= 2 controls. On-off switch and one adjustable metal ring.
New kid on the block= 7 assorted buttons and levers.

Why is more better?
More is sometimes better, sometimes it's just different.

In terms of market segmentation, the new kid on the block was clearly designed with home enthusiasts in mind. Mazzer designed the Mini as a cafe secondary grinder; years later, home enthusiasts discovered it worked better than the typical consumer grinder. It would be interesting to see what Mazzer would create today if they started with a blank sheet of paper and home enthusiasts in mind. I bet their grinder would have the Baratza Vario's form factor, less buttons, and more metal. And probably 2x the price.
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#10: Post by shadowfax »

HB wrote:It would be interesting to see what Mazzer would create today if they started with a blank sheet of paper and home enthusiasts in mind. I bet their grinder would have the Baratza Vario's form factor, less buttons, and more metal. And probably 2x the price.
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:shock: How did you know?

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