La Marzocco Swift Mini with Etzinger grind mechanism - Page 2

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maki

#11: Post by maki »

Paul_Pratt wrote:IIRC the negative comments were that dosing and laying of the grinds in the basket by the rotating impeller made the espresso a bit thin. Fast forward 15+ years and now people are advocating such dosing and distribution with the use of dosing tools.

LOL
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RikC

#12: Post by RikC »

HB wrote:That's right, it's essentially a home-friendly version of the hulking La Marzocco Swift that's been around for many years for cafes. The La Marzocco Swift Mini Review starts today. :D
That's pretty awesome, looking forward to it!
raidensix wrote:Any hints on the pricing.
Well, I read the following on the German Kaffee-Netz forum, though it refers to the LM USA site (???) where I cannot find anything.

https://www.kaffee-netz.de/threads/la-m ... st-1711264

Anyway, it states 1615€ ex. VAT. But I doubt how reliable this number is, it sounds reasonable though compared to the EtzMAX.

Also there is this youtube video from HOST'19 in German. Most people here won't speak that though, and the auto-translation available on youtube is sadly produces quite a bit of gibberish at several sections of the video:
It does show a nice close-up of the tamping mechanism though.

maki

#13: Post by maki »

yes, a local distributor as well said smth about 1615 without vat.
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hercdeisel

#14: Post by hercdeisel »

Am I reading right that it has a 32mm burr set? If so, what a fascinating test of the value of burr size. Or is something else going on that I'm not understanding about the burrs?

devlin2427

#15: Post by devlin2427 »

Looks like a Sette that got a boob job...

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#16: Post by guydebord »

hercdeisel wrote:Am I reading right that it has a 32mm burr set? If so, what a fascinating test of the value of burr size. Or is something else going on that I'm not understanding about the burrs?
https://etzinger-ag.com/blog/32mm-so-what

I just dont.... :roll:
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Jepy

#17: Post by Jepy »

Paul_Pratt wrote:I like the design a lot, it clearly has Marzocco DNA from earlier grinders they sold.

One item of note though is the Swift grinder was not that well received when it was first launched around the millenium. Personally I thought it was great, a perfect choice for people so used to super auto machines. IIRC the negative comments were that dosing and laying of the grinds in the basket by the rotating impeller made the espresso a bit thin. Fast forward 15+ years and now people are advocating such dosing and distribution with the use of dosing tools.
You are so right Paul!

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redbone

#18: Post by redbone »

For full specs see https://international.lamarzoccohome.com/it/swift-mini/ Under VISUALIZZA SPECIFICHE.

Specifiche
Burr Type Conical
Hopper Capacity (kg/lbs) 0,25 / 0,5
Grind Adjustment Stepped
Burr Diameter 32mm
Grinding Speed (rpm) 680
Programmable Dose Yes
Weight 13,5 kg
Voltage 110V Single Phase
220V Single Phase
Wattage 450

https://dailycoffeenews.com/2017/06/27/ ... nder-line/ June 2017
Upgrades to the etzJET mechanism and the display will be the first to emerge. The company stated that within 2018 there will come a variety of three interchangeable etzJET variations, all fitting into the same housing. A "Light" version will feature a grinder body made of fiberglass-reinforced plastic, a "Heavy" version with a motor three times "stronger" than the stock model, and a "Super-Heavy" featuring the stronger motor and a 42mm conical burr set.
Etzinger Etzmax Spec sheet. https://etzinger-ag.com/XooWebKit/bin/d ... 202019.pdf
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maki

#19: Post by maki »

STEPPED adjustment rises questions, though
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raidensix

#20: Post by raidensix »

More videos available :