Coffeechap wrote:Why don you come to the lever even at Cirencester end of April? I will have the manual and the electronic both set up for espresso there, also a compak r120, ek43, both kafateks, modified versalab and a WUG powered hg1.
It would be appreciated if you could give your impressions after the event. I am attracted to the feature set of the electronic ZM, primarily the claimed ability to reproduce precisely specified burr gaps. However, there is probably a reason Mazzer has positioned this as a filter grinder. For a Canadian $4000 grinder (what it costs here) to succeed for espresso requires that the burr carrier and other components maintain tight tolerances at narrow gap settings. Only this would allow taking advantage of what the stepper motor can offer. The ZM is a great design concept that seems to have made very little impression in the field and that is not heavily marketed for espresso. Why, I wonder. Mazzer have not replied to my questions, as yet.