Victoria Arduino Mythos 2 Gravimetric - Page 4

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

Postby mivanitsky » Apr 05, 2019, 11:44 am

Sounds like it's not quite ready for prime time, despite dosing consistently. Hopefully this thing is firmware upgradeable!

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Almico

Postby Almico » replying to mivanitsky » Apr 05, 2019, 12:27 pm

The grinder is ready for prime time. The manual is not. I finally got mine programed and it's working like a dream.

Even the menu system is a bit quirky. For example, when you get to this edit screen, the blank upper right tile accesses the advanced menu. Nowhere does it indicate that!

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And pressing the "900RPM" button gets you into the RPM adjustment menu. Pushing and holding the same button gets you into a deeper level.

So it seems everything has been thought out functionally, just not programming-wise.

I would anticipate a firmware upgrade at some point.

mivanitsky

Postby mivanitsky » Apr 05, 2019, 12:37 pm

Outstanding!

Sounds like an ideal shop grinder then. The grind quality itself is certainly beyond reproach. A disproportionately large percentage of exceptional shots I've had in commercial settings have come from Mythos grinders.

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Almico

Postby Almico » Apr 05, 2019, 12:39 pm

DucaiMann wrote:I can't log in to see the video. Who is your contact there? I would love get in touch!


I sent an email to info@victoriaarduino.com, but they replied to contact Nuovo Simonelli/USA.

I sent a PM link to my Google Drive with the vids.

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Almico

Postby Almico » Apr 05, 2019, 12:50 pm

mivanitsky wrote:Outstanding!

Sounds like an ideal shop grinder then. The grind quality itself is certainly beyond reproach. A disproportionately large percentage of exceptional shots I've had in commercial settings have come from Mythos grinders.


I am quite surprised how much different the coffee tastes. Smoother, but not as defined. The burrs are no where near broken in yet.

DucaiMann

Postby DucaiMann » Apr 05, 2019, 1:12 pm

Yes I have a feeling this grinder is going to take over the market once it's dialed in. The large burrs, quite operation, and incredibly fluffy grind, even without the burrs being broken in is pretty amazing.

The settings are a lot and you will need someone at the shop to really know what they are doing, but the quality will be unparalleled in a fast paced environment.

mivanitsky

Postby mivanitsky » Apr 05, 2019, 1:16 pm

That is my experience with Mythos burrs in shops, and with the genuine Mythos burrs in the Kafatek Monolith Flat grinder as well. It is a very pleasing shot. If you want more clarity in your extraction, it is easy enough to swap burrs to the current SSP ones. In a commercial setting it might make sense to have a Mythos with each set, if budget and space permitted. They do change a bit with break-in, but the general concept remains the same.

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Almico

Postby Almico » Apr 07, 2019, 3:16 pm

First busy weekend with the new grinder. A few barista moves had to be modified to accommodate the tare delay, but considering the grinder starts automatically after it tares, the time spent elsewhere makes it a wash. Grinds pour out as politely as my monolith and the doses are on +/- .3g. Considering I have the tare tolerance set to .5g to speed up the tare delay, that's not bad. It is truly whisper quiet and the coffee is superb.

I love this grinder.