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Mazzer Mini

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Mazzer Mini. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Coffee & Espresso Makers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the capacity and durability. The reliability and noise are also appreciated. There are some critical comments about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Coffee & Espresso Makers the Mazzer Mini is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: 3LUXE (3luxe.com)

Mazzer Mini

 

As we researched to find the best coffee grinder, we found espresso enthusiasts agreed that the Mazzer Mini set the standard for quality grinders. Don't let the "mini" in the name confuse you, this is no lesser machine - it's just the smallest...

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: Joe Riordan (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Mazzer Mini Grinder - Joe Riordan's Review

 

I bought this machine based primarily on the consumer reviews here. I will not re-review most of the points in those reviews, because they are accurate, and it is a great machine. My issues are that I am using a machine with a doser as if it were...

Solid, well built machine. Consistent grind. Quiet

Doser is difficult to empty completely. Chute holds too much coffee. "egg timer" type dial for control

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Ash Furrow (coffeegeek.com)

CoffeeGeek - Mazzer Mini Grinder - Ash Furrow's Review

 

This is my first serious grinder, which I got after upgrading from a Breville conical burr grinder. I got the short hopper, but it barely fits under my cupboards, so after a few weeks of experimenting, I've ditched the hopper and measure my beans and...

Excellent grind consistency, granularity, control ; Quiet compared to other grinders ; Large hopper, which you can remove with beans in it without spilling them ; Looks amazing

Portafilter fork is too far from doser ; Sweeping in the doser is not as effective as it could be (fixed with a simple modification) ; Grinder land on the centre of the doser arms, which get stuck there

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Greg Gottsacker (coffeegeek.com)

Spend the money on this grinder! Your espresso machine will perform to the peak of its ability.

 

After purchasing a Solis Maestro and opening the package to look at the machine inside, I immediately repackaged the machine and sent it back to the supplier. It looked like a tinker toy. By comparison, the Mini was liberated from its packaging with...

This machine delivers consistently excellent grinding. I keep reading about tweaking the machine to produce even better results but the coffee produced by this machine works exceptionally well on just the factory setting

I agree that the doser fork is too low and either should be raised or some sort of extension should be added to the left side of the doser chute to keep the coffee directed to the portafilter. I can't imagine what they were thinking when they attached...

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Barbara B (coffeegeek.com)

By far my favorite grinder

 

Not only is this grinder fast, but after many uses, you still do not see any loss of torque power. Mini has absolutely zero static which makes the cleaning very easy. Mini's quietness is really amazing. I have heard about mini mazzer famed low unique...

Heavy duty construction of the frame and body ; Superb grind quality and consistency ; Infinite Grind Settings ; Quiet ; Sleek and modern look

The doser throws the grinds hard to the left unless you pull the handle gently. The large distance between the portafilter rest and the bottom of the doser makes this problem worse

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Tim Lake (coffeegeek.com)

Commercial quality for the home. Quickly adjustable and repeatable. Lifetime of use looks likely.

 

The grind is very even and the change in taste from the coffee was dramatic when switching over from a good hand mill. Wonderfully repeatable if changing grind and back. Available in tall and short hopper (I have short). Doser can sweep reasonably...

Consistent, adjustable, repeatable set points. Change from ristretto to French press and back in a snap. Solid, hefty construction. Looks the part. Quiet

Chute does not fully clear. Doser does not quite sweep clear. Annoying finger guard (removeable though). Some static issues with certain coffees

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Wayne S (coffeegeek.com)

Fantastic grinder for the home user that will do wonders for your espresso.

 

Moving up from a lesser grinder to the Mazzer Mini was a real pleasure and eye opener. It really is all about the grinder. I have to look back now and say that my real espresso life began when I got this grinder. It is all that I could ever ask for a...

Great solid grinder for the home user. Appears to be built like a tank and should last a very long time

The power cord on my unit comes out the side towards the front. Sort of in the way

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Brent . (coffeegeek.com)

Great grinder, glad I bought it, if you are thinking of getting a Mazzer, stop thinking and buy it!

 

A lot has already been written - no need to repeat.

Easy to use ; Reliable ; Looks great ; Timer is great

Doser can be a pain - but you get used to it

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: Teemu Pihlatie (coffeegeek.com)

The gold standard of dosered home espresso grinders - not without its faults (no grinder is perfect) but still good value for money

 

UPGRADING FROM ROCKY DOSERLESS TO MAZZER MINI

build quality beyond reproach ; grind and resulting shot quality ; easy to dial in ; stepless adjustment and ability to fine tune grind ; looks ; quiet

some wasted coffee ; needs modifications to work well in home use ; too tall with standard hopper ; the usual: power cord location, throws grinds to the left, distance between portafilter fork and doser too long, inefficient sweep / retained grounds...

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: Matt Jacobs (coffeegeek.com)

This is a no-worries, no-fuss grinder, that simply does it's job extremely well. And it looks damn fine while doing it too!

 

After months of agonising over whether to buy this grinder or the macap m5, I was offered a relatively cheap price from Danes Coffee, in Brookvale, on Sydney's Northern Beaches.

NOTE: I rated this grinder '9' under 'cost vs. value', because the Australian distributors keep it nice and expensive here - around the $750 mark. I really wish they would sell it cheaper

NOTE: I rated this grinder '9' under 'cost vs. value', because the Australian distributors keep it nice and expensive here - around the $750 mark. I really wish they would sell it cheaper

Jul, 2009