This is a multi-part message in MIME format. I got an Armin Trosser grinder in today, and, after taking it apart and = cleaning it have ground some coffee at two different settings---a = regular grind and a very fine grind. Both grinds looked fantastic = compared to the grinds I was getting with my blade grinder. They were = very evenly ground and such a noticeable difference in size! Made a = moka pot with the finer grind and it was terrific! So, I wanted to = thank Brett for letting us know that there were other grinders out there = besides the Zassenhaus that were good! Thanks, Brett! Gerald
Hi Gerald, I picked up the two Armin Trosser's on eBay for $15.50 - and they grind wonderfully too. Please be warned, admitting you like a manual grinder can make you "persona non grata" with those who can only accept a $100+ electric grinder as being legitimate. But enjoy the java! Brett Zassin, Trossin and Rockyn to the beat... On 3/2/06, Gerald and Beth Newsom wrote: <Snip> e <Snip> ow <Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast __]_ _(( )_ Please don't spill the coffee!
Grinder pervert, now you've gone and seduced poor Gerald too. Zass flogging, Armin trossing, what depth will we sink to next? <Snip>
The funny part of the two trossers was that they were a single item on eBay. Nobody bid on them because nobody wants two old grinders. I'm just fixing them up and prepping to resell on eBay... And the two came for less than one usually comes for... I am still astonished at the great technologies of previous generations. I haven't talked much about my Cory electric grinder - but I got two of those too... One is my daily grind. The other became a snowbird and moved to Scottsdale AZ. Cheers, Brett Zassperv On 3/2/06, Randolph Wilson wrote: <Snip> ribes) go tohttp://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast __]_ _(( )_ Please don't spill the coffee!
Oh, not really - those members of the 'Mazzerati' with open minds most likely understand that manual grinders occupy the same ecological niche in the shredding spectrum as La Pavoni Levers in the espresso machine world, or Heat Gun/ Dogfood Bowl users on the roasting continuium. That is to say: cheap, effective, sometimes contankerous, but always with a great deal of immediate, tactile involvement. There is an esthetic involved here - which I can appreciate, even if I choose not to participate in it. One man's chore may well be another's Mantra... Cheers Jim
Well said! Sipping Kenya Gethumbwini from my clarity... Brett Zasstrosser On 3/3/06, Jim Mitchell wrote: <Snip> n <Snip> or <Snip> a <Snip> ribes) go tohttp://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast __]_ _(( )_ Please don't spill the coffee!
I've recently written the list concerning my Zassenhaus and its dust. I've tried every suggestion but have not had improved results. In fact, this morning I tried to grind Timor at a City roast and couldn't even turn the handle at one point. The burrs were opened 1 1/4 turns, so it shouldn't have happened. Maybe the burrs just aren't sharp enough. I bought it new. Anyway, it's very frustrating because I know they are considered a very good grinder, and with the lack of new production I can't even send it back for a replacement. So the question is, are Armin Trosser grinders comparable? I've kinda given up on Zassenhaus, even though I seem to have the only one with a dud. --------------------------------- Blab-away for as little as 1˘/min. Make PC-to-Phone Calls using Yahoo! Messenger with Voice.
I have two grinders, both decades old & used when I obtained them. I have a Zassenhaus (AKA Fassenhaus) & an Armin-Trösser. Speaking of my two grinde= rs, quality is comparable & both provide excellent results. Though the Armin-Trösser's burrs are less sharp (from use, it is the older of the tw= o) hence the grounds have less fluff, since the beans are crushed more & cut less. The Armin-Trösser's burrs have a less aggressive cut than the Zassenhaus burrs, so it takes longer to grind a given amount, about 50% mor= e turns. --MikeW On 4/30/06, Jonathan Morris wrote: <Snip> n <Snip> n't <Snip> w. <Snip> ood <Snip> r a <Snip> ? <Snip> e <Snip> yahoo.com/mail_us/taglines/postman2/http://us.rd.yahoo.com/evt=39663/*ht=tp://voice.yahoo.com>using Yahoo! Messenger with Voice. <Snip> -- "Life is just one damned thing after another." - Elbert Hubbard