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Topic: Ebay handmill tip (11 msgs / 317 lines)
1) From: Paul Martin
I know some of you have expressed interested in picking up a manual grinder.
Since our hosts are no longer able to offer Zassenhaus, I can recommend the
Armin Trosser as an alternative since they've been running cheaper on ebay.
Just ran across one expiring today (7pm EST).  It's currently at $10 plus
shipping from Ontario: 220072589700
Paul
P.s. Just picked up a second mill (actually on it's way now) for about $18
shipped.  I believe it's an unmarked Zass.

2) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
there's lots of handmills - a word of caution: 75% listed as antique 
are not. they have been reproducing mills forever, since the 50s at 
least, for decor. it fools a lot of people. tossers are okay in terms 
of function, peugots are so-so. i thought the trespades to be pretty 
good. zass are fine, of course. any other comments? -tom
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3) From: Laura Micucci
It's now 10.50.
I also took the advise of a list member and my Trosser was shipped on Monday
(160073874776).  I paid 22.84 with shipping.  Now if that AND my moka pot
that I got for 15.00 from the SM sale page (also pointed out by a list
member) AND my sample pack ALL come on Friday, I am going to have a VERY fun
coffee kinda weekend!
Thanks to everyone!
On 1/24/07, Paul Martin  wrote:
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Laura Micucci
www.freshroastedforyou.com

4) From: Heat + Beans --all the rest is commentary
I have used this mill for my last several travelshttp://espressoparts.com/product/CLIP_TGR_LGIt is very light and compact. Not as excellent as my Zass, way better than a
whirley, much lighter than either, and very tidy.  IMO, perfect with the
AeroPress for carry-ons.
Martin
On 1/24/07, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee 
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Martin
Heat + Beans
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5) From: miKe mcKoffee
Martin,
You're not a List newbie so just a friendly reminder about commercial coffee
related links. 
I too endorse EPNW as a reputable source for espresso machine related items
but they do sell things Tom sells. (Got a couple E61 group lever gaskets
from them just this week.)
Kona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/	From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Heat + Beans
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	I have used this mill for my last several travels
	
	
	It is very light and compact. Not as excellent as my Zass, way
better than a whirley, much lighter than either, and very tidy.  IMO,
perfect with the AeroPress for carry-ons. 
	Martin
	
	Heat + Beans
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6) From: Heat + Beans --all the rest is commentary
Mike,
You're right, I'm not a newbie so no reminder is necessary.
I looked first on the SM site for a travel grinder and found nothing in the
narrow category that I had in mind. This grinder is fairly well buried in
their site, so for convenience I included the link.  Just aove,  I took
Tom's words to mean that he welcomed further discussion and ideas:
"tossers are okay in terms
of function, peugots are so-so. i thought the trespades to be pretty
good. zass are fine, of course. any other comments?"
Finally, I sent an email to Tom last week asking, roughly, if he had a
problem with my posting about this little grinder. I included the link as
well. Didn't hear back, but he's been a busy fellow.
I wasn't endorsing EPNW as a "reputable source."  But evidently you have
seen fit to do so in the process of your reminder.
Martin
On 1/24/07, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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Martin
Heat + Beans
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7) From: miKe mcKoffee
Martin,
No offense was intended. Guess assuming no response meant a yes was the
problem. Yes Tom welcomes discussions and even naming other sources isn't a
problem but has been very clear on commercial competitor links. For the
record Tom emailed me off List thanking me for my post.
See:
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Kona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/	From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Heat + Beans
--all the rest is commentary
	Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 3:39 PM
	
	Mike,
	You're right, I'm not a newbie so no reminder is necessary.  
	
	I looked first on the SM site for a travel grinder and found nothing
in the narrow category that I had in mind. This grinder is fairly well
buried in their site, so for convenience I included the link.  Just aove,  I
took Tom's words to mean that he welcomed further discussion and ideas: 
	
	"tossers are okay in terms
	of function, peugots are so-so. i thought the trespades to be pretty
	good. zass are fine, of course. any other comments?"
	
	Finally, I sent an email to Tom last week asking, roughly, if he had
a problem with my posting about this little grinder. I included the link as
well. Didn't hear back, but he's been a busy fellow. 
	
	I wasn't endorsing EPNW as a "reputable source."  But evidently you
have seen fit to do so in the process of your reminder.
	
	Martin

8) From: Paul Martin
Thanks, Tom.  Most of what I know about Zasses came from the SM site so it's
what I pursued first, but found the cost on ebay prohibitive for me.  My
Trosser is pretty good, but as it's my first, I have no comparison.  I'm
hoping this Zass in disguise that's coming will give me a good comparison.
I've not heard of the Trespades so thanks for that tip.  
Most definitely when trolling ebay, I take the "antique" description with a
grain of salt.  Usually it means it looks a little old or has some dust and
they're hoping for a higher sale price! Besides, I want to use it, not put
it on my shelf.
BTW, I received my first order from SM this past Saturday.  Harvey was
speedy, but his helper delivered it to my neighbors instead.  Good thing
their honest!  So far, I did one roast of Misty Valley in the popper.  Since
I'm a new homeroaster, I'm very unsure of my skills.  You can imagine my
delight when I tasted...blueberries. :^) I probably took it a little far at
the beginning of second crack.  But, with my notes, I can back that off for
the next roast.  
I look forward to more orders when the budget is up and the supply is down.
My 8 lb order should keep me going for a couple of weeks at least. :^)
Paul

9) From: Jeff Oien
I bought a Zass on eBay quite a while ago for espresso. I was
disappointed. It doesn't do any better than my Bodum Antigua which
is just like a Solis Maestro, maybe even a little worse. Fine for
anything else but I didn't need it for that. I'm thinking of
selling it, but not sure what to put in the description because
I don't want to lead anyone astray.
JeffO
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10) From: Brian Kamnetz
Laura,
After giving some thought to the matter of the covers on the moka pots, I
came to the realization that I NEVER use the cover. Plus, it is clumsy when
I am cleaning the top part of the pot. So I removed the cover. Haven't used
it "hatless" yet; probably will seem strange.
Brian
On 1/24/07, Laura Micucci  wrote:
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11) From: Paul Martin
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By-it-now for $5 and send me the link? :^)  I'm fairly happy with the
Trosser but perhaps it's because I can't afford a quality electrical =
burr to
compare it to. Here's the one I got: 130054901856
Paul


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