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Topic: POLL: was +The Fetishism of the Commodity, aka "Better than (47 lines)
1) From: Peter Z
Ok, here goes.
I voted for no change.
First let me say that I love the convenience of the Mazzer Mini, but C 
does not like the room it takes up on the counter. ( It is slowly being 
worked off the edge)
We slowly, over a year, went through the cheap_ grinder_to_ 
better_cheap_ grinder routine, until this list drove me nuts and I ached 
over which grinder to get.
The MM or the Rocky?!
"More bucks is better" won out, so I bought a brand new Mazzer Mini :)
(and I since have bought a used Mazzer Major, because it is much faster 
to grind a pound with it :) )
That said, here is our reaction to the new 'better' grinder'
C said, with the first brew from the new grinder, (The Mazzer Mini) 
"What is all this fuss about grinders? Coffee tastes the same to me."
I had to admit it tasted the same to me also.
Well, we really REALLY like Harrar Horse, roasted just into second 
crack. The taste is great, no matter which grinder, or how new or old 
the roast is. ( This may tell you something about our tasting ability) 
We think it is miles ahead of any coffee we have ever bought elsewhere 
though.
The MM is quieter than our earlier electric grinders, and for sure it is 
less messy.
I do not regret buying it. I figure some day I will roast a batch that 
will give me the taste of blueberries or... etc. but I guess these 
flavors go away when you get to second crack.
 I have tried stopping the roast earlier, but to me, the coffee tastes 
just plain un cooked. Mine never tastes burned like I used to taste in 
the popular chain store coffee, it is always great.
So, maybe I am a bit of a snob when it comes to my MM, but I will still 
admit that it did not make much of a difference in the taste of drip 
coffee, to me and C anyway.
Best,
 PeterZ 
Enjoying the remnants of hurricane H, here in LHC, cool 106 degree 
weather and some clouds drifting by.
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