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1) From: homeroast
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I've never actually seen or used a Zassenhaus, but I know at least a few of
you are dedicated fans, so I'm wondering: how does the grind quality compare
to that from a high-quality burr grinder?  I'm currently running a Mazzer
Super Jolly for espresso and a Rocky for drip, but I've been thinking lately
about selling the Rocky, getting a Zass for drip (and just using the SJ if I
need the grind done quickly), and using the excess cash for other projects.
So, would switching from a Rocky to a Zass be a step up, down, or sideways
in terms of quality?  Obviously the Zass would be slower, but I don't
particularly care about efficiency (and the Rocky is really slow next to the
SJ, anyways).  If I do make the switch, any recommendations on what type of
Zassenhaus to get from amongst all the ones Sweet Marias stocks?
Thanks,
-Josh
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I've never actually seen or used a Zassenhaus, but I know at least a few of you are dedicated fans, so I'm wondering: how does the grind quality compare to that from a high-quality burr grinder?  I'm currently running a Mazzer Super Jolly for espresso and a Rocky for drip, but I've been thinking lately about selling the Rocky, getting a Zass for drip (and just using the SJ if I need the grind done quickly), and using the excess cash for other projects.  So, would switching from a Rocky to a Zass be a step up, down, or sideways in terms of quality?  Obviously the Zass would be slower, but I don't particularly care about efficiency (and the Rocky is really slow next to the SJ, anyways).  If I do make the switch, any recommendations on what type of Zassenhaus to get from amongst all the ones Sweet Marias stocks?
Thanks,
-Josh
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2) From: homeroast
Josh
I plan to be getting a surprise 60th birthday present from the family..a 
Rocky..
I have been happily using my Zass for about 8 years..grinds fine for my 
Gaggia Espresso..but if you think the step "down" in speed time is going to 
be similar to the difference between your SJ and you Rocky..i hope you are 
mistaken.
Grinding 14 grams of beans for espresso is a few minutes...nice excercise 
and good hands on experience..but if you want to pull more than one double 
it is really something to take into account.
It is much quicker for French press grind..
Little kids enjoy grinding with it..it will make a great backup grinder..I 
take it to work sometimes and grind at my desk...
I prefer the box mill (not the knee model) as it is very stable on the 
counter during grinding and can be held in the lap for grinding as well.
Best
myron
Myron Joshua
Kibbutz Kfar Etzion
90912
Israel
+972-(0)2-9935 178

3) From: homeroast
Josh,
     I've had a Rocky, and three different Zass's.  I now have a  
Mazzer Major and a Zass.  I only use the Zass for traveling and when  
the power goes out.  I STRONGLY recommend the knee Zass, the burrs are  
much more solidly attached and at least my Zass knee mill produced a  
much more even grind.  I gave the others away.
       pecan jim
On Jan 19, 2008, at 12:33 PM, Josh Schwartz wrote:
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"I plan to be getting a surprise 60th birthday present from the family."
Well, me, too- for my 65th, I plan on one Helluva surprise- my younger
brother giving my XKE back. But no- Please. He can afford the Jag, or not,
and HRH Lucas, the Prince of Darkness... -ro
On Jan 19, 2008 11:41 AM, Myron J  wrote:
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-- 
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty
Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976
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"I plan to be getting a surprise 60th birthday present from the family."
Well, me, too- for my 65th, I plan on one Helluva surprise- my younger brother giving my XKE back. But no- Please. He can afford the Jag, or not, and HRH Lucas, the Prince of Darkness... -ro
On Jan 19, 2008 11:41 AM, Myron J <myronj> wrote:
Josh
I plan to be getting a surprise 60th birthday present from the family..a
Rocky..
I have been happily using my Zass for about 8 years..grinds fine for my
Gaggia Espresso..but if you think the step "down" in speed time is going to
be similar to the difference between your SJ and you Rocky..i hope you are
mistaken.
Grinding 14 grams of beans for espresso is a few minutes...nice excercise
and good hands on experience..but if you want to pull more than one double
it is really something to take into account.
It is much quicker for French press grind..
Little kids enjoy grinding with it..it will make a great backup grinder..I
take it to work sometimes and grind at my desk...
I prefer the box mill (not the knee model) as it is very stable on the
counter during grinding and can be held in the lap for grinding as well.
Best
myron
Myron Joshua
Kibbutz Kfar Etzion
90912
Israel
+972-(0)2-9935 178


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