"...I did find one grinder with the "Jericho" logo on the front, but I can't
find anything about it on the web..."
have you contacted the Coffee Masters? On theirhttp://www.coffeemasters.com/Public/distprod.htmpage, they list the Jericho
among the "not listed" manufacturers, see below:
"Coffee Masters offers a full line of coffee accessories, supplies and
equipment, ranging from cups and mugs to espresso machines and grinders.
Some of the manufacturers not listed above include: Vita-Mix, Crathco, Bunn,
Jericho, Detecto, Grindmaster, La Pavoni, Toddy, and Zojirushi."
I, too, am searching for a Maestro replacement and thus have a similar
"question of the decade": "What would anyone recommend as a replacement for
the Maestro for the vac/french press/espresso user who wants longevity and
quality construction without the doser?" I want to use it mainly for
espresso and less frequently for vacuum brewer or French Press. I am not
sure whether it is better to keep changing the grind on the (future)
"better" grinder or to keep the better grinder for espresso and the Maestro
for French Press / Vacuum grinding.
So far, we are happy with our about nine months old Maestro. Our daughter
bought it for us from Sweet Maria's as a Christmas gift. We use it every day
at least once. We do not have any "dust" problem; we have a small Shark
hand-held vacuum cleaner next to it and use it to clean the Maestro after
each grinding. Perhaps that helps. But the often mentioned durability
problems scare me.
I am seriously thinking about the Mini MazzerŽ Espresso Grinder and probably
would disable its doser as I pre-weight the coffee for each espresso
Which brings another thought. I prefer to buy from Tom and Sweet Maria's --
but could not find several products I need (well, want.) A half pound drum
roaster such as the HotTop. Espresso machine in the Isomac Tea class.
Electronic Scale with 0.1g steps. Grinder in the Mini MazzerŽ Espresso
I know that Sweet Maria's plans to offer the HotTop when it becomes
available in the USA. From reading this list, I got the impression that
there are many people who would buy the other products mentioned above from
Sweet Maria's if they were available. Perhaps Tom and Sweet Maria's will
consider adding those products, too.
We have bought the roaster, scale, and espresso machine mentioned above; but
are still looking for a grinder that is a "step above the Maestro."
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