Aarrgghhh:slaphead::angry1::doublebanghead: I just looked on Craigslist and someone sold 2 Mazzers from closing down a coffee shop 3 days ago. Now, does anybody know what grinder this is?
Looks like a Rossi RR45, I would generally consider it a good deal at 250.
It is stepped with rather large steps though. Commercial quality, you see a lot of them branded for Astra.
Stefan, I believe that is one of the commonly rebranded Italian grinders, specifically the Rossi RR45 grinder. Rebranded also as the Nuova Simonelli MDX and Eureka MDM. Not sure exactly which model it is, so would be good to check it out in person so that you can check on burr size, but you should be able to source new burrs quite easily.
Thanks guys, would that be a step up from my doserless Rancilio Rocky? The seller didn't find any name (but Made in Italy) on it but she also doesn't know anything about it - bought a business that came with it. She says it runs smoothly and the asking price is more than reasonable, so maybe I play around and replace the burrs if necessary. Or would I be better off with the Rocky?
Should be somewhat Super Jolly quality if 64mm burrs? Apart from it not being stepless, it should still be step up in grind quality from the Rocky.
The machines at all the Virgin Lounges I've visited (Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne) use Rancilios. The original Gregan's on Pitt in Central, Sydney uses (used, when I was there in 2009 and again in 2010) a LM. I tend to see more LMs and Rancilios than any other brand. I have yet to see a Synesso up here.
Err I meant speciality 3rd wave cafes. Melbourne - eg. St Ali's, Seven Seeds, Patricia's Coffee Brewers, Clement Coffee, Auction Rooms, Proud Mary, etc. Sydney - Coffee Alchemy, Mecca Espresso, Sample Coffee Bar, Toby's Estate, Reuben Hills, Single Origin Roasters, etc.
Stefan, just be patient and keep checking CL (and ebay). SJs come up all the time.