Owning the Mazzer Royal Espresso Grinder
The Mazzer Royal is a stepless, doser grinder with manual timed grinding functionality. It’s a big step up from the Super Jolly in terms of performance and capacities, though it operates similarly. Its 900 watt motor spins at a rate of 1050 RPM with a whopping 1 horsepower. The extra large hopper can hold four whole pounds of coffee, and the timer dial operation can grind in up to sixty second increments for continual use. The grounds are deposited into a large doser, which can be adjusted to dispense anywhere from 5.5 to 9 grams into your portafilter with a flick of the dosing lever. The doser can dispense up to twelve pre-portioned amounts before needing to be refilled, which it can do automatically, and those grinds can then be easily tamped with the doser’s built-in tamper. Both the doser and its built-in tamper are designed with high-speed scenarios in mind, where you want to be able to quickly grind and tamp for several drinks in a row. We may never be royals, but this grinder sure is; and it would really shine in a high-volume cafe.
The Mazzer Royal’s gigantic 83mm stainless steel burrs are stepless, meaning they can be adjusted to a virtually infinite degree by turning the collar in small amounts. Although the Royal is capable of producing coarse or fine grinds, in a cafe environment it’s simply impractical. It’s best to use different tools for different jobs. Let the Royal grind the espresso, and get another grinder for drip and the like. The burrs are easy to access for cleaning, and calibrating them afterward is simple, too. If the Royal seems too big for your needs, the Mazzer Kony is worth your consideration; or, for a small doser that’s perfect for home, take a look at the Mini or Mini P.