I got my HG one 2014 with the BB 83mm burrs a couple of weeks ago and I’m absolutely delighted with it. It’s nowhere near having seasoned burrs (only gone through 3 pounds of beans so far) and the difference compared to the Mazzer SJ is significantly noticeable especially with lighter roasts. When I made a cappuccino with a lighter roast, the missus would complain rather vocally that it “tastes of nothing” but now with the same beans she raves about the flavour. While I personally wouldn’t be so critical of the Mazzer SJ I must say that the HG one delivers a clarity of flavour that simply wasn’t there before. You get in the cup the same flavour that you get when you open the freshly roasted bag of coffee and get hit with aromas. Feels like you’re drinking an entirely different coffee when compared to the SJ.
October 29, 2015