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Macap’s M7D (D for digital doserless) is Macap’s flagship, ultimate espresso grinder. For enthusiasts and shops that are seeking: greater depth of flavors, the ability to highlight subtle floral or aromatic flavors, increased body and mouthfeel, and more consistent grind quality with less need for adjustment, a large conical burr can provide higher performance than even the largest flat burr. In our experiments at Clive Coffee, we have found that upgrading to a top quality espresso grinder can make a more noticeable improvement in flavor than changing espresso machines. If you are looking for the best way to improve your espresso, in your shop or in your home and haven’t yet tried a large, conical burr grinder, then consider doing so before you replace your single boiler, heat exchanger or dual boiler machine. You might be surprised at its ability to unlock the performance of your machine.
The main reasons why large conical burr grinders have such unique performance and receive such rave reviews are that their larger burrs (68mm here, as well as in most popular conicals) have longer cutting surfaces, resulting in very consistent particle distribution and the ability to make very fine adjustments to the grind. The longer cutting lengths require a more powerful motor (800 watts in the M7D), which operate at very low speed (400 RPM here), so these more consistent grinds are dispensed more quickly with minimal friction from the burrs and motor. Lower RPM also means noticeably lower volume while grinding. The stepless worm drive, combined with both manual and programmable grind dispensing, mean that fine tuning your favorite espresso flavor is more intuitive and repeatable.
Size and price can be a barrier for bringing higher end espresso grinders into a home, but the M7D has a smaller visual footprint due to it’s smaller chute, and the body is only 15 inches tall with the hopper removed (for single dosing), or 20 inches tall with the optional short hopper.
Compared to compact commercial grinders, the M7D’s 800w motor has more than three times the power of the average small commercial unit. It’s 400 RPM speed is a quarter the speed that most small commercial units run. This translates to a very smooth, quiet and refined grinding experience. The M7D will produce a superb fluffy grind quickly and with minimal grounds retention. You should notice more obvious and abundant flavor across a range of roast levels (particularly in light to medium roasts). Dosing and grind consistency will be extremely consistent with single dosing, or programming your dose to hundredths of a second.
- Warranty: 1 year
- Grinder comes with tall hopper, optional short hopper and portafilter holder sold separately.
- 68mm Conical grinding burrs
- 800 watts
- Blade speed 400 RPM
- Stepless worm drive grind adjustment
- Grinding output 4.5 grams per second
Doserless grinders dispense coffee directly into the portafilter. When combined with a grind timer, this design improves coffee freshness, consistency and minimizes waste.
These grinders can eliminate the variable of how much coffee is ground by controlling grind time or grind weight. For espresso, once grind volume is set, simply adjust the grind gradually finer or courser to create that perfect 25 second 1.5oz espresso shot. Not only can this ease the learning curve and greatly improve consistency of espresso shots, it also improves cleanliness by letting you dispense exactly the amount of coffee you want.
Stepless grinders offer infinite control of grind fineness. This allows easier experimentation with espresso shot time or volume. There are a number of different styles of stepless adjustment, such as worm drive or micrometric, which offer even more precise on-the-fly adjustments with one hand.
- Height tall hopper: 25"
- Height short hopper: 20"
- Height without hopper: 15"
- Width: 10"
- Depth: 14.25"
- Weight: 36 lbs.
- Hopper capacity: 3 lbs, 1lb short hopper available
- Voltage: 110V