Optics Spiral Design for small Glass Hoppers

Being aware of the trend to use even small TORR TOYS Glass Hoppers for bigger grinders we started to assist here with the design as a more prominent glass and glass design might compensate for a missing size of the hopper to keep a good all-over design. We started here with the crystal spiral optics design in 250 and 300 sizes to check the demand and the feedback. In the next step, we will prepare some waffle optics and double spiral which was also famous in the former days in the 50s and 60s. We will also provide more pictures of this design in the galleries soon. 

If you want a spiral optics, you need to be fast, the first batch is nearly sold. 

MK Glass Hopper for EK Dosing Tool

As the Dosing Tool for the Mahlkoenig EK43 and EK43S and also for the US made Versalab grinder (who developed that tool) is quite famous for a while now we would like to inform you about the possibility to use our TORR TOYS glass hoppers with those grinders + dosing tools without any modifications.

You can simply use the inner part of the TT MK adapter to match the dosing tool. The only issue here is that you will see the bayonet of the adapter. On the other hand, the advantage is that you can use the hopper for other MK grinders with that bayonet as well. We think about to provide a simple case here soon depending on the demand. This will improve the all-over design easily. In case of higher demands for glass hoppers to be used with the dosing tools we can also develop the a totally new adapter for these add-ons. 

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Detail MK43 Dosing Tool

Resellers and Stockists

As for an increasing programme in the field of glass hoppers where we cover already 80 % of the most important coffee grinder brands we are looking for resellers and stockists worldwide. Dealers with showroom and an additional location to their online shop preferred. If you are interested in selling our glass hoppers, or even more, just drop us a mail - also if you might know a good reseller in your area please let us know. 

Trend Colors & Glass Hoppers Autumn/Winter 2018

The TOP trend colours (Pantone) for Autumn/Winter 2018 are:

  1. Red Pear 19-1536
  2. Valiant Poppy 18-1549
  3. Nebulas Blue 18-4048
  4. Ceylon Yellow 15-0850
  5. Martini Olive 18-0625
  6. Russet Orange 16-1255
  7. Ultra Violet 18-3838
  8. Crocus Petal 15-3520
  9. Limelight 12-0740
  10. Quetzal Green 18-5025

We decided to go with 6 of them (see colours Bold above) with the glass hoppers as far as possible. The Green and the Violet are already very famous when it comes to ours glass hopper orders from around the world. So let´s see what autumn will bring. For sure there is a big batch of 300 and 600 in Olive available from next week. We will post some nice pics soon here and on IG. 

ECM modified and new ELITE! glass adapter

We modified the ECM adapters again as for a much higher demand, not only from Germany, Austria and Switzerland but also from other Countries where ECM and Profitec seems to be more and more famous already even when it comes to coffee grinders. Another reason for these modifications is of course that the ECM / Profitec customers are always at the top end when it comes to design and quality. Last but not least the premium model V-Titan 64 is a great grinder in many aspects and offers low retention compared to many other brands in the market. 

The ECM Edition 3 adapter comes with a smaller gap now, there were also modifications concerning the details to improve the flow of the beans. We added a 45-degree phase which follows the design of the glass adapter and added some radii.

We developed also an ECM ELITE! glass adapter for the ECM glass hoppers which comes in another pure design to reach a modern look. 

This ELITE! design will be added to some more adapters soon after having received feedback from our customers. 

New and more pictures of this ELITE! design to come soon. 

Black Custom Made

With this total black Mazzer MIni E we show some of the options concerning the grinder mods and customizing. However, there are many more possibilities than you can see in the picture where we made:  

  1. matte black funnel
  2. matte black funnel lid (mod B only) 
  3. deep black handblown glass hopper 300
  4. black glass hopper adapter S1
  5. black glass hopper lid

We have many possibilities here concerning different coatings, paintings and improvements. All can be arranged for the grinder of your choice to get your customized custom-made coffee grinder. We will also offer some modified grinder editions soon for some of the most favourite coffee grinders in the market, used by home baristas and professionals. All this can be also paired with the matching espresso accessories and customized coffee tools. 

 

 

Custom, colors and flavour

Increasing the range of TORR TOYS products and custom made items, doesn't only mean to have more and beautiful design options, it also means to get a cleaner cup and better flavour when it comes to great materials, special coatings and glass hoppers** for coffee grinders. To avoid plastics is not only sustainable, eco-friendly and durable, you can even taste it. As for the glass hopper, the beans will be fresh for a longer time here compared to the plastic solutions which are going to destroy the smell and taste even after a short time. Of course, there are special kinds of plastics, food grade plastics and high-tech materials but in the end, most of this ends up in a tasty disaster. 

In other words, the design and materials are always nice but you will also get an extra benefit from our TORR TOYS and we are always busy to find new solutions to improve and develop the products we offer.  

**(made from glass and metal only - no plastics)

New grinder couple Mahlkonig E65S & Anfim

The new professional Mahlkonig grinder, the E65S was just launched at the WOC in Amsterdam these days. This new MK grinder offers some nice advantages for the professionals and the home baristas as well. For sure the most important benefit compared to the K30 will be a smaller size and less space to be required on the counter or in the kitchen. Also, the price will be less than the cheapest K30 grinder available. In addition to the MK there will be also a similar grinder from Anfim, which belongs also to the HEMRO group.

This Anfim grinder comes with a cheaper outfit and body but has the same specs as the E65S grinder. While the MK price is expected to be approx. 1600 Euros, the Anfim will sell for approx. 1100 Euros. Also, the hoppers will be the same. We are going to launch the TORR TOYS glasses here for this new grinder couple after the summer break in September. As there is no bayonet used by these grinders, the new MK/ANF TORR hoppers are expected to be the same price as the MAZZER S1. Max. size of the hoppers will be 1 KG here. The OEM hopper can hold 1.2 KG. 

Eye catcher for Coffee Shops, Bars and Shop-in-Shop solutions

When it comes to professional coffee business Design and Design concepts are more important than in private spaces, offices or kitchens. The equipment, especially the espresso machine, the grinder and other nice equipment is always the eyecatcher of the professional coffee set-up. In this case, the TORR TOYS glass hopper could be the icing on the cake, a colour spot and eyecatcher that has to works well with all the interior concept. 

However, it doesn´t matter about the location and purpose, in the end, we always try to find the best hopper- and colour option for your set-up, using all modern and digital possibilities. 

TORR TOYS Glass Hopper 600 Light Blue Optics @ Mazzer SJ Electronico next to a LM GS3 

Macap M2M - smaller adapter, smaller glass for entry level grinders

The entry-level coffee grinders like Macap M2M and Obel Junior Professional are much smaller concerning the hopper, funnel and all-over-size. As for this, we designed a new glass hopper, the 200 MINI for those models. Due to the smaller glass, we also need to reduce the size of the adapters here - it´s a totally new concept with smaller dimensions in all fields.

We are going to focus on prices of approx. 25% less than the standard range to match the cheaper grinder prices. In the beginning, there will be only 2 -3 crystal options, later we are going to expand to some beautiful colour variants also. The Mini glass hoppers are expected after the summer break in September 2018. 

New 1KG glass design for MK K30 and K30 PEAK

The "King of the Grinders", the Mahlkoenig K30 PEAK will have another hopper option soon. This new glass size will be to hold approx. 1KG of coffee and can be also used for all the other standard adapters of course. The upcoming 1 KG size hopper will be designed to match the amazing Mahlkoenig K30 Peak, and all the other K30 models, in the best possible way to get a beautiful all-over design with that round and short body. The hopper will be little taller than the 600 size but with a wider diameter on top and a different shape. The total height of the MK30 should be 50 cm max. in the end. With this 1 KG, we will also offer special limited editions for the PEAK grinder. We expect the new design to be ready after the summer break in September latest. 

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Glass adapters for coffee grinders 13 available & 2 more in the pipe

Glass / Grinder Adapter: 

To get a better overview about the adapters and options, we list them here again, also those which will appear soon marked as "NEW". More info at the grinder compatibility list. All TORR TOYS adapters can be paired with all glass sizes: 250/300/600/1300 and the upcoming size 1000 which is going to be developed for the MK K30. However, the new Macap 2M2

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Dark violet, more than a beautiful color, it even protects your coffee

The dark violet glass hoppers are one of our bestsellers after a short time of being introduced and for sure there are many reasons for this. Dark violet can be paired with many colours in and around your space - furthermore, a black grinder, which is the favourite colour of grinders, is a perfect match. The dark violet works with black and polished metal parts as well. This colour is really colourful without being aggressive or pushy. 

But even more, the most important reason to choose the dark violet colour might be that it protects your sensitive products (in this case, the coffee beans) against light and the bad influence of the light. The violet glass blocks a lot of the spectrum of the visible light and lets the violet light pass through. As for this, your beans are protected in a very good way against ageing. The darker the violet, the better the protection. As you should not store the beans in the glass hopper for a long time at all, the normal dark violet is already a very good protection for sunny grinder locations and spaces which are flooded with bright light. 


Shorter glass hopper "XS" for about 250g of coffee beans

There are many reasons to use a short hopper or TORR glass hopper for your coffee grinder and even some good reasons to use a very short hopper. First of all, it´s about the grinder and its design or the set-up. However, at the end of the day maybe the taste in the cup, the available space, or the practicability might be more important for some baristas.

Having this in mind we reduced our smallest hopper a little bit more to get the "XS" glass hopper which holds approx. 250g of beans. It can be used also for Single Dosing if you like. The glass is approx. 11 cm / 4 1/3 " high from the top of the grinder (upper burr holder - top level). The final measures depend on the grinder and adapter. For the lid on top, you can add another 2,5 cm / 1 inch to get a total of approx. 13,5 cm / 5 1/3 inches. For those who need the 5-inch maximum height, we are going to make a shorter lid without a small handle section. 

Please find a small selection* which can be used for sure under a cabinet with a height of 18"/45 cm which is the standard for some countries and areas. 

  • Ceado E37S and Ceado E37J (XS, also 300) 
  • Mazzer Mini / Mazzer Mini E (XS)
  • Macap MD4/MD5 (XS, also 300)
  • Rocket Fausto (XS) 
  • Eureka Atom (XS) 
  • Quamar Q50E / M80E
  • Fiorenzato F4 Nano ( XS, also 300) 

* a detailed list with grinders + measures (total height) will appear soon


TORR TOYS "XS" hopper compared to the bigger ones - all Mazzer/Ceado S1 adapter

TORR TOYS "XS" hopper - all Mazzer/Ceado S1 adapter - Bubbles - Bullseye - Optics

Rancilio Silvia & Mazzer Mini E plus TORR TOYS 300 Light Blue

Simple and classic designs are always en vogue and can´t be wrong. The Rancilio Silvia is a home barista bestseller espresso machine for many years, the Mazzer Mini E is still a top seller for home and small professional use when it comes to coffee- and espresso grinders.

A good reason to arrange a little set-up with those famous tools adding our TORR TOYS Mazzer glass hopper light blue** 300 bubbles. The light blue is one of the strongest colours of the season. You can also see a TORR Goldfinger tamper 58.5 convex,  a Motta pitcher Rosso 350 ml and a TORR knock BoXx Inox in the picture. 

** the light blue glass has a little less saturation and a warmer touch in real. colours might be different, each piece of glass is unique. 

New pictures and videos

We made some new pictures and videos these days and checked also grinder/glass combinations, especially concerning size and colours. Sometimes, it´s really hard to decide which ones are the most beautiful matches. We are going to provide the images asap. The panorama picture shows the following grinders from left to right: 

1. Compak 2. - Rocket - 3. Mazzer Mini E - 4. Macap MD4  - 5. Quamar - 6. Ceado - 7. Macap (2) - 8. Eureka Zenith 9. - Mazzer Kony - 10. Mazzer Royal

some grinder options

yes, we made some drone shot in the showroom with the help of a cgi drone. 

Vintage Grinders - Vintage Glass Hoppers

We will start to care about some famous vintage grinders with our TORR Glass Hoppers soon. First results might be ready after the summer break.  We expect to get some new patterns here. Furthermore, we will try to make replacement parts for old and broken hoppers when the OEM parts are not available any more. Last but not least we will add some beautiful glasses to refurbished used and vintage grinders and will offer them to vintage grinder lovers. If you have some vintage grinder projects to realize, just let us know - we will be happy to cooperate.