Copper for the Hopper

Copper for the Hopper is always nice, and we are having the chance of different surfaces from a natural patina finish to a high-gloss polished & painted one. As the reddish metal parts are quite famous already with some types of Espresso machines like Elektra Lever, Victoria Arduino and Bosco we will also go for copper adapters. However, a copper lid can also be paired with a black or stainless steel adapter. We are busy to make some tests to reach out a hammered copper version, but this will take some time for sure. Please enjoy the pure copper so far.

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Grinder Compatibility List Autumn 2018

We have made an update of the Grinder Compatibility List Autumn 2018 - Download.

With this list, you can find the glass adapter you need for your grinder, also for similar grinders or grinder brands used by coffee machine brands. If you can´t find your grinder in that list, just drop us a mail to check if we have the right adapter or if we can produce it. 

Detail/Excerpt of the Grinder Compatibility List - Download 

Versalab M3 Adapter and Glass for Dosing TOOL

With the increasing number of Versalab M3 grinders with its great dosing tool for SINGLE DOSING we are also able to provide special adapters "VERS3" and glass hoppers now. It´s also possible to use the standard Mahlkoenig MK adapter which uses the same inner diameter ( approx. ø 50 mm) but it´s more expensive and of course, the MK uses the outer bayonet you don´t need for the Versalab grinders. The better choice indeed is this special made Versalab adapter. Useful and recommended glass for the Versalab is 250/300/450 and 600 size. 

 New Versalab Adapter "VERS3"

New Versalab Adapter "VERS3"

 New Versalab Adapter "VERS3"

New Versalab Adapter "VERS3"

Dark VioletBlack & BullsEye Bubbles

This is a new colour from the darker range, it´s dark violet black, which is not only very beautiful, this colour also provides the best protection against light to keep the coffee fresh.  The outer impression of this glass is nearly black with a hint of violet when you have some counter light available. If you open the lid you can see that beautiful dark violet for sure, especially at the thinner parts where you can find the bullseye bubbles. This picture shows that dark violet glass combined with a set of matte DLC (Diamond-Like-Carbon) coated metal parts which are a good match indeed. 

We recommend this colour also for Coffee Shops, Bars, kitchens or any locations where the grinders are exposed to bright sunlight. As we like this colour very much, we are going to make more tests soon here with different patterns and designs. 

New TORR TOYS Shop

Yes, there is a new TORR TOYS Shop in the pipe. The URL is: https://www.torrtoys.shop and this shop will bring a state-of-the-art design, better options, a wider range - mostly TORR TOYS products but also other matching and high-quality coffee related items that will complement our own line. You can already register for the newsletter to get the early bird info and offers as soon as it will be online. There is no final relaunch date so far but we estimate it during October for sure. We are really curious to get this new shop online asap and hope it will be the same with you. Just to provide some more info in advance...

  1. there will be some great coffee beans in the shop
  2. there will be another TORR TOYS brand in the shop
  3. there will be a wider range of products available
  4. there will be an espresso machine available
  5. there will be more photos as usual available
  6. there will be great products and must-haves for sure

See you there soon....

Glass Specials & Art Pieces

With finding more and more high-end grinders and premium burrs in the market we also notice a higher demand for special glass hoppers, unique pieces and Art Glass as there is no need for an upgrade concerning the quality of the coffee and most of the grinder designs are timeless at all or even old-fashioned like many big Mazzers or the famous EK43 made by Mahlkoenig. Another good example of a special Art Piece is this Amber 600 hopper that comes with glossy DLC metal parts and a spiral + bubbles design. The problem of the unique pieces is to meet the exact requirements of the customer e.g. the right colour, the right design or a special pattern. Doing those Art pieces also means that we usually have to make more pieces to test and to be sure as you can only judge after having finished the glass in the cold workshop. As for this, it´s really important to discuss the wishes in detail before the final order is made. I guess it´s also clear that we can´t exchange Art Pieces which are made on demand and that those pieces need a much longer delivery time than the standards. 

For the future, we will try to produce and keep some specials and limited editions in stock but of course, you will never know. 

Glass Hopper - MK 600 Amber Spiral Optics & Bubbles - DLC Glossy Metal Parts

Glass Moulds

There are many possibilities for glass productions but in the end, it´s about the quality of the mould. You can use wood, graphite, different kinds of metal and of course, each material has its special properties and advantages compared to the others. Usually, wooden moulds are used for tests and small quantities but not all designs are possible here with this material. Metal moulds are used for higher quantities and more stable productions. However, there are glass blowers who only work with wooden molds as for the special and natural appearance of the results and the handmade character you get by using them.  We are going to make some tests soon with new high tec materials to enable better surfaces and more stable tolerances for our products. We are curious about the options and results. 

Wood vs Metal Mold

Bronze & Copper Lids

Expanding the range also means to work with new products, materials and colours. After having started with anodized Aluminium, we also provide some Copper and Bronze lids now. for some special pieces like 600 green bubbles and 600 amber. For sure we will go on with this reddish types of metal soon also with the smaller lids and standards. As for now, we have made no final decision about the finish with those metals. A natural patina surface might be as interesting as a hammered polished one. In the end, it´s all about the personal taste, the matching glass colour and design. 

Stay tuned for new TORR products which will appear for AW 2018 and don´t hesitate to tell us your secret wishes concerning the coffee toolsn´toys you would like to see in the future. 

 

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 available from Anfim, the Pratica, 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 glass hoppers here for this new grinder couple after the summer break in October. The new MK/ANF TORR hoppers are expected to be the same price as the Mahlkoenig. Max. size of the hoppers will be 1 KG here but we might go for a small one of approx. 300 and a standard one of around 1 KG.  The OEM hopper can hold 1.2 KG. We will decide later if there might be a total different glass design for this new Bestseller grinder made by Mahlkoenig or if we will use the existing 4  sizes and designs which will also work here. In the end, the demand will point out the way.