CRYSTAL Designs: 3 x Optics, 2 x Bubbles & 1 x Waffles

There are some new CRY Glass Designs available for the Autumn/Winter collection in the next time to expand the Crystal Glass Hopper range. We started with the Designs Bubbles and Classic Optics, after that we have tested the Spiral optics which was accepted very much by our customers. Also, Bulls-Eye Optics sells faster than expected. Now, both Designs are already in the new batch. We made tests with the designs Waffle Optics and the Optics Fine Stripes which are also in our programme now as they look fabulous. Most of these designs will be only available with the Crystal range but let´s see where we will end up. For sure, not all models will work with colours and all colours. The 1300 size will not be available in all Designs, and we will avoid the standard Bubbles here for sure because it´s a little out of control.

Crystal Designs: #PUR #Optics16 #Optics16 Spiral #OpticsFine #BullsEye Bubbles #Waffles #Bubbles Classic

New Grinder Filling Funnel 100

We overworked the design of the Filling Funnel and also changed the design a little bit. Furthermore, we modified and optimised the details to get that handling and usability. In addition to that, the standard funnels are made from aluminium right now, either glossy polished or anodised matte black. The stainless steel version can be made on demand. The funnel is made to hold approx. 100g of coffee beans.

The most significant improvement is the smaller gap to prevent beans from getting stuck as we made the gap just a little wider than the slider itself. Furthermore, the gap itself got another geometry and design to allow a movement without wobbling. These modifications can also be found with the MK glass adapters now.

The funnels are produced for the MK grinders and will be made for some other machines after having checked the demand and the feedback. The funnels are only useful for grinders which are good for SINGLE DOSING as for their low retention. E.g. MK EK43, Ceado E37S, Mazzer ZM and some more…

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Customer Gallery Pictures

We always appreciate it very much to get some nice pictures from our customers to see the final coffee set-up, either in homes, bars or any locations you might use our tools. This helps us and our customers to see the TORR TOYS products, especially the Glass Hoppers at different locations, how you use it or combine it concerning the design and with other coffee related items. In this case you can see a very beautiful ALL-ROCKET kitchen set-up with a clear and pure design - our 250 crystal glass hopper is the perfect complement for this stylish location and it ends up with the same grinder height like the machine. All works fine with the standard cabinets and offers enough space to handle the beans without any trouble.

To have better options to show different grinders, machines, locations and more we will build 3 different options in the showroom next year to visualize and showcase many possibilities.

Rocket & Glass Hopper CRY 250

Rocket & Glass Hopper CRY 250

Rocket Machine/Grinder & Glass Hopper CRY 250

Rocket Machine/Grinder & Glass Hopper CRY 250

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. 

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

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. 

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. 

 

 

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