There are many Mahkonig TWIN grinders in the market, and we are busy with some individual hoppers for this baby. Until the 600 slim models will be ready, you can be sure that the standard 300 Glass Hopper is an excellent chance to get a perfect match with the TWIN, especially when it comes to spaces where the height might be an issue. More to come soon…
We are happy to see more and more orders of TORR TOYS Glass Hoppers with black metal parts or at least with black lids. The standard black parts are made from aluminium, anodized matte black; for the luxury parts, we use the DLC (Diamond-Like-Carbon / similar to Titanium but harder) coatings which is very hard and durable. The medium range between aluminium and DLC is the Chrome Black now which is more sturdy and more beautiful than the powder coating surface we used before. All surfaces can be produced in matte or glossy black depending on your personal taste or the matching grinder.
Other surfaces we can produce on demand: Gold Plated INOX - GPI, Copper, Copper Plated INOX - CPI, Bronze. More anodized aluminium colors to come soon, we made very good tests with dark brown. red and blue.
There are 3 new Ceado grinders available now, they are launched at the Sigep Fair from 19-23 of January in Rimini. One of them is a Single Dosing Grinder, the others are modified grind on demand grinders with ø 64mm and ø 83 mm flat burrs.
E37SL - a modified E37S with thermo control system, ø 83 mm flat burrs- the SL version comes in a larger body like the T (Titanium) with a powerful 500 W version and a new spout and better grind setting (Quick Set Gear)
E37R - an modified E37J with a more powerful 400W engine and a larger hopper of 1600g. As for the retention we will see how much it was improved here
E37SD - a Single Dose model, similar to the E37S and much cheaper than the Z-Hero model. The SD comes with ø 83 mm titanium burrs. The retention was even improved a little compared to the normal E37S
More details about the new grinders soon, as well the prices and possibility to order via Shop. With the broader programme of the Ceado grinders, we will also launch individual Glass Hoppers for the Ceado. The Ceado can be used with the Mazzer S1 adapter or with the special Ceado CEA adapter.
We would like to throw back to see what we have done in the field of glass hoppers in 2018 but we will also introduce the new and upcoming items for 2019.
The year 2018 was a troublesome year where we introduced many new glass hoppers, developed several new glass adapters and also improved many details around the hoppers…Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The TOP trend colours (Pantone) for Autumn/Winter 2018 are:
- Red Pear 19-1536
- Valiant Poppy 18-1549
- Nebulas Blue 18-4048
- Ceylon Yellow 15-0850
- Martini Olive 18-0625
- Russet Orange 16-1255
- Ultra Violet 18-3838
- Crocus Petal 15-3520
- Limelight 12-0740
- 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.
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 2M2Read More
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.
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
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
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.
The Rocket Fausto is in the same class of semi-professional, high-end home grinders like the famous competitors Mazzer Mini E, Macap MD4, ECM V-Titan 64, the "Sister-Grinder" Eureka Atom and some others. Although, they are similar concerning the size, design and performance they look quite different with the glass options we offer. As for this, we will show some new pics soon in the Rocket gallery which will be added shortly. We can always make suggestions but in the end, it´s your decision to pair the right glass for your grinder and your location. After having finished the Rocket picture gallery we will care about the ECM Glass Hoppers and new pictures, especially the V-Titan 64 which is a highlight in that group as for the titanium burrs and the extraordinary craftsmanship and fine materials.
In the near future will also try to highlight our favourite options for each grinder concerning the glass. We also think about to make special collections or limited editions for each grinder/glass combination to reach a special look that fits in the best way.
There is a new Glass Design/ pattern called "BullsEye". This pattern comes with oval, olive size dots which are made in the hot workshop with the help of an extra mold. The overall character of this glass design is more"raw" than the other designs but looks very natural and stylish, especially when paired with a black lid. We start with the 300 size here and will end up also with other sizes and colors soon. There are more designs to come soon.
As our Glass Adapters are also used as Filling Funnels we made some special ones with a higher volume of approx. 90-100 g coffee beans. We started with the funnel for MK where single dosing is very popular with the Mahlkönig EK43 Grinder. We will produce big Filling Funnels also for other grinder models and also on demand. Different finishes available on demand. These first models are made from stainless steel, we expect them to be made from anodized aluminium in the future as for the high prices, a result of big diameters we need. The top diameter is ø 115 mm and it´s made of one single piece of stainless steel.