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.
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.
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.
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.
The smaller TORR TOYS XS Glass Adapter is available now and we are really happy about this as it is a real beauty with all the high-quality characteristics you might know from the bigger tools. You can see the difference in size between a standard Mazzer MAZ S1 adapter and the M2M below.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
To reach a better overall Design of the grinder we have the stainless lid for the Mazzer Mini E Mod. B available to match the Glass Hopper and the Glass Hopper lid. The Lid is made of massive stainless steel with a hand polished glossy finish. We are going to plan also wooden lids here in the near future which will fit the wooden Glass Hopper lids in the best way. The stainless steel lid is available at our shop for 59.00 Euros.