Mazzer Major vs Super Jolly: Which Should You Choose?
Are you looking for a moderately priced espresso grinder that still offers you a variety of advanced features? If that applies to you, Mazzer is a manufacturer you might want to look into.
As you look at them, however, you might notice that they have tons of options available. Which one is really a good fit for you?
To help you answer that question, we’ll be comparing two of Mazzer’s popular models: the Mazzer Major vs Super Jolly. Here is what you can expect to learn about them:
- Features the grinders have in common.
- What sets them apart from each other.
- Pricing information.
- How to pick the one that’s best for you.
The chic and modern-looking Mazzer Major is a grinder you’ll love displaying where everyone can see it. With generously sized 83-millimeter steel burrs and advanced stepless grind adjustment, this grinder is perfect for prosumers or small businesses that want a speedy grinder.
You’ll find advanced features on the Mazzer Super Jolly E, as well. Its stepless grind adjustment system gives you total control over the fineness, and its large 2.7-pound hopper won’t leave you refilling it every few minutes. This is an excellent pick for small businesses or home espresso enthusiasts, too.
The first similarity is a superficial one: multiple color versions for each Mazzer grinder. To be specific, either one is available in either black or silver variations.
As far as function goes, the color doesn’t make a difference. Either grinder will work well regardless of which color you choose to purchase.
However, the color can still be important. Whether you’re looking for a grinder for your home or business, you probably want an important appliance to fit in to your décor. This is particularly true in commercial settings, where you need to do whatever you can to impress your customers.
With the color options either Mazzer is available in, you can have a greater degree of flexibility to ensure your grinder promotes your décor.
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Stepless Grind Adjustment
The fineness of your grind is crucial when it comes to espresso and coffee. Espresso needs a particularly fine grind, so you need control over the texture.
Both the Mazzer Major and Super Jolly are prepared to give that control to you. Thanks to their stepless grind adjustment systems, you’ll have the ability to grind to any fineness the grinder offers using their simple adjusting collars.
Stepless systems like this are preferred by espresso experts around the world. That’s because the alternative, stepped adjustment systems, limit you to a few pre-defined settings, while stepless systems give you endless possibilities.
Some grinders have grinding containers that you can grind larger amounts of coffee into ahead of time. You can then use this pre-ground coffee and espresso throughout the day.
The problem with that design is that coffee grounds quickly become stale. If you don’t use them before this happens, then you’d be serving your customers subpar beverages.
That’s why the Mazzer Major and Super Jolly have an on-demand grinding design. Instead of grinding into a container to be stored, they grind exactly as much espresso as you need when you need it. As a result, the drinks you serve are as fresh as possible.
The two types of burrs used in grinders today are conical and flat burrs. Each one is named after their shape; conical burrs are shaped like cones and flat burrs are shaped like discs.
These Mazzer grinders both use flat grinding burrs. What does that mean for you?
It means amazing uniformity. Flat burrs excel at producing coffee granules that are all the same size, resulting in a flavor that’s richer and sweeter than on conical burr grinders.
Low Blade Speed
Another feature these grinders boast is a low RPM of 1600. Low RPM can actually be a good thing when it comes to grinding coffee and espresso.
If you’ve ever had a coffee that tasted like it was burnt, you’ll understand what we mean. High RPM can cause friction, which can generate heat. Grinders that overheat put your beans at risk of being burnt, producing drinks that leave an unpleasant scorched taste on the tongue.
That’s why the low RPM of these Mazzers is important. It’s protection for your beans, decreasing the risk of them being burnt.
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If you’re busy grinding coffee for a series of drink orders, the last thing you want to do is stop and add more beans to the hopper. When it comes to espresso grinder hoppers, size really does matter – the larger the hopper, the more beans it can store, which means fewer refills.
Both the Mazzer Major and Super Jolly have generously sized hoppers. Either one can hold up to 2.7 pounds, which will allow you to grind continuously for a long time before needing to stop and top the grinders off.
There is one difference here. The Mazzer Super Jolly is compatible with Mazzer mini-hoppers. You may prefer a shorter hopper if you’re concerned about fitting your grinder underneath low-hanging cabinets. However, the short hopper is optional.
In a physical side-by-side comparison, you’d probably notice that there’s a slight difference in size between the two grinders.
The Mazzer Super Jolly is 10.50 inches wide, 7.75 inches deep, and 24 inches tall. On the other hand, the Mazzer Major is 8 inches wide, 12.25 inches deep, and 24.50 inches tall.
The depth and width of these grinders differs. This affects how they fit in on your counter. For example, the Mazzer Major will be easier to fit in between other appliances because it’s thinner. On the flipside, the Super Jolly is better for shallow counters because it doesn’t go as deep.
Just like with hoppers, burr size matters greatly. Larger burrs are important for businesses or settings in which you’ll be grinding coffee frequently.
That’s because larger burrs have more surface area, which allows them to grind more quickly than grinders with smaller burrs. As an added bonus, large burrs also don’t need to turn as much to grind greater quantities, which means they generate less heat from friction.
In this comparison, the Mazzer Major clearly has the larger burrs at 83mm. The Mazzer Super Jolly’s burrs are 64mm.
If you’re planning on getting one of these grinders for your business, you’ll probably be interested in knowing how fast they can grind. This is another aspect in which the Mazzers differ.
The Mazzer Major can produce up to 2.3 grams per second. The Super Jolly, on the other hand, can produce up to 1.5 grams of ground coffee per second.
In other words, the Mazzer Major is significantly faster. That speed could make all the difference if you have a line of customers at your counter waiting for drinks.
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At Majesty Coffee, our goal is to provide our customers with the best prices online. That’s why we offer our Mazzer Major for $1,195. You can also find the Mazzer Super Jolly E in our store for $1,195, too.
Which One Should You Choose?
If you’re still unsure which Mazzer would be better for you, we’ll help you make the decision. Let’s look at situations in which either Mazzer would be more suitable.
Those who need to be able to grind continuously to serve a larger number of espresso orders should look at the Major. Its larger burrs will help keep your beans cool while grinding more speedily than its competitor in this comparison.
But the space you have available is worth consideration, too. The Mazzer Major is perfect for counters that are packed with appliances, because its thinner profile can squeeze in between them. However, the Super Jolly’s shallower depth makes it ideal for counters that don’t go out as far.
Do you have cabinets hanging right over your counters? Then you may prefer the Super Jolly, as well, because of its optional short hopper.
Here’s the Bottom Line:
Because of its increased burr size and output capacity, the Mazzer Major is the better pick for business settings or those who will need to grind continuously.
On the flipside, the Mazzer Super Jolly’s optional short hopper makes it a great pick for those who are low on space.
If you have more questions about these grinders, give us a call at 888-978-5224. You can also take a look at them in our store by clicking on the following links: