Ascaso equipped the I-Mini grinder with the same serious heavy-duty conical burrs found on its big brother, the i-2. The I-Mini's burrs are harder and more defined, with a tooth pattern that is incredibly precise and intricate. The resulting grind quality from Ascaso I-Mini is absolutely amazing and consistent. In addition, the Ascaso's burr set is simple to clean, making this often overlooked yet important task a breeze rather than a chore. To clean, just remove the coffee bean hopper and cover to expose the grinding chamber, which takes about 30 seconds. You can perform a thorough cleaning to remove built up coffee grounds around the lower burr and then reassemble the grinder - total time is about 2 minutes.
It is made of clear shatter resistant plastic and topped with a plastic lid.
Micrometric regulation, also known as stepless adjustment to control the quality and consistency of the grinds. This system allows for unmatched, precise adjustments to the grind setting, which is critical for espresso grinding.
The Ascaso grinder features a coffee chute which funnels the freshly ground coffee from the grinding chamber directly into a coffee holder for your espresso machine or into a coffee filter.
The I-mini coffee grinder is made in aluminium.
Polished aluminum : this finish is achieved by polishing the pieces by hand, one by one. This is a handcrafted and laborious process that is undertaken to provide each piece with a its own unique characteristics.
For model I-1 : brass grinding group with a flat grinding wheel system (plane steel blades) .
For model I-2 : plastic grinding group and a conical (cone shaped) grinding wheel (conical steel blades).