Yeah Mazzer seem to occupy a bit of an unknown space in the market. As in, I’m not sure what that space is.
I’m assuming they must be in a lot of coffee shops in Italy/Europe. Up until the early 2010s you would see a Super Jolly/Major in pretty much every third wave shop. These days you see E65/E80, and Mythos mainly. They’re also really expensive in the US.
As above, I’m a big fan or their products and would pay a premium for the Philos in a similar way I did with the LM. I like the brand and the heritage. And they are so unbelievably robust and well built with good QC.
But yeah, up at £2k+ that’s getting towards top-end grinder money and there’s a lot of very good competition up there. With the Kafatek grinders like the Monolith etc.
I still cannot see it being used commercially. I’ve actually not seen anywhere using single dosers for espresso, even in London. Plenty of EKs doing brew and batch but no espresso.