Four years ago, I decided to convert my Rancilio Rocky coffee grinder by removing the espresso doser and making a doserless chute. Rancilio makes a chute but I didn’t like the design. I can report that I’ve been using my grinder with this chute for a few years now, and it’s excellent.
Here is my design and a short step-by-step.
First – remove the doser. You’ll have to disassemble the grinder to get to the screws from the inside.
With the doser removed, you’ll see there is a gap in the bean chute. Grounds will fall into the grinder if we don’t fix this. I ordered the plug used for the doserless model.
It turns out that many of the parts are available if you need replacements, for example:
- Rancilio Coffee Dispensing Beak
- Rancilio Grinder Hopper Lid
- Rancilio Grinder Hopper Replacement Kit
- Rancilio Grinder Burr & Screw Replacement Set
Inspired by a salt container, I designed this spout. The grid squares are 2 mm. The dark lines are cut lines, the light lines are fold lines.
Here’s the finished product. I made it from a piece of aluminum sheet.
I drilled a couple of pilot holes and screwed it on with sheet metal screws.
This chute provides easy access for cleaning and no static build-up. The Rancilio official chute is plastic and is difficult to access for cleaning. These really are bullet-proof grinders. I’ve burned up a couple cheaper grinders. This one is a great value. If you’d rather buy the doserless model to start with, those are also a couple of bucks cheaper. Either way, this is a great machine.