DISCONTINUED Macap MC4 Stepped Doserless Espresso Coffee Grinder

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Macap MC4 Stepped Doserless Espresso Coffee Grinder

In January of 2004, Macap presented and sent three samples of this grinder to 1st-line Equipment, LLC. After thorough evaluation, we provided some feedback on some changes needed on the Macap MC4 grinder. Unlike some other coffee grinder manufacturers, Macap made our requested changes at their cost. This helps us maintain a very competitive price point. As a result, both home enthusiasts and coffee shop owners can get this grinder at a reasonable price.

Some standout features include chrome plated steel to match polished stainless steel espresso machines. The electrical cord comes from under the grinder (not out of the side body as found on many other grinders).

Finally, do not feel confused between the Macap MC4 and Macap M5 grinder. The M4 grinder is the newest offshoot of the Macap M5. The Macap M5 has a longer, higher bean hopper on top that makes it extend over 18″ in height. This makes it not practical for the home. The Macap MC4 has a lower, but wider bean hopper profile for use in your home, office, or commercial establishments. Please make sure you have the necessary space before purchasing.


Stepped micrometrical adjustment

Gives a wide range of grind settings.

Tinted bean hopper

Helps to avoid pre-mature deterioration of beans from light sources (such as sunlight).

Bag clip

Holds bags in place when grinding.

Manual power switch

Protected by a rubber cover from dirt.

For more Macap equipment, please visit our Macap brands page. If you have any questions, please reference the Q&A tab on each product page.


Height (inches)

17, approximate

Width (inches)

7.5, approximate

Depth (inches)

7.5, approximate

Weight (pounds)


Wattage (watts)


Voltage (volts)

110 – 120

Burr size (mm), Type

58, flat

Grinding speed (RPM)


Hopper capacity (grams)


Country of manufacture




  1. Please note as with all coffee grinders, it is very important to only change grind settings on Macap coffee grinders when the unit is powered 'on' and the burrs are in motion. If you do not do this, the burrs will 'gunk' up and require cleaning by you every time this occurs. Changing the grind settings when the burrs are not in motion will render the grinder to only produce very coarse grinds or no grinds at all. If this result occurs, this will be considered operator error for lack of following directions, and will not be classified as a defective grinder - meaning this is not covered under warranty. Macap grinders are considered commercial equipment for grinding coffee only and can not be returned once used.
  2. This grinder cannot be converted into a doser model.
  3. Macap doserless grinders were designed more for retail grinding which explains the clip bag holder on top of the spout. If you will be using this product for espresso grinding by the shot, you may have issues with ground coffee sticking to the inner wall of the spout. Some customers use a brush or apparatus to clean the chute. Other customers only put enough beans into the bean hopper that you will be grinding per shot.
  4. Cleaning the parts on the Macap - before use, the bean hopper and covers should be cleaned with a mild, non-abrasive soap and rinsed.
  5. Please note that the electrical cord is placed between the packaging (foam or cardboard) and the underside body of the grinder. During shipping, it is normal for a bend or insignificant blemish/slice to damage the cord.

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      do you have the kit to convert the machine to stepless grinding. this is regarding the macap mc4 stepped grinder. thanks doug
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      Q do you have the kit to convert the machine to stepless grinding. this is regarding the macap mc4 ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by doug on September 14, 2018 6:35 pm
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      Sorry, Macap does not off a conversion kit to change to stepless as the frame would need new holes.