Our Eureka Mignon Specialita review found that it delivers on its promises. This premium standalone grinder delivers flawless consistency in grind dosing and coarseness. It will handle any level of coarseness you should need, and it is also extremely durable and requires little cleaning or maintenance.
In fact, the burrs should last most people a lifetime. Here are 10 Things to Look for In a Coffee Grinder. Finally, the Specialita is noticeably quieter than other models.
We first looked at the Specialita about a year ago. The first thing you notice when unboxing it is that it is compact and feels very sturdy. It almost looks and feels like a commercial product. Initially we concluded that the main advantage of the Specialita is that it is quieter than older generation models.
It has a very classic look, which also means they have not moved to LED displays or digital controls. The machine is attractive and compact with attractive chrome elements.
At first, we were not sure about the circular knob control which controls the coarseness of the grind. But after just a few uses we now believe this is the ideal type of control. It allows for extremely fine levels of adjustment and makes it hard to set it incorrectly.
Once you determine the best grind for your preference and method of coffee or espresso brewing then the Eureka Mignon Specialita will deliver that flawlessly every time. It has a simple, pushbutton control and a removable and adjustable portafilter guard.
You can tell how good a grinder is by looking at very coarse grinds. We made several very coarse batches for a French Press and examined the grinds. At that level, you can see variations in the shapes but the general size of the grinds is much more consistent than other grinders. It also has a mechanism that breaks up the clumps. So you get much less clumping other than most grinders.
Many great super automatic espresso makers come with built in grinders. This is better than what you get, even in a great machine. So, if you want to take your brew to the next level, consider a standalone grinder like the Specialita. We do think it should hold more beans. It has a 10-ounce bean hopper.
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We verified in our Eureka Mignon Specialita review that it was designed to be extremely easy to use, clean and maintain. It should last you a lifetime. It has 50mm flat carbon steel burrs which should last ‘forever.’ They are reportedly designed to grind 2,200 pounds of coffee which is over 70,000 espresso shots. That’s well more than three shots a day for 50 years and you are paying roughly a penny to grind every 10 shots.
So, our Eureka Mignon Specialita review awards it a strong buy rating. It is under consideration for out editor’s choice award as well. It does everything nearly perfectly and should last you a lifetime. If you want other options then look at our list of coffee grinder reviews and take a look at our Rancilio grinder comparison for another option.
Should I buy a Eureka Mignon Specialita?
For 2020 the Eureka Mignon Specialita earned 95/100 points making it one of top tested standalone grinders. It has some minor drawbacks but is excellent overall.
Is a Eureka Mignon Specialita worth the money?
For small businesses and home gourmets looking for the best a top grinder like the Eureka Mignon Specialita will help you get the most from a world class espresso maker. For most people, a top super automatic with a built in grinder will be more than enough.
What type of grinder does a Eureka Mignon Specialita have?
The Eureka Mignon Specialita is a top quality burr grinder.
Do you need to sharpen the Eureka Mignon Specialita burrs?
Burrs are not blades and are not sharpened. In lesser models they do need to be replaced. Eureka Mignon makes possibly the best burrs in the world and they should last most people a lifetime.
Is the Eureka Mignon Specialita grinder loud?
The Eureka Mignon Specialita operates less loud than cheaper models. No coffee bean grinder is quiet but the Eureka Mignon Specialita is not excessively loud.
Our Eureka Mignon Specialita review found this to be an excellent buy. It definitely competes well against the Rancilio HSD-ROC-SD Rocky Espresso coffee grinder.