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Combining form, function, and quality, the Eureka Mignon Specialita is a joy to have on any kitchen counter. With its small size, large burrs, and near-silent grinding, the Eureka Mignon Specialita espresso grinder combines some of Eureka grinder's most excellent features. The beautiful Italian design makes the Mignon Specialita, in our opinion, one of the most attractive grinders within the price point.
QUIET ESPRESSO GRINDER
Eureka grinders make some of the most silent coffee grinders on the market. With a thick cast aluminum body, not only does the Eureka Mignon Specialita boast quality in hand, but it also contributes actively to three very crucial factors in a coffee grinder: sound reduction, retention reduction, and longevity. In addition to the thick cast aluminum that insulates sound within the grinding chamber, the Mignon has rubber mounts and gaskets that reduce vibration within the grinder that minimizes the sound as you're grinding espresso.
EASY TO ADJUST
The Mignon is not only a beautiful and quiet espresso grinder, but it is also effortless to use. With its simple grinding adjustment, a stepless worm gear makes it easy to make minuscule grind adjustments. Something that every home barista knows is the key to a great espresso!
EASY TO PROGRAM
The Eureka Mignon Specialita has a high contrast touch screen making all operations incredibly easy to program and monitor your timed dosing. A single color touch screen on the Mignon fits right in with its slick Italian styling. One of our favorite features is the barista pause function that allows you to settle your dose within your espresso grinder and either resume or reset it. Is your timed dosing not appropriately set? Hit the plus or minus button on the touchpad to adjust the time by one-tenth of a second for incredibly accurate dosing.
MINIMAL RETENTION ESPRESSO GRINDING
How do you get the freshest coffee? Less stale retention! A key factor for many using the Eureka Mignon Specialita, and espresso grinders alike, is retention. Retention is how much ground coffee remains within the grinding chamber of your coffee grinder. When we tested the Eureka Mignon Specialita, and it tested exceptionally well, with as little as less than 1g of retention when single dosing! This minimal retention is not only due to the Mignon's small size but also its sizeable flat steel grinding burrs. The flat burrs are 55mm in diameter, and a reduction in static due to its predominantly aluminum and static-resistant materials also contributes to its minimal retention.
Another critical factor for an espresso grinder is particle size distribution. Particle size distribution is how a coffee grinder not only grinds the coffee but places it within your portafilter's insert basket. The Eureka Mignon Specialita now has an improved coffee shute that assists in improving the distribution of ground coffee within your portafilter. With it's wider shute, a waterfall of ground coffee evenly dispenses while Eureka grinder's unique anti-clumping system creates a beautifully fluffy grind even with the finest of espresso grinds.
EASY TO CLEAN
Not only does the Mignon Specialita produce exceptional ground coffee with all of its features, but it is easy to maintain as well. After removing a couple of screws, you have full access to your grinding chamber for cleaning and maintenance. Better yet - the lower burr is one that adjusts, not the upper burr, so you still keep your grind setting even after cleaning!
|Hopper Capacity||300 g|
|Burr Size||55 mm|
|Flat or Connical||Flat|
|Grinding Adjustment Type||Infitesimal Worm Gear|
|Average Output||Espresso: 1.4 - 1.8 Brew: 1.9 - 2.5 g/s|
|Motor Speed||1350 RPM|
|Equipped with Fan||No|
|Warranty Period||2 Year Parts & Labor|
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I upgraded to the Specialita from a Breville Smart grinder pro and man what a difference. The grind quality is night and day better. The Specialita is very quiet and the grind is consistent and fluffy. The timed grinding is also very consistent, usually within a couple tenths of a gram. Overall I love the grinder and would recommend it to anyone looking for the best available hone grinder!