- Which coffee grinder?
Eureka Mignon owner here. Don’t have anything to compare it to but it’s so solidly built I’m guessing I’ll leave it to someone in my will. Much more compact than most of the traditional ones. I grind into a small glass and then tip into the portafilter as it makes a bit of a mess otherwise.Posted 5 months agodaniel_owen_ukMember
Iberital Mc2 owner.
Served me for 5+ years, never missed a beat.
Depends what you need though, is it for espresso, cafetiere, etc? Are you going to want to switch from espresso to french press?
Iberital is a worm based adjustment, and it’s a pig to go from fine<>course.Posted 5 months agoredmexMember
Im not bragging but my Iberital takes a kilo of beans at a time if it wants to show off rather than my measly 100g i put inPosted 5 months ago
It cost me more to get it posted than it cost me but over 5 years ive never done a thing to it just pressed the button but its tall almost 600mm high big for the kitchen but does whats requiredbainbrgeMember
I’ve had two of those Krups ones, both just stopped doing a fine grind after a month or so. Total rubbish. Got a bodun one now which is ok but only gets right espresso grind with certain beans.
Currently using some pre ground beans which are so fine the machine can barely push the water through…FML.Posted 5 months agodeadlydarcyMember
Hey Doc, I’ve got a Bodum Bistro jobbie – think around £60 from Amazon. When I got it (for half nothing from a mate that works for a coffee selling chain), I thought “this’ll do until I can afford something decent”. That was over 5 years ago. It’s still going strong – takes a bit of dialling in to whatever beans you like – but once you’ve got it set up, it works fine. I’ve never had to change anything on it, just unscrew the burrs and give to a clean every so often.Posted 5 months agohammyukMember
Have two Gaggia MDF’sPosted 5 months ago
One is from 1977 the other 1986 and both still perfect
Also have a brand new Cunil MC05 Inox that was sent from Germany by mistake but it’s a full commercial one and far too big for home – 2kg hopper is the same as you see in Costa
If you’re looking at new then the Sage Pro gets cracking reviews as a domestic to have but it’s not cheap even secondhand
Still using a basic Braun blade grinder here. 20 years of use, no bits ever replaced. Cheap.
Doesn’t matter how cheap it is if It can’t grind beansPosted 5 months ago
As posted above it’s a smasher using a blade not a grinder that uses conical or flat burrs resulting in a uniform grind.luketSubscriber
I bought a Eureka Mignon second hand recently. As above it’s built like a tank and is nice and compact. And fairly simple. And user serviceable. And good availability second hand if you take your time.
Previously I was using a Bodum Burr grinder. This did the job for aeropress but it doesn’t grind fine enough for my espresso machine. And now I have the Mignon I realise that even for aeropress you can make a much nicer coffee with a better grinder.
NB there are quite a few grinders that are good for brewed coffee but won’t get there for espresso, so your choice depends on how you brew.
If you want a bodum one I’m looking to get rid of mine and I don’t suppose it’s worth much second hand. It’s in good nick.Posted 5 months agoonewheelgoodSubscriber
Another happy Sage Smart Grinder Pro user here. Seems well built, very adjustable, very easy to use. Hasn’t really been around long enough to have a view about longevity, but mine is a couple of years old. Cheaper than the usual Iberital, Rocky or MDF suggestions too.Posted 5 months agobudgierider67Subscriber
Do you have a cordless drill? I use a Hario Acrylic manual grinder with the handle removed and replaced with a washer & threaded rod M6 connecting nut which my Dewalt drill with socket adapter fits over nicely to remove all the hard work. Adding a power tool balances out the hipster vibe of grinding your own especially if being watched.Posted 5 months ago
It can’t grind beans.
Interesting Internet opinion, but not fact, and not my experience. Try searching for “Braun Coffee Grinder”. I only grind beans for espresso, and mine has worked fine for decades. Not as convenient as a machine with grind settings, as you are relying on eyes and experience to get the correct grind. Would love a Gaggia MDF, and will splash the cash if my Braun ever stops working.Posted 5 months ago
Coffee out of my Braun looks more like the picture on the right than the left. Grind size is consistant if fine enough. If course grinding, ie grinding for less time, you’d get the left picture, for sure. Thousands of people out there using the Braun bean grinder for espresso, for decades. Great affordable long lasting option. Still, rule it out if you want. Take an Internet generalisation as always holding true if you like. A good, expensive, burr grinder will be more consistent and controllable for sure… a similarly priced cheap burr grinder less so, and might be less long lasting.Posted 5 months ago
As I was just making a pot, there you go Mr Smith, burr or blade?
blurry phone pic so you can hardly tell though the variation in the periphery of the pile would suggest blade but that could be down to static clumping.
but i’m not drinking it so i don’t care what you use!
(just finished a lovely Nano Challah from Ethiopia roasted by The Barn Berlin. ground with a Mahlkonig Vario)
if i wanted a grinder just for filter/aeropress i would get one of these:Posted 5 months ago
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