Eureka Mignon Manuale
Eureka is one of the most reputable manufacturers in the espresso grinder space, both domestic or commercial, but we must admit, we love the brand most for its amazing Mignon range of domestic grinders. They build incredible quality and reliability into a beautiful tiny package, specifically made for use at home. They are very good value for money across the range, but the Manuale version makes a Mignon grinder affordable for any home barista.
Why You Should Get the Eureka Mignon Manuale
The Eureka Mignon Manuale is actually very similar to the popular Silenzio grinder. It has the same build, the same burrs, the same form factor, and just a slightly smaller motor. It basically has everything that makes the Silenzio a stellar choice for home baristas. The main difference it that it strips away the timed dosing, offering a completely manual model instead, but allowing the grinder to come in at a much more affordable price.
It is a fantastic choice for anyone making espresso at home on a budget, who still really values quality and consistency. If you are single dosing and using a scale (which we would recommend), the removal of the time-based dosing should make absolutely no difference at all. It isn’t just a one-trick pony though. While it is designed with espresso in mind, it will perform very well on coarser grind settings*, making it a very good choice for filter style brews as well.
Like the other Mignon grinders, the Manuale is relatively quiet, has stepless micrometric adjustments and features the Eureka ACE anti-clumping technology. Combine this with a convenient, removable portafilter holder and a hardened steel 50mm burr set, and you have a solid foundation for any kind of coffee making you want to execute in the comfort of your own home.