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  1. I am selling a Eureka Mignon Specialita coffee grinder in gloss black, with Chrome chute and touch screen display. This small prosumer coffee grinder has an stepless adjustable grind range suitable for French Press, espresso and even Turkish coffee. Grind duration can be timed or manual. If you own a coffee machine with a portafilter, you can take advantage of the hands-free holder. The large capacity (300g) hopper is ideal for those users who have a large throughput of coffees every day. The grinder is suitable for light commercial applications (eg, a small café) as well as domestic users who drink coffee frequently. The grinder is in almost “as new” condition. It was bought in April 2018 from Bella Barista for £379 and has been used once or twice daily, so usage has been minimal. The transferable warranty extends to April 2020 (see warranty card in images). I am selling because my son has given me a new Niche grinder, which is more suitable for my single-dose usage. The Eureka is in full working order. It comes in its original packaging together with warranty card to April 2020 and instruction manual • Touch screen with 2 Programmable doses, total control of grinding time and continuous model. • ACE system which prevents the formation of clumps and guarantees cleanliness and dose precision. • The large 55mm burrs offer excellent grind dispersion, speed and performance. • “Hands free" fork suitable for any type of filter holder. • Stepless micrometric regulation system patented by Eureka guarantees incomparable grinding performances in terms of quality and precision. • Grinder Motor: 260Watt Bean Hopper Capacity: 300g • Height: 350mm Width: 120mm Depth: 180mm Weight: 5.6kg For a quick sale, I am asking £200 for the grinder, which is almost half-price compared to new. The grinder can be collected from my home in Cardiff or despatched at cost by courier. (this is likely to be no more than £30)
  2. Hello Folks. I'm still working my way through pages and pages in the threads on the forum since joining ...... In 'Home Roasters' there's talk (Quite correctly of in-coming voltages), thermocouples/probes to monitor temps etc, in 'Grinders' there's talk of clumping, retention....... Much talk on grinding techniques. Unless it's in pages I have not read yet, I see no mention yet of 'HUMIDITY', humidity varies so much not only outside but more so inside the home or shed, wherever you're coffee domain is, surely this needs to be included in the mix either to discount it's relevance or whether it does/can contribute to some problems. Jon.
  3. I've researched this to hell and back before posting this, i know i'm not the first or last to ask about this lot of grinders, and it is one of those constantly morphing X vs Y vs Z questions... Compak K3 / Wega 5.8 Eureka Mignon Mk2 Mahlkonig Vario (£100 extra) - great reviews, quiet, but..but...all that plastic? Fiorenzato F4E Nano (£110 extra) - seems to get glowing reviews re. single dosing / retention Quamar M80e (£110 extra) - Mazzer Mini killer? I crossed the Mini itself off for retention and value - I'm prioritizing minimal grind retention and suitability for single dosing. i'm taking quality as a given - Less noise etc is better than more, but, meh... - The sky is the limit with these things, but I'm not after after the holy grail...just something noticeably better than the my MDF - Those prices are all new. The only one that appears used, reliably, is the Mignon, which would make it £100 cheaper than the K3 and £200 cheaper than the rest Are the 3 more expensive ones significantly better than the cheaper 2? Worth paying the extra 40% for? Or is it all, really, much of a muchness and i shoudl just roll a dice? Ta
  4. I have a Rocky, which s/h was about £100, new they are £235 - and that's pretty much the entry level machine. For that you get a set of burrs, which are about £40 to buy as spares, a moderately precise large bore thread and screw, and a motor, wrapped in some sheet metal. Not exactly rocket science. To get a reasonable upgrade on that, i'm looking at £500-700 for a new one, which will be a set of better burrs, a more precise screw, a similar electric motor, and some sheet metal. Probably with a timer. £3.00 This little chunk of equipment would sit in the kitchen. Near the fridge £300. Or the washing machine £350, dishwasher £250, microwave £90 of course this conversation came about when shmbo was moaning about how loud the rocky is. 'I could always get an Atom, they are really quiet, it's only £600' HOW MUCH?????? let's just say, negotiations are ongoing. But it does make you think. Is it just down to the relatively small numbers of grinders that are made, compared to the other kitchen equipment?
  5. Quite apart from seeing 2x EK's on Gumtree I noticed 2x TechnoVorm Moccamaster KM/DOS filter coffee grinders about which I know nothing... could even be blades... so this is just for interest... and on Gumtree ?? £720 Robur E bought May '16 ...hardly used ....New burrs fitted. Now if that is not a contradiction I don't know what is.... Anyway just for your perusal http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-Filter-Coffee-Grinders-Commercial-TechnoVorm-Moccamaster-KM-DOS-/322269070068?hash=item4b08bbc2f4:g:Y0wAAOSwLF1X4tes https://www.gumtree.com/p/other-kitchen-appliances/mazzer-robur-e-coffee-grinder-black-finish/1191083317
  6. I would be really grateful if as many of you as possible could have a go at this questionnaire. Since technology really isn't my thing, I have fingers crossed that it works okay. I have checked with Glenn and have the thumbs up for posting, so just need as many as possible to have a bash. Kindes, Sophie https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5RMC9NS
  7. Hello, I'm currently looking for a grinder (Christmas gift from my gf), We're recent graduates so not exactly flush at the moment, the grinder will be ideally sub £100 with a little movement for a machine that will last. Currently looking at (to be paired with Gaggia Baby Class: Dualit burr grinder Bodum bistro burr grinder Gaggia MM I'm tired of using pre-ground or getting a coffee shop to grind it for you, only to get home and find their setting isn't quite right and you have a full bag of tamping experimentation to get a half decent espresso. Anyway...The question, What advice do you guys/gals have for a suitable home grinder (ideally adjustable burr) it will be used for espresso mainly, but occasionally some course grind will be needed for my lovely CafeSolo. Quick note: I appreciate this is a heavily discussed subject, I have tried trawling the previous threads but it is very tiring reading 7 pages coffeeforums banter (as interesting as it is) to wean out a small amount on info regarding £400 grinders that I simply can't afford. So I thought I'd ask my personal question direct. Thanks for reading and I hope you can help bring some Coffee flavoured Christmas cheer to this house!
  8. Last night I attended a CoffeeHit open day where Paul generously laid on coffee, milk and beer, and allowed all who turned up to spend as much time as we wanted on the La Marzocco Strada coffee machine they have recently installed (and are retailing). The coffee was supplied by Square Mile and was their Autumn Espresso blend. We had a choice of grinders (Mazzer Robur E, Anfim and Mazzer Luigi (Super Jolly Electronic?) as well as pretty much every cafe accessory known to man. The only limitations were our skills (or lack of as we discovered) as we tried numerous extraction techniques in the quest to pull a decent shot. The pressure profiling challenged our beliefs and we tasted shot after shot as they were pulled in order to assess how the pressure affected the espresso. The side and top panels of the machine had been removed so we could peer right inside for a look and watch the solenoids kick in, switches move and even the water exit into the drainpipe. There were also a number of different steam tips we could use, including one that shoots steam out like a knife (or the end of a screwdriver , flat and thin) as well as a range of shower screens we could use (a glimpse into the 2011 offerings from CoffeeHit). I was surprised by how quick the milk steamed but got decent microfoam first go. I'm already looking forward to my next visit Make sure you follow @coffeehit for notification of future open days I'll leave you with a selection of images from last nights session Click here to view
  9. Hello all. I have been perusing the website for quite a while, and finally needing to post to get some clearer help. I have a Gaggia Classic, and have realised that I need a decent grinder to get the best espresso I can from it. I'm happy to spend up to £300 or so, but don't really know what to get. Mazzers come up often, but I have no idea which model. Then there are Iberitals and Baratza, and a whole wealth of other grinders. I know that - for my machine - I need to have a grinder that can go REALLY fine, and consistently. I have a bottomless filter, and have loved it on the rare occasions I've found a good grind in my rubbish grinder. So, any recommendations? Is the range of options larger than I assume it is, or do I need something more specific? Thanks in advance!
  10. Hi guys, so I'm in the market for a new Mahlkonig Vario and I've just seen a lot of posts about upgrading the Burrs etc. can someone shed some light on this as I thought they came with decent enough burrs/ what is tw upgrade everyone is talking about? Thanks, I just don't want to go and buy one for the same price As one with better burrs. Lawrie
  11. Good Afternoon All and thanks in advance. Does anybody know where i can potentially get some spare parts for my rr45 grinder ideally UK if not somewhere that does not charge an a small fortune to get it delivered? Burrs are not to bad yet can not seem to get the flavours out of my fudge infused rave coffee beans any ideas on the matter? (using a gaggia classic which may not help to much) Coffee is good but just not getting the flavours through unlike other friends that have the same beans. thanks again Steve
  12. We now have engineers based in the following regions for repair, diagnosis, installation services for commercial and domestic coffee machines and grinders. Region Covered: London, Greater London, Brighton, Surry, Essex, Kent, Sussex, Canterbury, Midlands (North) All engineers carry huge range of spare parts with them for all types of machines and grinders. PM or email us: [email protected]
  13. Sorry to come back at you all on this one but I'm getting somewhat frustrated with my new Mignon. Thanks to all your previous help, I've got it pretty well sorted for espresso - and it certainly makes a difference over my previous grinder. However, when it comes to grinding for a cafetiere, I simply can't get it to grind coarsely enough. The best I can do is about granulated sugar size - even with the adjustment knob pretty well completely undone and loose! When I use the resultant grind in the cafetiere and try to press the plunger it's like trying to push through mud. In a post to my previous thread someone said something along the lines that the problem is always with the operator rather than the grinder - so what am I doing wrong; or is there a different techniques to using a Mignon for cafetiere coffee? When I go to my local deli and ask them to grind beans for cafetiere they use a 'similar' grinder to the big ones you find in the coffee shop chains and they have absolutely no problem grinding the beans coarsely.
  14. I've seemingly ended up with one of those cheap espresso machines by complete accident - you know the type, claims to be 15 bars and do perfect espresso in 30s -_- , and it's thrown me quite a bit as to what direction I want to go in right now. Previously I'd almost exclusively used an aeropress, and occasionally a french press, with somewhat alright results but a knock-off porlex from amazon and a coffee subscription (shout-out to Pumphreys of Newcastle for that) has changed all that for good. A couple of days having to spend in excess of 5 minutes each time grinding up beans, slowly driving me insane and an electric grinder was on the cards - Wilfa Svart seemed perfect, good consistency, long guarantee & and newbie friendly price (I see you EK43). Surprise! Enter espresso machine doodah. Generic chinese thermoblock-powered espresso maker with a pressurised portafilter, but holy crap does this tastes good. I mean, since finding this place my aeropress game had gone through the roof but even the basic shots I've been pulling from this have been the best coffee I've drank in months- absolutely zero bitterness and able to taste all these fantastic bright fruity flavours. But now I need a grinder capable of espresso too as I am not willing to keep up using this carpal tunnel-inducing hand torture device any longer. Something I came across while looking up how to make better coffee with this machine, is the explanation between pressurised and non-pressurised portafilters, and that you can quite easily make decent coffee even using supermarket grounds with the pressurised basket- you only need to get into prosumer level, of grinders, if you're really going to go for it and go for unpressurised shots. Assuming the above is true, and going by I've gotten pretty good shots with this on a less-than fine grind setting, I reckon the Wilfa Svart is still going to be good investment for me. Got any advice that might help?
  15. Hi everyone, Long time lurker. Apologies for the samey "please help me choose" thread but I am lost in a sea of burrs. I currently have both a Hario Mini Mill & Iberital MC2. I use the MC2 for espresso, the mini mill for everything else. I'm looking to upgrade and my budget is sub £200, ideally more like £100-150. I've done a fair bit of research into manual grinder as I was under the impression you get the best bang for your buck here. I'm still rather lost, so any advice at all would be appreciated. My thoughts/questions so far: Second hand is the obvious way to go right? I was going to keep the MC2 for espresso and just replace the mini mill with a better hand grinder for filter brews, is this sensible or could I replace both with a decent second hand auto for sub 200? If manual is the way to go, are these still safe to buy second hand? Seems like the MBK grinders are the best value in this area? If I go second hand auto, any recommended models? What sort of RRP do I need to be looking at for a decent auto grinder? The Minion is often mentioned here, would that represent a significant upgrade to what I have? Thanks for your time and any advice you give!
  16. Looking for some more opinion/advice on the old home espresso grinder problem. I've confused the hell out of myself if I'm honest, I thought I nearly knew what i was doing, and then I started researching grinders! I've got a Vario which i bought back in 2013, and a Sage Dual Boiler. I've had my eye on a mini linea for a while, but I'm not sure if upgrading the machine is really required at the moment, and I might be able to start getting much better results by upgrading the grinder, and then deciding if a machine upgrade is worthwhile. I drink lighter roasted coffee usually, and I've found with some lighter roasted single origin coffee (roasted for espresso) I get a big increase in flow part way through the shot and often very quick extraction times, even when grinding nearly as fine as my Vario will let me. So, here's the problem: I'd happily pay up to £1000, maybe more if it's worth it. I live in a small flat, and sitting a commercial grinder in my kitchen isn’t really an option right now. I can't decide between things like flat burrs and conical burrs, single dose / low retention would be a bonus for the way I use it at home. I'd also like to use it for brewed coffee (usually a v60) if possible (but could potentially get a steel burr set for the vario and use that for brewed) If you were in a similar situation, would you buy: Niche Zero Lux D Baratza Sette Baratza Forte Another one that I've missed/not seen? I like the look of the Niche, it’s just the conical/flat burr question that's making me hesitate, and also the idea that if i upped my budget by a few hundred quid I'd be in commercial territory, although I've read that the Niche grinds as well as a £1200 commercial job. Any help/advice/opinion would be greatly appreciated!
  17. Anyone used one an Anfim SPII? How do they compare to the Mythos etc?
  18. Hi all, I've been getting back into the wonderful world of filter coffee recently, and forgotten how much I enjoy using the V60/Aeropress, and thinking about upgrading the set up. My first question is if I use my espresso grinder (Compak K3) and just put it on a coarser setting, will this be better/worse than a specific filter grinder? Then if not and a specific filter grinder is the way to go, what would people recommend? Maybe around £100-£200 mark. I've read very good things about the Wilfa Svart that they made with Tim Wendelboe, does anyone have any experience with this? They seem to have good reviews, and relatively cheap. thanks! Rory
  19. So thanks to help on here I got a lovely ECM Mechanika IV rotary plumbed in and I love it. And thanks to my own inexperience, I ignored some advice on here and went with a Eureka Mignon. Having lived with it for a few weeks I'm able to more accurately define my grinder requirements now (an expensive evolution!) and I'd really value some recommendations based on these: Hard requirements: Must fit on to worktop within 44cm space under kitchen eye-level cabinets and be able to load the hopper with beans without moving it - this is easy with the mignon. I'm swapping between caf and decaf beans quite a lot now, more than I expected - I don't want 2 grinders. I want to be able to mark on the grinder where my setting is for one bean and a mark for the other and easily move from one to the other - and to not have to have the grinders moving when I change setting as I do on the Mignon. I also want to be able to mark for aeropress - again easily move. Because of above I want to be able to put just the amount of beans in a need for one shot or 2 and then easily prepare for another bean. It will be common for me to make a decaf for me, immediately followed by a caf for my wife - I want this to be hassle free as possible (with 1 grinder). I want it to be automatic so I press a button and the right amount of coffee is ground that I set and I can leave it and it will stop grinding itself. Naturally it must grind espresso at least as well as the Mignon which I find is great although too much clumping. Pretty flexible on cost - I do want new - I'm assuming my 44cm height constraint puts a ceiling on the cost anyway. Though I don't, for example, want to be spending more than £800 and would really REALLY like to spend a huge amount less. Quietness is a big deal to me - my coffee obsession isn't going down brilliantly in the house ALL the time and I'd value something highly that was as quiet as possible.... e.g. significantly quieter than the Mignon. Softer requirements: It would be great if it had a light that shone on to the pf/container whilst grinding as it can be a little dark where I have my kit. It would be amazing if it showed the weight of ground coffee and even better if it automatically stopped at a certain weight. I've found the Mignon quite messy both in terms of when it's grinding (coffee not landing in pf/container all the time) and more so after it's been used and a slight vibration causes dump of ground coffee falling out the shoot. A machine with a tray at the bottom as a minimum though ideally one that is designed to maximise ground coffee coming out in a narrow shape as it were - basically something less messy :-) BTW I swore to myself and my wife I would not contract upgradeitus
  20. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mahlkonig-Large-Coffee-Grinder-/201648776231?hash=item2ef3342427:g:VrIAAOSwdzVXtIDr I'll save you the trouble..... It is 115mm http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DITTING-SWISS-KR1203-RETAIL-COFFEE-GRINDER-CAFE-COFFEE-SHOP-DELI-HI-VOLUME-/152180513814?hash=item236eaa5c16:g:rLkAAOSwtnpXlc0z 120mm
  21. Hi Everyone, Having ordered myself an electrical grinder to go with my Gaggia Classic I have started to read info and watch a few videos regarding dialling in the coffee grinder. I knew this would be necessary but it didn't strike me until watching how much nice new coffee is wasted. Its slightly worrying over days/months/years how much coffee gets thrown away and then to make things worse when/if the beans get older the grinder will have to be dialled in again potentially wasting more coffee. Now I know I should of maybe considered this before committing to a espresso machine/electric grinder and maybe the whole point is eventually you get much better at dialling the machine in, or is it just something coffee lovers have come to accept? I usually buy 2 bags of 250g beans from Rave and that will last me a month-ish but just wondering now if I would need a 3rd bag to compensate for the waste. (not that I think 250g would be wasted but more so to get me to the end of the month with some left to spare) I could be blowing all of this out of proportion and maybe the waste is not that high. Would be interesting to hear from the more experienced coffee enthusiasts as to what they think.
  22. Hi All - I have been happily churning out lovely espresso from my Expobar Brewtus, but I am thinking that I might need to find a quieter solution (or perhaps move the location of my office at work - thin walls means neighbours are presumably tired of hearing me pumping out shots all day). So I am wondering if anyone has a suggestion of a quieter machine? I could also potentially do something to this machine, but that might be outside my technical abilities. I haven't owned many machines, so I am not sure how they generally compare. The Brewtus seems quite loud to me, but perhaps that is to be expected for any machine pushing out adequate pressure. Suggestions? I am also wondering if anyone has thoughts on quieter grinders - I have a Sage grinder that does a very nice job (newer version that can do a fine grind), but i could swap for something else if there is anything that might be quieter? Thanks for any suggestions (I did search the forum, but didn't come up with much useful info!).
  23. I keep wondering about upgrading my grinder, I'm not dissatisfied with the Mignon at all maybe the disease upgraditis has stuck. My Mignon has a short piece of alloy tube with a lens hood fitted instead of the hopper so that I can dose 2x18 gram shots, it suits my household arrangements and I would like to maintain something similar. Headroom is an issue due to wall cupboards, 450mm max, depth being a normal worktop. I'm not averse to buying used in fact I would prefer to. Budget, £2-300 plus the Mignon would not be out of the way. Would members like to suggest what I should be looking out for bearing in mind the criteria. Ian
  24. Hi, We have a Vario (steel burrs) which we use for brewed coffee (V60, Chemex and syphon). However, I've been wondering whether we might get better results with a decent hand grinder? I have looked at the Lido 2, and the Made by Knock Feldgrind and Hausgrind (although reports of their customer service and not knowing when more stock will be available put me off a bit). I'd be grateful for any thoughts! Nick.
  25. How about having a list of the major grinders people have along with height and depth of them Height might include with mini hoper and or camera lens hood If people are keen they could send a pic next to a machine or under a cupboard Would this be useful for people when scouring eBay etc.... If people think this is a goer i could build into a with some photos Yay or Nay ?
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