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  1. No doubt some will already know this but.... If you want to clean your Mignon thoroughly, prise (comes off easily) the badge off the front to reveal a fixing screw. Remove the screw and lift off the front plate to reveal the discharge chute internals. You can thoroughly clean out the chute including the plastic guide - just remember how it fits before removing. This should help minimise clumping as the coffee grinds do build up in this area, restricting the outlet.
  2. For sale: my Eureka Mignon mk2 grinder in Matt black bought from Bella Barista in 2015 and has been used to make a couple of espressos a day at most. Has not missed a beat and is in good condition as it has been well looked after. Price: £185 will ship at buyers cost
  3. If you own a Mignon you'll know that making small adjustments to the grind setting is hampered by the small knob. Ahem. You'll also know that the dial gauge is borderline useless, numbered 1-6 with no gauge or pointer. It is therefore impossible to meaningfully take note of your grind setting once dialled in, which would allow for running different beans on espresso concurrently, running through the odd filter grind or keeping note of settings as a start point should you get the same coffee in future. My solution is a larger, 60mm rather than 24mm, knob which is fitted over the original and secured with 2 grub screws. Installed / removed in seconds with no damage or permanent alteration to the grinder. Sitting atop is a laser engraved aluminium dial numbered 1-100. Each 1 point adjustment of the 60mm knob is equivalent to a 0.75mm nudge of the standard one. A simple strip of mirror finish stainless fixed with double sided tape serves as a pointer. My intention starting this project was not to make money, just to get more from my grinder. As it turned out making a one off would have been rather pricey so I've decided to make a small batch to reduce unit price and hopefully reward the time I've invested. More to follow.. I'm really pleased with how the 'prototype' has turned out.
  4. I don’t see a lot said about this little grinder on these pages and it was one that interested me hugely at the time. So I thought I’d add my impressions here for those shopping in this segment. I went from a super jolly timer. I liked it quite a lot and it worked for me, but I did fancy liberating some counter space and I found it noisy, no way you could carry on a conversation with that beast running. a good friend of mine was persuaded into the dark world of manual espresso machines and bought himself an r58 and one of these little grinder. And from pretty much the first shot, I was impressed. great looks, lovely build, clever design features and funky colours. The LCD screen looks and responds great, and the on demand chute is well placed and doses well. the resulting grinds were fluffy and clump free, the only complaint being that on occasion they were so fluffy that a mid grind tap was needed to make space in the basket. Dialled in I’m getting 18-19g in about 10-11s, which is no slower than the super jolly. There’s significantly less mess on my counter now, and the retention is incredibly low. Probably only a few grams kept in the burr chamber. I’m generally happy just putting in the beans I need for the day, safe in the knowledge that I won’t have much stale in the shot. how are the shots? Great. Good pours and just as much flavour (If not more) than with the super jolly. Lovely syrupy shots with plenty of mouthfeel. adjusting on the fly is quick and easy and making small adjustments to your grind time is also super easy. i feel I’ve gotten a grinder that is on par with the SJ for performance and taste but ups the game considerably in terms of noise (it’s super quiet), retention, usability and neatness. All in a package that gives me back a hell of a lot of counter space. Highly recommended if this is what you’re in the market for!
  5. has anyone figured out how to mod their mk2 or older for the same effect? They look, from the outside, pretty similar / identical in the way the coffee is despensed so I am guessing there is some kind of voodery in the chute to stop clumping? The clumping on mine is annoying when I go too fine. Having dyspraxia means I end up spilling coffee everywhere trying to stir it with a cocktail stick...
  6. I'd read reviews saying that the Mignon was a bit clumpy. I was not prepared for what comes out of the chute. Asked Bella Barista, where I purchased it from, for advice and they weren't particularly helpful. They advised that I should grind courser, which would cause under extraction, or continue using a cocktail stick to break up the clumps. Anybody have any advice or experience of this? Thanks.
  7. Quick question for any Oscar, or NS users, here. I've come from a commercial Gaggia machine/grinder I use at work to a NS Oscar II and a Eureka Mignon grinder for the house. I'm used to using double baskets (18g) but the NS one that comes with the machine seems to be much deeper than what i've used in the past. I normally dose at about the 17g mark, but I'm quite unsure of my starting point with the NS! 16 seems to make the basket a touch empty and makes distributing/tamping feel a bit odd, being so empty. Does the Oscar require more headroom, or something? Can't imagine why they'd make it so deep. Any opinions on using different filter baskets? Naturally, having a new grinder it's still to be properly seasoned and bedded in (doing that as we speak). That and the stepless incremental dialling in on the Eureka has thrown me - it's much much more sensitive than anything i've used before. I wish the markings actually meant something! If anyone has any advice on what they're dosing on their Oscars i'm all ears! Currently dialling in the grinder and i've got the espresso to give me a 27s pour, but at a ridiculous ratio (17g in > 47g out). Guess i'll keep going, then.
  8. Sage Bambino Plus Single cup single wall basket Eureka Mignon 10g Orphea Maromas coffee
  9. Purchased this from Beanhound (not sure if they are still around) in November 2015, it was used then but they were original owner. I used it for about 5 months then it went into storage whilst I moved around 3 times whilst we were building a new house. Started to use it again in anger around Christmas this year with the purchase of a new espresso machine. Probably pulled 2 doubles 5-6 days per week since then. Slight dink in the electrical cable from the point I received it, covered in electrical tape and no impact to use. I do have the portafilter resting forks still, just not attached but simple to put back on Colour black Will put some pics up later but interested in a price? Does £175 sound reasonable based on age and condition?
  10. Hi guys, Just bought a la pavoni pro from coffeechap so it's time to look for a grinder to go with it! due to space limit, my preference would be a Mignon. I can see a new Mignon Manuale Basic is going for 239, but thought I'd check if anyone is keen to unload a used on here. also happy to look at other alternatives...
  11. Looking at another thread somebody mentioned the Mignon cost £200. I found it cost at least £280. Am I looking in the wrong place or at the wrong model?
  12. I've had my mignon for a few years, and it's used most days for 1-2 cups of varying grind (espresso, aeropress and now a chemex). When should I be looking to replace the burrs? Any pointers for how to tell if they could do with replacing, and where best to buy?
  13. Evening all, After the arrival of my Niche, my Mignon is surplus to requirement -- it has served me well for just under 3 months. I purchased mine on eBay for quite a bit more than what I'm looking to get back. It comes with an extra burr set, which I've been informed is new and unused -- there is a bit of oxidation on these, but my understanding is that running a bit of coffee through should clear that right up (please correct me if incorrect) I've only externally cleaned it -- because I've had it for such a short time, I've not needed to clean the burrs, but can attest they still grind very well indeed. It has a small scuff on the front -- pictures below. £175 collected from Molesey, Surrey, takes it. I can look at shipping (at buyer's expense, with their choice of courier), but I'd prefer local collection if at all possible -- happy to drive a bit and meet halfway. Any questions, let me know.
  14. As in title, I'm just starting this journey and am looking for a good starter setup. I've priced up a sage duo temp pro and a sage smart grinder and can afford this, but would like to source something better second hand if you guys have anything for sale.
  15. Hi guys, I'm looking for my first grinder to start getting into espresso and preferably wanting to spend between £100 - £200. I MAY be willing to spend over £200 for the right machine if you can persuade me. I'm happy buying used for the best deals. I'm not set on any specific grinder, but I'd like something timed. I do like the look of the Eureka Mignon Specialita but I'm not completely set on a specific machine so if you have a grinder you want to sell let me know and I might be interested! I live in Nottingham but I'm willing to travel for collection. Thanks guys, Callum
  16. Now SOLD thanks. In excellent condition with a 2 year warranty (expires Feb 2021) Purchased March 2018 from Bella Barista and used to make 1 or 2 espressos a day for around 6 months. 250g of The Roastery Milk Buster roasted on 01.02.19 included £275 Collected from Chester or can arrange a courier if required
  17. Hi, I was just wondering how you dial in a bean with your mignon. I tend to start with 1/2 settings I.e. 0, 1/2, 1 on the dial. Then fine tune it to the nearest 1/4. Is it worth trying to control it to a finer level?
  18. Hi everyone On the look out for my first decent home grinder. All the advice seems to point to the Mignon as the best for espresso but interested in other similar models. Cheers
  19. Trying again with £90 reduction. Won't split yet. Rancilio Silvia E and Eurika Mignon Mk. 2 (chrome) and Rancilio Base all bough from BB in July 2016. They have been meticulously looked after and are generally in very good condition. Never made more than 3 to 5 espresso's per week.....so hardly used. Always used Volvic bottled water and regular descale and back flush with Puly. Original boxes, instructions and receipt. Also included, Rancilio tamp 58mm Rancilio bottomless PF with 21g basket VST ridged 18g basket Spare unused burrs for grinder Will take more pictures if requested Not inclined to ship but collect from Helensburgh or meet is possible. Asking £560. Ex any postage [ATTACH=CONFIG]34270[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]34271[/ATTACH]
  20. Hello First time posting but have enjoyed reading this forum. I'm looking to purchase a Sage DTP as my first dedicated espresso machine. This forum has swayed me towards purchasing a Eureka grinder but I am slightly confused by the range of models that can produce a decent espresso grind. Is there a good rule of thumb on which one to purchase? Counter space and £ is an issue. Many thanks Nico
  21. In excellent condition. No faults, scratches or marks. Purchased March 2018 from Bella Barista and used to make 1 or 2 coffees a day for around 6 months. Link to photo gallery: https://imgur.com/a/S04zOOf £275 Collected from Chester or you're welcome to arrange a courier.
  22. For sale is my Eureka Mignon MkII coffee grinder in black. Burrs in great condition - weekend use over the course of a couple of years. Both timer and manual mode options. UK plug. £180 collected from Manchester or £195 delivered anywhere in the UK.
  23. I have just bought a Mignon from @jerbla and while I really like this grinder, I tend to single dose it to make sure I get at least one parameter of my espresso constant. As you can see in the picture, I replaced the hopper by a cut plastic bottle. However I would like a cleaner fix and I thought I could have a custom made funnel that I would 3D print. I had never done that before, never used a 3D design software either but within 30min I came up with this: The rounded opening at the bottom was a real pain to get right. Fingers crossed dimensions are right. Will send the thing to print this week and once I have it will report here.
  24. For sale due to finding myself short of time for espresso nowadays and moving more towards filter methods. Bought on this forum last October when it was only a month old. Therefore it still has almost 2 years transferable warranty left with Bella Barista. It also has the original packaging and paperwork and the original hopper and pf rest. By my (rough) calculations taking into account limited use the last few months I'd say its had 800g go through it a month but even rounding up to 1kg a month its only 12kg in the year I've had it. I never used the pf rest and hopper as I made a different hopper to fit the mignon which allowed me to single dose as shown in pictures. This works a treat and by moulding the bottom of the tube with sugru it means that the tube has a tight seal with the mignon and when the funnel is hit it effectively delivers a blow of air through the burrs/chute. I always ground directly into a small stainless steel pot which also had notch of sugru on the lip preventing it damaging/scratching the grinder when activating the switch. I am really reluctant to see this great grinder go but I really can't justify keeping it at the moment. It's in really pristine condition, I only took the protective film off in the last week because it has start to peel round the edges and look a bit tatty! £200 collected ono, postage extra I could double box it if the buyer wants it posted. I am in Huddersfield and work in Leeds so could easily arrange something in those locations or if my fuel was covered possibly travel up to an hour away from Huddersfield.
  25. I may be being thick, but how on earth do you get inside the 2018 Mignon for cleaning/burr replacement etc? The older models had easily accessible screws... There doesn't appear to be any easy way in on the new ones. What am I missing?
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