Eureka Mignon Silenzio/Perfetto/Specialita' (2018) - Page 17

Grinders are one of the keys to exceptional espresso. Discuss them here.
TheGriz

Postby TheGriz » May 07, 2019, 3:48 pm

redbone wrote:These appear to be OEM 55 specialita burrs.

That's interesting. Then I guess there is no such thing as brew burrs. Anyone want to open theirs up and take some pictures?

If these two units are the same including the burr housing, then you can get them on https://www.espressocoffeeshop.com/mignon_brew_pro with 110V for cheaper than the Specialita shipped to the USA. I spent roughly $450 just fyi.

TheGriz

Postby TheGriz » May 07, 2019, 8:22 pm

Decided to test this machine out and verify the grind settings. It grinds very coarse. Far coarser than I would like for drip. I would say it would work for the Kalita, but not something like the V60. That's disappointing.

If I had to guess, the burr carrier is what really makes it unable to go a bit finer. With some tinkering, I bet you can get to the Specialita; you could tell once I went finer, the burrs would not spin. Out of the box, the 0-3 limit not only exists on the metal limiter, but the 4 metal prongs that lock up the burrs it would seem. Guess I need to find another flat burr grinder that excels at drip or figure out how to adjust this.

Edit:
I opened it and seemed to find some lodged beans. I messed with the knob a bit and finally was able to grind fine enough. However, I think the original knob was not designed to work very well without the metal limiter in place. And let me tell you, 0-3 is next to nothing in adjustments. Think the Specialita in terms of preciseness.

JayThree

Postby JayThree » May 09, 2019, 1:09 pm

What's the consensus on the Specialita vs. the Sette 270 for single dosing? Reading through this thread people seem to think the Specialita is definitely a better grinder than the Sette 270, but for single dosing I see people mentioning various problems with the Specialita (popcorning leading to an inconsistent grind, and higher retention). I'm thinking about replacing my Sette 270 with something quieter and the Specialita looks good for price vs. performance, but I exclusively single dose so I want to make sure it will work well for that. Clive Coffee specifically calls out the Specialita as a good grinder for single dosing in this article, but some of the posts in this thread are making me unsure about that.

Thanks!

Rhiiine’Spro

Postby Rhiiine’Spro » May 09, 2019, 4:05 pm

JayThree wrote:What's the consensus on the Specialita vs. the Sette 270 for single dosing?


Good for a flat burr because there isn't a lot of space in the grinding chamber. It spits out what you put in it, like Clive team says, but that's slightly misleading because it's always trading you 1-2 grams from the previous dose and retaining 1-2 so it seems like you get it all out. I set the single shot timer to 0.3 seconds and purge if I feel like it. But, the Specialita excels at timed dosing and that makes the workflow so easy that I don't bother single-dosing.

Technobuyer

Postby Technobuyer » May 09, 2019, 4:20 pm

JayThree wrote:What's the consensus on the Specialita vs. the Sette 270 for single dosing? Reading through this thread people seem to think the Specialita is definitely a better grinder than the Sette 270, but for single dosing I see people mentioning various problems with the Specialita (popcorning leading to an inconsistent grind, and higher retention). I'm thinking about replacing my Sette 270 with something quieter and the Specialita looks good for price vs. performance, but I exclusively single dose so I want to make sure it will work well for that. Clive Coffee specifically calls out the Specialita as a good grinder for single dosing in this article, but some of the posts in this thread are making me unsure about that.

Thanks!


I've been using mine for single dosing exclusively. I don't know how much old is being spit out. I guess it's possible, butit doesn't seem like much. I run it for 2-3 secs after grinds stop coming out, so it seems to be getting it all. If I put in 18.1g, I usually get out 18.1 +/- .1. It's accurate enough for my skill set. There is a little popcorning, but it always gets all the beans. Sometimes on gets stuck on top of the little door thingee, but a slap tap or wiggle of the door takes care of that. It's a lot more quiet than my Breville SGP. How it would compare to the 270, I don't know. I don't know how accurate the timing method is, I don't do it.

Noise level aside, the in cup flavor wasn't just earth shatteringly better than my Breville. It seems like it might not be such a quantum leap from your 270.