Post By Lovey
Considering Eureka mignon
Hi, first time poster here. I'm looking at purchasing a Breville BES920 shortly and was considering going with a better quality grinder rather than the packaged breville smart grinder. My question is, is there any point in doing so or will the BES920 still be the weak link?
Grinder budget is under $600 so I've been considering the Eureka mignon, macap M2M and compact K3. Im pretty sure I want the timed grind feature and also like the small foot print of the mignon.
If you buy the package with the grinder use it and see if you enjoy the coffee....
Where abouts are you?
If you are in Melbourne it might help coming into our show room to have a look
We have the Eureka and Macap on display.
Looking at the both in the metal might help you with your decision
That's the thing, I wouldn't buy it as a package if the upgraded grinder provided significantly better coffee.
Thanks Antony, I'm in Canberra.
Does the Macap M2 have timed grind? I couldn't see it mentioned on your site.
Originally Posted by Silentj
No the M2M doesn't, there is a version of the M2 that does but it is more expensive and the adjustment is under the grinder and a bit of a pain in the .... to adjust.
If someone wants an easy to use timed analogue grinder we normally suggest the Mignon.
The Eureka has the time adjustment on the side.
I recently got a Bes920 and like you wanted a better grinder than the package option. I settled on the Barazza Sette 270W which has built on scales. It's around $600 and there is the non weight (timed) version for around $100 less.
It's a conical grinder and I've been really impressed with the consistent, fluffy grinds to date. Easy to dial in and clean, super quick grinding via 3 presets or manual options.
And YES! Have been making some awesome coffee with both it and the Breville
The other thing to consider is that the M2M is a stepped grinder (the steps are quite small), which means that it is very easy to switch between grind settings if you are using different beans or grinding for different brewing devices, but you have slightly less ability to 'fine tune' the grind. Not a big deal (I own one....which I use if I have some decaf on the go, and when I go away for a long weekend).
While not a Site Sponsor any more...
CosmoreX Coffee in Canberra used to stock Eureka Grinders so may be worth checking out...
I currently have the Eureka Mignon at home and it's a fantastic grinder with a small footprint. Whilst it does have a timer function, I've never used it. The timer is easy to adjust and it is very easy to switch between timed and 'non-timed' functions.