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Thread: Any recommendations on grinder upgrade from BSGP?

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    Any recommendations on grinder upgrade from BSGP?

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    Hi,

    My budget is around the $550 mark and was looking at the Eureka Mignon E Chrome. Any experiences or recommendations on this or alternatives?

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    G'day Jksniper,
    I owned one until recently, it's a great grinder, compact and built very well. If you're looking for a grinder for espresso only, it's fantastic due to the micrometric adjustment, however I wouldn't want to be using it to change between grinding methods e.g. from plunger to espresso.
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    Ah thats good to hear.
    I dont grind for anything other than espresso anyway.
    Seems like its my best bet for the price range.
    Thank you.
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    So Eureka Mignon Specialita happened.
    Was looking for the mignon e range but then it just happened...

    I had no choice ��
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    Quote Originally Posted by jksniper View Post
    So Eureka Mignon Specialita happened.
    Was looking for the mignon e range but then it just happened...

    I had no choice ��
    I had one...LOVED IT. I wanted one a bit bigger...which is very me. I have the Atom now and got a good buy on it.

    The Specialita makes a few compromises to get that small but none of them affect the grind process... and it is small! It is however also a capable single dosing grinder which the Atom isn't. Both are very well built although definitely the Atom has a more commercial heavy duty feel to it. The body though is very heavy duty and well built.

    The Specialita is a good looker too. I used it on timed dosing rather than as single dosing as my preferred mode.

    One thing I did find was to tap the chute after a shot as a gram or so could hang there sometimes. It is a short chute and doesn't take much of a tap either.

    It also does not popcorn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jksniper View Post
    My budget is around the $550 mark and was looking at the Eureka Mignon E Chrome. Any experiences or recommendations on this or alternatives?
    Hi all, I'm hijacking this thread as I'm in a very similar boat to jksniper. My SGP sounds like it's broken a tooth in the gears or something similar - after six years of daily use I figure it's had a good run however I've been waiting for an excuse to upgrade!

    My dream would be to get a Niche Zero based on the gushing feedback within these pages, however the Minister of Finance would not approve of that level of expense. I was thinking the Mignon E is around the extent of my current budget, with a preference for buying something new over second hand (again a directive from the boss).

    Primary use would be for espresso, with a preference for single dosing. However I do make cold brew batches over the summer months which occurs once every few weeks on average. From a YouTube video I've seen of the Eureka micrometric system it doesn't seem to be that bad to change grind settings (e.g. when compared to a Macap M2M for example), but i'm happy to be reality checked by anyone with first hand experience.

    I welcome any suggestions based on the above parameters. Unless anyone has a Niche Zero they are willing to offload for $600??

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    If you're switching back and forth regularly something like a Baratza 270 (or if you can stretch the budget the 270Wi) would be good. They have low retention and 270 different settings so you'll be able to reference exactly where you were when you're coming back to espresso. Would certainly be easier than a micrometric adjustment.
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    Check out this 270Wi. Second hand but nearly new. And within your budget. In Melbourne so you'll need to add postage, but should be the best of both worlds.

    https://coffeesnobs.com.au/coffee-ha...i-grinder.html
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    Thanks l3n, I hadn't considered the Baratza as I recall some question marks about reliability. However after reading this thread (https://coffeesnobs.com.au/grinders/...liability.html) I appreciate that the 270WI may have ironed some of the major bugs out. Having considered your advice it's probably now my front-runner!



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