Eureka Specialita Automatic Coffee Grinder $749 Delivered with $50 off Coupon @ K Bean via eBay

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This deal is active again since eBay started their another discount promo.

Stack with the eBay Deal to get another $50 off. This brings the price down to $749 as the title states. Don't forget to use the cashback gift cards from ShopBack or CashRewards to save even more.

Eureka Mignon Specialita is one of the best home espresso grinders for its quietness while running and low retention when single-dosing. This is the lowest price so far as I know. Key spec as below:

  • 55mm hardened steel flat burr set
  • Anti-clump design
  • Step-less grind adjustment
  • 300g capacity hopper with bean stopper
  • Easy-to-clean design, all you need is one size screw driver
  • White LED touch display, able to save two grinding time settings (dose control by time)

Some say it's also great for filter coffee, but my experience suggests it's best for espresso.

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Comments

  • +1 vote

    Great grinder at a good price. Got mine from the same seller some time ago, and they were a pleasure to deal with.

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      I have a eureka grinder too… Have you cleaned yours yet? The description says easy to clean but it doesn't look like it's easy to open up. Do you have any tips?

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        I haven't yet, but this video makes it look pretty easy!

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        Its easy to clean, I just cleaned mine 2 days ago.

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    Here is a nice overview & user guide by Clive Coffee, just for a better understanding.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWiiYEpsUok

    • +7 votes

      Is she making milk shakes?

      • +3 votes

        And do they bring all the boys to the yard?

        Of course they do.

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          Haha why are blenders bad?

          • +5 votes

            @stevenofnine: This post is for a coffee grinder. They are designed to grind coffee to a consistent size so that you can control how the extraction process occurs.

            A blender can't do this consistently. That's why people who are addicted to the bean are happy to spend $749 for an on-sale grinder.

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    What is it that makes it not as good for filter coffee? How would it go for Aeropress?

    • +2 votes

      It can go as complicated as grind size distribution and consistency. In short, most burr sets are designed for a specific grind size range. In this case, Specialita has a burr set specialised for espresso grinding. It can definitely grind for any other brewing methods and give you good results, but not as great as those which are specialised for filter grinding.

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        Well said, totally agree with this

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    I like the idea of a quiet grinder. I have a Baratza Sette. That thing is LOUD, but it’s so fast, zero clumping and zero retention.

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      We have the Eureka Atom grinder it is pretty quiet.

    • +2 votes

      I moved from a Settle to the Specialita. Sette was so incredibly loud. I couldn't use it while anyone was sleeping unless I was prepared for the backlash! Eureka is easily quiet enough to use while others are sleeping.

      Beyond that, the build quality is fantastic compared to the Sette, which is very plasticy. Even less clumping on the Eureka, and more consistent. Sette had marginally better retention though, and I do miss the weighted dose of the 270wi.

      I'm not sure if you were after a sales pitch for the upgrade, but there you go.

      • +1 vote

        Hahaha I’ll be in so much trouble if I bought another grinder!! But I like to keep good ones on the radar.
        Thanks for the detail

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          Just start using the Sette in the middle of the night, see how long you have to make it quiet!

          • +1 vote

            @wintermadness: I use it often in the wee hours. The kitchen is downstairs at the back of the house, everyone sleeps upstairs towards the front. You can barely hear it :)

  • +2 votes

    Imported mine from Italy for about $550, arrived within 3 days. Fantastic grinder.

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      Mind stepping me through how you did this?

      • +2 votes

        Bought from espressocoffeeshop.com
        Don't forget to click the 'ask for a discount coupon'

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          yeah I've considered that (reassuring to know they're legit), just concerned about warranty. I contacted Eureka and they pointed me to their AU distributors for servicing, but I doubt I'd be greeted with open arms!

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            @ack84: It's pretty low risk IMO. I would not buy an expensive coffee machine, but a grinder, yeah the savings are worth it. I have had mine for a few years now and use it daily, no issues.

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              @nubzy: How much you paid for the import tax and other fees (postage) all together? and 3 days delivery from Europe?

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      I did the same from the Espresso Shop in the UK. I saved a couple of hundred dollars and it was less than seven days from order to delivery. It did have a UK plug though.

      No warranty like you will get from K-Bean.

      I do like the Puly grinder cleaner they sell. I can’t find that sold locally.

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      Did it come with an AU plug?

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        Yes

        • +1 vote

          Wait!
          Are you saying you got Eureka shipped directly from Italy (espressocoffeeshop.com) with AU plug?

        • +1 vote

          Thanks for that site tip…
          Sorry can you please clarify how you got the au plug?

          I emailed them and was told all their Eureka machines are EU plug but said they provide AU adapters.

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      @nubzy did you contact them before buying to request for the AU plug? was wondering how I can request for AU plug..

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        Yes I confirmed that prior to ordering. Just email them, they are very helpful and quick to respond. Delivery is super quick, DHL express.

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          Nice. Thank you for all info.
          Did you have to pay GST and brokerage fees here?

        • +1 vote

          When you say plug do you mean adapter?

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    Shoutout to Paul the owner of kbean. Great guy! Bought my cold drip off him years ago.

    Highly recommend buying through him. Best deals in Melbourne!

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    Holy heck. I'm sure there's market for this judging by the comments here. Personally, to me, it's as ridiculous as my partner paying $550 for an umbrella. But to each their own I guess.

    • +1 vote

      Does she do a lot of walking in the rain?!

      I've used my Breville coffee grinder daily for the last 5 years (say about 2,000 times) and it's still going strong. At $160 that's about 8c per cup if it died today. This grinder is more expensive but should last at least twice as long, so say $750/4000 = 19c per cup.

      My Breville Dual Boiler was around $800, and has had a $200 service and is currently in need of repair due to a temperature sensor problem. So that works out at 50c per cup.

      For reference - 100mL of milk is about 15c. Coffee beans at $30/kg is about 60c per cup (20g). Electricity cost to boil a kettle is about 4c.

      So switching to this grinder would go from $1.37 to $1.48 per cup. I'm not saying it's cheap, but if you use it a lot it might be worth it. A good grinder makes a big difference.

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        It's a hand made umbrella from London when she was visiting. Pretty sure it's a James Smith & Sons. With a Duck Handle.
        She likes interesting things, even if she'll never use it for rainy weather, it's more a keepsake.

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          You should get this to match her's.

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            @m9: LOL. Nah, she likes hand made things. Not cheap plastic from China. I get her that, she'll yell that I'm contributing to our plastic endemic and that we already have umbrellas to use.

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    I've heard that the grind has an impact on flavour but would this result in a noticeable difference in flavour compared to using a grinder like the Breville smart grinder for most people who drink coffee with milk? Or would it only be noticed by serious coffee connoisseurs or people drinking espresso?

    • +4 votes

      The short answer is yes….but.

      For its price the Breville is a good grinder and great if you are just dipping your toe in the espresso water. The Eureka or other higher end grinders will give you a more consistent grind with less clumping, but the coffee won’t taste twice or three times as good.

      The Eureka should also last a lot longer because it has better quality motors/burrs etc. The grinder is said to be more important than the espresso machine - I find 50:50.

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      Im interested in oppinion on this as well. I have thbreville smart grinder paired with a BES920. I understand you get what you pay for when it comes to coffee gear and also recognise the principal of diminishing returns as you spend more $$. Given the Breville smart grinder can be readily purchased sub $200 and on special this is thrice the price; What level of improvement have people see from this grinder? Will benefits only be appreciated by people with a top end expresso machine?

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        I used to own the Smart Grinder pro and thought it was fine. Upgraded to the Sette 270 and it makes a huge difference.

        I only use a Sunbeam e7000 coffee machine and the grinder has made a good difference, although I do intend to upgrade the coffee machine in the near future.

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        I haven’t used the BES920, but it gets good wraps in the coffee snob world. I have a more expensive ECM E61 machine, and while I expect mine to outlast yours, I doubt my coffee is twice as good.

        Keep the Breville till it dies and then upgrade - you will have a better idea of what you want from a machine by then.

        BTW - you can mod the Breville to do pressure profiling which is said to improve the coffee.

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          Never heard of pressure profiling. I also have the Breville and wonder whether something like this will improve my shots due to less clumping, less retention, and more consistent grind (bigger and better burrs?). But will I really notice much of a difference?

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            @C0mbat: What @Public21 mean is those slayer mods that you do to BES920, search on home barista forum or even youtube, they have tutorial for that :) Planning to do mine in few weeks time

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    i bought this exact grinder from Paul in person - it's a best in class grinder for the price and the lack of availability of something like a niche zero means there is little else in the AU local market.

    No regrets from me - except I wish I got the white version instead of black

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    Any recommendations for machines to pair with this? Looking for something reliable, makes great latte/flat white with nice strong flavour, can make them quickly (including coffee and milk) and doesn't require much skill to get the milk and coffee right.

    • +1 vote

      Hard question because quick is subjective. So is reliability. A Breville will probably get you 5 years of usage, and usually be obsolete at the end of it - which could be fine for your needs. A well made Italian machine will probably get you 10-20 years, and be totally repairable if it does break down.

      Also price difference is huge from one end of the scale to the other.

      Rancilio Silvia and Gaggia Classic are great "entry" level espresso machines. Single boiler means they'll take longer to prepare for milk frothing though.

      Next step up is probably a Nuova Simonelli Oscar II is probably the cheapest, quickest machine which is well made and reliable. Instant froth, heaps of it. Great machine.

      Various Breville machines in between that can also make fantastic espresso, but don't expect longevity from them.

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        Thank you for the reply and recommendations. I will look into the Oscar II machine you recommended!

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        How much you want to spend? Profitec 500 is a fantastic machine, so is Rocket Appartamento. About 3k though. I'm a tightarse but love coffee so it is worth it to me, look at it as an investment as these can last a lifetime with proper servicing. I never buy coffee out of home these days apart from the occasional $1 7-11 coffee.

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          Would these be significantly quicker or easier to use or produce significantly better coffee than the Oscar II machine? Or are we pushing into severely diminishing returns with these ones? When you say proper servicing, how much does this cost and how often?

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            @thestig: Better ask about these at CoffeeSnobs.com.au

          • +2 votes

            @thestig: You won't get significantly better coffee from those machines to alone justify twice the price of the Oscar II imo, but the Oscar II is already good enough to make coffee as good (and better) than most cafes you'll visit.

            They will however give you a higher floor to fine tune the espresso. They'll also give you an overall nicer fit and finish on the machine, with little quality improvements. The Oscar II is by no means a cheap feeling machine (it'll easily outclass anything from Good Guys etc), but you are getting a LOT of machine for the price vs the competition, so I guess that is where they managed to keep costs down a bit. Oscar II generally uses the same tech and components as the higher end machines, with a price tag that's a bit easier to swallow.

            If you're happy to spend on a Rocket, by all means - amazing machines for sure.

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              @wintermadness: I am a proud owner of an Oscar II, and I retrofitted an OPV by myself. Oscar II is excellent except that a LOT of people are confused and do misunderstand something on Oscar II.

              Take its “pre-fusion” as example. You’ll even see Gail from Seattle Coffee Gear, a famous espresso gear seller & reviewer, talking about Oscar II’s pre-infusion function. In fact, Oscar II has nothing to perform a pre-infusion.

              The solenoid delay is the reason why we don’t see water coming out of the group head immediately after pressing a brew button. Many, I mean many, users flush too much water before brewing, resulting in prolonged and inconsistent extraction time.

              You’ll also see many people asking why after flushing only a cup of water from the group head it will be drained out and nothing but steam comes out, worrying if there is something wrong with the design and eventually giving a thumb-down to it online and (probably) dump it. Sigh.

              Sorry for the essay but I am just trying to get it right so that people can have their shots happily with it. This is a very energy-efficient espresso machine given its capability with a 1200W heating element.

              https://www.reddit.com/r/espresso/comments/mebcxo/clarificat...

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                @Joseph Ng: Thanks for the info! So overall would you still recommend the Oscar II or would there be another comparable machine with the pre-infusion function, volumetric shot control, more powerful heating element, etc where you don't need to do this workaround?

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                  @thestig: Volumetric shot control is kind of a luxury for home espresso machines. If you don’t consider it a must, machines with E61 group head will do a fantastic job.

                  Lelit Mara X for instance can be a budget bargain for you if you are more of a milk coffee person.

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    Anyone know if this is hard to adjust? I heard that the rotary dial can be turned full circle about 3 to 4 times. So how can we remember the settings if we are changing beans?

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      Full circles? Never. For espresso, I only tune it in between mark 2 and 0.

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        I found this review:
        "Grind Adjustment
        The grind setting of the Eureka Mignon series grinders is adjusted by turning the small grind adjustment dial on the top of the machine. The grinder is infinitely adjustable, with the numbers serving merely as reference points. Turning the dial clockwise adjusts the grind setting finer and turning counter-clockwise adjusts the grind setting coarser. Make small adjustments as this mechanism is fairly sensitive."

        So: example when the dial is in number 2, we cant tell it is from first turn or second turn or third

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          For espresso, if the setting a a whole turn away from what you desire, you can easily notice.

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            @Joseph Ng: How do you set up the grind size for stepless grinder? is it much harder than others which somewhat have a guide?

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    Tempted to buy. Ebay got 10%off now

  •  

    Ugh literally just ordered a Lagom P64. Probably could’ve gone with this one instead and saved a few bucks.

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    I have the Breville Grinder Pro (like many beginners who start out) - I am keen to upgrade - would this be a good upgrade?

    I usually have espresso (milk + long blacks), my partner has filter coffee.

    Reading reviews - im sold on the espresso but not so sure on the filter?