Introducing Eureka's Mignon Notte!
Eureka’s Mignon line is expanding! We’re excited to offer the Mignon Notte, Eureka’s newest espresso grinder. If you’re not familiar with the Mignon line, they’re Eureka’s compact but powerful espresso grinders that have a footprint and style perfect for any kitchen. From the Silenzio all the way up to the stunning Specialita, the Mignon line is one our favorite collections of grinders on the market.
The Notte is a great addition to the existing set, and offers a more affordable entry to high end espresso grinding. Part of why the Mignon line is so strong is the burr set. All of the Mignon grinders feature powerful 50mm flat steel burrs (aside from the Specialita, which features 55mm burrs). These are larger, more carefully engineered burrs than what you typically find on home espresso grinders under $1,000. Those burrs provide consistent, fluffy grounds that are perfect for espresso. Despite its ultra affordable price point, the Notte includes that very same burr set.
The Notte also features the metal case that helps set the Mignons apart. This compact, sturdy case features better construction than many similarly priced grinders. While they still use plastic hoppers and have some plastic case elements, the step up to an almost all metal case design is really worth it. On top of that, the Notte uses the same stepless grind adjust that the rest of the Mignons do. This means you get ultra specific control over your grind, allowing you to dial in the trickiest coffees for your machine.
There’s really only a couple of trade-offs the Notte makes to hit its affordability point. The first is omitting the deafening tech found in the othe Mignons. But never fear! While the silence of the Mignon line is admirable, the Notte isn’t especially loud compared to other grinders in its price range. While you may want to step up to the Silenzio if you’re especially sound conscious, the Notte is no more loud than other espresso grinders.
The only other trade-off is the manual dose control. To grind with the Notte you do have to hold your portafilter in place, but given that it grinds in relatively small amounts quite quickly, we haven’t found this to be much of a challenge. Outside of these two differences, the Notte is quite similar to the Silenzio, and for a significantly lower price.
We think the Notte makes an excellent starter espresso grinder. Find out for yourself now, only @ SCG!