Nuova Simonelli Grinta Espresso Grinder



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  • – Classic Home Espresso Grinder
  • – Flat Steel Burrs
  • – Stepped Grind Adjust
  • – On-demand Grinder

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Simple to use, easy to adjust and consistent enough for espresso: The Nuova Simonelli Grinta hits on all three of these key aspects when it comes to grinding coffee beans. The Grinta is built to last with its extremely durable construction and can easily grind more than 10 pounds of coffee an hour. Prefer drip coffee instead of espresso? Unlock the setting wheel and rotate it to adjust between espresso and drip. Push your portafilter into the lever behind the grind chute, and watch as it fills. What's more, the Grinta comes in a spectrum of colors (red, black, chrome and silver) so you can pick the perfect shade to suit your kitchen or cafe decor.

Features and Functionality

  • High Capacity - The Grinta can handle over 10 pounds of coffee an hour, which is more than sufficient for home use. At least we hope...
  • Easy To Use - Select a grind setting and push your portafilter into the power switch to get your grinds. No complicated buttons, no menus, no random options, just ground coffee.
  • Precision, Precision, Precision - Don't sit there and worry about how consistent the grinds will be that come out of this machine, it can handle most settings with ease, which won't leave you guessing if your grind consistency is an issue.
  • Reliable - With the capability of grinding such high quantities of coffee, it's no question that the Grinta is built to last a decent amount of time.
  • Large Hopper - Definitely big enough that you won't need to be filling beans every day. However we do recommend keeping your whole beans stored air tight, or as close to air tight as possible, to ensure maximum freshness.
  • Easy to Adjust - While some grinders boast all sorts of technical features, such as programmability and timers, the Grinta keeps it as simple as possible so adjusting the grind is easy.
  • Good Value - The Grinta is a good grinder for the price.
  • Small Footprint - Grinta's slim construction won't eat up any more counter space than needed.
  • Plastic Case - The plastic body on this machine makes it seem a bit cheaper than some of its competitively priced counterparts.
  • Loud - The Grinta tends to grind beans rather loudly.
  • Clumpy - We discovered that the grounds can get clumpy and messy when using the Grinta.
How Does it Compare? The Grinta features commercial-style components at a home-kitchen size.
Tips and Tricks The coffee grounds can get a bit clumpy, so we suggest redistributing them to decrease channeling.
Suitable Applications Espresso, Fine Drip / Pour Over


Manufacturer Nuova Simonelli
Width 5.25 inches
Depth 5.25 inches
Height 16.5 inches
Watts 220W
Volts 110-112V
Case Material Plastic
Bean Hopper Capacity .5 kg
Dosing Options No Progamming - All Manual
Adjustment Configuration Stepped - Macro and Micro Settings
Grinder Style Burr - Flat Steel
Burr Diameter 50mm
Material Plastic


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There are tow models of the Grinta: AMM and AMMT, the latter having a timer. I was wondering if it was possible to turn the timer off on the AMMT as we can do with the Compak K3 Touch ?
A shopper on Apr 27, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately there is not a way to modify the Grinta in this manner that I am aware of and so I am not sure that it can be done. Hopefully someone else may have a definite answer for you, and I am sorry I can't be of better assistance on this for you!
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Apr 28, 2014
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Has anyone tried to use the Grinta as a single-dose grinder without the hopper? I just got a used Grinta and I have not found a way to get a single dose of beans ground (say, 16g) as many partially ground beans tend to hang out in the 'ledge' and not feed into the burrs. Also, there seems to be a few grams of grind retention. How much do you have from experience? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
beer m on Mar 22, 2013
Best Answer: I have a Grinta without the hopper (I don't drink enough coffee in a day to need one, and I'm still a beginner, so I don't weigh my coffee... yet).
Indeed, if you only put a single dose of beans, some of them will get stuck. And some of the ground coffee will be left in the mechanism, or in the spout, making it hard to get 16g of ground coffee out.
Have you tried weighing the ground coffee, instead of the beans? this is what I'll probably end up doing, when I get better at making espresso.
Hope this helps.
Reply · Report · David C on Mar 26, 2013
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Hi, I have been running a gaggia espresso pure and Grinta combo for the last 3-4 years. I am looking for a more stable/ controlable espresso machine like a rocket or alternative E61 machine. Is the Grinta good enough for this higher end gear and what would be the higher you would go to pair with the Grinta?
alexandre on Feb 15, 2016
Nuova Simonelli Grinta Espresso Grinder
Nuova Simonelli Grinta Espresso Grinder
Rocket Espresso Giotto Premium Plus with PID
Rocket Espresso Giotto Premium Plus with PID
Best Answer: I have not had the Rocket Giotto too long, but improvement compared with my previous fully automatic is truly amazing. Unlike some other manual machines, where you have to work to get the correct pressure/temperature the Giotto is repeatable cup after cup. Once you determine your grind, shot size, tamp, ..... process you get wonderfully flavored consistent shots of espresso. In a way the Giotto takes the actual brewing process out of the equation and leaves you to work with the other variables that go into making the perfect espresso.
In terms of grinder, this is just as important as the brewing, so again if the Grinta gives consistent grind I am sure it will be fine partner to the Giotto.
Reply · Report · Michael W on Feb 17, 2016
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Hi, a very easy question, Grinta or Rocky? almost same Price, Thanks Salvador
A shopper on May 13, 2014
Best Answer: Never used the Rocky, but the Grinta works great. I use it primarily for espresso. There are on line video reviews you can find
Reply · Report · Laura S on May 14, 2014
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I am looking for a grinder that I can use for various types of coffee, Turkish most important, french press, pour over and once a while espresso. the latter I have a Saeco royal. I need one with preset grinding instead of infinite. switch between types daily?
Fady C on Nov 21, 2014
Best Answer: The "infinite" possibilities of this grinder is not for you. Yes you can change the fineness of the grind, and yes I change the setting when I'm using a french press and then the espresso machine, but I've found that every change of bean, oily or dry, medium or dark, has me experimenting with the setting and doing test runs through the coffee maker to get the desired result. I think any good grinder works the same way and what you are looking for really does not exist in today's market. The Grinta is a fabulous grinder but even if there were settings for different types of coffee makers, you would still have to make subtle adjustments to get your perfect cup.
John L
Reply · Report · John L on Nov 28, 2014
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Hi everyone
Is this grinder good enough to use it with hi- end and commercial machines?
A shopper on Sep 10, 2013
Best Answer: Hello,

Yes, this grinder is capable of producing a very adequate espresso grind. The main issue is that it's very slow. You can't expect it to keep up with any reasonable volume.

If you don't need speed it's a good, affordable grinder option.

Reply · Report · Chad K on Oct 22, 2013
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I know that I'll have to modify settings to change, but would this grinder work well for siphon, espresso cooked on the hob and Turkish? How would it compare with the Baratza Virtuoso, Iberital MC2 and Ascaso I-Mini?
Gil S on Apr 22, 2015
Nuova Simonelli Grinta Espresso Grinder
Nuova Simonelli Grinta Espresso Grinder
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Ascaso i-Mini Conical Burr Espresso Grinder - Black - Open Box
Ascaso i-Mini Conical Burr Espresso Grinder - Black - Open Box
Best Answer: While all of these would work well for siphon and stove-top espresso, you really need a Turkish grinder to get a Turkish fine grind.
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on May 7, 2015
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would this be efficient in making grinds for the Hario syphon and a stovetop espresso maker?
Benny C on Apr 21, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, you can use the Grinta for either of those applications.
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Apr 22, 2014
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What are the Burr blades made of? Are they Stainless or Ceramic . . . Maybe Brass? Is the chute on the models you have round or square? I see the square on Nuova Simonelli's web site. Do you stock, or can you get, replacement Burr blades for this grinder?
Christopher R on Dec 31, 2013
Best Answer: The Grinta uses steel burrs, and our model has a round chute. Unfortunately we do not sell replacement burrs for this grinder, but you may be able to purchase them from Nuova Simoneli directly.
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Dec 31, 2013
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Hi everyone, is the hopper removable?

A shopper on Jun 24, 2013
Best Answer: Yes, the bean hopper on the Grinta is removable, but you must unscrew it from the base. This makes the hopper removable to clean, but not ideal if you are thinking of taking it off to change beans.
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Jun 25, 2013
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hey kat and gail, i was wondering if you can show us in the video how "stepless-like" the grinta can be. meaning, how far can you go coarse or fine grind?

thanks :]
benny c on May 21, 2012
Best Answer: The Grinta can handle anywhere from a drip grind (the coarser side) to espresso (the finer side).
Reply · Report · Kaylie KStaff on Jun 1, 2012
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I have been using the Grinta for 5 years now and find this grinder satisfactory at this price point. It is very easy to use and it's basic system makes it reliable and long lasting. I have inserted a wedge between the rotating head and the base which transforms this stepped grinder into a stepless one. I believe it is a necessary fix if you want precisely timed extractions. The move from one step to the next can create up to 2 seconds variation in extraction time. In terms of durability, the plastic holder for the left over grind broke quite fast but it is useless anyway. The retention is ok if you bend over your grinder after you finish. ( I grind into a cup on a scale). It is quite light and I usually get out around 1.7 grams of coffee once I bend it over. I will probably move to a higher end grinder this month as my production of coffee for guests will increase, but I will keep it as a second grinder for decaf and French press. (Posted on 9/7/2017)
Great grinder!Review by Salem
l bought this machine two weeks ago with the APPARTAMENTO and so far l find them a great match. if you want to buy a grinder for your fancy machine machine like the appartamento, you need to have a stepless grinder so you can get the most of your machine. all the other stepless are more expensive and have features that you will not need it. l read the reviews on the other cheaper grinders, like the baratza and breville and l was shocked because people say that these grinder don't last long.
Saying all that, this grinders have some cons.
First, the ground is clumpy, which you will never get that in mazzer or fausto
second, it is made of plastic
third, the adjustment is difficult so you can go from espresso to french press and back to the same adjustment for espresso easily.
But knowing all these smaaaaaall little cons l find this grinder better than baratza for its quality(IT IS MADE BY NUOVA SIMONELLI!!) and mazzer and fausto for its price. And know settle coffee gear made a great SAAAALE for this baby so don't miss the chance!!

And finally, l want to thank Gail and other crew member for sharing with us their knowledge about everything coffee. THAKE YOU SOOO MUCH FOR YOUR GENEROUS. LOVE YOU :)
(Posted on 10/29/2016)
Not a fanReview by David
I purchased a black one almost a year ago. I have had so many issues with this grinder from it locking up the motor and having to take off the hopper (which will lose your setting) and then having to put it back together. It seems to store about 10 grams of group espresso in the spout. The hopper is screwed into the base with 3 tiny tabs with screws in them, 2 of the 3 have broken from shaking lightly to get the grounds out.

I thought I was purchasing a quality product, but instead will be purchasing a K30 when I am able to. It appears that its sold out, I hope its due to them not ordering or being discontinued. I really should have purchased the ranchillio. (Posted on 10/14/2016)
Been over 6 months, love both these machines. Fresh roasted beans and dialed in, don't get no better. I Don't go to coffee shops anymore! Folks come to mine!
(Posted on 4/24/2015)
Looked Simple. Is SimpleReview by mvaron
I bought this for a couple of reasons. It looked like a good, high quality, no frills grinder. The ladies in the videos made coffee using the Grinta to grind the coffee and the Oscar to brew the coffee and both ladies actually said it was "good", instead of "not bad".

My own experience has been very favorable, though I'm still learning. The grind seems quite uniform. The ground coffee is a bit lumpy, but is easy to declump by sliding a finger or something across the basket to smooth out the ground coffee.

I think the ladies in the video mention that it's messy, but I don't find it messy at all. Any coffee that doesn't hit the basket seems to land on the little plastic tray which is easily swept off or removed and washed.

I'm very happy with the grinder overall, though I think I still need to refine the adjustments and technique for grinding and making coffee.

(Posted on 9/4/2014)
Really good buyReview by Rosie
We were using an average $30 coffee/spice grinder. It worked okay, but then we decided to get the Grinta. It made such a difference to the taste of our coffee!! Hugely improved! I think this is because the Grinta grinds the beans so perfectly, that the coffee machine can get the best flavor out of the beans. Awesome buy.
We did have a small cracked plastic part when the Grinta arrived, but Seattle Coffee Gear was very quick to send us a new part, and now it works perfectly.
It is expensive, but worth it! (Posted on 3/6/2014)
Easy grind adjustment but Slow and loudReview by Dara
Well built, and easy to dial in a grind, but be prepared to wait a bit...filling a double shot took a bit of time -- and keep in mind that you cannot "rest" the porta filter on anything. Grinder is also louder than expected. I also have a a mazzar mini (doser) and truly thought the grinta would be more quiet. Red is a nice color though. And it appears to be built to last. Basically I have mixed feelings on this grinder. I think it should be considered a starter grinder. (Posted on 2/7/2014)
Good grinder, not for everyone without modsReview by Jorge
I started with an Encore for over a year for my pour over, french, and aeropress--and love it! Then bought a Via Venezia espresso machine a few months ago and a naked portafilter. The Encore was serviceable, but I quickly grew out of it since I could only use 1 or 2 settings for espresso. So I bought a used Grinta thinking this would be a huge step up. Well, it is nice, but I found that it was not worth the price upgrade in it's stock form. Well, the grounds are nicer, fluffier, and consistent. So, if you can deal with about 1-3 grams stuck in the chute and will keep lots of beans in hopper, then this is a good grinder. However, it is a nightmare for single dosing. It is easy to mod it and make it infinite. You can look up how on my HB post. (Posted on 3/27/2013)
Very good coffee grinder for home or small business!Review by big ajax
Recently I bought the simonelli Musica & the Grinta and I thank myself for such a good choice.

Thanks Gail for you video demonstration, you're good to help people like me to choose the right stuff.

I'm set for a while though. (Posted on 2/17/2013)
Great machine for home useReview by Owlie
Produces an excellent consistent grind.

I love the minimalist design and the plastic, which looks so much better than the ugly alternatives. Mine is black which looks great.

Now I am saving for the matching Oscar Espresso Machine! (Posted on 2/13/2013)
One of the best grinder.Review by Eddie
This is an amazing machine. (Posted on 7/24/2012)
Simple and greatReview by John O
No nonsense, very simple to use. It's like Apple made it. I don't find the base wobbly at all. Just like the SCG video says, the ground espresso can get clumpy but who cares: great grinds every time!

Great Taste, Easy To Use

(Posted on 5/7/2012)
Good coffee grinder for home useReview by Liren
It is a good model for home use. The coffee powder is consistant and fine enough for espresso. You can easliy reajust finess to make your espresso better.
However it is not a good idea to always change the finess from espresso grade to french press grade, because it will take you half day to find ur prefered setting back.

Easy To Clean, Easy To Use, Commercial Grade

The plasic body (Posted on 12/2/2011)

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Warranty Information

What it Covers: Nuova Simonelli espresso machines and grinders

Length: Home Use: 1 year parts and labor (Musica, Oscar, Grinta & MCI), Commercial Equipment: 2 year parts, 3 months labor (can be extended to one year with Gold Plan)

Who Supports the Warranty: Seattle Coffee Gear, Extended Gold Plan supported by Nuova Simonelli

Warranty Contact Information: 866-372-4734 or email us at

Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? Yes, home machines

Can SCG Repair? Yes, read more about our repair services

Care and Maintenance

  • Clean out the bean hopper every week or so to remove any potential oils that may have built up over time.
  • We recommend using Grindz every few weeks, depending on the frequency of use.


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