Eureka Mignon XL Espressomühlen Test

Eureka Mignon XL espresso grinder test

In short blog format: Eureka Mignon XL test

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The Eureka Mignon XL was tested in our test with 23 other mills with a price range between 100 and 2000 euros. With its price of around 600 euros or 800 francs, it belongs to the premium category at Eureka, but still remains within an affordable home barista framework.

External facts about the Eureka Mignon XL

The Mignon XL is available in chrome, matt black, gray and Ferrari red. The chrome variant that we had in our test was very susceptible to fingerprints. The grinder can be infinitely adjusted. The grinding discs have Eureka's patented "Diamond inside" coating and are designed to withstand up to 1500kg of coffee. The Mignon XL does its work very quietly at 77.2 decibels. These are their dimensions:

  • Disc grinder, 65 mm diameter
  • Weight: 7.2kg
  • Width: 120mm
  • Height: 380mm
  • Depth: 180mm
  • 300 gram bean container

You can find the operating instructions for the Eureka Mignon XL here .

Eureka XL side view

Good espresso is no coincidence!

The most important thing first: We have been able to prepare many good espressos with the grinder. Some very good ones, but lots of good ones. The dead space, i.e. the space in which old coffee grounds remain from the last grinding, is 3.1 grams, which we rate as good.

The consistency of the machine is also decent. Over ten grinds, the deviations from our set portion are only 0.27 grams. That's good consistency. The ground material also doesn't warm up much at 34.4 degrees.

Unfortunately, the grinding speed is not very high. The Mignon XL grinds 28.7 grams in 10 seconds. This is only in the middle of our tests.

Particle distribution of the Eureka Mignon XL

The particle distribution describes how many large and small outliers the ground material has. How far does it deviate from the set grinding level and influence the taste in parts that are too sour or too bitter. Several tests that we carried out in collaboration with the ZHAW laboratory ( www.zhaw.ch ) showed solid and consistent grinding performance.

The fines content of the grinds is 21.63%, which is on average for our tested mills (average: 21.96%). The coarse peak had a width of 238. The average for the other mills was 249.6. In summary it can be said that the mill stays in the set grinding range slightly better than average.

We also tested how easy it is to jump and jump back from one grind (e.g. for espresso) to another grind (e.g. Ristretto). Unfortunately, the reset accuracy is not very consistent. Changing coffee beans frequently seems difficult here.

Suitability for single dosing

More and more home baristas are weighing the beans and grinding each espresso portion individually. For this purpose, it is good if the grinder has as little dead space as possible and a good reset consistency so that you can switch between beans and coffee drinks

The Eureka Mignon XL is quite good in these two points, but it does not come close to mills that were designed for this purpose. In our opinion, it is therefore not ideal as a single-dosing machine.

Eureka Mignon XL with brew drawer

A powerful combination with a tee or brew drawer

Conclusion: Good espresso grinder for home

The Eureka Mignon XL impresses us in all important areas. It showed good to very good values ​​in our tests. The operation via the display is practical, but the grinding degree setting could be a little more precise. However, setting the grinding level is easier than with the Eureka sisters Specialita and Magnifico.

The taste of the espressos was consistently convincing and anyone who chooses the machine will certainly be satisfied.

Additional tuning tip - our real wood lid for the Eureka Mignon series

Real wood lid for the Eureka Mignon series

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