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Mazzer vs. Eureka Grinders Compared

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This guide will compare home and commercial grinders from Mazzer and Eureka. Keep reading to learn more.

I’ve been looking for a good coffee grinder for my home and the coffee shop I’m pursuing. That led me to research Mazzer and Eureka grinders. This guide will show you what I found.

I’ll compare various grinders both companies offer for home and commercial use. You’ll see their specifications, who they’re suitable for, design choices, and more.

Here is an overview:

Let’s dive into this.

Key Takeaways

  • Mazzer doesn’t offer grinders for home use.
  • Eureka offers more affordable grinders for businesses.
  • Mazzer has more durable burrs for their commercial grinders.
  • Neither brand offers industrial grinders.

Home-Use Mazzer vs. Eureka Coffee Grinders

The following sections will compare the following machines in pairs:

Mazzer doesn’t provide any specific “home” models. Most of their machines are meant for commercial use due to including a grinder. Thus, you’re best off choosing Eureka as a home barista.

Home coffee grinders aren’t meant to serve hordes of people. They don’t use super-durable parts and are meant for grinding a cup or 2 of coffee at a time. However, Mazzer doesn’t technically have “home” coffee grinders.

They’re meant for businesses of different sizes. But you can still use them and make some high-quality grinds. I’ll explain in a bit.

I’ll compare the machines from the list above in pairs. You’ll see their specs, who they’re best for, and a breakdown of their parts and features. Don’t worry, I’ll talk about who should consider specific parts and features and whether they’re worth the price.

Let’s tear these machines apart.

At present, Eureka grinders are not available in our product selection. Consequently, we are unable to provide links for these items. Except for the home model range. Despite this, we steadfastly uphold our commitment to impartial reviews of all products.

1. Mazzer Mini vs. Mignon Specialita

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Mazzer Mini

eureka mignon specialita

Mignon Specialita

MiniMignon Specialita
Price$792$699
Burr ShapeFlatFlat
Material (Burr)SteelHardened steel
Diameter (Burr)58 mm55 mm
Hopper Capacity20 oz10.58 oz
Watts250 W260 W
RPM for Burrs1600 RPM1350 RPM
Net Weight22.7 lbs12.32 lbs
Dimensions (D × W × H)11 × 22.5 × 16.5 in5.5 × 4.75 × 13.87 in

The Mazzer Mini is better for folks who want to grind espresso. The Mignon Specialita is more-so ideal for anyone wanting to focus on other brewing methods.

The former is true because (generally) higher revolutions per minute (RPM) on a grinder results in finer grounds. The Mini uses more RPMs than the Specialita. But if you want to save almost $100, the Specialita still isn’t a bad choice.

The burr size differences don’t make too big of a difference with both models. Thus, it’s not a factor to sweat over.

If you frequently need to move your grinder, you won’t like the extra 10 pounds the Mini has over the Specialita. Where does this weight come from? The dosing chamber.

This chamber’s meant for small businesses or serving guests. Because you’ll store chunks of pre-ground beans for quick dispersion. This is overkill for home use and gives you an extra component to clean.

Which is Better?

The Mignon Specialita is better for home use because it’s cheaper, doesn’t include a dosing chamber, and weighs much less than the Mini.


2. Mazzer Super Jolly vs. Eureka Mignon Libra

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Mazzer Super Jolly

eureka mignon libra

Mignon Libra

Super JollyMignon Libra
Price$924$799
Burr ShapeFlatFlat
Material (Burr)64 mm55 mm
Diameter (Burr)SteelSteel
Hopper Capacity2.64 lbs10.58 oz
Watts350 W260 W
RPM for Burrs1600 RPM1350 RPM
Net Weight31 lbs12.34 lbs
Dimensions (D × W × H)16.5 × 31 × 23.5 lbs7.08 × 4.72 × 13 in

The Mazzer Super Jolly actually works better for small businesses. However, you could use it at home. The Mignon works better for home use. 

Why’s the Super Jolly better for home use? It uses a doser. A dosing chamber on a coffee grinder holds a specific amount of ground coffee. It ensures consistent shots, saving time and reducing waste for businesses.

Such a chamber adds another part to clean and could result in stale coffee if you leave the grounds in it for too long. It’s not as practical for home use because of those reasons.

But it’s cheaper than the Mignin. And it’s better for grinding espresso or Turkish coffee due to its high revolutions per minute (RPM). Higher RPMs work better for finer grinds. The Mignon’s slower motor works better for coarse grinds.

It also uses larger burrs, which makes it better for grinding large amounts of coffee without overheating. 

Which grinder has more durable burrs? The Super Jolly will grind up to 881 pounds of coffee before requiring a replacement [1]. I couldn’t find specific numbers for the Mignon, but folks estimate that it’ll grind more than 500 pounds before replacing.

Which is Better?

Get the Mignon Libra for coarse grinds—think filter coffee or cold brew. The Super Jolly works better for finer grinds such as espresso or Turkish coffee.


3. Mazzer Mini vs. Eureka Atom

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Mazzer Mini

eureka atom speciality 75

Atom Speciality 75

MiniAtom Speciality 75
Price$792$1,399-1,499
Burr ShapeFlatFlat
Material (Burr)SteelHardened steel
Diameter (Burr)58 mm75 mm
Hopper Capacity20 oz10.5 oz
Watts250 W900 W
RPM for Burrs1600 RPM1400 RPM
Net Weight22.7 lbs21 lbs
Dimensions (D × W × H)11 × 22.5 × 16.5 in8.94 × 7.08 × 17.2 in

The Eureka Atom Specialty 75 works better for grinding coarse grinds at home. The Mazzer Mini is a better choice for grinding espresso.

The former is better for filter coffee, cold brew, French press, and other coarse grinds due to its low(ish) RPMs. The lower the RPM, the more uneven grinds you’ll get. The faster, the finer.

That’s where the differences end. If you have the disposable income, opt for the Atom over the Mini in any circumstance.

The larger burrs on the Atom allow it to grind 1.90–2.50 grams per second on finer grinds. Then 3.10–3.70 grams per second on coarse grinds [2]. Much quicker than the 1 gram per second the Mini can spit out.

That’s because the larger burrs have more surface area to grind beans. This also causes less heat generation in the machine, which will allow it to have a longer lifespan.

How long do they last?

I couldn’t find an answer anywhere. The Mini will require a replacement after grinding 660 pounds of beans. Thus, the Atom Specialty 75 should last longer due to its larger burr size.

If you want even more durable burrs, go for the titanium upgrade. Though, that’s overkill for a majority of home users. Plus, the titanium coating could chip off of your burrs and get into your beans.

Otherwise, the Mazzer Mini isn’t the best option for home use because it’s technically a commercial machine. It’s meant for use in small businesses during rushes due to using a dosing chamber.

Since the chamber stores multiple ground sizes for easy dispensing. That’s not practical when grinding beans at home. Unless you’re entertaining guests.

Which is Better?

Unless you want a doser, the Eureka Atom Specialty 75 is the better choice of these 2 home grinders. And if you can’t afford it, you should search for a more affordable model.


Commercial Mazzer vs. Eureka Coffee Grinders

You’ll find the following devices compared in pairs throughout the following sections:

  • Mazzer ZM Filter: Most durable burrs
  • Eureka Olympus 75 E HS: Best for espresso and Turkish coffee
  • Mazzer Robur S: Best for coarse brewing methods
  • Eureka Drogheria MCD4 85: Most affordable
  • Mazzer ZM Plus: Best for high-traffic shops.
  • Eureka Helios 80: Great for quickly grinding in small shops.
  • Mazzer Kony S Electronic: Somewhat affordable and includes IoT features.
  • Eureka Atom 65: Great budget pick for smaller shops.

Mazzer offers commercial grinders that are typically higher-end due to having more durable grinders in most scenarios. That results in more expensive grinders. Eureka grinders are a better choice for smaller to mid-sized businesses.

Commercial coffee grinders typically use higher-quality parts and larger burrs. Allowing them to serve hordes of customers without the machine overheating. You’ll mainly want these machines if you’re a coffee house.

However, you could use this machine at home, too. So long as you want a prosumer(ish) machine and don’t mind overdoing it.

You’ll find who each machine is best for, their specifications, and a breakdown of the features and such. I’ll explain who each feature and design choice is best for and why.

If you haven’t planned everything you’ll need for your coffee shop, you’ll need more than a grinder. Here’s a checklist we put together to help you get started.

Let’s talk about some grinders.

1. Mazzer ZM Filter vs. Eureka Zenith Olympus 75 E HS

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Mazzer ZM

eureka olympus 75 e hs

Olympus 75 E HS

ZM FilterOlympus 75 E HS
Price$3,960$1,060
Burr ShapeFlatFlat
Material (Burr)Special steelSteel
Diameter (Burr)83 mm75 mm
Hopper Capacity0.7 lbs3 lbs
Watts800 W350 W
RPM for Burrs900 RPM (50 Hz)1400 RPM (50 Hz)
1050 RPM (60 Hz)1700 (60 Hz)
Net Weight77 lbs26.4 lbs
Dimensions (D × W × H)9.65 × 25.39 × 16.93 in10 × 9 × 25 in

The Mazzer ZM Filter works best for coffee houses that want to focus on coffee drinks that require coarse grounds. The Eureka Zenith Olympus 75 E HS works better for grinding espresso.

The lower revolutions per minute on the ZM Filter make it a better candidate for a drink like filter coffee due to the slower motor producing more uneven grinds. The faster motor on the Olympus 75 makes it better for espresso and Turkish coffee.

The ZM Filter is a lousy choice for coffee carts because it weighs more than double what the Olympus weighs. The heavy weight makes it a pain to load and unload.

There isn’t too much of a difference with the burr sizes. Both machines have large burrs, which makes them ideal for high-traffic coffee shops. However, the Olympus 75 isn’t as ideal for large coffee shops due to having such a hopper capacity.

You’d need to constantly refill the burr to keep up with customer demand. Thus, I’d use this device in a mid-size shop.

Why’s the ZM Filter expensive compared to the Eureka Olympus? Partially because of the burr durability. The filter will grind up to 2,645 pounds of coffee before requiring a replacement [3]. The Olympus 75 will grind up to 771 pounds [4].

The ZM filter has much more durable burrs. It’s also meant for high-traffic coffee shops due to having a larger hopper.

Which is Better?

The ZM Filter is a much better choice if you’re a high-traffic business in need of a durable coffee grinder. The Olympus 75 works better as an affordable grinder for coffee carts or mid-sized businesses in need of a quick grinder.


2. Mazzer Robur S vs. Eureka Drogheria MCD4 85

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Mazzer Robur S

eureka drogheria mcd4 85

Eureka Drogheria MCD4 85

RoburDrogheria MCD4 85
Price$3,600$949
Burr ShapeConicalFlat
Material (Burr)SteelSteel
Diameter (Burr)71 mm85 mm
Hopper Capacity3.5 lbs2.2 lbs
Watts800 W670 W
RPM for Burrs500 RPM1430 RPM
Net Weight62 lbs35 lbs
Dimensions (D × W × H)9.92 × 28.35 × 18.27 in10.5 × 7 × 25.5 in

The Mazzer Robur S is an exceptional choice for high-traffic coffee shops that want to focus on drinks that require coarse grinds. The Eureka Drogheria MCD4 85 works better for high-traffic shops that want to focus on espresso-based drinks.

The Drogheria MCD4 85 works better for grinding espresso and Turkish coffee due to using higher RPMs. A faster motor will produce finer grinds. However, when testing, grinding for Turkish coffee made this machine run hotter than it should.

Such high temperatures could reduce the machine’s lifespan since you’re putting a lot of stress on it. I’d opt for a different machine if your shop grinds a lot of beans for Turkish coffee. However, the Robur isn’t a great alternative.

The low RPMs on this machine make it great for more coarse grinds used for drinks like filter coffee. And because they use fewer RPMs, the conical burrs work better for this specific machine. As they produce less heat and are better for such brewing methods.

Since they’ll result in uneven coffee grounds.

Why’s this grinder so expensive, though? 

The burrs allow you to grind 1,763–2,204 pounds of coffee beans before requiring a replacement. More durable burrs mean you won’t need a technician to repair them as often. Thus, demanding a higher upfront cost for the machine.

The Robur also has a bunch of internet of things (IoT) features, such as statistics and 19 language choices. Though, I couldn’t find the language choices. And I’ve complained that this is a critical piece of information for potential customers to know.

The statistics are useful for letting you know how your business is doing.

Otherwise, it’s unnecessary.

Which is Better?

The Eureka Drogheria is a better choice for high-end coffee shops that don’t need a bunch of fancy features and want to focus on espresso drinks. The Mazzer Robur S is a better choice for shops who want to brew drinks like filter coffee.


3. Mazzer ZM Plus vs. Eureka Helios 80

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Mazzer ZM Plus

euraka helios 80

Eureka Helios 80

ZM PlusHelios 80
Price$4,200$1,699
Burr ShapeFlatFlat
Material (Burr)Special steelSteel
Diameter (Burr)83 mm80 mm
Hopper Capacity0.7 lbs2.5 lbs
Watts800 W340 W
RPM for Burrs900 RPM (50 Hz)1350 RPM (50 Hz)
1050 RPM (60 Hz)1670 RPM (60 Hz)
Net Weight77 lbs33.5 lbs
Dimensions (D × W × H)16.93 × 9.65 × 25.39 in10 × 8.5 × 23.5 in

The Eureka Helios 80 works better for grinding espresso in small to mid-sized coffee shops. The ZM Plus works better for multiple brewing methods in high-traffic shops.

The slower motor on the ZM Plus will result in more coarse, uneven coffee grounds. Such grinds are more useful for brewing methods like cold brew and nel drip.

You’re likely wondering why the ZM Plus costs double of the Helios 80. Part of the reason comes from burr durability. Eureka recommends replacing the Helios 80’s burrs after grinding 551 pounds of coffee [5].

Mazzer recommends replacing the ZM’s burrs after 2,645 pounds. It’ll grind more than 4 times the amount of coffee before requiring a replacement. A longer-lasting machine will save money on maintenance and reduce downtime.

Making the ZM Plus a much more valuable machine in a high-traffic coffee house.

However, Mazzer’s grinder weighs more than double than the Helios 80. I wouldn’t use it if you run a coffee cart. Stick to the Helios 80 in that case.

Otherwise, both machines have similar burr sizes. Thus, they’ll grind quickly and produce less heat due to increased surface area on the burrs.

Which is Better?

The Eureka Helios 80 is a better, more affordable choice for small- or medium-sized businesses. Otherwise, the ZM Plus is a no-brainer for high-traffic environments that want a durable and reliable grinder.


4. Mazzer Kony S Electronic vs. Eureka Helios 65

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Mazzer Kony S Electronic

eureka helios 65

Eureka Helios 65

Kony SHelios 65
Price$2,700$1,199
Burr ShapeConicalFlat
Material (Burr)SteelSteel
Diameter (Burr)63 mm65 mm
Hopper Capacity2.9 lbs2.5 lbs
Watts450 W570 W
RPM for Burrs500 RPM1380 RPM (50 Hz)
1700 RPM (60 Hz)
Net Weight44 lbs26.5 lbs
Dimensions (D × W × H)16.26 × 9.45 × 25.63 in9.84 × 8.66 × 23.6 in

The Mazzer Kony S works better for drinks that require coarse grinds. The Helios 65 will work better for producing espresso and Turkish coffee.

The higher revolutions per minute on the Helios 65 make it a better choice for finer grinds because it’ll produce more even grounds. It also uses flat burrs, which are a better choice for fine grinds.

The marriage of conical burrs and slow RPMs make the Kony S optimal for coarse grinds. But the price point puts it out of range for many smaller coffee houses.

The Mazzer grinder is more expensive than its Eureka counterpart, again due to the burr’s durability. The burrs on the Helios 65 will grind up to 551 pounds of coffee before requiring a replacement [6].

The Kony will grind 1,322 to 1,763 pounds of beans before needing a replacement. The more reliable your grinder, the less maintenance you’ll need. And the less maintenance means you won’t need as much downtime.

Having less downtime will increase your productivity.

And the Kony S has IoT features that’ll show you information like statistics. Such statistics can help you know when it’s time to replace your burrs. That way, your grinder won’t break down during a rush.

The Kony S will thrive more in a large coffee shop than the Helios 65. As with most Mazzer devices. The Helios 65 will do better in smaller shops due to its affordability, quick grinding (6.5–8.0 grams per second), and lighter weight.

The weight part will make it a better candidate for coffee carts. Because you’ll need to frequently move this thing to and from your vehicle or trailer.

Which is Better?

The Eureka Helios 65 is a better choice for smaller coffee shops or carts on a budget who want to grind for espresso. The Mazzer Kony S works better for brewing methods that require coarse grinds in busy coffee shops.


Each Company’s History

You may choose a certain grinder company based on their company history. Learn about the different histories between Mazzer and Eureka.

Here we go.

1. Mazzer Company History

Mazzer’s journey began in Italy during the 1930s. In 1948, under Luigi Mazzer in Venice, the company shifted its focus to producing professional, high-precision coffee grinders.

Their machines soon expanded across the Atlantic, reaching American and French cafés. The iconic Jolly model was introduced in 1976, followed by the Super Jolly in 1981.

A significant transition occurred in 1988 when Luigi Mazzer passed the leadership to Giovanni, ushering in a new era of growth and expansion. The company relocated to a 7,000-square-meter factory to accommodate its burgeoning operations.

Today, Mazzer’s grinders are in coffee houses spanning more than 100 countries and 5 continents.

Let’s dive into Eureka’s history.

2. Eureka Company History

In 1920, amidst the Florentine workshops, Aurelio Conti’s vision sparked Eureka—a brand dedicated to crafting competitive, hand-assembled coffee grinders.

I couldn’t find additional information regarding the company’s history.

I hope these comparisons helped you in your search for a great grinder. Don’t leave yet, though. I have more recommendations.

More Brands to Consider

Don’t end your search with this guide. To find an optimal coffee grinder for your business or home, you’ll also want to check out these guides:

These guides won’t cover all existing grinders. But they’ll help guide you toward the right path of picking a grinder.

Thanks for reading.

Conclusion

Mazzer grinders without dosers tend to cost more than Eureka models due to having much more durable burrs. Such durability makes them more reliable for use in high-traffic coffee shops. Eureka grinders work better for home use or in smaller coffee houses.

Is Mazzer your brand of choice? Check out and compare all the Mazzer grinders we offer.

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Tim Lee is, as you might have guessed the founder of TimsCoffee.com. He is a former barista and a professional web publisher. He has now combined his knowledge and expertise in both subjects to create TimsCoffee.com.
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