It has been over a year that I have been using the Eureka Brew Pro grinder and it is time for an update.
How does the Eureka Brew Pro perform after one year? Were there any problems that I encountered and would I still recommend using this grinder? All these questions will be answered in this review update.
Eureka Brew Pro specifications:
Diameter: 55 mm (Brew specific design)
Material: Hardened steel
Power: 310 watt
Feeding: Single phase
Height: 350 mm
Width: 120 mm
Depth: 190 mm
Weight: 5,6 kg
Available versions: 2 doses + continous
Stepless micrometric adjustment: Yes
Bean hopper capacity: 300 gr
Productivity (g/s): 1,9 – 2,5 Brew
Display: Yes (Touch)
Dose counter: Yes
Pauze mode: Yes
My stats so far:
In order to write the update for this grinder, I have kept track of how many coffees I have used on this grinder and how many doses I have ground on the Brew Pro. This way you can see that this update has been written with sufficient amount of data and that it is a reliable update.
In total there is a dose count of 751. I have drank 56 different coffees of different varieties while using this grinder. these are not just reviewed coffees, but also coffees that I have drank as a consumer.
My opinion on the Eureka Brew Pro after one year.
As you might have read in my previous review on the Eureka Brew Pro, I was very pleased with the grinder and I still am.
The Eureka Brew Pro is a grinder specifically designed for brewing coffee on a V60 to a French Press and anything in between. The grinder encompasses the whole range in terms of grinding but does NOT cover the espresso/turkish coffee range. If you are looking for a grinder that encompasses that range as well, please look for the other machines in the Eureka Mignon line such as the Specialita for example.
The hopper, the receptacle and setting the grind size.
Just like the design, the Eureka Brew Pro is all about efficiency and easy-to-use mechanics. Setting the grind size can easily be done with the stepless dial on top of the machine. Do keep in mind that adjusting the grind size should always be done while grinding coffee. This is not a Eureka specific rule, but one that go’s for all the grinders out there. It will prevent your grinder from jamming up. The machine jamming has happened to me a couple of times because I didn’t follow this rule. When the machine is jammed, turn it off and take some tongs/pincers to manually turn the burrs a little. That’s all.
The hopper sits comfortably in main body but when you take the hopper out, be sure that no coffee grounds end up on the ‘ledge’ where you rest the hopper on. This will make the hopper a little wobbly although it’s still firmly locked in place.
The receptacle rests loosely against the main body of the grinder. You will have to get used to it not begin locked in place at first, but the design makes sense. To grind with the Brew Pro, you only need to nudge the container a little which works perfectly in my opinion. If the receptacle would be locked in place, it would be a hassle to lock the container in it’s place over and over.
Handling the display.
The display is also easy to use and after I had set it up, I hardly ever had to change the settings on the grinder any more.
The consistency of the output of this grinder it very precise. Sometimes the grinder ‘eats’ 0.2 grams of coffee, but overall; what go’s in, comes out again. This is a very important aspect since I always weigh my coffee before grinding it. The display is still functioning like it did a year ago and the brightness of the display can be adjusted and doesn’t irritate at all when it’s dark. The ‘feel’ while handling the touch screen display may feel a little ‘soft’ to the touch, but the display holds out very nicely and doesn’t break easily.
Grinding with the Eureka Brew Pro.
I have been using this grinder intensively and I haven’t had any problems whatsoever. The consistency is still amazing on the finer grind sizes. Just like any other grinder, the coarser ground coffee does show some inconsistency. But that is not a Brew Pro specific issue.
What I did notice is that the amount of fines will increase a little when you don’t clean out your grinder on a regular basis. Just deep clean your Brew Pro and you’ll be fine.
What keeps surprising me is the absence of noise while grinding. The Eureka Brew Pro is just so incredibly silent in comparison to my other grinder. For Espresso’s I grind my coffee with a Fiorenzato F64 Evo and the noise makes having a conversation near to impossible. Eureka has done an excellent job in this department and it is something that is a real plus for the home barista.
The update verdict.
After using this grinder for a year now, I can only say that I am still in love with the Brew Pro. It’s such a luxury to have a grinder just for filter coffee; no more adjusting the grind size and no more espresso fines in my filter grounds.
The silence of the grinder and the easy-to-use mechanics make this a prize possession if you don’t want to use your hand grinder all the time. The consistency of this grinder is still as good as it was when it was brand new. Adjusting the grind size is easy but do remember to grind coffee while doing so, or your grinder will jamm.
All in all I am super happy with the Eureka Brew Pro and I am glad that it’s in my possession. The prize is reasonable and the design makes it a bit like the Apple amongst the grinders if you ask me. For anyone who is hesitating in buying this grinder; I can vouch for it’s quality. You will not regret buying it.