Nuova Simonelli Mythos One grinder review

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Simonelli Mythos One Grinder
A cost effective purchase from a commercial perspective

(Updated 2019 September the 15th )

In 2015 Nuova Simonelli, in collaboration with a team of internationally renowned baristas, developed a completely revolutionary coffee grinder that has changed the concept of grinding within the coffee industry.

The Simonelli Mythos One Clima Pro, the name the manufacturer has chosen for this grinder, is a combination of design, high performance and ease of use.

Simonelli Mythos features

It supports super-resistant 75mm burrs (steel, covered with titanium) and an innovative Clima Pro system.

The Italian grinder machine Nuova Simonelli Mythos introduces the concept of the stable temperature inside the grinding chamber. Keeping this temperature stable between 35 and 45 degrees, the Simonelli Mythos One allows the barista to have a constant dose and a very uniform ground, limiting to a minimum the “clumping” phenomenon (even though the clump crusher has to be replaced quite often depending on the volume of the coffee shop).

The display for adjusting the dose and time of the coffee grinding is very intuitive and quick at the same time; in this way, the barista can apply changes at any time of the day and always have the correct parameters of extraction.

There are just 3 buttons to play with (5 with the US version): the barista can set three different doses with the first two buttons (from left to right) by simply increasing or decreasing the grinding total time. The third button allows to select the three doses and also to go in continuous mode.

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Nuova Simonelli introduces the concept of stable temperature inside the grinding chamber

The hopper is an integral part of the coffee grinder and almost seems not to be present, moreover, it is very simple to keep it clean. The only downside is that the hopper, unlike most of the hoppers, develops longitudinally so the coffee beans don’t slide down to the grinder chamber so the hopper needs to be full of beans every time or the beans need to be pushed forward to give the right pressure to the burrs and to achieve consistency shot after shot.

Also, this grinder is super easy to clean. We just need to unscrew the four screw at the front just under the hopper and clean all the coffee grounds around/in between the burrs. I normally take out the part and hoover it and I use a toothbrush to remove the coffee grounds in between the cutting edges.

Last, certainly not least, is the distance between the milling chamber and the filter holder which, being very minimal, allows to minimize the dispersion of the ground coffee.

You can buy it in two different colours, black or white. The design of this grinder is clean and linear, surely it is well recognizable. It’s a high-end grinder made for speciality coffee shops or shops that just want to make good quality and work with good coffee, especially single origin. This grinder works well in coffee shops that do 5-6 kilos a day or the busy environment if they work with multiple grinders and different single origins.

The price of this grinder starts from £1,900 up to £2,500.

The Upshot

The reliability in the long term is noteworthy: this italian coffe grinder machine is a really cost effective purchase from a commercial prospective. If  you are tired of spending money on the  manteinance of grinder machines, this is the machine for you.

Mythos One - The Grade

Performance
90%
Reliability
85%
Burrs
90%
Design
80%
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