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New Rectangular Grinders From Italy are Circling the House MarketDaily Espresso Information by Roast Journal

4 separate Italian business grinder firms are hitting all the fitting angles this season with new flat-burr grinders for the house market.

Venice-based Macap has launched the Leo 55; Milanese firm Rancilio has launched the Stile; Florence-based Eureka is rolling out the Mignon Libra; and Nuova Simonelli, headquartered in central Italy, is getting ready orders for the Duo.

At a look, all 4 of those machines are basically upright rectangular containers that grind espresso on demand. Above all three exit chutes are touchscreen shows that supply a number of time-based programmable buttons for semi-automatic grinding. All supply adjustable portafilter holders, and all however the Stile supply stepless grind adjustment.


Macap formally launched the Leo 55 as a part of its Studio line of grinders final month.

The Leo’s 55-millimeter flat burrs are spun by a 390-watt motor. The hopper holds 250 grams, and the stepless adjustment knob located on the again proper nook of the highest is manufactured from long-lasting aluminum.

Macap Leo

The Macap Leo 55.

In keeping with Macap, the Leo 55 goals for higher particle uniformity by a patented burr alignment system, whereas additionally being simple to wash with out dropping the grind setting.

Although america worth has not been introduced, the grinder at present sells abroad for €509 ($526 as of this writing). The grinder stands 5.25 inches extensive, 7 inches deep and 15 inches tall.


This month, Rancilio introduced the official enlargement of its Homeline class with the Stile, an espresso-oriented all-purpose grinder that has been within the works for years. Designed to be an acceptable accomplice to the Rancilio Silvia dwelling espresso machine, the Stile options 58-millimeter flat burrs spun at 1,200 RPM by a 200-watt motor.

Rancilio Stile

The Rancilio Stile.

Aesthetically, the grinder distinguishes itself from the pack with a 300-gram hopper that sits flush with the highest of the machine, and an adjustment dial built-in into the left aspect of the case.

The Stile is priced at $650, weighs slightly below 10 kilos and stands 5.1 inches extensive, 7.3 inches deep and 12.1 inches tall.

Nuova Simonelli

This week, Nuova Simonelli revealed the Duo grinder, which is available in the identical number of colours because the model’s Oscar Temper dwelling espresso machine.

DUO 3_4 dx riflesso-Guacamole

A rendering of the forthcoming Nuova Simonelli Duo in “guacamole” shade.

The Duo’s 55-millimeter flat burrs are spun at 1,630 RPM by a 310-watt motor inside an aluminum case with a 450-gram hopper on high. The grind adjustment knob is situated on high of the grinder on the entrance proper nook, very similar to a Eureka Mignon-style grinder.

Standing at 4.7 inches extensive, 7.3 inches deep and 13.2 inches tall, the Duo is slated to start delivery to prospects in america within the second quarter of 2023. Pricing data has not but been introduced.


Predating all these grinders in rectangularity is the Eureka Mignon line of dwelling grinders, which has proliferated lately to incorporate 15 variants below the Eureka 1920 identify and 4 extra below the Eureka Oro identify.

All these Eureka Mignons construct upon the identical basic platform, with variations coming in burr measurement and geometry, receptacle type, exterior end, hopper sort and show performance.

Eureka Mignon Libra with dosing portatafilter

The Eureka Mignon Libra with a dosing funnel-topped portafilter.

At present, Eureka is rolling out the Mignon Libra, which is the primary Mignon machine to characteristic grind-by-weight performance.

The Libra’s 55-millimeter flat burrs are spun at 1,350 RPM by a 310-watt motor and its hopper holds 300 grams. Extra options promote quiet operation and low retention, based on the corporate.

The machine stands 4.9 inches extensive, 7.5 inches deep and 16.9 inches tall. Pricing for the Libra begins at $799, with delivery slated to begin subsequent month.

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