Despite being founded in 1920, Eureka may not be a brand you've heard of yet. But we're confident that their new Atom grinder is going to be a hit in the home and commercial markets. No longer does espresso need to have the reputation of being loud or messy!
The Atom is Eureka's latest cutting edge model, which packs huge 450 watt motor power and aggressive 60mm burrs in a low profile case, with a beautiful LCD and electronic programming of grind time. Its svelte shape blends in beautifully next to a quality espresso machine, and with a height of just over 17 inches it should be able to fit under many cabinets. This is also our first grinder to use silencing technology, and we assure you that term is not just ad copy. An 18 gram double shot takes about 5 seconds, without requiring the user to raise their voice during a conversation. We've found that most of the modern screaming fast grinders can be quite loud. Aesthetics are always subjective, but the whole Clive team is loving the sound (or lack thereof) and grind performance of the Atom.
Eureka's goal with the Atom was to bring commercial performance and build quality into a smaller footprint than their Zenith 65E, with a revised version of their easy micrometric adjustment that could allow faster adjustments between brew methods. Just keep track of your favorite espresso setting, give the smooth adjustment knob three rotations and you'll be ready to brew drip. Atom even includes a grounds bin for your course brew methods. Apart from being one of the most precise adjustment mechanisms on the market, we also love that it allows the user to remove the upper burr for cleaning without changing the grind setting. Eureka has also made Atom's portafilter holder easier to engage and disengage, because there's no lip holding onto the basket. We've been able to easily switch between 58mm spouted portafilters and 53mm bottomless. Activate the grinder with your portafilter and the built in light illuminates your smooth and fluffy mound of grounds. Oh, did a little coffee spill over the lip? Tap the left button to decrease your grind time by one tenth of a second. There, that's better. We don't know how Eureka did it, but this grinder is very fast and tidy as it dispenses. When brewing drip, the grinder can be activated with the center button. The LCD display makes it very clear whether you're on timed espresso mode or manual grind mode.
The Atom will be an amazing pairing for homes that don't want to wake the kids, as well as offices or shops that want to make great espresso or drip without disturbing the ambiance.