The Eureka Atom grinder is well suited to far more than just espresso! Eureka brand grinder's engineers conceive their burr sets to offer grinding abilities suitable for the preparation of both espresso and filter coffee brew methods. It is hard to achieve this kind of versatility at this price point, but somehow, the Atom 60 and other Eureka grinders produce this exceptionally well! While incredibly versatile we suggest the Atom grinder be used for the following brewing methods:
- French Press
The Atom offers an incredibly small corpus of a grinder with its abilities. The Atom's body style takes up less than nine square inches on your countertop and is just over 17 inches in height, making it suitable for kitchens no matter how small. Generally speaking, when espresso grinders reduce height they sacrifice hopper capacity. With approximately a 1.1 pounds bean hopper capacity or 510 grams, a whole bag of coffee will fit!
Boasting large 60mm flat steel burrs, Atom espresso is well equipped with plenty of surface area to grind quickly and efficiently with a reduction in retention. The reduction of retention and the Atom 60 coffee grinder's engineered burrs create beautiful tasting espresso's carefully grinding 1.90 to 2.50 grams per second and 3.10 to 3.70 grams per second on a setting most commonly used for drip brewing methods.
The burrs large size isn't the only feature reducing retention, improving flavor, and providing incredibly fluffy grind. The ACE System by Eureka is an anti-clump and electrostatic system that prevents the development of clumps and eliminates electrostatic charge that's created while grinding coffee. Not only does the ACE system reduce static, retention, and clumps, but it is also a significant contributing factor in how clean the Atom 60espresso grinder is. Since the introduction of the ACE system, it is a virtually clean grinding experience!
Adjusting the Atom 60
Few grinders have the adjustment configuration that the Atom 60 has. The 60's near-infinite grind adjustments with its adjustment type, is incredibly easy to use and assists in easy dialing in for espresso and brew. The adjustment knob is located just to the right of the bean hopper. A minute burr adjustment counterclockwise for a coarser grind or clockwise for a finer grind is incredibly easy for anyone to do with the micro-metric infinitesimal worm gear knob. Right out of the box, your Eureka Atom 60 will most likely be dialed in at a relatively coarse grind setting. You're looking for something that feels like something between table salt and flour. You'll want to dial in your grinder in manual mode, and on the Atom 60, it's easy! Press the center * button on the control panel once and then again when you're ready to grind.
The Eureka Atom 60 is equipped with a full-color electronic dosing screen that is incredibly easy to use and program. Five "Barista Special" buttons allow for the home barista to: alter timed dosing (-/+), single-dose (1-cup), double-dose (2-Cup), and manual grinding mode. Once your grind setting is dialed in, adjusting your dose is easy. Press the single-dose or double-dose button on your Atom 60's control panel. Press the button again and get the desired dose - unlike many other grinders, you can use the -/+ button, and your dose is set! Generally speaking, adjusting the time by 0.50 seconds either reduces the output of ground coffee by two grams or increases it by two grams.