Nuova Simonelli Mythos One Clima Pro Grinder Overview


Designed with the help of barista champions and professionals, Nuova Simonelli Mythos One is an all-around redesign of what an espresso grinder should be. From its minuscule grind retention to revolutionary Clima Pro technology, the Mythos One is packed with features that will make it to your new favorite espresso grinder.

Hey folks, it’s Steve of Prima Coffee here. In front of me, I have the Nuova Simonelli Mythos One.

This is a kind of top-of-the-line espresso grinder. It’s been getting a lot of craze over the last couple of years because it’s got some really awesome features packed in that make it a really stand out espresso grinder. This is a commercial espresso grinder. It’s not a slightly different footprint than most other espresso grinders because there is a few different things going on in here that make it really exceptional in terms of how it is constructed and what the results you are going to get out of it. Up top, you’ve got a 2.8 pound bean hopper. Again, this isn’t really your conventional large hemispherical hopper.

This is more of just a tapered hopper. It’s got a shut off here. It can open and close. When it is opened mounted in the grinder, you actually can’t pull the hopper out. It’s kind of a safety catch. Down below, we have a 75 mm steel flat bur set. Those burs are coated in titanium, so they are a little more hardy. They will stay sharper and more durable for longer. They are mounted in such a way that there is a very short path from the hopper to the burs and an even shorter path from the burs out the spout into your porter filter. There’s a little bit of an [01:49] in here.

You will notice there is this kind of wire coming down and kind of a lot of mass in front of the burs here. That is because the Mythos One uses what Nuova Simonelli calls the Clima Pro technology. Inside here is a heating element. In the back of the grinder near the motor and on the side are two fans.

That heating element and the fans and ducting system work together in concert to keep a very, very static temperature in the grinding chamber all throughout the day no matter what your volume is. First thing when you switch the grinder on in the morning, that heating element is going to fire up. It’s going to get the grinding chamber between 35 and 45°C.

Throughout the day as you start grinding coffee, let’s say you have your morning rush and that sort of thing, the fans are going to kick in and they are going to try and keep it cool within that same range. What that means for your coffee is that it’s going to be a more consistent product. Generally, with espresso grinders, because there is so much friction and such big beefy motors and especially when you are having a lot of customers come in and order espresso drinks, you’re going to see a lot of heating and once those rushes die down, cooling as well. That means that the metal parts are going to have some thermal expansion going on.

Your grind consistency is going to go up and down throughout the day. By managing the thermal environment where the grinding happens and where the beans are interacting with the burs, the Mythos One is able to produce more consistent shots throughout the day regardless of volume.

Right here we have a micro metric adjustment knob. It’s very, very easy to adjust, just with one hand. So, you don’t have to wrestle with a collar as you might at some other grinders. Really, really very easy to precisely dial in where you need your coffee to be. Down here we have [03:42] filter forks.

There is actually an upper fork as well so you can do hands-free, just slide your porter filter in, let it do its thing. We have the momentary switch for actuating the grinder. Right here, the spout is a little bit unique. It actually has a membrane right below the burs. That membrane basically looks like fingers interlocking. They break up the clumps of your grinder which creates a very, very fluffy consistent grind, and the grind retention here as well between the edge of the burs which are basically right behind this metal.

That membrane is so small that you are seeing a grind retention of about 1 to 2 g, almost nothing at all. Grinding is exceptionally simple. I have one of my pre-selects here, but if I want, I can choose one of my three pre-selects. These can be programmed in as well. I can also grind continuously. So, if I just want to grind two seconds or so, I can. You will see the grind quality, again, it’s very, very fluffy. It’s a little sandy. It’s well managed. There aren’t very many clumps. That means that your [04:58] is going to be a much more consistent density as well. You don’t have to do much grooming before you are able to [05:06].

Now the North American version of the Mythos One is slightly different from the European version. This is the Mythos One, the Clima Pro. The front badge does not say that, and that’s an important point. All of the internals, everything is the same. Again, we have that Clima Pro technology, but the faceplate is this shield shape. We have five buttons here as opposed to Europe’s, just three buttons where they have time down, time up and continuous grinding. So, we actually have the three pre-sets plus continuous grinding. The other really main difference is that we get a grind’s tray, a removal grind’s tray.

The Clima Pro in Europe does not have that, it just has a flat base on the bottom. Otherwise, again, everything internally is the same. We just have some superficial differences as well as a little bit of increase in functionality because we do get the settings for programmable time [06:02]. So, that is the Mythos One Clima Pro by Nuova Simonelli. Thanks for watching.