How about a nice cup of freshly ground coffee to start the day? Nothing like it to wake you up, is there?
Let us introduce you to the manual coffee grinder Nostalgia at Peugeot. It's a much talked about model and we decided to investigate to find out what it's worth.
A few words about the Peugeot brand
Peugeot is one of the oldest mill brands in France. Having started its activity in the 19th century, it is still today one of the leading brands of coffee and pepper grinders in the world. The brand has always known how to reinventing ourselves to surprise while keeping its personal and vintage touch. The brand has collaborated with great French and international chefs and designers.
For more than two centuries, Peugeot has distinguished itself by its dynamism and inventiveness. It was with great pride that the company launched the its manual coffee grinder Nostalgia which is based on the design of the very first models of the brand, and it can be said that it was a success!
The Nostalgia Peugeot mill
This is a manual mill for domestic use, made of wood and dark brown in colour. It is 130 centimetres wide, 130 centimetres deep and 210 centimetres high, so it is a small machine that is easy to store.
Its old-fashioned design It goes well with any style of kitchen and adds a vintage touch to the decoration, it is a useful and decorative object. It has a conical steel wheel; conical wheels allow a cleaner grinding of the grain because they turn more slowly. This type of technology is particularly interesting on oily and fragrant coffees If a coffee clumps at the bottom, it will not release its full flavour once it is brewed. If a coffee clumps at the bottom, it will not release all its flavours when cooked. The manual grinder therefore allows you to preserve taste and texture raw freshly ground coffee.
The Peugeot Nostalgie brings new technology while preserving the traditional side of the old coffee grinder with an old fashioned design. You can grind up to 35 grams of coffee at a time.
It is a very good quality model, thanks to the materials used and the handcrafted assembly It also comes with a two-year warranty. The mechanism is made entirely of steel, which ensures a lifetime of durability, this material also allows it to resist corrosion.
As far as the quality of the grind is concerned, the Nostalgie offers regularity thanks to a very well designed mechanism. It can be adjusted with a system of notches that allows you to grinding coffee in different thicknesses, depending on the use you will make of it afterwards:
- Coarse grind (for use on piston coffee machines) ;
- Medium grind for filter coffee makers ;
- Fine grind for making espresso;
- Extra fine grind for making Turkish coffee.
Our opinion on the Nostalgie Peugeot manual mill
After studying the model, we can tell you that once again Peugeot has managed to combine aesthetics and quality. This manual coffee grinder seduced us in many ways, its vintage look charmed coffee lovers that we are. It is a barista accessory of choice. It is still very functional, the steel handle is solid and does not slip and the mechanism inside the device is well thought out.
We also appreciate the quality of its different grinds. It offers a very homogeneous powder that does not clump at the bottom of the drawer. Thanks to the different notches, you can grind coffee of different sizes to prepare several types of coffee.
Finally, there is the strength and durability of the mechanism made of steelIt has a blocking feature so that you don't inadvertently move from one notch to the next.
The Nostalgie mill from Peugeot has a few flaws, such as the 35 gram capacity of the drawer, which is a bit small. It is also necessary to be careful not to put too many grains to grind, because the powder in excess risks to finish under the drawer and to block this last one.
We can also add that even if the mechanism is very well designed, the manual mill is still less practical thanan electric mill. It is also worth noting that its price is higher than average; expect to pay between 120 and 130 €.
Here is everything you need to know about the Nostalgie manual coffee grinder, Peugeot's flagship model.