Does anyone know how it works for french press and drip coffee?
It's decent for drip coffee, but drip coffee is very easy, and just about anything better than a whirley-blade will do an OK job for drip. FP is much more difficult, and the Mignon isn't as good for FP as for drip, but it's still adequate if you can live with a fair amount of fines in your FP grind.
By the way, "decent," "OK" and "adequate," aren't the same as good. If you want good, you'll have to look elsewhere. And don't forget to bring money.
The Mignon burr carriers are very robust, and the adjustment knob makes it pretty easy to make the big change from espresso to FP -- it's something like two full turns, IIRC. On the other hand, once you go from espresso to FP or drip, going back is going to mean dialing-in your espresso more or less from scratch, because it's hard to hit the same mark twice.
Both for quality in the cup and convenience, it's better to have two grinders. One dedicated to espresso, and one for everything coarser. It's probably not news though that a two grinder setup costs more and takes up more counter space.
If you do decide to try the Mignon or Vario as an all-purpose grinder, remember to ALWAYS keep the motor running when you adjust finer.
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