Mahlkonig K 30 Vario Espresso Grinder

US$ 1,225.00
(7 customer reviews)

Mahlkonig K 30 Vario Espresso Grinder

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Mahlkonig K 30 Vario Espresso Grinder

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The Mahlkonig K 30 Vario Espresso Grinder is a great choice for a commercial coffee service needing to brew 2 to 3 double shots of espresso per minute. It will maintain a consistent grind over thousands of operations and is easy to setup and maintain. You can grind 5000 shots before it needs cleaning. And 100,000 before the burrs need replacing. A simple locking knob and slider on the top of the casing allows for infinitely variable grind fineness. The 65mm steel grinding discs are belt driven by a powerful motor and provide very quick delivery of grinds into your portafilter. The receiver is adjustable to fit all sizes of portafilters. Its unique shape holds the portafilter steady allowing you to operate the grinder just by setting it in the receiver where it engages a switch that runs the motor.

The programmable controls provide easy adjustment of grind time to establish pre-sets for dose sizes or to bypass the pre-sets for manual dosing. Independent dosing pre-sets of single and double shot sizes can be saved in memory, one setting for each of the two buttons on the front of the body. Pre-setting the dose size is accomplished by setting grind-time with the twin push buttons and tuning knobs. The controls also keep track of additional information including shot counters for single, double, barista, and life. It also has resettable alerts for cleaning and disc change. Ground coffee loses more than half of its aroma within about 15 minutes due to oxygen, humidity and light dissolving the volatile aromas out of the broken cells. The whole bean protects the aroma inside the cells until grinding occurs. In order to minimize the aroma loss Grind-on-Demand-grinders only grind the amount of coffee beans that are needed for the shot. Dosing is done through a timer in the grinder’s software. Therefore Grind-on-Demand ensures constant quality in every cup and equal treatment for every customer because every dose for every cup is freshly ground. The K 30 Vario Espresso Grinder operates when a portafilter is engaged in the receiver allowing portion controlled fluffy fresh grounds for espresso to drop right into the portafilter.

A feature called the break-function allows you to interrupt the grind to do a partial tamp by just removing the portafilter. Returning the portafilter to the receiver continues the grind. The controller will remember how much grind time is remaining and show it on the LCD display. If you don’t want to continue the grind, the memory can be cleared by pressing the buttons. Safety devices include a microswitch that senses correct mounting of the bean hopper and keeps the machine from running until the bean hopper is correctly seated and locked into position. A circuit breaker accessible on the rear of the housing protects the machine against external power surges. Foreign objects in the grind chamber are sensed by motor winding heat build-up and if the motor heats up significantly the machine will shut off. The grinder cannot be started again. Let it rest for about 30 minutes. The thermal switch will re-connect the motor automatically.

Specifications

Property Value
SKU HFC-2023060007
Boiler Configuration N/A
Brew Boiler Heater Location N/A
Brew Boiler Material None
Brew Boiler Orientation N/A
Brew Boiler Type N/A
Brew Unit Type None
Three-Way Valve N/A
Brew Group Material N/A
Capsule or Pod Friendly N/A
Brew Group Size (mm) N/A
Brew Group Type N/A
Recommended Application Home / Residential,Commercial
Coffee Filter Included N/A
Display Type N/A
Type of Controls None
Cup Warmer Material None
Cup Warmer None
Drip Tray Cover Material None
Drip Tray Material None
Frame Material Steel
Standalone Frother N/A
Grinder Features Easy Access to Burrs
Grinder Setting Controls / Adjustment Type Stepless
Burr Diameter (mm) 65 mm
Grinder Burr Type Flat Steel
Dispensing Method Doserless
Grinder Drive System Direct Drive
Ground Coffee Container Material Plastic
Recommended Grind Selection All Grinds
Bean Hopper Capacity (Oz) 52.8

 

Property Value
Grinding Method Burr
Programmable Grinding Single
Bean Hopper Material Plastic
Hot Plate Material N/A
Recommended Milk Carafe Cleaner N/A
Recommended Descaler Type N/A
Water Filter Compatibility N/A
Depth (Inches) 12.6
Height (Inches) 21.7
Weight (Lbs) 28.7
Width (Inches) 9.5
One-Touch Cappuccino Carafe Features None
Milk Frother Type None
RPM (Burrs) 1640
Filter Diameter (mm) N/A
Portafilter Material N/A
Adjustable Brew Pressure N/A
Number of Grinder Settings Infinite
Warranty Service Provider HARFAN COFFEE
Warranty Service Provider Phone Number +62-838-9755-1917
Manufacturers Warranty Period 1-Year Limited Warranty
Volt 110V-120V (US)
Watts 470
Steam Boiler Heater Location N/A
Steam Boiler Material None
Steam Boiler Orientation N/A
Steam Boiler Type N/A
Steam Wand Movement Type None
Steam Wand None
Water Source N/A

7 reviews for Mahlkonig K 30 Vario Espresso Grinder

  1. Sofia Matias

    I’ve had a Quick Mill Vetrano (HX) paired with a Baratza Vario-W for almost four years. I like how the Baratza weighs the grinds, but I have been considering upgrading to a doserless grinder for a while now. Grinding into a container and then getting it all to go into the portafilter is a skill unto itself- tapping the bottom of the container withRead more about review stating The K30 elevates my espresso to another level my wedding ring but not so hard that the ground coffee spills onto the countertop.

    We have a garden window where we keep the Baratza. The countertop where the Quick Mill is located (next to the fridge) provides for plumbed-in operation but doesn’t have enough room for a grinder as well. So, location location location played a big part in my final decision. I was waffling between the Ceado E37S and Mahlkonig K30 Vario. Both receive great reviews. Because the garden window has a shelf and starts about 6″ above the countertop, I wanted front-facing controls and the grinder had to fit under the shelf.

    We have had the K30 for about 2 weeks now. It is an amazing piece of German engineering. The grinds are fluffy and consistent, and the K30 pumps out a double shot’s worth of grinds in less than four seconds. You can adjust the length of time the grinder operates in .1 second increments for both single and double shots. Once dialed-in, you just insert the portafilter and the machine automatically starts grinding. If you remove the portafilter mid-dose, the machine will continue where it left off when you insert the portafilter back into the device. Having the ability to make step-less adjustments makes a huge difference over stepped; and grinding directly into the portafilter saves steps, too.

  2. Regina Burgos

    We are using this grinder in our coffee shop and it has taken our coffee to another level compared to the Mazzer Super Jolly we were using!

  3. Hudson Lavoie

    We are using this grinder in our coffee shop and it has taken our coffee to another level compared to the Mazzer Super Jolly we were using!

  4. Zoe Martin

    super convenient and worked well! there should be more of these machines places!!!!

  5. Everly Poirier

    This is my first grinder. I am just getting into third wave coffee….I have been living in the second wave of bulk coffee and the K cup error. But no more …. I love this grinder. I am researching tons of information about roasting, the history of coffee and getting ready to order my espresso machine. I am also going to get certified as a baristRead more about review stating Amazing….a here at The Texas Coffee School in the DFW area so that I can garner more insight into the world of coffee. I figured I would start with the best equipment and have a great shot at pulling shots. I can’t imagine have a better grinder. I am using my Chemex and French Press for now until I receive my espresso machine and this grinder has changed my world of coffee immensely. Worth every penny to me and I am the novice.

  6. Felix Gagnon

    First time using the machine. Found instructions very easy and quick.

  7. Leo Lavoie

    I’ve had a Quick Mill Vetrano (HX) paired with a Baratza Vario-W for almost four years. I like how the Baratza weighs the grinds, but I have been considering upgrading to a doserless grinder for a while now. Grinding into a container and then getting it all to go into the portafilter is a skill unto itself- tapping the bottom of the container withRead more about review stating The K30 elevates my espresso to another level my wedding ring but not so hard that the ground coffee spills onto the countertop.

    We have a garden window where we keep the Baratza. The countertop where the Quick Mill is located (next to the fridge) provides for plumbed-in operation but doesn’t have enough room for a grinder as well. So, location location location played a big part in my final decision. I was waffling between the Ceado E37S and Mahlkonig K30 Vario. Both receive great reviews. Because the garden window has a shelf and starts about 6″ above the countertop, I wanted front-facing controls and the grinder had to fit under the shelf.

    We have had the K30 for about 2 weeks now. It is an amazing piece of German engineering. The grinds are fluffy and consistent, and the K30 pumps out a double shot’s worth of grinds in less than four seconds. You can adjust the length of time the grinder operates in .1 second increments for both single and double shots. Once dialed-in, you just insert the portafilter and the machine automatically starts grinding. If you remove the portafilter mid-dose, the machine will continue where it left off when you insert the portafilter back into the device. Having the ability to make step-less adjustments makes a huge difference over stepped; and grinding directly into the portafilter saves steps, too.

    The quality of this machine and Mahlkonig’s attention to detail are evident throughout. The software is simple and intuitive. This machine has taken my espresso to a totally different level. The grinds are more consistent and results more predictable. Some may say that Ceado is a better grinder but I’m Team Mahlkonig 100%.

    HarfanCoffee.com was absolutely amazing during the selection process. They emailed photos, videos and detailed measurements of several machines to help ensure my final selection would fit in its new home. The sales person at HRC contacted their Mahlkonig rep when I started asking about the Peak’s larger burrs, .01 grind time adjustability, etc. They both felt the Peak was overkill for my purposes but reassured me that HRC has a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. That’s customer service!

    The K30 was designed for commercial use which makes it perform flawlessly in my kitchen. It’s easy to adjust the grind size and time. We are pulling espresso shots that look and taste amazing. When the only variable changed in the brewing equation is the grinder, it’s easy to know what caused such a noticeable change in the cup.

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