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Mahlkonig K30 Vario Espresso Grinder: Competition Standard

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SKU: K30 Vario

Every Mahlkonig grinder screams "professionalism". Easy to clean and operate, they're lives are dedicated to preserving the fine aroma and flavor of your coffee. Mahlkonig's K30 Vario has been a premier machine since it was selected as the official grinder of the World Barista Championships in 2009. Its most coveted features are a 65-millimeter flat burr set, doserless and handsfree operation, and the ability to program single and double shots within a tenth of a second.

    Highlighted Features Standard Features

    Programmable dosing controls

    Mahlkonig's K30 Vario allows the barista to program grind time for both a single and a double shot to the tenth of a second. The electronic control panel also keeps record of daily and lifetime use.

    Stop-and-start grinding

    Single and double shot dosing begins when you push the portafilter into the button under the dosing chamber. If you prefer to pause and settle the grounds in the portafilter, do so! The grinder will remember the amount of time that remains and resume grinding when you push the button is deployed again.
  • Each portion is ground individually into the portafilter for minimal waste.
  • High-precision cutting discs guarantee cool grinding, even under heavy loads.
  • Electronically-controlled dosage and grind profile ensure consistent pour rates.
  • Stepless grind adjustment allows for incremental and precise grind adjustments.
  • Also available in 1- or 3-phase versions with converters for high-volume stores (select from options above).
  • Specifications:
    Manufacturer: Mahlkonig
    Model: K30 Vario
    Grind Adjustment: Stepless
    Burr Type: Flat
    Burr Size: 65 mm
    Burr Speed: 3.6-4.8 g/sec
    Hopper Capacity: 3.3 lbs
    Dimensions: 9.5" W x 12.6" D x 21.7" H
    Electrical: 115 volts / 4.6 amps / 529 watts
    Weight: 28.7 lbs.
    List Price: $2,450
    Specification sheet: 

    Mahlkonig

    When professionals build machines for professionals, excellence is required. Mahlkonig has been manufacturing their famous brand of professional grinders and graters for over 85 years. Mahlkonig excels in quality and dependability, using both modern machinery and expert hand-crafting to build each grinder. Mahlkonig has won the top spot as Grinder Sponsor for the World Barista Championships from 2009 through 2014 which features their K30 Vario and K30 Twin espresso grinders.
    Mahlkonig K30 Vario Espresso Grinder: Competition Standard is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I want to rate it 5 stars, but... The grinder, itself, and Prima's service deserve 5 stars. But I'm disappointed that the only hopper option is the full-size, tall hopper. I understand that most buyers are probably commercial shops and need the tall hopper but as Mahlkonig and distributors market it more and more to home users, making the short hopper available as a replacement at no additional cost (currently its a $100+ add) makes more sense to me. I already spent $1,700 and don't feel I should have to spend more to get the small hopper and throw away the tall one. But, again, the grinder is excellent. The setup was super simple and the upgrade from my previous Baratza Preciso is definitely a very noticeable change in extraction quality. And its super quiet and super quick. Prima provides excellent service and response. The shopping experience was great!
    Date published: 2014-08-07

    Can it be ordered with European electricity standard? 220 V 60 Hs and plug?

    Asked by: Tobias
    Unfortunately, 220v machines are not available for purchase in the US. We'd recommend contacting Mahlkonig directly for information.
    Answered by: Rfelb
    Date published: 2014-08-01

    Does this grinder or any of your others come with a standard warranty from Prima or the manufacturer? 

    Asked by: Luzzer
    A 1 year warranty is offered through Mahlkonig.
    Answered by: Rfelb
    Date published: 2014-03-28

    Can the motors and the motor bearings be rebuilt?

    Asked by: Jimm
    This question could be best answered by Mahlkonig USA's parts dept. (831) 438-9800
    Answered by: Rfelb
    Date published: 2014-03-17
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