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The distant future, a one in which robots clean your house and make your breakfast, is getting closer every day with the Mahlkonig K30 Vario Grinder. Not only can this grinder give you a single quality shot of espresso in two seconds, it can do it with professional consistency that other less evolved grinders can only aspire to. This grinder will fulfill every coffee scientist's dream, with intuitive programming, easy adjustments, electronic shot counters...the list goes on.

Features & Functionality of the Mahlkonig K30 Vario Grinder

  • High Capacity: The Mahlkonig K30 Vario has a huge bean hopper (3.3 pounds!!), and is one of the fastest grinders we have ever used, able to grind a single shot quantity of espresso beans in under two seconds.
  • Technologically Advanced: Programming this grinder takes another variable out of the picture when brewing espresso, making it even easier to achieve the consistently perfect shot once you get the K30 dialed in for your machine.
  • Precision, Precision, Precision: Don't sit there and worry about how consistent the grinds will be that come out of this machine, it can handle most settings with ease, which won't leave you guessing if your grind consistency is an issue.
  • Intuitive:This grinder might be a robot from the future, but it still focuses on ease of use. With a press of the your portafilter against the power switch, this grinder will produce any quantity you need.
  • Large Hopper: Definitely big enough that you won't need to be filling beans every day. However we do recommend keeping your whole beans stored air tight, or as close to air tight as possible, to ensure maximum freshness.
Pros
  • Professional - The K30 Vario is capable of any espresso grind setting you could ever dream of, with nothing short of consistent, professional grinds falling into your portafilter basket
  • From The Future - This grinder is as much of a personal computer as it is an espresso grinder, with programming, an illuminated display and digital timers all included features
  • Precise - This grinder takes a lot of the variables out of grinding espresso, both with quantity, texture and quality of grind
Cons
  • Too Much Machine? - This is a commercial quality grinder with superior grind quality and output. Before investing for home use make sure these features are worth the price tag.
  • Heavy - The K30 Vario is quite a bit heavier than even some small espresso machines, making it harder to easily move around if need be
Suitable Applications Coffee Press, Drip Coffee, Espresso, Fine Drip / Pour Over, Turkish

Additional Information

Model Number K30 Vario
Manufacturer Mahlkonig
Width Tall Hopper: 9.50 inches | Short Hopper: 9.50 inches
Depth Tall Hopper: 12.60 inches | Short Hopper: 12.60 inches
Height Tall Hopper: 21.75 inches | Short Hopper: 17.50 inches
Watts 470-850 watts
Volts 100-115 volts
Programmability Yes
NSF Certified Yes
Bean Hopper Capacity Tall Hopper: 3.30 pounds | Short Hopper: 1.25 pounds
Dosing Options Programmable Dosing Functionality
Adjustment Configuration Stepless - Infinite Settings
Grinder Style Burr - Flat Steel
Burr Diameter 65mm
Timer or On/Off Switch Both Timer & On/Off Switch

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I have a expobar expresso machine which likes very fine coffee grounds. I also have a french press. Can this machine satisfy both them? and me. Ha Ha
thank you
jeff
A shopper on Nov 6, 2014
Best Answer: I think the crew at SCG would be better qualified to give you answers specific to your machines. I don't know anything about the Exobar and don't make French press coffee. For my needs the K30 is a fantastic grinder and worth ever penny I spent upgrading from an excellent Mazzer Mini. I grind for espresso 100% of the time so don't do extremely fine grinds. The K30 does a great job adjusting when I try different beans. I believe the K30 would handle any grind you need. Still, I suggest you talk with the crew at SCG. If it helps, I currently own La Pavoni (Professional and Europicolla), my everyday machine is a La Marzocco GS3 and previously an ECM Giotto. If counter space is a premium, keep in mind that the K30 is a big grinder.
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Reply · Report · William D on Nov 8, 2014
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In the video, I noticed that the gauge was set close to zero (fine) and yet the coffee came out too fast. If I am interested in expresso coffee only, should I avoid the Mahkonig K30 that focuses on everything from french press, drip to expresso. Is there more choice of fine selections in a Mazzer MIni type A doserless?
A shopper on Aug 6, 2013
Best Answer: I use the Mahlkonig K30 Vario strictly for espresso, paired with the Izzo Alex Duetto 3. The grinder is very fast and eerily quiet at grinding coffee regardless of the setting for how fine or coarse. To give you an idea, grind setting at 0.5, programmed for 3.7 seconds on double, I get roughly 18.5 grams. Grinds are fluffy, uniform without much clumping even when ground much finer than needed to pull a shot with ideal flow rate / extraction parameters. I highly recommend the K30 and can definitely say that you will not be disappointed with its performance, build quality and ease of use.
Reply · Report · Daniel L on Sep 15, 2013
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What is the best setting for grinding espresso?
Joan S on Aug 4, 2013
Best Answer: Depends on your machine and your beans, but I grind espresso at about .5
Reply · Report · Joseph C on Aug 7, 2013
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That is a huge discount. Is the machine being discontinued, and if so would service/parts become difficult?
A shopper on Jan 18, 2015
Best Answer: No, the machine is not being discontinued. We're glad to see it at this nice low price too, as we have been happy with it's consistency. However, it can clog if you use an oilier bean, so be sure that you're not grinding too fine if you're using a darker roast, and be sure to do thorough and regular maintenance to clean the burrs! We do not anticipate service or parts becoming hard to come by, as the grinder hasn't been discontinued.
Reply · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Feb 9, 2015
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what is the difference between the short and the tall hopper?
thank you
jeff
JEFFERY L L on Nov 5, 2014
Best Answer: The dimensions for the two hopper sizes on the Mahlkonig K30 Vario are below:

Tall Hopper- 9 1/2" W x 12 2/3" D x 21 3/4" H; 3.3 lbs Capacity
Short Hopper- 9 1/2" W x 12 2/3" D x 17 1/2" H; 1.25 lbs Capacity
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Nov 5, 2014
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Warranty Information for the Mahlkonig K30 Vario Grinder

What it Covers:

Mahlkonig grinders

Length: 1 Year
Who Supports the Warranty: Seattle Coffee Gear
Warranty Contact Information: 866-372-4734 or email at warranty@seattlecoffeegear.com
Notes: Read more about Seattle Coffee Gear's Warranty coverage.
Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? No
Can SCG Repair? Yes. Read more about our out-of-warranty repair services.

Caring for the Mahlkonig K30 Vario Grinder

For detailed care instructions, please refer to your grinder's user manual. We recommend that you also incorporate the following into your cleaning routine:

  • Clean burrs on a weekly to bi-weekly basis, either with a cleaning brush or a burr grinder-specific cleaning product, such as Grindz.
  • Remove and hand wash bean hopper and lid with warm soap and water as needed


User Manuals for your Mahlkonig K30 Vario

Mahlkonig K30 Vario Grinder User Manual


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