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K30 Vario (WBC) Single Espresso Grinder by Mahlkonig
K30 Vario (WBC) Single Espresso Grinder | Mahlkonig

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MSRP: $2,800.00
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Mahlk├Ânig knows how to make a perfect electronically operated grinder. The K30 Vario (WBC) Single Espresso Grinder is one of their absolute best. Easy to use, very quiet, and keeps your coffee nice and fresh. The Mahlkonig grinder can grind 7 grams of coffee in less than 2 seconds!

The K30 Vario has several options: It comes either in Black or Red. Also, it now comes either with its standard tall bean hopper or with a short bean hopper. The short hopper can also be purchased separately, if both are desired.

Freshest Coffee

Each portion is ground individually into the portafilter. No stale coffee, no need to clean out a dosing chamber on a daily basis, no loss of coffee.

Cool Grinding

New flow optimized high precision cutting discs guarantee cool grinding, even on very busy days.

Exact Portioning

Electronically controlled, very exact, consistent dosage and grind profile ensure consistent pour rates. About 1.9 seconds per single espresso.


Grinder starts automatically when inserting the portafilter. The K30 has 19 different grind settings for very small increments. The Vario allows even finer adjustment because it is stepless.

Optimum Range of Use

The holder of the portafilter is adjustable for most types of espresso machines.

Quiet Operation

The Mahlkonig K30 is the most quiet grinder. Traditional grinders are usually very noisy and disturb guests in a bar and also the staff.

Modularity for Cleaning and Service

In less than one minute, the grinder can be disassembled by the operator for cleaning or maintenance. This allows frequent cleaning and hygienic grinding.

  • Available in Black or Red
  • Available with a Short Hopper OR Tall Hopper - Same Price
  • Electronically controlled quantity adjustment
  • Electronic shot timer
  • Universal portafilter rests
  • Overload protection
  • Multiple languages in the display
  • Motor output: 545 watts
  • Amps 4.6
  • RPM's 1640 at 60 Hz
  • Flat 65 mm grinding burrs
  • Hopper capacity: 3.3 lbs (Tall)
  • Dimensions: 9 1/2" W x 12 2/3" D x 21 3/4" H (Tall Hopper)
  • Dimensions: 9 1/2" W x 12 2/3" D x 17 1/2" H (Short Hopper)
  • Weight: 30 lbs.
  • UL and NSF certified
  • 115 Volt

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Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Satisfied Customer December 30, 2016
Reviewer: Matthew E. Langer from Scarsdale, NY, United States  
As a replacement for a Rancilio Rocky grinder I recently purchased from Chris' Coffee a Mahlkönig K30 Vario grinder with a short hopper.  The K30 Vario enables programable single- and double-short grind timing, which helps to consistently dose and, as a bonus, conserve beans.  Most importantly, my espressos taste substantially better.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Love this machine June 18, 2016
Reviewer: richard hawkins from Oberlin, OH United States  
Upgraded from Mazzer Mini and have loved the control one has to center the grind for perfect shots.  Fast Shipping and great service from Chris' as usual. Thanks everyone!

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
the best -- ever June 2, 2015
Reviewer: DAVID BLANE from Los Angeles, CA United States  
I have had about 10 grinders over the last 20 years, and this is the BEST by far.  FAST and VERY quiet!


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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
No second thoughts here! May 25, 2015
Reviewer: S. Rudick from Montreal, QC Canada  
After 6-months of ownership this grinder is a keeper!

I love everything about the Mahlkonig K30 Vario grinder. I often ask myself why our best tasting shots are always at home. After careful analysis, it seems to always come down to something about this grinder. It just cannot be outdone!

I like the vintage look and feel of the analogue dial scale reminiscent of an old shortwave radio while the timer business end is pure digital but also with the human analogue interface of rotary tuning knobs that are just so easy to adjust on the fly.

Great tasting shots and fun to use!

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  9 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
Worthwhile upgrade November 17, 2013
Reviewer: Gregory Furbish from Fishhook, AK United States  
I have owned the K30 for about a year now. It replaced a Mazzer mini.  Singularly the best upgrade I have done to consistently producing superior espresso shots; and this despite my own shortcomings in barista skills as well as the ongoing struggle to maintain bean freshness. Grinder is amazingly easy to use and adjust.  Very little mess compared to my previous grinder; no clumping; excellent dispersion and fits easily in my kitchen with the short hopper.

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