Category Archives: Mahlkonig

Tech Tip: How to Clean the Mahlkonig Pro M Series Coffee Grinders

Mahlkonig Pro M EspressoIn the final installment of our home grinder cleaning series, Gail guides us through the Pro M series by Mahlkonig.

A few years ago, we had the opportunity to use the Mahlkonig K30 Vario during a class we took at the annual SCAA exhibition … and it blew us away. The grind consistency, dosage speed, programming functionality — it left nothing to be desired. When we were contacted by Mahlkonig’s US counterpart about a home-focused grinder that they were working on, we were thrilled and couldn’t wait to get our paws on it. Since then, they have released two variations of the Pro M series — the All Around and the Espresso — which both feature high grade ceramic burrs and provide excellent grind quality. The Espresso version even features a digital user interface screen!

Their internals are designed in a way that some people find a bit intimidating, so we’ll often receive service calls from folks with clogged grinders because they haven’t been taking them apart and thoroughly cleaning them often enough. Once you see how the machine is built, you’ll understand why this level of maintenance is required with the Pro M grinders, and it’s really not all that difficult to get the grinder apart, clean it and then put it back together again.

Using the Espresso version (since there are some electronics involved), Gail demonstrates the process for us in this how-to video. If you haven’t been performing this level of maintenance on your Pro M, watch how it’s done and then you’ll be able to clean it with confidence!

Compare: Grinder Performance with Rocket Giotto Evoluzione

We often talk about the importance of grinders and how investing in a good burr grinder will positively impact your shot, so we thought we’d demonstrate it for you!

Watch Gail pull shots on the Rocket Giotto Evoluzione using the Baratza Preciso, Baratza Vario, Mazzer Mini E and Mahlkonig Pro M Espresso. We taste each shot and give our practical assessment and comparison of each of them. Yum!

Crew Review: Mahlkonig K30 Vario Commercial Grinder

If you’re going to do it, just do it, okay? No half steps! No ginger movements! No quasi-commitments! If you’re serious about making great coffee at your home or business, you seriously have to consider Mahlkonig’s K30 Vario. What? You don’t have an extra $1800 to drop on your grinder alone? That’s no excuse! Okay, maybe it is.

Nevertheless, even if you’re not willing to pick up one of these exceptional grinders because of mortgage payments or your child’s college fund, you can still enjoy watching the lovely conversion of form and function as Gail walks us through features and functionality, then demonstrates how well this baby grinds. Enjoy!