F1 Senior Member Joined: 28 Dec 2010 Posts: 5 Location: Unitred States Expertise: I like coffee
Posted Sat Oct 13, 2012, 1:01pm Subject: Mahlkonig Pro M Espresso or K30
Does anyone have any experience with both of these grinders? Not one or the other but BOTH. There's only a $100 dollar difference. I guess I couldn't go wrong with either one, but I want to know if one is better. The Pro M is relatively new so there is not a lot of info online. I wonder if the only difference is that the Pro M is more of a home version and the K30 is more of a coffee shop grinder. I'll be pairing it with a Rocket Giotto.
Cdnpaul Senior Member Joined: 2 Sep 2012 Posts: 26 Location: Ontario Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Sat Oct 13, 2012, 4:02pm Subject: Re: Mahlkonig Pro M Espresso or K30
From what I've read the K30 is in a different league. Having said that, it's just too big for my kitchen. I considered one with the small hopper but I thought it looked a little weird with the large body that dwarfed the little hopper. The Pro M certainly looks nice but it seems too pricey to me.
NobbyR Senior Member Joined: 10 Jul 2011 Posts: 1,605 Location: Germany Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Poccino Opus One, Ariete Grinder: Eureka Mignon Istantaneo,... Vac Pot: N/A Drip: Melitta Linea Unica de Luxe Roaster: N/A
Posted Mon Oct 15, 2012, 10:55pm Subject: Re: Mahlkonig Pro M Espresso or K30
The ProM is promoted by Mahlkönig as a commercial grinder, but IMHO it's more a very high end prosumer product, wheras the K30 is a real professional grinder designed primarily for coffee shops and bars. From what I've heard the grind quality of the ProM is excellent. Both are 65 mm flat burr grinders, but I can't tell if there's much of a difference between the two apart from the amount of kitchen space they take up.
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