OttoMatic Senior Member Joined: 24 Feb 2013 Posts: 99 Location: Colorado Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Brewtus IV-R Grinder: Mahlkönig K30 Vario Drip: V60
Posted Sun Mar 31, 2013, 8:15pm Subject: Mahlkoenig K30 Vario
Hi there --
I'm looking for suggestions. I'm currently considering the K30 Vario as an upgrade from the Mazzer Mini-E . My complaints with the Mini-E are: 1) clumps, 2) slow, 3) grind retention, 4) kinda noise (much, much, less important).
As far as I can tell, the K30 Vario is a strong choice. What else is there at the price of < $2K that I should be considering? I'd like to keep it short enough to keep it under the cabinets (which I understand the K30 will do, with the short hopper).
All advice will be considered. Of course, methods to solve my issues with the Mini-E at at the top of my list (at, presumably, a lower cost as compared to the K30).
Hello, I have made this exact upgrade from a Mazzer Mini E type B to a Mahlkonig K30 Vario. For me, the timer is a big plus. Much more precise than the Mazzer. For noise, I dont think you will find a more silent grinder than the K30. For clumping, the grind from the K30 is so much fluffy the few clump will break really easily. I am really happy with this upgrade and since that time, I havent have the upgrade bug. You can check my Mahlkonig review for more detail. Sorry for the so so english, I am a french speaking. Sylvain
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