Mahlkonig K30 Vario Espresso Grinder

Mahlkonig K30 Vario Espresso Grinder


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Mahlkonig, the official espresso grinder for the World Barista Championship, is famous for designing exceptional grinders that are envied by baristas around the world; the K30 Vario is no exception. The K30 is recognized for its superior features such as grinding on demand, programmable dosing, easy infinite grind adjustment and speed (able to produce a single shot in under 2 seconds). This grinder’s speed and high-capacity ability makes it a popular commercial machine, but prosumers who are devoted to only the most consistent grind will find this to be an extraordinary upgrade.


Dialing in the dose could not be easier than with the K30’s LCD screen with push-button controls. The user can simply depress the single and double shot buttons simultaneously to access the menu. By turning the center knobs, the user can customize the dose time from 0.1 to 10 seconds adjustable to tenths of a second. This unit also has a resettable shot counter that can be used to keep track of the shots delivered on a daily basis as well as a continuous shot counter which can be used to monitor for maintenance needs over the life of the machine.


The K30 produces fresh, precise, consistently-textured grinds through its grinding on demand system with electronic dosing. This grinder is a speed demon and can deliver a single dose at an impressive time of less than 2 seconds! The grind on demand feature also ensures minimal wasting of beans unlike comparable doser models. To active the release of the pre-programmed dose, the user must insert the portafilter into the adjustable holder and hold continuously to drop the dose directly into the basket. An extremely useful feature on this unit is the ability to interrupt and restart the release of the grounds, meaning if the user intentionally or unintentionally lets up pressure on the portafilter, the grinder will stop and automatically save the left-over time. If the user wishes to resume, he/she has only to reinsert the portafilter to complete. To cancel the rest of the dose, the user simply has to depress the single dose button to reset the time.


This machine was designed to make it remarkably easy to infinitely adjust the consistency of the grinds. To adjust grind size, loosen the locking knob located on the top of the grinder unit in front of the bean hopper, from there you can glide the adjustment lever (located beneath the hopper) back and forth to the desired number. Simply tighten the locking knob to secure the location of the lever.


This grinder is equipped with 65 mm flat, steel grinding burrs. An added bonus on the K30 is its exceptionally quiet operation.


The K30 comes equipped with a high capacity 3.3 lb. hopper, the unit is adaptable to other sizes of hoppers at the user’s preference. The hopper contains a sliding “trap door” to allow the user to remove the bean hopper while its full.


Mahlkonig has designed this unit to be extremely easy to disassemble for cleaning and maintenance. Removing the bean hopper, loosening the locking knob, and unscrewing a single screw located on the side of the machine is all it takes to access the inside of the machine. For quick clean-up on a day-to-day basis, there is a removable tray located under the portafilter holder to catch grounds.


  • 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

K30 Twin Features

  • Two large hoppers: 1.8 lbs capacity
  • Electronically controlled quantity adjustment
  • Electronic shot timer
  • Universal portafilter rests
  • Hands-free operation
  • Two simultaneously usable grinders
  • Overload protection
  • Multiple languages in the display
  • More space-saving (30%), compared to other dual grinders
  • 2 Motors output: 850 watts
  • Amps 4.7
  • RPM's 1640 at 60 Hz
  • Grinding burrs 65 mm
  • Dimensions: 14 2/3" W x 11 4/5" D x 22" H
  • Weight: 58 lbs.
  • ETL, UL and NSF certified
  • 115 Volt
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  • An amazing grinder with A++++ service

    Posted by yves H. on 10th Nov 2015

    I have been using a k3 touch for 6 years and before that a gaggia bur grinder....
    Joe was amazing, not only did he deliver a great price but was very knowledgeable in the grinders i was considering.
    I settled for the k30 and boy is this an amazing grinder !
    If i could change one thing it would be to go back in time,and buy a k30 10years ago :) !
    It is definitely worth the extra $$$ . 5 days after i placed my order (@10PM) with espressooutlet this baby was on my counter in perfect condition freshly built and tested in Germany ( only 4 shots were pulled for testing)
    Thank you espressooutlet team !
    Thank you Joe
    Thank you MAHLKONIG !

Returns Policy
We have a 60 day return policy (Starting November 24th, 2017) on espresso machines and grinders designed for home use (exceptions below). If you return within 30 days, you get a full refund minus shipping costs. If you return after 30 days, you get a store credit. Unlike our competitors – this is a 60 day trial period. Most competitors only allow 30 day returns if the product hasn’t been used. Many competitors will also charge expensive restocking fees if you read the fine print. The customer will receive a refund if the item is returned in like new condition, with all accessories that came with it, with all original, undamaged packaging, clean and packaged according to the specifications we provide. If the product is returned in this condition you will receive a full refund (or store credit if over 30 days) minus all shipping costs. We reserve the right to charge a restocking fee as outlined in our terms and conditions if the product is not returned as specified above.

There are the following exceptions to the 60 day return period: La Cimbali Junior Casa, Vesuvius by Ambient, Quick Mill Andreja Profiles, Vibiemme Double Domobar V4, Rocket R60, Rancilio Epoca, parts, accessories and all products listed under the commercial business section, here For these exceptions all sales are final. See our terms and conditions for additional details.

Free shipping with most orders - you must be located in the lower 48 continuous states and there is a minimum order amount of $29. An exception to this is commercial espresso machines and espresso machines that require shipment on a pallet via Less Than a Truckload. This is sometimes included free, but contact us for details.

In stock items that ship via UPS usually ship within 1 to 2 business days. Heavier products such as commercial espresso machines are shipped via freight truck strapped to a pallet and it generally takes 1 to 3 business days to benchtest and arrange shipment. Transit times depend on the distance being shipped, but this map provides a general idea of shipment times in business days for items shipped via UPS. Freight truck shipment usually takes 3 to 8 business days depending on distance.

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PLEASE NOTE: Most machines and grinders are inspected for damage after being shipped from overseas. This means most boxes will have signs of being opened even though they are brand new products. This is done to ensure that the equipment made the international shipment in good condition and working order.

COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT NOTE: Most commercial equipment ships on a pallet and has to be bench tested prior to shipment. For this reason, commercial equipment usually ships out three to five business days after the order is received. Some commercial equipment is also special order and/or has limited availability, so please check with us prior to placing an order. Check terms and conditions page for terms relating to commercial equipment.