Developed originally by Mahlkonig as a bench grinder for grinding spices, coffee and grains, the EK43 was acclaimed for its power, high-grinding capacity and speed. In 2012 the EK43 made an unforgettable impression on the coffee community around the world when its performance assisted expert barista Matt Perger in winning the World Brewers Cup.
The EKK 43 by Mahlkonig is an exceptionally robust dual hopper espresso grinder with a high grinding capacity of 1.9 - 2.2 lbs per minute. With its two hoppers and two independent grinding operation systems, there's no need to waste time changing to a different bean and grind adjustment. You can handle and operate two separate grinds at the same time and save you and your customers precious time and money at the counter. Additionally, each hopper can be easily switched in and out thanks to the grinder's slide plate.
Do you also need a grinder to handle the demand and workload of churning out your coffee shop/roaster's brand for your customers? Look no further than Mahlkonig. The EKK 43 espresso grinder is all about automation when it comes to coffee dispensing: It holds on to the bags with its clamp and discharges the grounds into it, while also helpfully vibrating the bag so they can settle down. This process frees up your hands and allows you to have more control over adjusting the grinding knob to the desired fineness.
What makes this machine so special? High grinding capacity, speed, durability, power, consistency, versatility and higher extraction yields. Exalted by coffee experts for its ability to produce matchless grind consistency that ultimately serves to create a superior coffee that is aromatic, sweet and clear.
For such a powerhouse, capable machine, the operation is astonishingly straight-forward. This grinder has a convenient hands-free bag clamp feature making it perfect for the bulk coffee retailer. Press on the bag holder handle and slip an open bag on the spout. To clamp the bag, simply release the handle. Vibration during the dispensing of the beans assists in evenly distributing the grinds in the bag. To adjust the grind size, turn the massive rotary knob located on the front of the machine. To clean the dispensing spout, simply depress the bag holder.
HIGH-GRINDING CAPACITY AND SPEED
One of the main highlights on this machine is its incredible grinding speed at high capacity. Grinding an astounding 2.8-3.4 pounds per minute or 21-25 grams per second.
VERSATILITY AND CONSISTENCY OF GRIND SIZE
This grinder offers stepless adjustment, capable of producing all consistencies from French press to Turkish. Grind adjustments are made by rotating the adjustment knob on the front of the machine. Expert baristas around the world have claimed that this grinder produces the most uniform particle size of any grinder on the market today, this means higher extraction yields and superior tasting coffee.
98 MM STEEL GRINDING BURRS AND POWERFUL MOTOR WITH THERMAL OVERLOAD PROTECTION
A coveted feature on this unit is its prized grinding burrs, measuring a whopping 98mm, these flat cast steel grinding burrs rotate at a low speed (1740 rpm) to evenly break down beans while preventing heat build-up which changes the flavor of the roast. The motor has the power of nearly two horses. Between the powerhouse motor and top-notch quality burrs, this machine is guaranteed to be one of the most reliable, consistent grinders on the market today.
Because this machine is depended upon by its users to produce high amounts of grinds at incredible speeds, Mahlkonig has integrated a thermal overload system to protect the motor. The grinder is equipped with an overload circuit breaker above the power switch. There is also a thermostatic sensor located in the motor windings to disrupt the circuit if heat accumulation is too much for the motor. Keep in mind if this occurs, the machine will not be operable for approximately an hour until the unit has had sufficient time to cool off.
2.2 LB REMOVABLE BEAN HOPPER WITH SLIDE PLATE
This grinder is fitted with two 2.2lb capacity removable bean hoppers that are sealed with a close-fitted lid to guarantee preservation of the beans. A handy “trap door” slide plate is located at the bottom of the hopper that permits the user to detach the hopper from the grinder unit while full of beans without losing any roast. This slide gate also offers the busy coffee retailer the convenience of exchanging hoppers with different beans to improve service capability.
- Hopper capacity: 2 x 2.2 lbs
- Grinding capacity – fine to medium: 1.9-2.2 lbs/min
- Voltage: 100-115 V
- Frequency / phases: 60 Hz / Single-Phase
- Grinding disc diameter: 98 mm
- Dimensions (w x h x d): 9.0“ x 23.2“ x 30.0“
- Net weight: 61.7 lbs
- Shipping Weight: 72.8 lbs
- Bag holder
- Overload protection
- Turkish grinding
- Other hopper: 3 lbs/500g
- Other grinding configurations: Coffee, spices, grains, poppy seed, linseed
COLOR OPTION: black, white, copper
INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION: ETL