Bourne76 Senior Member Joined: 10 Apr 2011 Posts: 14 Location: Fife Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Sun May 29, 2011, 12:32pm Subject: Baratza Vario V's Mahlkonig Vario
Are the Baratza and Mahlkonig the same machine? They both seem to have the same spec and look identical other than the branding. I'm looking to get a new machine and grinder and when I buy in a package I can get the Mahlkonig for less than £200 compared to the Baratza that is £350.
JasonBrandtLewis Senior Member Joined: 9 Dec 2005 Posts: 6,572 Location: Berkeley, CA Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Elektra T1 - La Valentina -... Grinder: Mahlkönig K30 Vario -... Vac Pot: Yama 5-cup Drip: CCD, Chemex Roaster: No, no, not another...
Posted Mon May 30, 2011, 7:25am Subject: Re: Baratza Vario V's Mahlkonig Vario
The Baratza Vario is sold as the Mahlkönig VARIO Home within the EU. They are the same grinder, except for voltage requirements. However, Mahlkönig also has its "own" Vario -- the Mahlkönig K30 Vario, which is designed as a "HORECA" (HOtel-REstaurant-CAfé) grinder, but which can be found in several homes as well . . . .
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