The Holdswhirl EK43 Distribution Method

Many of you have asked about how to distribute coffee grinds when using an EK43 for espresso service. This is the week! Back in 2013 when we were wracking our brains about how to make espresso with that grinder, we also had to come up with a method for getting grinds...
The EK43 Part Three

The EK43 Part Three

Here is where I explain why these graphs illustrate the EK43’s superiority (when coffee burrs are used). – 1 – As I mentioned before, the grinder with the smallest median and mode is the EK43 with coffee burrs. As you would expect, the extraction yield in...
The EK43 Part Two

The EK43 Part Two

In October, I visited Mahlkonig in Hamburg to conduct some tests at their factory. We wanted to understand more about the EK43 and why it makes coffee taste better. They have quite a lot of equipment to analyse coffee grinders; the most important of which is the laser...
The EK43 Part One

The EK43 Part One

Why the Mahlkonig EK43 is better at making coffee smaller. I’d like to start off by apologising for how long the various parts of this series are. It’s 4500 words and gets a bit heavy. Fair warning! The Mahlkonig EK43 is a 30-year-old grinder, originally intended for...