One of the most popular names in the coffee and espresso grinder industry is Mahlkonig. Look around virtually anywhere for information on grinders, and you’ll see people recommending Mahlkonig grinders frequently.
This well-regarded reputation is also well-deserved. But because Mahlkonig sets such a high bar, you might be curious about whether their recent E65S GBW meets their standards.
In this Mahlkonig E65S GBW review, we’ll dive into the features this grinder offers and fill you in on everything you need to know about it.
Here’s what we’ll tell you:
- The most important features of the Mahlkonig E65S GBW and how they affect you
- Which grinder models compare to the E65S GBW
- Background information on Mahlkonig
- Pricing considerations
Let’s get started…
Mahlkonig E65S GBW
Like many other Mahlkonigs, the E65S GBW is a powerful grinder that was clearly designed for commercial use. Its cooling system will allow it to chug away all day without breaking a sweat, while its long-lasting steel burrs produce uniform grounds for you. The E65S GBW is also user-friendly, because it allows you to program up to six different recipes into the menu for easy access.
Key Features and What They Mean
The burrs are what allow a grinder to pulverize coffee beans. Generally, they come in two shapes: flat and conical.
Inside the E65S GBW, you’ll find a pair of tough 65mm flat burrs made from specialized steel. The benefit to flat burrs like these is that they produce a uniform grind, ensuring each drink meets an unwavering standard of quality.
Experienced coffee drinkers might notice a different in flavor, too. Flat burrs produce chocolatey tones in coffees, whereas conical ones tend to result in a fruitier flavor.
Not everyone uses the same size portafilter. If grinders only had spouts that were in a fixed position, many of them wouldn’t be usable by large numbers of baristas.
The Mahlkonig E65S GBW has the flexibility to work in a range of coffee shops, though. With its adjustability, you can position the spout to fit with large and small portafilters.
This means you can always ensure that, no matter which size portafilter you’re using, your grinder can evenly distribute the grounds inside it.
Fan Cooling System
If you’re searching for grinders to use in a business, think about how often you’re going to need to use a grinder. The more often you need to use it, the greater the risk of it overheating, which could damage the machine and burn your coffee beans.
Because you don’t want that to happen, you’ll want your grinder to have a feature like the E65S GBW’s fan cooling system. The fan system inside this Mahlkonig helps keep its temperatures nice and cool, preserving its longevity and ensuring your drinks are free from that intrusive singed flavor of burnt beans.
The Mahlkonig E65S GBW comes equipped with an easy-to-read digital display. It features a menu with icons on it that are straightforward, making it simple to navigate.
This means training new employees is an even smoother process. Your baristas won’t need to struggle to remember what an obscure button or symbol means, because the Malhkonig makes it clear.
Do you frequently have to train new employees in your establishment? If your rate of turnover is high, you don’t want to have machines that take weeks for new hires to get the hang of.
Fortunately, the Mahlkonig E65S GBW will never be one of those difficult appliances because it has the option of programmable recipes. You can input the requirements for your most popular drinks, such as single and double shots, into the E65S GBW.
Then, every time a customer orders one of these programmed drinks, your baristas can just choose the recipe from the display and let the Mahlkonig take it from there. Aside for making the Mahlkonig user-friendly, using programmed recipes also helps promote consistency in your drinks, because it’s one less area where human error can come into play.
Are the countertops in your business bursting with other appliances? You’ll be pleased to know, then, that the Mahlkonig E65S GBW was created to slide in between other machines on packed surfaces.
Measuring at 19.5cm wide, 58.3 cm tall, and 28.3 cm deep, this grinder is a cinch to fit in anywhere. You won’t need to fight to find space for it.
Universal Portafilter Holder
During your busiest hours, your baristas need to be able to prepare drinks and food quickly. This usually means having to multi-task.
Unfortunately, with some grinders, this isn’t always possible, because users have to hold the portafilter up to catch grounds. This isn’t the case with the Mahlkonig E65S GBW.
Because it has a universal portafilter holder, baristas can grind fresh, tasty espresso for each drink hands-free. While the grinder works, they can froth milk or chat up your customers to build rapport.
Stepless Grind Adjustment
A grinder wouldn’t be useful if it only allowed you to grind to a single fineness. Different coffee blends require different textures in order to bring out the fullest potential in their flavor.
Stepless grind adjustment systems, like the E65S GBW’s, allow you the ultimate control to experiment with fineness. Rather than having to choose from a specific number of notched settings, your baristas will be able to turn the wheel to just about any fineness.
This really expands the horizon of opportunities. The flexibility of the grind adjustment wheel means you can grind a variety of blends to the perfect texture.
It’s not surprising that another Mahlkonig like the Peak would be comparable to the E65S GBW. This is probably one of the most well-loved Mahlkonig models out there, and it’s easy to see why.
The Peak has a powerful double ventilation system. Like the E65S GBW’s fan cooling system, the Peak’s ventilation system keeps it from overheating even during periods of extended use.
Inside the grinder, you’ll also find cast steel flat burrs. The material is long-lived, so you can expect the burrs to keep going for a long time without replacement.
One difference between the Peak and the E65S GBW, though, is the size of the burrs. The Peak’s burrs are 80mm and their larger size allows them to grind quickly.
Here are some other highlights of the Mahlkonig Peak:
- Spout illumination that allows employees to use the grinder in low-light settings.
- Adjustable spout tube which can accommodate portafilters of different sizes.
- Lower RPMs to prevent the grinder from burning your beans.
- A large 3.3-pound capacity hopper.
Nuova Simonelli MDXS
Nuova Simonelli is probably best known for their gorgeous and high-tech espresso machines beloved by baristas around the world…but that doesn’t mean that this manufacturer doesn’t know a thing or two about grinding.
The Nuova Simonelli MDXS On-Demand Espresso Grinder is proof of the Nuova Simonelli standard of quality. It makes grinding easy with programmable dosing that helps promote consistency.
It’s also designed to operate more quietly with sound dampening technology. The E65S GBW also helps reduce noise production, which means either grinder can be used without shattering a relaxed atmosphere.
The hoppers on the Mahlkonig and MDXS are identical in capacity, too. Both can hold up to 2.6 pounds, allowing you to keep up with long lines of customers without needing to stop for refills too often.
These are some other noteworthy features of the Nuova Simonelli MDXS:
- Workspace illumination so baristas can always see what they’re doing.
- A tough die-cast aluminum body that can deal with daily wear and tear.
- Flat stainless steel burrs that can grind rapidly.
- An LCD display which makes operating the grinder simple.
About the Brand
Want to know more about the famous brand behind each Mahlkonig grinder? We’ll fill you in a little on the story of this company.
Mahlkonig has been a top manufacturer in the coffee and espresso grinder industry for almost one hundred years. The company’s goal is to continue to innovate and influence grinder trends, producing grinders that baristas around the world will treasure.
Ideal Grinder Applications
The Mahlkonig E65S GBW would be suitable in a range of commercial environments due to its tough cooling system and large capacity hopper that are designed for rigorous use. It would be particularly great for medium to large coffee shops, offices, cafes, and hotels.
However, it could also be an excellent high-end grinder in the home of an espresso enthusiast. If you’re a home espresso lover looking to step up your espresso game, this is a wonderful option to consider.
What Customers Say
At this point in time, we do not have any feedback from customers on the Mahlkonig E65S GBW. It’s important to note, however, that at the time of writing this review (fall 2020), this grinder was only available for pre-order in our store.
What we can tell you is that Mahlkonig grinders make up a large portion of our bestselling grinders. Our customers are generally very happy with Mahlkonig, and we’re confident that they’ll love the E65S GBW, too.
Majesty Coffee’s goal is to provide our customers with the best coffee and espresso equipment for the lowest costs online. That being said, we’re offering our Mahlkonig E65S GBW for $2,950.
Have any questions or concerns? Give us a call at 888-978-5224 or contact us through the live chat in the bottom right corner of our store for further assistance.