Mahlkönig, Ditting, Anfim & HeyCafé Parent Company Centralizes Offerings
We all know and love the Mahlkönig EK-43. This iconic grinder has become synonymous with specialty coffee and the “chain without a name.” The idea was that every specialty coffee shop had to include a specific line-up of equipment, including Marzocco Linea, EK-43, Fetco brewer, and likely an Acaia scale. The mythology of the EK has been lauded and passed down and transferred from barista to barista year after year. You will also often see the Mahlkönig Guatemala grinder or Ditting KR1203 or K804, in every SCA or Q Grader lab worldwide. These are the hallmarks of a quality coffee operation dedicated to excellence. The only problem was that sometimes it was hard to get your hands on one.
Well, Hemro noticed and decided to do something about it. Hemro Group is the parent company that owns the Mahlkönig, Ditting, Anfim and HeyCafé brands. Four of the world’s best performing precision grinders are all under the same ownership, and they decided to build a flagship North American office located in Seattle, WA. In the Georgetown neighborhood, Hemro is in the historic original Rainier Brewery Bottling Plant building. The new space includes a training lab, product showroom, and demo space for all four brands.
To catch a look at the fantastic space, including exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, and mile-high ceilings, you should stay tuned for the forthcoming grand opening event in October, during the week of Seattle Coffee Fest. Hemro will be the Hometown sponsor for Coffee Fest, and you can be sure that this is one work party that will not feel like a grind.
Additionally, Hemro Group has opened its distribution to five primary distributors in the US, which will make their products, including the iconic EK43 and the newest E80S Grind-by-Weight, more accessible. The new office will allow Hemro to support its distributors with additional stock for parts and inventory. Though Hemro Group is headquartered in Switzerland, all Mahlkönig and Ditting grinders and burrs will continue to be produced in their biggest production site in Hamburg, Germany. The new Seattle office will serve as a space for the coffee community to come together. The lab will offer training on maintenance, product use, and technical service.
To contact a distributor, please find the list of the five primary US distributors of Mahlkönig products:
US Partner Network
Black Rabbit Service Co (National)
Congruent Services (Midwest & South)
The Espresso Specialist (Northeast)
Visions Espresso Service (National)
“For a complete list of Mahlkönig’s distribution partners globally, visit mahlkoenig.de and use their Distributor Search tool.”