Hemro Group unveil new grind technology

From 23 – 27 October 2015, visitors from around the world came together at Host in Milan, Italy to network and explore the latest in hospitality technology. The Hemro Group drew an excited coffee crowd with the unveiling of its grind-by-weight technology. Made to work with porta-filter-holders, the grind-by-weight detects the porta-filter, recognises whether it is a single or double-shot and tares the weight accordingly. Hemro also released an app which makes operation possible using a smartphone or tablet. The grind-by-weight feature is compatible with any grinder from Hemro's Mahlkoenig, Ditting and Anfim portfolio. On display at the Hemro Group stand was the world premier of the Mahlkoenig EK43 Barista grinder. This new prototype combines the popular grinding technology of the EK43 with new technical features such as an individual motor rotation setting, and a multi-adjustable sieve holder support. Melbourne’s St Ali barista Matt Perger first used the EK43 grinder in his 2013 World Barista Championship (WBC) routine, and made a special appearance at Host to demonstrate the features of the new EK43 Barista live on stage. Hemro Group also launched Mahlkoenig’s Peak espresso grinder to the Europe market at Host. This grinder was first introduced to crowds in April at the World Barista Championship in Seattle, United States. The Peak grinder features premium cast steel grinding discs of 80 millimeters in diameter, and 900 or 1100 revolutions per minute. It is cooled by a double ventilation system to preserve aroma. An adjustable spout offers ultimate control for the user, an accurate dose adjustment of 1/100 seconds, and temperature is constantly visible via the organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen. Series production for the Peak espresso grinder is expected to start in 2016.  

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