The World of Coffee in Dublin, which is taking place from 23 – 25 June, will also play host to one of the most exciting events of the global specialty coffee industry: the World Barista Championships. The German grinder manufacturer Mahlkoenig has supported national as well as international barista competitions ever since their very beginnings. With more than 90 years of experience and with an absolute dedication to coffee, Mahlkoenig has developed the K30, one of the most popular espresso grinders in the world: In 2009 Mahlkoenig became the official grinder sponsor of the World Barista Championship for the first time and provided special design versions of the K30 Vario for each event since then. In 2015 Mahlkoenig became the official and exclusive grinder sponsor of the World Barista Championships 2016 – 2017, now providing the famous EK43 as well as the K30 Vario Air for each event. In Dublin, Mahlkoenig will present the redesigned double espresso grinder K30 Twin 2.0, including a new user-friendly touch display control and a spout illumination concept. Furthermore this new version of the K30 Twin will also be available as a hybrid grinder providing both premium espresso grinding at one side and perfect filter coffee grinding on the other side. For hands-free on demand grinding, the espresso side is equipped with the robust portafilter support, while the included container for the ground coffee on the other side catches each and every single particle of coffee powder. The new K30 Twin 2.0 Hybrid is planned to be available in the northern autumn, 2016. The main attraction at the Hemro Group’s booth will be Mahlkoenig’s Peak. The fusion of the utmost grinding competence, high-level functionality and alluring design elements has finally entered the European market this spring. The Peak provides ultimate performance with premium cast steel grinding discs, having no settling-in effect and being rotated by only 900 rpm. The double ventilation system preserves the coffee’s unique aroma. The adjustable spout, an accurate dose adjustment by 1/100 seconds and the constant temperature indication on the premium OLED display, puts baristas in ultimate control of the grinding process. While the innovative user-friendly menu on the high-contrast and brilliant display, combined with Mahlkoenig’s approved hands-free grind-on-demand principle, turns using the Peak into a unique grinding experience.