When it comes to grinding, few brands command the respect and admiration of specialty coffee professionals and enthusiasts alike like mahlkoenig . Their grinders are cherished for their precision engineering, ability to enhance the natural flavors of coffee beans, and superior extraction performance. As a result, they’re considered to be the personification of quality and taste in the world of espresso. The company was founded in 1924 and is based in Hamburg, Germany. While many of the industry has switched to conical burrs, Mahlkoenig has held onto its original philosophy – “Keep Calm and Grind Flat” – ensuring that their grinders are still among the best for producing the perfect grind for espresso. Global Coffee Report recently visited the factory, and says: “Stepping into the Mahlkoenig factory you can feel the 90-year tradition of German meticulousness and organization embodied by both the workers in the manufacturing process as well as the organization of the entire facility.” The company is staffed by people who have worked at mahlkoenig for years, even decades, creating an environment that reflects both their deep understanding of the brand’s products and their passion for high quality engineering.