Building on ground-breaking EK 43, the EK Omnia is Mahlkönig’s new flagship grinder and has been meticulously designed for unprecedented consistency, precision and efficiency
The EK Omnia used in ‘Library Mode’ eliminates variations in coffee quality across different locations, ensuring that the same recipe delivers consistent excellence globally | Photo credit: Mahlkönig
‘Innovation’ is a word used often, but it is one that Mahlkönig uses with utmost care. Since launching its first products in 1924, the German manufacturer has taken a painstaking approach to tireless experimentation and continuous improvement.
Through this philosophy, Mahlkönig is building on the legacy of its highly influential EK 43 grinder, which set a new standard for efficiency, precision and consistency when it was first launched in 1990. Over more than 30 years, the EK 43 has empowered countless baristas to hone their craft and perfect the very best coffee experiences possible and today stands tall as the most widely sold premium grinder globally.
Unveiled at this year’s Host Milano to great acclaim, the EK Omnia is Mahlkönig’s new flagship grinder and has been meticulously designed for unprecedented high performance. Building on the EK 43, the EK Omnia derives its name from the Latin omnis, meaning ‘everything’ or ‘all things.’ The next-generation grinder is equipped with a suite of new features that make it an indispensable tool for high-demand, high-expectation hospitality settings.
“We envisage the EK Omnia becoming an essential tool in the hands of baristas”
“The EK Omnia is more than just a product, it’s a leap forward in how coffee professionals can approach their craft. Our team has poured countless hours of research, development, and expertise into creating the EK Omnia, and we believe it will empower baristas to explore new dimensions of flavour and consistency in coffee preparation,” says Dr. Marcel Lehmann, CEO, Hemro Group.
Baristas can manually adjust grind size and dosing time as needed, with the front-facing LED screen delivering an easy-to-use interface enabling ultra-precise micro-adjustments to grind size.
However, the EK Omnia’s chief innovation is ‘Library Mode’ in combination with the Pre-Dosing Unit (PDU), a volumetric hopper. This ground-breaking feature incorporates a volumetric dosing hopper and an automatic grind adjustment mechanism, providing users with the power to maintain consistent recipes without the need for constant recalibration. Regardless of who is using the grinder or the type of coffee being prepared, the same recipe can be saved and effortlessly utilised.
Saved grinding recipes seamlessly integrate volumetric dosing with micron-level grind size settings. The grind size, meticulously measured in real-time by micron distance, eliminates any guesswork. When a recipe is selected, the grinder instantly fine-tunes both the burr distance and pre-dosing unit to precisely match the chosen parameters.
The EK Omnia used in library mode eliminates variations in coffee quality across different locations, ensuring that the same recipe delivers consistent excellence globally. Additionally, the pre-dosing unit removes the need for manual weighing of coffee beans, further streamlining the process and enhancing workflow speed.
No arbitrary dials, no guesswork. When a recipe is selected, the grinder automatically adjusts the burr distance and pre-dosing unit according to the recipe. Berlin, Tokyo, New York – wherever you are, this is industry-leading grinding uniformity that works across shifts, grinders, and continents.
“We envisage the EK Omnia becoming an essential tool in the hands of baristas, enabling them to craft extraordinary coffee with precision and creativity.
It’s a testament to our commitment to excellence and our dedication to pushing the boundaries of what ’s possible in the world of coffee,” Lehmann adds.
The EK Omnia will become Mahlkönig’s flagship product, expanding its globally respected line-up of professional coffee grinders including the ever-popular EK 43 and further cementing EK’s status as a coffee industry icon.
1. Three grinding modes
10 key features of the EK Omnia
- Classic Mode: Keep your barista routine and stay classic
- Time Mode: Ideal for espresso grinding
- Library Mode: Save up to 10 recipes. Grind size is automatically adjusted and pre-dosing unit doses exact right amount of beans without the need to weigh them (volumetric dosing)
2. Combined manual & automatic grind size adjustment
Enables even the finest ultra-precise micro-adjustments: Individualised and innovative stepless grind size adjustment approach that combines manual, automatic and touch grind size adjustment (GSA) options to cater to any barista preference and ultra-precise micro-adjustments.
- Classic GSA: Use the main knob to set the distance between discs
- Touch GSA: Use the touch function to set the distance between discs
- Automatic GSA: Automatic adjustment through your stored disc distance
3. Two new ground-breaking accessories
- Pre-Dosing Unit (PDU): Volumetric dosing hopper
- Adjustable Portafilter Holder (can be switched with removable front cover): Magnetic to allow portafilter holding, is attached to front for even more convenience
4. Ultra-efficient BLDC motor
- Nearly silent, reduced coffee spray
5. Proven 98mm cast steel burrs made in germany
- The same burrs as the iconic EK 43
6. HMI display with touchscreen
7. Easily removable chute with bag holder and integrated spotlight
8. Start / stop button with status led illuminating O-ring
9. Wi-fi module for updates and remote access 10. Magnetic drip tray
Mahlkönig is a brand of the Hemro Group headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Known for its exceptional quality, dedication to coffee excellence, and innovative product features, Mahlkönig coffee grinders are treasured by baristas and coffee enthusiasts around the globe.