Smallest Kafatek

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ash4889

#1: Post by ash4889 »

II tried searching but I couldn't find any information, what Kafatek has the smallest footprint........ I'm getting a little upgradeitis, so just getting the info now to prepare. I have not a lot of counter space, so looking for the smallest single shot grinder in that category.

chipman

#2: Post by chipman »

Not sure of the footprint measurements of the Kafatec, but I can't see the profile being any smaller than the Weber Key. As for actually being able to purchase one? The Key will eventually be available after the initial sales drive is fulfilled. The Kafatek? As Clint Eastwood said..."Do you feel lucky punk?"

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Chrikelnel

#3: Post by Chrikelnel »

I believe the Flat and the MC4 are about the same size base, while the MAX is a bit bigger.

dmw010
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#4: Post by dmw010 »

The smallest Kafatek footprint is the original Monolith Conical. It is a vertical grinder, not tilted as the more recent MC models, so the entire grinder is well within the footprint of the base. The second generation was also vertical and had the same footprint but was slightly shorter and had upgraded portafilter forks similar to the current ones. So if you really need to save space, you might look for a used MC1 or MC2. (Full disclosure: I'm a happy MC1 owner since 2016 and have not yet found a compelling reason to upgrade.)

exidrion

#5: Post by exidrion »

chipman wrote:Not sure of the footprint measurements of the Kafatec, but I can't see the profile being any smaller than the Weber Key. As for actually being able to purchase one? The Key will eventually be available after the initial sales drive is fulfilled. The Kafatek? As Clint Eastwood said..."Do you feel lucky punk?"
Never really understood this: Set up Apple Pay/Shopify, arrive 5 minutes before they go live, refresh page until you can see "add to cart", hit the 3 or 4 buttons to place the order. Done.

MC4 has the smallest footprint.

emradguy
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#6: Post by emradguy »

Couple photos. Under cabinet height is 17 3/4". In both, 2020 Flat on the left...compared to a Niche Zero (bottom photo) and a 2021 MC4 (top photo)...




salvia

#7: Post by salvia »



Kafatek Flat Max
Kafatek Flat
Kafatek MC4

Weber Workshops EG-1
Weber Workshops Key

Ditting 807 Lab Sweet

VersaLab M4

Titus Nautilus

Edit: Thanks to Craig (baldheadracing) for providing measurements of the Nautilus. Diagram updated.

BaristaBob

#8: Post by BaristaBob »

Doug,

My Kafatek MC2 does have a small footprint. It's the straight up vertical model, which I like.

H= around 14"
D= 7.5"
W= 6.25"
Bob "hello darkness my old friend..I've come to drink you once again"

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ash4889 (original poster)

#9: Post by ash4889 (original poster) »

I like the monolith because of what I've read about it, But I saw the video this weekend of what it takes to clean one. So after viewing the video I'm going to go with the Langom P64, All those parts from the monolith would definitely be lost.

BaristaBob

#10: Post by BaristaBob » replying to ash4889 »

Doug,

Not sure what video you are referring to, but Denis (Mr. Kafatek) says his grinders really never need to be opened to clean (at least for the conical versions). Occasional vacuuming from above and from the discharge chute is all that's needed. Of course the use of dark, oily beans might require such a breakdown. All in all, the Lagom is a great grinder!
Bob "hello darkness my old friend..I've come to drink you once again"