Mahlkonig X54 Burrs into Baratza Vario/Forte? - Page 2

Grinders are one of the keys to exceptional espresso. Discuss them here.

#11: Post by j_bravo14 »

How does the x54 compare to the ditto h burrs for vario?

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#12: Post by EvanOz85 »

Very interesting! Would you mind reporting on how well they perform in the filter range? If they perform well in both ranges, and are faster than the Dittings, I might have to order a set myself.


#13: Post by thecoffeefield »

@OP. Any update on this? Do you still like the switch to the X54 burrs?


#14: Post by bas »

I thought the X54 were less 'unimodal'. More like the ceramics. The Ditting steel burrs for Vario/Forte are pretty 'unimodal' and very good for light roast and brew. While the ceramics having a more traditional burr profile.

I have not tested the X54 burrs but I would expect these to be more like the ceramics burrs.

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#15: Post by BaristaBoy E61 »

I'm interested in hearing how the steel burrs work out for taste when grinding for espresso. We have a Baratza Vario with ceramic burrs that either need serious alignment or replacement but I don't want ceramics.

The Mahlkonig 54mm steel version might also be more conducive to the Analogue Coffee's 'Honing' disc kit should they become available to allow the end user to create their own perfectly matched set of top and bottom burrs negating any further shimming alignment.
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