Monolith Flat MAX

Monolith Flat MAX

Introducing the MAX, single dosing flat burr grinder taken to the maximum with 98mm Titanium Nitride coated SSP burrs and huge variable speed brush-less DC motor.  Built to last. Designed and made in Seattle, USA.

Monolith Flat MAX is result of espresso obsession taken to its limit. The biggest burrs, biggest motor, tightest of tolerances on proven platform. If you are looking for grinder that will take your light roasted beans to next level this is it. We recommend Monolith Flat MAX to anyone that enjoys light roasted espresso and need the absolute best. If you drink medium/dark roasted espresso we do not think that MAX provides meaningful advantage over our Monolith Flat.

As it is tradition with Monolith grinders, we used super short magnetically attached exit chute that can be easily tapped out and cleared of any remaining coffee.

The Monolith Flat MAX uses a brush-less DC motor rated for 40,000 hours life. RPM (rotations per minute) can be adjusted using dial on the side of the grinder from 22-400 RPM with a recommended top speed for light roasted, hard beans at around 300-350 RPM’s. The motor/burrs are sized to grind up to 24g of coffee at espresso grind fineness per dose. For coarse grinding, you can grind as much as you like.

All critical components for Monolith Flat MAX are built in house. We invested in modern CNC equipment so we can build the best. We demand perfection and nobody cares more about our product than we do. So we build it. If its a critical part we make it from solid block of metal to finished part.

Monolith Flat MAX 98mm burrs

Everything is integrated into the grinder base so there are no boxes sitting on the side and all you need to do is plug the power cable. Monolith Flat MAX is available in both 110v and 220v options.

Grinder is very compact for big burr grinder at 7.5″/19cm wide, 8.7″/22cm deep and only 16″/40.6cm tall so it will fit under almost any kitchen counter. Light it is not, though weighing at 32lbs/14.52kg

Grinder is precisely aligned with super short shaft and bottom burr holder machined from single piece of aluminum precision fitted onto the premium Made in USA SKF bearings rated for 4200 lbs loads.

  • 98mm Titanium Nitride coated D2 tool steel SSP made burrs
  • Minimal retention inside of grinder, less than 0.5 grams without RDT and about 0g with RDT, all of course depending on moisture left in roasted bean
  • Grind from the finest Turkish coffee to French Press, Espresso, Mocha, and Filter coffee.
  • Precise, step-less and lock-less grind fineness adjustment
  • New grind adjustment system without need to lock adjustment while performing superior burr alignment
  • Magnetically attached super short exit chute, simply detach it and tap it out to release any coffee left
  • Brush-less DC motor made in Japan with 40,000 hours rated run-time and 22-400 RPM speed control and real-time grind speed display
  • Precisely aligned with premium over-spec SKF Made in USA bearings
  • Precision machined parts with super short shaft/burr carrier machined from single piece of aluminium for ultimate precision
  • Simple design for long term durability
  • Easy to clean inside of grinder without losing your grind setting
  • Only made in small batches with each grinder individually taste tested then measured with refractometer so it never ships to you unless it can extract espresso well. Extraction report is made and provided with each grinder. This is not nor it will ever be mass produced item.
  • All critical components are precision CNC machined by us.
  • Made in USA, designed, made and finished in USA.
  • 7.5″/19cm wide, 8.7″/22cm deep and only 16″/40.6cm tall. Weight: 32lbs/14.52kg.

Monolith Flat MAX 98mm burrs

What is included with Each grinder?

  • Monolith Flat MAX Burr Grinder with 98mm SSP TiN burrs.
  • 110V power cable. We use standard PC power outlet (IEC320C13) so if you are ordering Monolith in configuration other than 110V you will have to source the cable locally.
  • WDT tool to aid distribution of coffee in basket.
  • RDT spray bottle, in case you want to neutralize static by spraying beans with water mist.
  • Tall 58mm dosing funnel.
  • 12 months non-commercial use warranty.

How is Monolith built and tested?

Each Monolith grinder is precision CNC machined in Seattle, USA to tolerances of thousandths of an inch. Exceptional espresso requires exceptionally accurate burr alignment so we specify tight tolerances on all critical parts and all critical parts are CNC machined in house.

Each grinder is then hand built and most importantly hand tested. If there are any problems with parts during assembly they are rejected. Then each Monolith is not only tested that it runs and can grind coffee, but we use your grinder to make espresso using our benchmark coffee on one of our machines; Synesso Hydra, Slayer or Londinium 1. Then we compare those espresso shots to the shots made with our reference Monolith. If we are happy with how the espresso tastes, we measure the extraction yields using refractometer and compare those to shots made using our reference Monolith. If either the taste is not to our standards or the extraction yield does not measure up, the grinder will not ship to you. This ensures that your grinder works as well as ours does.

Any more questions, please contact us.

Monolith Flat is priced at $3250 US dollars + actual shipping.

Next production run is expected to start shipping around September/October 2018 and pre-orders will open up soon.

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