Grinding for espresso? Grinding for drip brewing or French press? The Baratza Vario is an excellent grinder that does both and occupies a minimal amount of real estate on your countertop. It's professional-grade but made for home use which means you can expect a lot of high quailty features in a small package. The two slider levers give you micro and macro controls which allow for fine tuning up to 230 repeatable grind settings. We like how it comes with both a "Portaholder" and and an 8oz grounds bin and noticed that the narrow, even stream of ground coffee coming from the Vario also makes dosing into a portafilter a lot easier than most home espresso grinders.
-Digital timer and three programmable buttons for one-touch dosing and repeatable grind times
-The 54mm ceramic flat burrs remain sharp longer than the best steel burrs. They are easy to remove and clean.
-It is calibrated at the Baratza factory and ships with a special tool for future calibrations.
-Three programmable buttons allow for grind time setting within 0.1 second (about 0.2 gram)
|Burr Type||54mm Flat Ceramic|
|Adjustment||Stepped Micro and Macro Settings|
|Hopper Capacity||8 oz|
|Pros||Good solid all around mill. Dosing options. Programmability.|
|Cons||Can heat up grinds. Stepped adjustment can be limiting for espresso.|
|Warranty||1 Year Parts and Labor, parts and service available from Baratza after warranty.|