Great coffees balance sweetness, acidity and body to create the perfect cup of coffee. The Baratza Vario is a perfect example of a great grinder combining ease-of-use and a sleek appearance with a penchant for bringing out fantastic flavors in your beans. This professional-grade grinder fits anywhere, from your kitchen to your office to your caf. While sporting a small footprint, the Vario features an impressive range of capabilities,boasting 230 distinct and repeatable grind settings from fine grind for espresso to course grind for press pot.
The design is beautiful as well as functional. Varios intuitive macro/micro adjustments make it easy to get the grind for a perfect espresso finish. Need something a little different? With a simple slide of the lever, you can switch from espresso to other coffee styles. And it couldnt be easier to get the perfect amount digital timers and three user-programmable buttons make accurate one-touch dosing and repeatable grind times a snap.
The Varios unique 54mm ceramic flat burrs provide accurate, fast-grinding performance and remains sharp for twice as long as the best steel burrs. The high-torque DC motor and belt drive transmission mean your beans are in for a smooth, cool ride. As always, its not just whats inside that matters; the Varios smooth operation carries over from internal to external, with front-mounted, easy-access control units, an 8 oz. grounds coffee collection bin, and Baratzas exclusive PortaHolder for hands-free grinding into an espresso machine portafilter.
Programmable Controls with LCD Display
The programmable digital controls allow you to select the duration of grind time and the style of coffee- espresso, filter, or coffee press, giving you full control to create your ideal shot of espresso.
Dual-Cam Grind Adjustment
The Baratza Vario Burr Grinder features dual-cam grind adjustment with 230 settings. The right hand lever lets you select the type of grind you’d like and the left hand lever lets you fine-tune even further for a perfect grind.
The Baratza Vario Burr Grinder features Mahlkönig 54mm ceramic flat burrs, which keep the coffee cool (thereby retaining the coffee's natural flavor) by limiting the amount of heat transferred from the burrs to the grinds. The Mahlkönig 54mm ceramic flat burrs are harder than carbon steel burrs and stay sharper for a long period of time.
With Vario's Grind-on-Demand feature, you grind only the amount of coffee you need. This Electronic Dosing eliminates stale coffee grinds common in mechanical dosing units.
Powerful DC motor turns slowly resulting in cool, quiet operation and permits extended grinding time. The circuitry is equipped with an automatic reset thermal switch.
Hands Free Portafilter
The portaholder's universally adjustable brackets allow for hands-free operation and can be used with any portafilter. In the 886 version of the Vario the solid cast metal portafilter previously found only on the Forte is standard.
The Baratza Vario Burr Grinder includes bean hopper with a capacity of 8 ounces.
This the newest version of the Vario which has just been released in August of 2014. It now includes the metal portaholder previously found on only on the Forte further improving an already legendary grinder.