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Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder Review

April 12, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 193

The Baratza Virtuoso coffee grinder is considered by some to be the best mid-range coffee grinder on the market. It has been on the market for at least 20 years and has gone through quite the evolution since its early days.

But despite all the praise this grinder receives, how can you be sure it is right for you?

This Baratza Virtuoso coffee grinder review will provide you with a brief introduction into how this grinder works and what it is best used for. I will discuss key features, pros and cons, and what others think of this grinder. By the end of the article, you should have a good idea as to whether this coffee grinder is right for you.

Product Specs

The Baratza Virtuoso grinder is made from durable materials (stainless steel and heavy plastic) and features commercial-grade conical burrs. My impression is that this grinder will last a long time if you take care of its well.

In terms of versatility, this grinder is fairly adjustable, with a 40 stepped-adjustment options. For those of you that don't know, a stepped coffee grinder has pre-defined coffee grind settings, ranging from fine to coarse. This particular grinder has 40 "steps", thus giving you enough adjustability to achieve a great coffee grind for your needs.

In terms of other features, the Baratza Virtuoso has features a 60 second timer and a pulse button. The timer allows you to set it to grind for a predesignated period of time while the pulse button allows you to grind in short bursts.

My Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder Review

So how well does this grinder actually work? What is it best used for?

Well, as you can imagine, a burr grinder can provide you with some of the best freshly ground coffee. However, some grinders are better equipped to do specific tasks than others. In this case, the Barartza Virtuoso does an excellent job in grinding for regular drip coffee.

However, for espresso, you may find this grind slightly less than adequate. This is because achieving a fine enough grind and consistency can be a bit limited with only 10 possible "fine" options.

Another negative about this machine is that beans can occasionally get stuck in the feeder (where the whole coffee beans go). Unfortunately it can be a bit of challenge to get them free. Sometimes you might have to turn the whole grinder over so that you can harness the power of gravity. Generally beans tend to get stuck if you use really sticky beans (such as some dark roasts).

Conclusion: Is This Grinder Right For You?

In the end, the Barartza Virtuoso is a very powerful grinder if you intend on using it for regular coffee. You will notice right away the difference in taste when you grind your beans with this coffee grinder.

Despite its minor drawbacks, this grinder does a great job in the mid-range category, and is sure to please even the most discerning coffee drinkers.

If you'd like to take a closer look at this grinder (including close-up photos and editorial comments), you'll want to check out my Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder review.

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