The Baratza Vario is an excellent example of a high-end grinder that combines simplicity of use and a sleek design with a knack for highlighting the nuanced flavors in our luxury Kopi Luwak beans.
The Baratza Vario is a professional-grade grinder that will make its home perfectly on your kitchen counter – and look great doing it. Although relatively small in size, the Baratza Vario has an splendid range of capabilities. With an incredible 230 repeatable and distinct grind settings, from fine to course, there’s no grind left unachievable.
In addition to boasting superior functionality, the sleek exterior design is mesmerizing. The Vario has intuitive macro/micro settings which make it super easy to achieve the perfect grind for a perfect espresso finish. Want to change things up? Simply slide the lever, and you’re able to switch from espresso to any other coffee style you could imagine. Not only is it easy to adjust your grind settings, you can be sure you won’t waste any of your precious Kopi Luwak beans thanks to Vario’s digital timers and multiple user-programmable buttons, which make precision one-touch dosing and repeatable grind times easy as pie.
The Baratza Vario has distinctive 54mm ceramic flat burrs which provide fast-grinding yet accurate performance while remaining sharp for double the time as even the best steel burrs. Vario’s high-torque DC motor and belt drive transmission allow your beans to be processed as smoothly as possible, while remaining cool.
The super functionality of the Vario doesn’t stop on the interior. This high-end grinder keeps user experience paramount with easy-to-use front-mounted control units, and offers an 8 oz. collection bin. Baratza’s proprietary PortaHolder allows for hands-free grinding if you’re using an espresso machine portafilter.
The Baratza Vario will produce a coffee that is both flavorful and smooth. Experience for yourself how the Vario helps bring out the very best in your treasured Kopi Luwak coffee.
The Baratza Vario’s professional-grade 54 mm ceramic flat burrs allow for precision grinding, high output and remain sharp for double the time as even the highest quality steel burrs. The machine is able to grind 1.6 grams per second for fine, and 2.2 grams per second for course. The expansive range of grind, which is from 230 to 1150 microns, and the lack of fines are evidence of the superior Baratza Vario burrs.
DIGITAL CONTROL PANEL
The control panel, which is mounted on the front of the Vario, has an easy and intuitive LED display. There are 3 programmable buttons which allow for grind-time setting within an incredibly precise 0.1 second (or 0.2 gram). Precise and automatic dosing is as simple as a press of a button.
The Baratza Vario provides both macro and micro adjustment for simplified fine tuning. The macro adjustment moves easily from espresso to press with 10 repeatable and distinct settings. An additional micro adjustment arm allows for even more precise divisions of the ten macro steps, resulting 20 individual settings. All of this works together to allow you to dial in the precise grind for the perfect cup of coffee.
GRINDS LEFT IN GRINDER
To ensure the most fresh coffee possible, the Baratza Vario keeps coffee grounds left in the grinder to an absolute minimum.
The Baratza Vario is extraordinary for manual pour and espresso brewing methods.
The Vario boasts a powerful, high torque DC motor that effortlessly and efficiently drives the burrs. The motor’s slow rotation results in quiet, cool operation and allows for extended grinding duty-cycles. The electronics are equipped with an auto-reset thermal cutoff switch.
Baratza’s industry-leading burr calibration system assures that each or their machines has the full range of grind. The machine is calibrated at the factory, which ensures an accurate grind range. However, it can also be calibrated using a special tool, which comes with the machine.
The Baratza Vario comes from the factory with a Metal PortaHolder. When Barazta began offering the Forté-AP which included the Metal PortaHolder they received lots of feedback to change out the plastic PortaHolder which came with previous Vario models, with the stronger metal PortaHolder from the Forté AP. Due to adding this more heavy duty PortaHolder, the Vario body required some changes to ensure a non-slip fit for the Metal PortaHolder. The new model featured here includes all the upgrades, and ships with the Metal PortaHolder. The 8 oz. grounds bin is also included with the grinder.
Easy cleanup is essential when considering a high-end grinder that will get lots of use. The Baratza Vario makes it easy with easily removable burrs that require no tools.