The Virtuoso’s exterior is just as finely tuned as
its interior — a convenient front-mounted pulse button allows for
grinding directly into an espresso filter basket, while a 60-second
timer means that it’s easy to replicate the ideal grind time. With the Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder,
the look goes beyond merely functional. A sculptured metal top and base
give this grinder an expensive, elegant image that adds a sense of
class and quality to kitchen counters and coffee shop workspaces alike.
When you want it all, the Virtuoso by Baratza is the grinder that will get you there with function, elegance, and style.
Burrs: Manufactured in Europe, the Virtuoso’s 40 mm conical burrs grind coffee at 1.5 to 2.4 g/sec. depending on the setting. But what really sets the Virtuoso burrs apart is that these burrs can do a very uniform grind, with a distinct lack of fines across its grinding range. So the Virtuoso
burrs are exceptional for drip, manual brewing methods and
Press Pot. These conical burrs are durable and will remain sharp for
many years. The burrs have a precision mounting system to ensure a
stable platform for accurate grinding.
Gearbox: In 2012, Baratza introduced the second
generation Gearbox (GB 2.0). With GB 2.0, Baratza has significantly
increased the strength and durability of the drive transmission while
decreasing noise. In addition to a new drive shaft, motor mounting plate
and bushings, this change includes a new drive gear made of 15% glass
filled thermo plastic which is quieter than the prior metal gear, wears
better and is more shock resistant. During the rigorous testing process,
stainless steel screws were thrown into the burrs, and in every case
the motor/gear/burrs stopped immediately, the (automatically-resettable)
thermal cutout was triggered, and the gears were fine.
Grind Adjustment: Turn the hopper and with 40
settings you can quickly adjust from fine to coarse for
French Press. The grind range is from 250 to 1200 microns.
Grinds Left in Grinder: To maximize freshness, the Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder minimizes the ground coffee left in the grinder.
Brewing Method: The Virtuoso is a great grinder for drip, french press, or chemex.
Motor: A powerful, high torque DC motor
effortlessly drives the burrs. This motor turns slowly resulting in
cool, quiet operation and permits long grinding duty-cycles. The
circuitry is equipped with an automatically resetting thermal cutoff
Calibration: An innovative burr calibration system
ensures that each grinder has the full range of grind. If necessary, the
grinders can be user calibrated.
Speed Control: With unique speed control, the Virtuoso uses
a combination of gear and electronic speed reduction to control the
rotation of the burr to 500 RPM. The electronic speed controller is
adjustable from 405 to 495 RPM in the event that specific user
conditions require modification of the speed. This slow speed reduces
heat, noise, and static generation in the grinder. It also ensures that
the beans feed smoothly into the burrs.
Timer Switch: The Virtuoso has a 60-second timer with segmented graphics, for easily repeatable grind times.
Cleaning: Burrs are easily removable with no tools, making cleaning very easy.
Accessories (which may be purchased separately):
Esatto: An accessory that transforms your Virtuoso into
a grind by weight Grinder. Set the weight you want, the Esatto does
the rest, weighing the ground coffee to within +/- 0.2g, while grinding,
and stopping automatically.
PortaHolder: A replacement for the grounds bin that
holds the espresso portafilter for hands-free grinding directly. It
also makes for easy clean up.
Hopper extender: An extension that can add 9 oz. of
capacity to the existing 8 oz. bean hopper. Several extenders can be
added to get to the capacity you need.
Warranty: One year parts and labor provided by Chris' Coffee Service, Inc.