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Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder | Virtuoso Baratza | Chris' Coffee

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Chris' Price: $229.00

Product Code: 586

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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 switch.

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.


  • 40 mm commercial-grade conical burrs yield the consistent grind that is critical for a perfect espresso or brewed coffee extraction
  • Easily adjustable burrs can be calibrated to ensure accurate grind range, from espresso to French press in 40 separate settings
  • Nickel-plated satin finish metal top and base lend quality look and feel
  • High-efficiency motor is powerful and spins slowly, resulting in cool, quiet operation
  • Special gear reduction to 600 RPM, along with new anti-static technology insures extremely low static
  • Timer switch for repeatable grinding time
  • Front-mounted pulse button makes it easy to grind directly into an espresso brew basket.
  • New concise design of grinding chamber reduces coffee dust, making the removable burrs easy to clean
  • Powerful 6.0 amp motor
  • 8 oz. bean hopper
  • Large 5 oz. grounds bin
  • Packaged using 100% recyclable materials
  • ETL approved; Conforms to UL Standard (763) & CSA Standard (C22.2)
  • Dimensions: 5" W x 6" D x 14" H
  • Weight: 8.5 lbs.

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Great coffee March 25, 2019
Reviewer: Donna Duncan from Albany NY  
Best coffee ever!

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great grinder and customer service December 1, 2018
Reviewer: Dr. D. from New Mexico  
A newb to the grinder market overwhelmed by selection and marketing, I wrote CCS for advice against my simple needs for pour-overs and french press. Mackenzie replied soon and cleared the choices to two grinders, from which I ordered the Virtuoso. In short, it has worked as advertised not just for me but also for friends who borrowed it for a couple weeks in their quest for a good espresso grinder (they were quite happy with it). Daily cleaning is a quick process of using the supplied firm-bristle brush to clear the chute. A monthly disassembly of the hopper and top burr followed by vacuuming is easy to do and rounds-out the hygiene. While some sites label this unit a mere entree to the vast world of grinders, I can't imagine myself needing more.  Thanks for the recommendation, Mackenzie.

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Virtuoso Grinder from Fantastic Company November 8, 2018
Reviewer: Chris  
Extremely pleased with a recent purchase of the Virtuoso Grinder from Chris' Coffee.  The grinder has worked flawlessly and has made very consistent grinds for Hario V60 and a Chemex.  Both require different grinds and the consistency has brought me a new and appreciated coffee experience.  The grinder arrived quickly and in pristine condition.

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Chris Coffee September 27, 2018
Reviewer: Elizabeth from Woodacre, CA United States  
Great company, wonderful machines, delicious coffees, prompt service, great follow through & support!

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August 6, 2018
Reviewer: Heather from Seattle, WA United States  

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