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Vario Coffee Grinder by Baratza
Vario Coffee Grinder by Baratza

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Chris' Price: $479.00

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Product Code: VARIO

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The Baratza Vario grinder is a commercial grinder with 54mm ceramic flat burrs with a throughput of 1.9 grams per second and an innovative, macro/micro grind adjustment with 230 settings. The sleek contemporary design, small foot print, and adjustable for any style of coffee also make it perfect as a home grinder.

Mahlkonig 54mm Ceramic Flat Burrs

  • The Baratza Vario grinder stays sharper longer. Ceramic has a 1.5 -2.0X longer life than steel burrs.
  • Keeps the coffee cool by limiting the amount of heat transferred from the burrs to the grinds.

Grind on Demand with Electronic Dosing

  • Grinds only the coffee you require for each shot directly into your espresso portafilter.
  • Eliminates the risk of stale ground coffee common in mechanical dosing units.
  • 0.1 second adjustable steps (0.2 grams)
  • Three, user programmable grind time buttons.

Innovative Dual Cam Grind Adjustment

  • The right hand lever lets you choose what type of grind you'd like.
  • The lever on the left lets you fine tune the grind within the range you've selected for a perfect grind.
  • Over 230 grind settings available.


  • **NEW** Heavy duty construction
  • Universally adjustable brackets for any portafilter.
  • Allows for hands free operation.
  • If you are using a La Marzocco machine the resting fork needs to be bent slightly for the portafilter to fit.
  • **NEW** Heavy duty portafilter holder
  • Super quiet operation using belt drive
  • Powerful DC motor turns slowly resulting in cool, quiet operation and permits extended grinding time
  • Automatic reset thermal switch
  • ETL approved; Conforms to UL Standard (763) & CSA Standard (C22.2)
  • Dimensions: 5 1/2" W x 7" D x 14 1/4" H
  • Weight: 10 lbs.
  • One year parts and labor warranty provided by Baratza

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Average Rating: 3.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Not great for me April 4, 2016
Reviewer: Marc Berrenson from Woodland Hills, CA United States  
Lots of good reviews, but I have to admit that for me the unit seemed rather poorly put together. Using it gave me the feeling of a lightweight, less than high end, unit. Could never dial in the right setting. Started to screech . Ended up returning it.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Great for espresso! March 22, 2015
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from San Francisco, CA United States  
I needed a grinder that could mill coffee to the fineness needed for a Pavoni lever espresso machine.  The Pavoni requires a precise matching of grind and packing, and the tolerances are narrow. I was concerned by the unconventional design of Vario, but the small footprint was appealing, and the knowledgable technical support at Chris' convinced me that it was worth a try.  I've only had the Vario for 48 hours, but so far, the performance has been spectacular.  There is something different about the grind produced by the Vario, as compared with my previous conical burr machine, such that the quality of the crema and taste is superior.  I also like some of the convenience features (timer, basket) that set it apart for a purely manual machine.  It's also good to know that I can change between grinds on those rare occasions that I make drip coffee.   I recommend this grinder highly, especially if counter space is limited.

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