Baratza Vario-W • Prosumer Grade (Special order)
The Vario-W is a groundbreaking and improved version of Baratza's most popular coffee grinder, the Vario. Instead of being time-based, the Vario-W is a fully integrated weight-based grinder, using real-time grinding with a built-in electronic scale. You simply select the set weight you want and the Vario-W does the rest, weighing the ground coffee to within +/- 0.2 g while grinding, and stopping automatically.
This grinder has all of the exact same features of the original Vario: macro/micro adjustment, 54 mm ceramic flat burrs, operational panel, three dosage buttons, and broad range of grind. However, the focus of this machine is weight-based dosing instead of time-based dosing. To incorporate this, Baratza changed the size and the handle of the bin, so to leave some open gaps on the sides. There's also a built-in scale sensor bar on the bottom which the bin slides on to. By floating the bin over the sensor bar, the Vario-W can give you the proper ground coffee weight needed.
Because of the focus on weight-based dosing, the Vario-W is unable to operate with a porta-holder and doesn't have any timer technology in its programming. Baratza wanted to create a great weight-based grinder, thus giving you better coffee. With the Vario-W, you no longer have to manually pre-weigh you coffee beans. After dialing in, you will get the same exact dosing, giving you more cups per pound brewed than with any other grinder. This is a machine well-suited for the commercial environment, reducing your labor time while increasing the accuracy of shots. In the home environment, this grinder is perfect both for the coffee aficionado or the regular coffee drinker, thanks to its precision in weight-based technology and its programmable dosage buttons.
UPDATE: Now the Vario-W comes with a new shut-off hopper.
- Weight-based system
- Weighs to within +/- 0.2 g while grinding
- 1.5 g/sec for espresso, 2.5 g/sec for press
- Automatic and exact dosing
- Reduces labor time, increases accuracy
- Redesigned ground coffee bin
- Built-in scale sensor bar
- 54 mm ceramic flat burrs
- Grind on demand with electronic dosing
- Easy operational front panel
- Three programmable preset buttons
- Digital LCD window, displays weight value
- Dual grind adjustment
- Portaholder not included, incompatible
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