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Baratza Virtuosso+ Coffee Grinder

We've tested the Baratza Virtuosso+ coffee grinder extensively in the field and it is absolutely one of the best entry level burr grinders on the market. It's easy to use, does a great job grinding coffee for just about every brewing method and is backed by some of the best support people on the planet. read more…


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The New Virtuosso+

Baratza has completely redesigned the Virtuoss and added some very nice features. Some of the key ones that we really love include: 

  • A digital timer! No more pre-weighing coffee! Just dial in the timer and off you go!
  • Cool looking LED lights in the grind chamber (queue collective "ooooOOOOOooooohhhh....")
  • 40 grind settings suitable for everything from Aeropress to French Press
  • Grinds roughly twice as fast as the Baratza Encore

All around, this grinder is ideal for the coffee nerd looking to brew amazing coffee at home. Plus, with the new digital timer built in, it's easy enough to use while you're still half asleep and haven't had your coffee yet. 

The BIG Question - 

You're probably asking yourself, is the Virtuosso really worth an extra $110 more than the Baratza Encore? Here's my thoughts on it: 

  • The grind on the Virtuosso appears to be much more uniform than on the Encore
  • That digital timer! I used to weigh my coffee beans, but no more! I can dial it in just like the grinders in my shop. 
  • It's worlds faster than the Encore
  • I haven't actually measured the noise with a meter, but it seems to me that it's quieter than the Encore. 

My opinion - if you're upping your coffee game but still sticking with your drip coffee maker and are happy grinding before you go to be at night and don't measure your coffee with a gram scale, get the Baratza Encore.

However, if you're a bit more of a coffee nerd and have multiple manual brewing setups, probably use Third Wave Water when you're brewing, this is the grinder for you. 

Why Baratza?

Whatever coffee grinder you buy - from Baratza or anyone else - there may come a time where it needs repair. Those other manufacturers coffee grinders are designed to be replaced in 2-3 years. Baratza grinders are built to last. If they do need repair, you can get all the parts you need and fix it yourself, or take advantage of their grinder repair program. Baratza has purposely engineered their grinders like commercial grinders so you don't have to dump it, you can fix it

Personally, I've used my Baratza coffee grinder for the last 8 years and running and it's been a champ. I've replaced the burrs once and that's about it. And believe me, I grind a whole lot of coffee. 

Warranty

All Baratza grinders come with a 1 year warranty with Baratza.

FreshGround Roasting guarantees that you will be 100% satisfied with your product from the day you purchase it. Try it for 30 days and if you don't like it, you can return it to us. Please see our Return Policy for more information. 

Should you experience a problem with your grinder, you can contact FreshGround Roasting and we can help you with technical support or contact Baratza on your behalf. If you would like to contact Baratza yourself, please see the Baratza web site for their current return policies.  

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