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Baratza Virtuoso Conical Burr Coffee Grinder

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SKU: 586

With over 16 years of experience in Gourmet coffee grinding and brewing equipment, BARATZA sets the standard for home grinders. This Virtuoso model is the updated 586 version and features the Virtuoso Preciso burrs. The older model 585 has been discontinued and is no longer for sale new. The Virtuoso's advantage over the Encore is a sturdy nickel bottom casing and the ability to produce a finer grind. The grinding on this current (586) Virtuoso Model is good for espresso machines with pressurized filter baskets and does an acceptable job on espresso machines with a non-pressurized basket.

For more options in Baratza grinders, see also the Encore , Virtuoso Preciso , Vario , and the Vario-W weight based grinder.

  • German made 40mm hardened steel conical burrs
  • 40 settings from espresso to press
  • Grind Range: 250 to 1200 microns
  • 240 watt DC motor
  • Front- mounted pulse button allows for ease when grinding directly into a brew basket.
  • One year warranty
  • 8oz bean hopper
  • 5oz grounds bin
  • Brushed satin metal base
  • Grinding Speed 1gram/second

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Manufacturer: Baratza
Model: Virtuoso
List Price: $249
Length: 6"
Width: 5"
Height: 14"
Weight: 9 lbs.


Baratza is the company at the forefront of home coffee grinding innovation. Before Baratza entered the coffee manufacturing scene, one was hard pressed to find an affordable burr coffee grinder. Now, home baristas and cafes alike have multiple affordable burr grinders to choose from courtesy of the U.S. based company. Baratza currently offers five different burr grinders: Baratza Maestro Plus, Baratza Virtuoso, Baratza Virtuoso Preciso, Baratza Vario, and the weight based grinding Baratza Vario-W. In addition to this lineup, Baratza has also released a weight based grinding attachment for their grinders, the Baratza Esatto. One popular mantra from the coffee world is: the biggest investment a coffee fan can make is in a high quality grinder. Baratza has made the "investment" part of that coffee truism a lot more attainable.
Baratza Virtuoso Conical Burr Coffee Grinder is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Grinder I've Owned I've been using the Virtuoso for a week now and it's definitely a big step up from the Capresso Infinity it is replacing. This is a very solid and heavy machine, yet it's pleasantly quiet while grinding. The resulting grind is very consistent and the anti-static measures seem to work rather well. I've only ground for Chemex thus far, but want to try for Aeropress soon. I don't do espresso at home, so I can't comment on the really fine side. It seems like it will be very easy to clean, especially the hopper. There are a few small things that I'd like to mention that a new owner might want to know: 1) Getting the knob on was a little tricky and it still feels a bit loose, but it doesn't come off. 2) I've had to play with the grind setting a bit. The documentation recommended starting place for Chemex is 20, but that seems awfully fine for a Chemex (though it never clogged the filter). I've gone a bit up during the week and it seems good. Overall, I'm incredibly happy. It keeps working like this, I will be a very satisfied coffee drinker.
Date published: 2014-05-23

What is the best way to prevent oils of ground beans from collecting bean particles in the grinders and thereby soon preventing more beans being ground? How often should this preventive measures be taken?

Asked by: patwill
Hey, Pat. It's important to use a grinder cleaner (like our Full Circle Cleaner) every month or so in order to minimize the amount of oil build up. It's also important to remove the burrs every half year or so and wipe them down with a dry cloth or paper towel.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2013-10-10
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