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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 4.866666666666666 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific Grinder Once you enter the world of serious coffee making, the need for a quality burr grinder becomes increasingly apparent. I own a variety of coffee machines/makers/brewers, the newest being the least expensive Aeropress. Each method of brewing coffee requires the correct grind, a more daunting task then the average Joe realizes. For instance, once you have found a grind that produces a beautiful crema on your espresso, you find that different beans/roasts will require different settings. This grinder has more than enough settings to allow incremental changes in your grind. The price and construction seem reasonable. Enjoy!
Date published: 2014-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME!! I have several years of pour-over experience of nearly every sort; and have traditionally used the higher end of what's available at the local box store waiting to see if I liked pour-over and not entirely convinced that spending $240 plus on a grinder was worth it - WELL, I was wrong!! This grinder is crazy-AWESOME and worth the money - I am glad that I used the other kinds to make me appreciate this one even more. I have zero complaints about this grinder - it does a great job; and one of the features that I enjoy most is due to almost no static I get to use ALL of the coffee that I ground. High quality, great warranty, service and reputation - and great grind - can't go wrong with this unit. Josh
Date published: 2016-05-02
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid build and well supported This grinder is excellent. The construction is very good, the motor is powerful, it's not very loud and makes top notch pour-over and french press coffee. I don't make espresso, but I have used this for Chemex, Kalita, AeroPress and french press coffee. VERY good grind quality in this grind range. I would say the level of fines and the grind size distribution are at least as good as you would get from the mega dollar grinders. Now if my home-roasting can just catch up . . . My only nit picks are that you MUST grind some sacrificial beans in this before using it. The burrs had a lot of . . . well, burrs the edge. The first 50g or so of coffee had metal particulates. After that is was fine. The only on-going annoyance is that this doesn't do the best job of keeping grounds from ending up all over the counter. I'm in AZ and the low humidity just means there will be some messes.
Date published: 2015-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great grind; a bit messy We use this grinder with our Moccamaster drip coffeemaker (we use an 18 setting for this machine). This grinder is a bit messy: some of the ground coffee sticks to the inside of the grinder and drops onto the counter during the grind and, sometimes, well after the grind is complete (static electricity?). Otherwise, it does a great job. Much better than a blade grinder. We would recommend this machine. You might want to keep it on a tray to catch the grinds that get away.
Date published: 2015-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Anti static This my upgrade from the Encore. Pros: anti static, solid front con: timer knob, $ 100.00 more For the $ its ok, but save the money & buy the Encore model
Date published: 2015-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality and features I had growing disappointment with the taste with pre-ground coffee over the last several years and decided to purchase a quality grinder. My research led me to the Baratza Virtuoso. I am so pleased with the quality of this grinder - its construction, large range of grind selection,speed and lower noise level. I highly recommend it to all coffee drinkers.
Date published: 2016-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from its the best! Have had for about 2 weeks and love it!! It is quiet. Gives a clean, consistent grind and no static in the grounds drawer.
Date published: 2015-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use, very consistent grind! I just received my virtuoso in the mail last week and have had plenty of time to play around with grind sizes for my various manual brew methods. Its very easy to adjust grind settings and is perfect for anyone using multiple manual brewing methods or for drip coffee... I can't recommend it for Espresso because I don't use it for that.
Date published: 2015-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase We have been using this grinder for a few weeks now and we are very happy with the consistency of the grind. You do get some grinds falling out when you pull the container out but it's very slight. All in all it's a great purchase.
Date published: 2016-04-06
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Asked by: EROD53
This grinder offers an extremely wide range of particle sizes. Both Espresso and French Press grinds are easily achievable.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2015-05-07

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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