Baratza Vario W Coffee Grinder
The Baratza Vario W is a fully integrated weight-based grinder. It uses real-time weight-based grinding with a built-in electronic scale. Set the weight you want, the Vario-W does the rest, weighing the ground coffee to within +/- 0.2 g, while grinding, and stopping automatically.
It has all the features of the Vario including small footprint, macro / micro adjustment, 54mm ceramic burrs, broad range of grind, but uses a weight-based dosing approach rather than a time based approach.
The Vario-W grinds 1.5g/sec at espresso and 2.5g/sec at Press.
The Vario-W uses an easy and intuitive operation panel that includes three programmable dosage buttons, and a digital LCD window which displays the weight value.
No more need to manually pre-weigh your beans. The Vario-W weighs the ground coffee then automatically stops the grinder. Ideally suited to about 50-60 cups of coffee a day (about 2 lbs of coffee).
Inexpensive way to reduce labor time and increase accuracy.
Set up a grinder for each coffee you offer and program in three weights (e.g.#1 chemex, #2 pour-over, #3 siphon).
You could have two to three Vario-W solutions for about the same cost as a commercial grinder.
The Vario-W’s 54 mm professional ceramic flat burrs produce accurate grinding, high throughput and remain sharp twice as long the highest quality steel burrs. The Vario-W grinds 1.6 grams/second for espresso and 2.2 grams/second for Press. The broad range of grind (230 microns to 1150 microns) and the narrow particle distribution (lack of fines) are the hallmarks of the superiority of the Vario-W’s burrs.
Digital Control Panel
The front-mounted control panel with LED display is easy and intuitive. Three programmable buttons allow the user to program in the desired weight (+/- 0.1). Simply press the START button and the Baratza Vario W automatically delivers precise dosing.
The Vario-W offers macro and micro adjust for fine tuning with ease. The macro adjust moves from fine to coarse grinding in 10 distinct and repeatable settings. A secondary micro adjust arm further divides each of the 10 macro steps into 20 distinct settings. These steps enable you to dial in the exact grind for the perfect shot.
Grinds Left in Grinder
The Baratza Vario W minimizes the ground coffee left in the grinder. This helps reduce coffee waste and will also help maximize the freshness of your coffee grinds.
Not only does the Baratza Vario W have a good grind range for espresso, it also has wide range for other brew methods. This includes pour over brewers such as Chemex.
A powerful, high torque DC motor effortlessly drives the burrs. This motor turns slowly resulting in cool, quiet operation and permits long grinding duty-cycles. The circuitry is also equipped with an automatically resetting, thermal cutoff switch.
The Vario-W is calibrated at the factory to ensure an accurate range of grind. If necessary, the Vario-W burrs can be easily calibrated using the special calibration tool that comes with the grinder.
Burrs are easily removable with no tools, making cleaning very easy.