A Quick Note From Sagebrush Coffee Owner Matt Kellso
This Baratza Virtuoso grinder is a step above the Encore. What are you paying for with the extra $100? Details: higher grade precision steel conical burrs, which create fewer “fines” (tiny bean particles that extract too fast and result in bitter coffee), a 60-second timer switch, faster grinding. I believe these burrs are getting you a lot closer to a good cup of espresso too, but the Settes shine for Espresso.
These grinders are in stock and available to ship out USPS Priority next day with a small coffee sample of Sagebrush Coffee.
About The Baratza Virtuoso Burr Grinder
The Baratza Virtuoso grinder lives up to its name by providing technical skill, classic style, and a consistent, quality grind.
Grinding for espresso? Let the Virtuoso’s professional-grade 40mm conical burrs perform their magic for a consistent, fine grind. How about a French Press? The Virtuoso can handle that too, with a particle size uniformity that gives you consistency from cup to cup. In fact, the Virtuoso is so consistent at both the coarse and fine ends of the grind range that we consider it to be in a class all by itself — and so do many of the micro- and specialty-roasters who swear by it.
The secret to the Baratza Virtuoso Grinder's consistent, smooth grind is two-fold: an efficient DC motor keeps your beans cool, even during extended grind times, while a combination of electric and gear speed reducers slow the burr to 450 RPM, ensuring a smooth bean feed and reducing noise, heat and static buildup.
The Baratza Virtuoso Grinder's exterior is just as finely tuned as its interior — a convenient front-mounted pulse button allows for grinding directly into an espresso filter basket, while a 60-second timer means that it’s easy to replicate the ideal grind time. With the Virtuoso, the look goes beyond merely functional. A sculptured metal top and base give this grinder an expensive, elegant image that adds a sense of class and quality to kitchen counters and coffee shop workspaces alike.
Tech Specs For The Coffee Nerds Among Us
Speed to Grind: 1.5 to 2.4 g/sec.
Bean Hopper Capacity: 8 oz (227g)
Grounds Bin Capacity: 5 oz. (142 g)
Weight: 8 lbs. (3.6kg)
Dimensions WxHxD cm: 12x35x16 cm
Power Rating (North America): 120 V AC 180 Watts 50/60 Hz. 1.5 Amp
No Load Burr Speed: 550 RPM
Safety Listing: UL/CSA/CE/EK
Designed & Engineered: Seattle, WA, USA
Burr Manufactured: Liechtenstein
Grinder Manufactured and Assembled: Taiwan
The Baratza Virtuoso Grinder is Available Now At Sagebrush Coffee