Mahlkonig Designed Burr Set
When Baratza set out to create a home espresso grinder, they turned to the experts at Mahlkonig. They designed a compact, 54mm burr set, capable of grinding a full range of consistencies, from Espresso, all the way up to french press. This allows the Baratza Vario to grind for any brewing method you would want in your home.
Micro / Macro Grind adjustment
Instead of using the traditional stepless grind adjustment, standard on larger, commercial grade grinders, Baratza designed a stepped grind adjustment system. This system, with 240 points between coarse and fine, allows the grinder to be dialed in for the perfect espresso, but changed between grind settings without having to guess and test the coffee. This is perfect for users who frequently change the style of coffee they want to use, or change coffees frequently, allowing less time to be used dialing in the grinder, and more time brewing great coffee.
Grind By Weight
The Baratza Vario W is capable of grinding by weight into the included grounds hopper. This allows to you select the weight of coffee you want for your brewing method, and let the grinder automatically dose out what you want. This allows for easier adjustment of your coffee recipes, as well as more consistent dosing of the amount of ground coffee.