If you're obsessed with coffee, this is the next step for you. If you're looking for an easier way to make coffee, this is the way. If you like cool, tech gadgets that make your friends think you're cooler than you really are, you might give this a shot. The Vario-W, in a nutshell, is a commercial-grade grinder that allows you to fill the hopper with DoubleShot Coffee beans, and then push a button to grind exactly the weight of coffee you need for your brew. I can't say it any better than the manufacturer, so here it is, from Baratza's website:
Weight-based grinding for extreme accuracy makes it easier to make that perfect cup of coffee. Baratza’s groundbreaking Vario-W is a fully integrated real-time weight-based grinder. It has all the features of the Vario including small footprint, macro/micro adjustment, ceramic burrs, and a broad range of grind, but uses a weight-based dosing approach rather than a time-based approach.
This professional-grade grinder fits anywhere, from your kitchen to your office to your café. The Vario-W was initially designed for use in a manual brew bar in a café, eliminating the need to manually pre-weigh coffee beans. The built-in precision load cell provides accurate weighing, while grinding, to within 0.1 grams. Three user-programmable buttons make for repeatable, one- touch grinding.
The design is beautiful as well as functional. The Vario-W’s intuitive macro/micro adjustments offer 230 distinct and repeatable settings for any style of coffee. The Vario-W’s unique 54mm ceramic flat burrs provide accurate, fast-grinding (averaging 2 g/sec) performance and remain sharp twice as long as the best steel burrs. The high-torque DC motor and belt drive transmission mean your beans are in for a smooth, cool ride.
As always, it’s not just what’s inside that matters; the Vario-W’s smooth operation carries over from internal to external, with front-mounted, easy-access control units, a 5 oz. grounds coffee collection bin.
Features like a weighted base, 40 individual grind settings, a new 2nd generation gearbox (GB2.0), efficient DC motor, and a combination of electric and gear speed reducers to slow the burr revolutions to 450 RPM keeping the grounds cool and...
We have been carrying various models of Baratza grinders over the past several years, as they've refined their grinders, made them easier to use, and implemented the use of more durable, higher-grade parts. Currently, their base model grinder is the...