OverviewBack to Top
The Virtuoso now features the new Baratza Preciso conical 40mm commercial-grade burrs that can be adjusted to 40 different settings allowing you to grind for any coffee-making device from French presses to espresso machines. With its powerful 480-watt gear-reduction motor and anti-static device, the Virtuoso can handle any coffee grinding situation. And to make grinding for any brew-type simple, the Virtuoso has 2 different ways to activate grinding: a timer switch on the right side of the grinder and a front-mounted push button.
The grounds container on the front of the Virtuoso can catch up to 5oz of coffee grounds a time, and with this grinder’s anti-static device, transferring the grounds to a coffee filter or French press has never been easier. If you choose, you can even remove the grounds container and place your espresso machine’s portafilter beneath the internal coffee-dispensing chute.
To complement the flexibility that this coffee grinder’s internal components allow, the Virtuoso is also built to fit into a wide variety of kitchen decors. The sides and back of the grinder are black, but its top and base are constructed of a satin finished nickel-plated metal for a sleek, understated look. Top it off with an 8oz bean hopper, and you have a grinder that’s both attractive and extremely functional.
What is so special about conical burr grinders that make them better than other designs? By arranging a precisely machined conical screw turning inside of a ribbed cone but not touching, it uses the power of gravity to inevitably make the bean pass through the gap between the screw and the cone. The ribs that are machined into the sides of the screw and the cone help to channel the beans down towards the ever decreasing gap as the screw spins. That gap is the key to the fineness of the grind which can be easily controlled by raising or lowering the screw in the cone to change the size of the gap. This use of gravity and the screw motion allows the grinder to run at less RPM avoiding frictional heat build-up in the grounds which can adversely alter the expected flavor of the coffee.
SpecsBack to Top
|Dimension - Width (Inches)||4.72|
|Dimension - Height (Inches)||13.7|
|Dimension - Depth (Inches)||6.3|
|Grind Selection||All grinds|
|Drive System||Gear Reduction|
|Burr Material||High-Grade Steel Stainless Steel|
|Burr Size (Millimeter)||40|
|Clearance Height for Portafilter (Inches)||2.5|
|Bean Hopper Material||Plastic|
|Ground Coffee Container Material||Plastic|
|Bean Hopper Capacity (Oz)||8|
|Ground Coffee Container (Oz)||5 Stars|
|Dosing Options||Container or Doserless|
|Number Of Grind Settings||40|
|Grind Setting Controls||Stepped|
|Easy Access To Burrs||Yes|
|Cleaning Products For Burrs||Urnex Grindz|
|Country Of Manufacture||Taiwan|
Q & ABack to Top
Trying to decide between the virtuoso and the rancilo rocky. There is a big price difference - but I ordered the virtuoso (from somewhere else) and it arrived dead out of the box! I returned it and was so disappointed that I've been trying to look for a different grinder at a similar price point....
Answer by mjackson
reva, I think you will find the Rocky to be a better built more solid grinder. It will work well. I am sorry you have had problems with the Baratza. You may want to gave the Preciso a chance as it will give you more range of grind adjustment. I do know Baratza if it has a problems does a great...
I have been using a Capresso Infinity grinder for a few years and have no real complaints. It is kind of loud and sometimes there is static but the static seems to vary with the beans. I am going to retire the one I have from everyday use and use it for the occasional pot of decaf. I have been...
Answer by A
Frank, The Virtuso is a great grinder, and certainly a step up from the Infinity. What kind of brew method are you looking to use it with? It would go great for anything from a French Press up to an entry level espresso machine. If you were planning on going for something like the Silvia, then...
I have Baratza Virtuoso coffee grinder and I using that grinder two years. Couple days ago grinder stop working. When I push pulse button the motor working but cone burr not rotate. What can be a problem? Thanks
Answer by techkathy
The gear in the motor may have become stripped. Contact Baratza (www.baratza.com or 1-877-701-2021) to set up repair.
I'm using a Capresso burr grinder and am tired of the mess from dust and static. I'm only doing drip coffee - what are the advantages of this Baratza unit over the Encore? Thanks!
Answer by A
John, The major difference between the Virtuoso and the Encore is that the Virtuoso now comes with the upgraded Preciso burrs for a more consistent grind. It also has a wider range of grind fineness (although it has the same 40 grind settings) and grinds faster as well.