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NightowlJan

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at 07-12-2013 11:58am
Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder - Preciso Burrs
Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder - Preciso Burrs

I love this grinder! It is so easy to use and has consistent grounds. Works for me!

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DanMoraldo ♦ It is also one of the quietest grinders too!

07-12-2013 12:34pm |

ChewieM

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at 04-06-2013 10:15am
Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder - Preciso Burrs
Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder - Preciso Burrs

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. I haven't seen one yet at a similar price that has as good reviews - and the rocky seems to be the "go-to" for an entry level espresso grinder (I have a gaggia classic). Wondering if I should give the virtuoso another try or go for something else. Any recommendations?

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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 job of resolving any problems with great customer service.

04-08-2013 8:09am |

Frank Weaver

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at 03-15-2013 4:20pm
Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder - Preciso Burrs
Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder - Preciso Burrs

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 looking at the Baratza Virtuso at $229 and was wondering if it is worth the extra $130 it would cost. Thanks, Frank

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A 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 you would need a grinder that is going to allow for more fine adjustments.

03-19-2013 9:43am |

Rugile Vinksniene

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at 03-07-2013 10:37pm
Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder - Preciso Burrs
Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder - Preciso Burrs

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

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techkathy The gear in the motor may have become stripped. Contact Baratza (www.baratza.com or 1-877-701-2021) to set up repair.

03-08-2013 9:57am |

John Murray

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at 12-11-2012 7:28am
Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder - Preciso Burrs
Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder - Preciso Burrs

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!

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A 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.

12-12-2012 10:15am |

Andrew Chang

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at 11-10-2012 9:54pm
Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder - Preciso Burrs
Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder - Preciso Burrs

According to the last troubleshooting question, you can upgrade the burrs to Precisio

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mjackson ♦ Andrew,
I believe you still can. Call Bartaza at 425-641-1245 . They should be able to help you get a kit to upgrade. They are a great company to work with and will help.

11-12-2012 8:47am |

Steven Stadler

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at 08-24-2012 8:46am
Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder - Preciso Burrs
Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder - Preciso Burrs

I purchased a Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder in September 2010, before that I had a solis burr grinder and something was wearing out and it would keep jamming, and I could not find replacement parts. I could not find a grind setting with the new Virtuoso grinder that would make the coffee taste as good as the solis did. Could it be the precision of the burrs?? Is there a precision burr upgrade kit for the Virtuoso??

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mjackson ♦ Steven,

Good question. Does your grinder seem to not change enough as it could be a calibration issue. There is not an upgrade for the burrs.I would suggest going to Baratzas website as they do have some great information on troubleshooting your grinder and that will help. Try here and it I think you may be able to adjust your grinder to get great tasting coffee again. I hope this helps. http://www.baratza.com/troubleshooting/

08-27-2012 8:11am |

Kyle Vitale

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at 08-19-2012 6:49pm
Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder - Preciso Burrs
Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder - Preciso Burrs

Is Baratza replacing the grinders of people who bought these? I bought mine about a year and a half ago and I am down to grinding at level 2 for espresso. I was going mad trying to figure out why I had to keep dropping down. Is there anything I can do to get my grinder working again?

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mjackson ♦ Kyle,

I am not sure what the problem is but if you go to Baratza.com they have a great trouble shooting section. If that does not help give them a call as they are very good at customer service and providing help.

08-20-2012 8:24am |

Stanley Sears

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at 07-20-2012 2:27pm
Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder - Preciso Burrs
Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder - Preciso Burrs

Just to add...I have a Gaggia Pure. However, we are an eclectic family with various "Vesuvius" stovetops, a drip, and a French Press. So, I need a versatile grinder.

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mjackson ♦ This grinder will definitely work for your needs.

07-23-2012 8:33am |

Geoff Linder

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at 07-06-2012 3:33pm
Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder - Preciso Burrs
Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder - Preciso Burrs

How does this grinder work with a Gaggia Classic machine? I don't like the dosing feature on the Gaggia grinder since I don't grind that much coffee at a time to where the doser would be effective.

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mjackson ♦ Geoff,
This would be a good choice for a grinder and will work well with the Gaggia classic. I would also consider the Rancilo Rocky Doserless as well. The Baratza is more of an all around grinder and the Rocky is really a true espresso grinder, but they should both work.

07-09-2012 8:43am |

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