The extreme accuracy of weight-based grinding makes it easier to make that perfect cup of coffee, and 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 kitchen to office to cafe. A built-in precision load cell provides accurate weights, 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. Intuitive macro/micro adjustments offer 230 distinct, repeatable settings for any style coffee. Unique 54mm ceramic flat burrs provide accurate, fast-grinding (averaging 2 g/sec) and stay 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. Vario-W’s smooth operation carries over from internal to external, with front-mounted, easy-access control units and a five ounce grounds coffee collection bin.
Burrs: The Vario-W’s professional ceramic flat burrs produce accurate grinding, high throughput and will remain sharp twice as long the highest quality steel burrs. Vario-W grinds 1.6 grams/second for espresso and 2.2 grams/second for press.
Digital Controls: The front-mounted control panel and LED display are easy and intuitive. Three programmable buttons allow the user to program in the desired weight (+/- 0.1g). Simply press the START button and the Vario-W automatically delivers precise dosing.
Grind Adjustment: The Vario-W offers macro and micro adjust for fine tuning with ease. The macro adjust moves from fine to coarse in 10 distinct, repeatable settings while the micro adjust arm further divides each step into 20 distinct settings, enabling you to dial in the exact grind for the perfect shot.
Grinds Left in Grinder: To maximize freshness, minimal ground coffee is left in the grinder.
Brewing Methods: The Vario-W is exceptional for espresso and manual pour brewing methods.
Motor: A powerful, high torque DC motor effortlessly drives the burrs. This motor turns slowly resulting in cool, quiet operation and permits long grinding duty-cycles. The circuitry is equipped with an automatically resetting, thermal cutoff switch.
Calibration: The Vario-W is calibrated at the factory to ensure an accurate range of grind. If necessary, the burrs can be easily calibrated using a special calibration tool included with the grinder.
Cleaning: Burrs are easily removable with no tools, making cleaning very easy.
Accessories (Purchased separately):
Hopper extender: Extensions add 9 oz. of capacity to the existing eight ounce bean hopper. Several extenders can be added to get to the capacity you need.
Steel Burrs: 54mm flat steel burrs are available for use in Vario-Ws dedicated to grinding for manual brew. They have been designed to enhance the flavor in the cup. To be clear, these will NOT grind fine enough for espresso. They are solely for coarse to medium grinds. Plese inquire.
Speed to Grind: 1.6 to 2.2 g/sec.
Bean Hopper Capacity: 8 oz (227 g)
Grounds Bin Capacity: 5 oz (142 g)
Weight: 9 lbs. (4.1 kg)
Dimensions WxHxD: 5.1 x 14.2 x 7.1 in.
Power Rating (North America): 110 V AC 50/60 Hz. 1.4 Amp
Safety Listing: UL/CSA/CE/EK
Designed & Engineered: Seattle, WA, & Germany
Burr Manufactured: Switzerland
Grinder Manufactured and Assembled: Taiwan