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Grinding for espresso? Let the Virtuoso’s professional-grade 40mm conical burrs
perform their magic for a consistent, fine grind. How about a French Press? The
Virtuoso can handle that too, with a particle size uniformity that gives you
consistency from cup to cup. In fact, the Virtuoso is so consistent at both the
coarse and fine ends of the grind range that we consider it to be in a class all
by itself — and so do many of the micro- and specialty-roasters who swear by it.
The secret to the Virtuoso’s consistent, smooth grind is two-fold: an efficient
DC motor keeps your beans cool, even during extended grind times, while a
combination of electric and gear speed reducers slow the burr to 450 RPM,
ensuring a smooth bean feed and reducing noise, heat and static buildup.
The Virtuoso’s exterior is just as finely tuned as its interior — a convenient
front-mounted pulse button allows for grinding directly into an espresso filter
basket, while a 60-second timer means that it’s easy to replicate the ideal
grind time. With the Virtuoso, the look goes beyond merely functional. A
sculptured metal top and base give this grinder an expensive, elegant image that
adds a sense of class and quality to kitchen counters and coffee shop workspaces
When you want it all, the Virtuoso is the grinder that will get you there with
function, elegance, and style..
Manufactured in Europe, the Virtuoso’s 40 mm conical burrs grind coffee at 1.5
to 2.4 g/sec. depending on the setting. But what really sets the Virtuoso burrs
apart is that these burrs can do a very uniform grind, with a distinct lack of
fines across its grinding range. So the Virtuoso burrs are exceptional for
espresso, drip, manual brewing methods and Press Pot. These conical burrs are
durable and will remain sharp for many years. The burrs have a precision
mounting system to ensure a stable platform for accurate grinding.
In 2012, Baratza introduced the second generation Gearbox (GB 2.0). With GB 2.0,
Baratza has significantly increased the strength and durability of the drive
transmission while decreasing noise. In addition to a new drive shaft, motor
mounting plate and bushings, this change includes a new drive gear made of 15%
glass filled thermo plastic which is quieter than the prior metal gear, wears
better and is more shock resistant. During the rigorous testing process,
stainless steel screws were thrown into the burrs, and in every case the
motor/gear/burrs stopped immediately, the (automatically-resettable) thermal
cutout was triggered, and the gears were fine.
Turn the hopper and with 40 settings you can quickly adjust from fine for
espresso to coarse for French Press. The grind range is from 200 to 1200
GRINDS LEFT IN GRINDER
To maximize freshness, the Virtuoso minimizes the ground coffee left in the
The Virtuoso is a great all around grinder, from manual brewing to espresso.
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.
An innovative burr calibration system ensures that each grinder has the full
range of grind. If necessary, the grinders can be user calibrated.
With unique speed control, the Virtuoso uses a combination of gear and
electronic speed reduction to control the rotation of the burr to 500 RPM. This
slow speed reduces heat, noise, and static generation in the grinder. It also
ensures that the beans feed smoothly into the burrs.
The Virtuoso has a 60-second timer with segmented graphics, for easily
repeatable grind times.
Burrs are easily removable with no tools, making cleaning very easy.
(which may be purchased separately)
An accessory that transforms your Virtuoso into a grind by weight Grinder. Set
the weight you want, the Esatto does the rest, weighing the ground coffee to
within +/- 0.2g, while grinding, and stopping automatically.
A replacement for the grounds bin that holds the espresso portafilter for
hands-free grinding directly. It also makes for easy clean up.
An extension that can add 9 oz. of capacity to the existing 8 oz. bean hopper.
Several extenders can be added to get to the capacity you need.
Speed To Grind1.5g/sec.—2.4g/sec.
Burrs 40 mm conical burrs
Bean Hopper Capacity 8 oz
Grounds Bin Capacity 5 oz.
Weight 8 lbs. (3.6kg)
Dimensions WxHxD (cm) 12x35x16
Power Rating (North America) 120
V AC 180 Watts 50/60 Hz. 1.5 Amp
Power Rating (Other) 230 V AC
180 Watts 50/60 Hz. .8 Amps
No Load Burr Speed 550 RPM
Safety Listing UL/CSA/CE/EK
Designed & Engineered Seattle,
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