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This professional-grade grinder fits anywhere, from your kitchen to your office
to your café. While sporting a small footprint, the Vario features an impressive
range of capabilities, boasting 230 distinct and repeatable grind settings from
fine grind for espresso to course grind for press pot.
The design is beautiful as well as functional. Vario’s intuitive macro/micro
adjustments make it easy to get the grind for a perfect espresso finish. Need
something a little different? With a simple slide of the lever, you can switch
from espresso to other coffee styles. And it couldn’t be easier to get the
perfect amount — digital timers and three user-programmable buttons make
accurate one-touch dosing and repeatable grind times a snap.
The Vario has unique 54mm ceramic flat burrs provide accurate, fast-grinding
performance and remain sharp for 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 smooth operation of the
Vario carries over from internal to external, with front-mounted, easy-access
control units, an 8 oz. grounds coffee collection bin, and Baratza’s exclusive
PortaHolder for hands-free grinding into an espresso machine portafilter.
Smooth and flavorful. That’s your coffee. That’s your grinder. Let the Vario
bring out the best in your cup and your coffee, from home to work to the world.
The Vario’s 54 mm professional ceramic flat burrs produce accurate grinding,
high throughput and remain sharp for twice as long as the highest quality steel
burrs. The Vario grinds 1.6 grams/second at Espresso and 2.2 grams/second at
Press. The broad range of grind (230 microns to 1150 microns) and the narrow
particle distribution (lack of fines) are the hallmarks of the superiority of
the Vario burrs.
DIGITAL CONTROL PANEL
The front mounted control panel with LED display is easy and intuitive. Three
programmable buttons allow for grind time setting within 0.1 second (about 0.2
gram). Simply press the START button and the Vario automatically delivers
The Vario offers macro and micro adjust for fine tuning with ease. The macro
adjust moves from espresso to press pot in 10 distinct and repeatable settings.
A secondary micro adjust arm further divides each of the 10 macro steps into 20
distinct settings. These steps enable you to dial in the exact grind for the
GRINDS LEFT IN GRINDER
To maximize freshness, the Vario minimizes the ground coffee left in the
The Vario is exceptional for espresso and manual pour brewing methods.
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
The Vario is calibrated at the factory to ensure an accurate range of grind. If
necessary, the Vario burrs can be easily calibrated using the special
calibration tool that comes with the grinder.
The Vario now comes standard with the Metal PortaHolder. When we launched the
Forté-AP with the Metal PortaHolder we got a lot of interest to change out the
Vario plastic PortaHolder with the heavy-duty metal PortaHolder. The Vario body
needed some minor changes for a perfect, non-slip fit of the Metal PortaHolder.
All the modifications have been made and going forward all Vario grinders will
be shipping with a Metal PortaHolder. The regular 8 oz. grounds bin is also
Burrs are easily removable with no tools, making cleaning very easy.
(which may be purchased separately)
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 Grind1.6g/sec.—2.2g/sec.
Burrs 54 mm ceramic burrs
Bean Hopper Capacity 8 oz.
Grounds Bin Capacity 6.3 oz.
Weight 9 lbs. (4.1 kg)
Dimensions WxHxD (cm) 13x36x18
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 Amp
No Load Burr Speed 1350 RPM
Safety Listing UL/CSA/CE/EK
Designed & Engineered Seattle,
WA, & Germany