Yup. How about you? I was literally their first customer on opening day (posted about it over on ROASTe), but haven't made it back yet. Our coffee scene is getting better by the day; case in point: Artifact is opening soon! Anyway, do keep us posted on which machine you decide to keep.
Posted Fri Jan 13, 2012, 9:40pm Subject: Re: Vario-W vs. Vario Question
I know that this is the first step down the path to a household full of grinders (aka my house), but I would prefer to keep the Vario and put the $100 away until I found a good quality used SJ. If you single dose you are paying an awful lot for those ceramic Mahlkonig burrs, because you're not using the rest of what makes the Vario a really nice grinder. It's my favorite consumer grinder because it does everything pretty well...but I think that SJs and Majors are better single dosing grinders - and I mean better in the cup, where it counts.
Marc_T Senior Member Joined: 13 Mar 2002 Posts: 94 Location: Baltimore Expertise: I like coffee
Espresso: PID Silvia Grinder: Mazzer Mini; Solis Maestro... Vac Pot: Cory 8 cup Drip: Technivorm; Vintage Chemex;... Roaster: Hearthware Precision
Posted Fri Jan 13, 2012, 9:52pm Subject: Re: Vario-W vs. Vario Question
Perhaps I was slightly unclear when I said I single dose. I meant i single dose for pour over and other nom espreaao brew methods I sold my Silvia and Mazzer. The SJ seems like overkill for my current needs.
Posted Mon Jan 16, 2012, 10:03am Subject: Re: Vario-W vs. Vario Question
WLL has very poor customer service in my opinion and I for one will never place a order with them ever again. not saying you will have problems with your grinder but if you try and order replacement parts from them you will normally have to wait 6 months to recieve your order and place several unpleasent phone calls.not being bias towards any dealer just from personel experience.They will tell you parts are in stock to get your order but after about 2 weeks of waiting without a shipping conformation being sent you will place the first call to complain and find out where your parts are. for me the excuse moast commonly used is stock input is wrong and it takes 6 mos, to get parts from Italy they claim because aparently evry manafactuer Takes 2 months vacation at the same time as you order your parts no matter what time of year it is !!!!!!!!
OK sorry for the rant,I like the reg vario the w is just a weighing base and can be purchased alone if you want it. I was going to order 1 but found it unnecssary. When I switch my beans I weigh my grounds with a scale and ajust my time from there.only takes a min
Posted Mon Jan 16, 2012, 10:18am Subject: Re: Vario-W vs. Vario Question
I like the reg vario the w is just a weighing base and can be purchased alone if you want it. I was going to order 1 but found it unnecssary. When I switch my beans I weigh my grounds with a scale and ajust my time from there.only takes a min
The Esatto attachment is not compatible with the Vario, so if you want the weight-based dosing feature, you have to buy the Vario-W. The original Vario's digital controls apparently conflicted with the Esatto's design, hence the separate grinder model.
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