Another Baratza choice, and one of the best multipurpose grinders available today. This is the Vario grinder, complete with digital controls, timer functions, engineered ceramic burrs made by Mahlkonig, and rated for commercial use.
This was the first grinder designed for home use to feature the concept of a macro and micro adjustment for grind fineness. One side controls the big steps in how fine your grind will be. The other side controls the fine tuning of each of those "macro" grind steps.
This is also a full digital grinder with built in timers and three programmable memory steps for your choice of grind times. The grinder can handle any grind fineness you would want, from turkish to press pot. It also grinds fast - much faster than a Rancilio Rocky or Mazzer Mini. Baratza includes a portaholder for using a portafilter hands-free with the grinder. The power cord is super beefy for commercial-rated use.
And the grinder comes with Baratza's legendary customer support.
Column Description Whether it's up to the minute, happening this day, this week, or in the recent past, this column's goal is to present coffee and attempts to make the experience truly culinary. You'll find short reviews about past events, interesting coffees coming on the market, new and different ways to enjoy espresso and other brewing methods, and give an insight into efforts around the globe to make coffee a truly culinary thing. Column written by Mark Prince.