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Baratza Vario - John Bradford's Review
Posted: August 5, 2011, 9:40am
review rating: 6.5
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Baratza Vario Grinder
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Arrow The Baratza Vario has 22 Reviews
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Peter Russell 9.23
Mark Carter-Piff 8.67
Barry Stolzman 8.60
David Kugler 8.50
Evan Patton 8.40

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.6
Manufacturer: Baratza Quality: 9
Average Price: $450.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $449.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Chris Coffee Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 6 months Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Rancilio Rocky
Bottom Line: Excellent grinder that has satisfied in every way for a reasonable price.
Positive Product Points

-espresso quality
-build
-ease of use

Negative Product Points

None

Detailed Commentary

I love this grinder.  We've had zero problems with it and are really pleased with the size, design, adjustability and quality of grind.  Coming from a Rancilio Rocky, we noticed a huge difference in the quality of the espresso.  Static is minimal and there have been almost no clumps with any of the blends we've used.

The included accessories are a nice touch.  I did need to adjust the zero point of the burrs, but the included tool made it easy.  Also, the slide-in coffee container is a good touch if you're into drip, etc.  The portafilter holder works well and I prefer it to the doser model we used to have on the Rocky.

So far, I have zero issues with it.

Buying Experience

This was my first time working with Chris Coffee, and it was a pleasure.  They answered every question and provided impartial advice.  The video reviews are an excellent touch.  Delivery was prompt and everything was boxed properly.

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