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Baratza Virtuoso - Jim Minton's Review
Posted: June 8, 2012, 9:53pm
review rating: 1.5
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Arrow The Baratza Virtuoso has 62 Reviews
Arrow The Baratza Virtuoso has been rated 7.22 overall by our member reviewers
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Eero Simoncelli 9.08
Gone Gone 9.00
Aubrei Merrill 9.00
Joel Bristol 9.00
Yves Feder 8.83

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 3.2
Manufacturer: Baratza Quality: 2
Average Price: $229.00 Usability: 6
Price Paid: $299.00 Cost vs. Value 1
Where Bought: WLL Aesthetics 5
Owned for: 1 month Overall 2
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Vario
Bottom Line: Piece of crap. No, I take that back.  Expensive piece of crap!
Positive Product Points

None really. I guess the long cord is okay, but nowhere to store it.

Negative Product Points

Won't grind fine enough! A real hassle removing the case to access the inner workings.  Poor design, cheaply constructed.

Detailed Commentary

After having trouble with the grind not being fine enough I contacted Whole Latte Love and was directed to Baratza's website where I was able to find out how to "fine tune" the grinder.  A lot of fun trying to pry the case apart with a screwdriver without breaking anything.  Left a few scratches on the case.  Adjusted the grind all the way to fine, and still not fine enough for a decent shot.  I had a Vario for about 2 or 3 years and it worked great until the electronics took a crap.  Very disappointed in the Virtuoso.

Buying Experience

Whole Latte Love has always been a pleasure to do business with.  I'll try not to let this buying experience color my opinion of them.  Don't shoot the messenger, right?

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