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Baratza Virtuoso - Colin 2's Review
Posted: November 23, 2012, 12:25pm
review rating: 5.0
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Baratza Virtuoso Grinder
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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: 8.4
Manufacturer: Baratza Quality: 8
Average Price: $229.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $199.00 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: Prima coffee Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 1 year Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Baratza Maestro
Bottom Line: A nice heavy countertop grinder for drip
Positive Product Points

Ergonomically easy to use, relatively quiet, makes a nice even grind.

Negative Product Points

Knob falls off.

Detailed Commentary

This was an upgrade over a Baratza Maestro.  SInce I made the purchase, it looks like the Maestro has been replaced by the "Encore" as the entry-level grinder in the Baratza line.

After a year of daily use, I don't regret the extra $70 for the Virtuoso.  It's heavier, which makes it a even quieter then the Maestro,  less apt to go skittering around the counter, and just easier to use.   It looks nicer.

I use it for drip coffee.  My complete ensemble is now a Behmor roaster, the Virtuoso, and a Technivorm.  I'm happy with the results.

Just gotta get around to gluing that knob on.

Buying Experience

No problems.  Prima Coffee via Google checkout.  Prima threw in a cute little coffee mug.

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