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Baratza Virtuoso - Terry Kenny's Review
Posted: April 17, 2013, 7:46am
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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: 8.0
Manufacturer: Baratza Quality: 8
Average Price: $229.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $175.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: From Baratza Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 3 years Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Capresso Infinity
Bottom Line: Great for drip, works good for espresso, if you have a $3000 espresso machine, maybe a better grinder is a better choice.
Positive Product Points

Grinds my espresso just fine, it does the drip just fine and I have lots of room for improvement if needed either way.

Negative Product Points

Yeah I do get some small balls of grind in the espresso grind, a quick shake and their gone. It is pretty fine powder and pretty oily beans so I would guess it would.

Detailed Commentary

Having had a Capresso Infinity and moved to the Virtuoso. There was a big jump in quality. I have used this unit for about 3 years and in the past 6 month's I have used it for espresso only. Going from drip to espresso wasn't a problem, 6 months after I got this grinder, I took it apart and recalibrated the burrs and got them aligned just right. This was a refurbished unit. I know where it needs to be for drip and for espresso. I know my machine, I know where I want it to work. It does the job right no complaints. those who complain, are just maybe complainers.  I do not have a problem with static for 100% of my home roasted beans using a Hottop. I have used fluid bed roasted beans and see it has slight static with those. I can get finer grind if I needed, as I have lots of room for adjustments for espresso grind. Its pretty fine now as it is and I get good shots from a simple Gaggia Expresso machine

Buying Experience

Bought from Baratza direct as a refurbished unit.

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