The most important piece of equipment for brewing great coffee? A solid grinder. Grinding fresh-roasted coffee just before brewing is the key to unlocking its full range of aromatics and flavors. What defines a solid grinder? Particle uniformity. Whether you’re grinding fine for espresso, or coarse for French Press, uniformity of particle size is the key to full, even extraction. There are few prosumer grinders that do this as well, or as consistently, as the Baratza Virtuoso+.
The secret to the Virtuoso’s consistent, smooth grind is two-fold: an efficient DC motor keeps your beans cool, even during extended grind times, while a combination of electric and gear speed reducers slow the conical burr to 450 RPM, ensuring a smooth bean feed and reducing noise, heat and static buildup.
The Virtuoso’s exterior is just as finely tuned as its interior — a convenient front-mounted pulse button allows for grinding directly into an espresso filter basket, while a 60-second timer means that it’s easy to replicate the ideal grind time. With the Virtuoso, the look goes beyond merely functional. A sculptured metal top and base give this grinder an expensive, elegant image that adds a sense of class and quality to kitchen counters and coffee shop workspaces alike.
Speed To Grind: 1.5g/sec.—2.4g/sec.
Burrs: 40mm conical burrs
Bean Hopper Capacity: 8 oz (230g)
Grounds Bin Capacity: 5 oz. (142 g)
Weight: 8 lbs. (3.6kg)
Dimensions WxHxD (cm): 12x35x16
Power Rating (North America): 120 V AC 180 Watts 50/60 Hz. 1.5 Amp
Power Rating (Other): 230 V AC 180 Watts 50/60 Hz. .8 Amps
No Load Burr Speed: 550 RPM
Safety Listing: UL/CSA/CE