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Baratza Vario 885 Coffee Grinder


The Baratza Vario offers professional coffee grinding performance with its 54 mm. ceramic burrs and and Grind on Demand Electric Dosing features. Despite its powerful motor, quiet operation is possible unlike with other grinders. These are only a few of the innovative designs that will help you get professional grinding performance right in your home.


Interior Features
  • Grind coffee beans with ease using the Mahlk├Ânig 54mm ceramic flat burrs, which is 10x harder than carbon steel. It keeps the coffee cool by limiting the amount of heat transferred from the burrs to the grinds.
  • Choose what time of grind you like with the dual cam grind adjustment, which has a lever on the left that lets you fine-tune the grind within the range you have selected for the extraction. You can also tailor your grind settings even further with over 150 grind settings to choose from.
  • Enjoy super quiet operation with the belt drive, which effectively tones down the noise. The powerful DC motor results in a cool, quiet operation mode and permits the extended grinding time.

    Exterior Features

  • The digital display lets you look at your programmable settings with ease. You can set the grind buttons with the up and down buttons, and you can choose the three user-programmable grind buttons to choose for espresso, filter, or coffee press.
  • Grind catcher replacement allows you to use a portafilter directly with the grinder.
  • Get the right temperature of coffee with the automatic reset thermal cut-off switch and a digital timer that is accurate to 0.1 seconds. You also get the ability to program in three preset grinding times.

    Dimension Specifications

    Depth: 7.25 inches
    Height: 14.5 inches
    Width: 4.5 inches
    Total number of volume or cups: 5 ounce grounds bin, 8 ounce bean hopper

    Advantages

    The Vario produces ground quality that is silky smooth, with no clumping whatsoever. It is very easy to go from espresso drip and back with just one touch of a button. The Vario sports a sleek portable design that allows you to store the unit anywhere. This coffee grinder has a small footprint, which is good for anyone who wants to go green.

    The top and bottom burrs are held by three visible screws and can be easily changed. Enjoy hands-free operation with the portaholder, and grind on demand with the Electronic Dosing features, which grind the coffee you need for each shot directly into the espresso portafilter. This removes the risk of that stale mechanical taste.

    Disadvantages

    Static jumping grounds often happen, but this tends to happen depending on the kind of coffee beans you are using. Grinding is often messy. The grinder needs frequent cleaning for best performance. Constant grinding also tends to lower the performance of the grinder. Users often notice a lot of wasted coffee grounds. The control buttons may be a bit confusing for first-time users.

    Pros

  • silky smooth coffee grounds
  • easy to choose grinding modes
  • durable ceramic burrs
  • can grind other items aside from coffee beans
  • operates quietly

    Cons

  • static jumping grounds
  • needs frequent cleaning in order to perform well
  • wasted coffee grounds
  • control buttons a bit confusing

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