Baratza grinders are our favorites for the home brewer because of their versatility and consistency in grinding. The Vario-W is a fully integrated real-time weight-based grinder. It has all the features of the Vario including small footprint, macro/micro adjustment, ceramic burrs, and a broad range of grind, but uses a weight-based dosing approach rather than a time-based approach.
The Vario-W boasts 54mm ceramic flat burrs for accurate grinding. They last twice as long as the best steel burrs. The high-torque DC motor and belt drive transmission means smooth, accurate grinding and no frictional heat being transferred to your grinds. With 230 distinct and repeatable grind settings, the intuitive macro/micro adjustments make it easy to get the grind for a perfect espresso finish. A simple slide of the lever allows you grind for other coffee brewing methods. Digital timers and three user-programmable buttons make accurate one-touch dosing and repeatable grind times a snap. The included portaholder means you can grind directly into your portafilter.
The exterior of the Vario-W is just as beautiful as the interior. Its sleek appearance and low footprint means great style and more counterspace. Front-mounted controls adds to the ease of use. Beautiful, versatile and consistent - the Baratza way!