Baratza Vario-W Coffee Grinder

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  • SPECIALTY COFFEE ASSOCIATION AWARD WINNING GRINDERS – Baratza grinders are preferred by coffee professionals and backed by Baratza’s world class support.
  • 230 GRIND SETTINGS – For dialing in espresso and all brewing methods (Aeropress, Hario V60, Chemex, French Press, and automatic brewers). Offers exceptional cup quality for home, office or light commercial use.
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE GRINDING – 54mm professional ceramic flat burrs by Mahlkonig, provide high throughput and maintain sharpness, and a built in scale provides precise dosing.
  • GRIND BY WEIGHT – Built in digital scale for accurate weight based dosing. Programmable buttons to save up to 3 different presets for a repeatable, one-touch grinding.
  • WARRANTY/QUALITY PARTS – engineered with 54mm professional ceramic flat burrs by Mahlkonig in Germany, plus a powerful DC motor. This combination creates a consistent grind and durability ensuring the longevity users have come to expect from the Baratza brand. The Vario-W is backed by Baratza’s world class support and a 1 year warranty.



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The Vario-W is a professional-grade grinder that grinds and doses by weight. No more wasted coffee, only grind what you need.

Designed for commercial manual pour-over coffee bars that required a repeatable and accurate grind, it has quickly become popular for home enthusiasts.

The Vario-W grinder is exceptional for espresso, pour-over methods like Chemex, Clever, and Cones, as well as siphon pots and drip coffee makers

Specification: Baratza Vario-W Coffee Grinder

Weight13 lbs
Dimensions5 × 7 × 14 in






10 reviews for Baratza Vario-W Coffee Grinder

4.9 out of 5
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  1. apologist

    Great but expensive coffee grinder. What I liked is that the burrs are replaceable unlike my other $135 grinder that only lasted 1 1/2 years. I like the fact that the grounds are weighed and not dispensed by time. More accurate as the burr wears. If you prefer drip or French Press coffee, be sure to get the steel burrs so that your coffee will be of a coarse enough grind for those applications. The Baratza website and YouTube are a wealth of information. Customer service is top drawer!

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  2. Kaitlin Paull

    I used to work for a specialty coffee company in Seattle, so when I left that job I knew I needed a good home setup for coffee. I’ve had this grinder for about six months now and it has worked like a charm. The micro-adjustments make it easy to get the perfect grind setting for every brewing method. It is smaller than I thought it would be, which is great because my counter space is limited. It is pretty quiet too — more than most others that I’ve used. The scale is very accurate, the Amazon site says this is within +/- 0.1 gram. I have found that mine is always +0.2 grams, but I brew with a Chemex so that small of a variance is totally okay. I have not yet done any maintenance or recalibration so I can’t review how easy that is or isn’t. Overall, I highly recommend it if you have the money.

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  3. Annie in KC

    This is our second Baratza Vario grinder. After accidentally knocking the first one off the counter I knew the replacement could only be another Baratza. While not inexpensive, the grinder performs beautifully (if not knocked to the floor) for years with consistency. Used daily for French press, pour overs and espresso in our home, this workhorse pays for itself by providing the precision that home coffee enthusiasts demand. Highly recommended.

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  4. BAW

    I’ve owned several grinders over the years, and this is by the far the best. Has been going strong for about 6 months. You get nice, even grinds every time, and it’s fairly quiet and quick compared to other grinders I’ve owned. It’s expensive, but it is worth every penny if you are a coffee aficionado.It’s a bit more complex than your standard grinder, but the fine tuning and the scale is what makes this a great appliance. You get a consistent grind and amount each time. I enjoy fine-tuning for each type of coffee.There will be static. The grounds will stick to the plastic hopper. I’ve found just running a fork through the grounds before you pour is enough to elevate most of the problem.I recently purchased some oily beans that caused the grinder to get clogged after about 3 weeks of using the beans. There are videos online with instructions on clearing clogs for the Vario-W, and I highly recommend you view one of these before attempting to clean. I’d also recommend purchasing a set of bendable pipe/straw cleaning brushes to make the job easier, along with a small flat-head screwdriver to remove the burr grinders. Very simple process once you have the right tools available.If you can get past the price, I’d highly recommend.

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  5. B. Metzger

    Thoroughly enjoy using the Baratza Vario-W for the past year. Easy to use, infinite dose-weight adjustments, easy to remove the top burr to clean inside periodically. Fits on my counter underneath cabinets without having to move it to add beans using a coffee scoop. Straightforward instructions make it easy to recalibrate burrs after cleaning or removing them. I use both the ceramic and steel burrs. One drawback is that in a dark kitchen I cannot see the buttons so have to resort to memory to find them for zeroing for tare weight before selecting a dosing weight (one of three adjustable dosing choices are available). Haven’t needed, but like the fact, that any repair/replacement part is available, listed with a recommendation to have on hand as a spare. Handy if you are a barista running a shop. Parts can be ordered from the Baratza site. Highly recommended if you like having a great, consistent-tasting cup of coffee. Highly recommended. You won’t be disappointed.

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  6. Kathleen M. Farrell

    I have had it for a couple weeks. Due to the ceramic gears, there is no static electricity in the coffee grounds and no mess in the kitchen. Having the coffee weighed by the grinder also saves on mess in the kitchen. Coffee grounds are even throughout. It came without a manual but there is one on line on teh website. It explained what some of the tools that came with it and had suggestions for settings depending on how you wanted to make the coffee. I have tried aeropress, espresso and french press. The suggested settings were good places to start.

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  7. Mat T

    Expensive but love the built in scale and automatic amount settings . Use it every day. One thing I noted is that on the coarsest setting it is still a finer grind then I expected. Also stopped working once and after cleaning, resetting, reset again, it worked

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  8. joe

    Awesome! My old grinder leaves grounds all over the place. This one captures the grounds nicely in the container. Grind is right on, and the wife and I can grind both our coffee and espresso each morning without hassle.

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  9. Adam

    Not a machine for average coffee drinkers. Drip pour over people will find the ceramic burrs almost too good after using steel for years. That’s where the mico adjustments come into play. The scale is very accurate and sensitive so be careful on damaging it. Hopper shutoff is a great feature to change out beans on the fly with little waste in burr area. French press would be a negative as grind is not coarse enough for now with new burrs. You can change to steel easy enough with this machine. My Techni Vorm and Bialetti love this machine. A huge step up from my old Vario. Definently a machine for coffee crazies! Anything this good in Life is never cheap.

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  10. Sean Rankin

    Originally purchased a lesser model. It turned out it wasn’t in stock so this company upgraded me to a much better grinder at no extra cost. This grinder is amazing. Consistent grind. So far quite reproducible.I am new to the grind your own beans but sir far am very happy with this purchase and extremely happy with iDrinkcoffee for the upgrade. Thank you very much.Would definitely recommend this company and this grinder.

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