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Baratza Grinder Comparison Chart

Conical Burr Grinders

Flat Burr Grinders

Commercial Grinders

Encore

Virtuoso

Preciso

Vario

Vario-W

Forte-AP

Forte-BG

Application

All Purpose All Purpose All Purpose All Purpose All Purpose All Purpose Brew Grinder

Burr

40 mm Burr
Steel (M1)
40 mm Burr
Steel (M2)
40 mm Burr
Steel (M2)
54 mm Burr
Ceramic
54 mm Burr
Ceramic
54 mm Burr
Ceramic
54 mm Burr
Steel

Grind Range (Microns)

250 to 1200 200 to 1400 200 to 1400 230 to 1150 230 to 1150 230 to 1150 230 to 1150

Steps of Adjustment

40 40 40 macro x
11 micro = 440
10 macro x
23 micro = 230
10 macro x
23 micro = 230
10 macro x
26 micro = 260
10 macro x
26 micro = 260

Speed of Grind

.8 to 1.1 g/sec 1.5 to 2.4 g/sec 1.5 to 2.4 g/sec 1.6 to 2.2 g/sec 1.6 to 2.2 g/sec 2.0 to 3.7 g/sec 2.1 g/sec

Standard Bean Hopper Capacity*

8 oz (250g) 8 oz (250g) 8 oz (250g) 8 oz (250g) 8 oz (250g) 10 oz (300g) 10 oz (300g)

Grounds Bin Capacity

5 oz (150g) 5 oz (150g) 5 oz (150g) 8 oz (250g) 8 oz (250g) 8 oz (250g) 8 oz (250g)

Weight

7 lbs (3.1 kg) 8 lbs (3.6 kg) 8 lbs (3.6 kg) 9 lbs (4.1 kg) 9 lbs (4.1 kg) 13 lbs (6 kg) 13 lbs (6 kg)

Dimension WxHxD cm

12 x 35 x 16 cm 12 x 35 x 16 cm 12 x 35 x 16 cm 13 x 36 x 18 cm 13 x 36 x 18 cm 13 x 36 x 18 cm 13 x 36 x 18 cm

Grind/Brew Method

Manual Brewing

e.g. Chemex, Siphon, V60, Aeropress
G VG VG G G G VG

Espresso

G VG VG-D VG-D VG-D VG-D VG-D

Legend: G - Good, VG - Very Good, VG-D - Very Good with Dial In

Burrs: M2 burrs produce a grind with less fines *9oz stackable hopper extensions available as add-on



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