Baratza 586 Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder

August 18, 2018 - Comment

Burrs: Manufactured in Europe, the Virtuoso’s 40 mm conical burrs grind coffee at 1.5 to 2.4 g/sec. depending on the setting. But what really sets the Virtuoso burrs apart is that these burrs can do a very uniform grind, with a distinct lack of fines across its grinding range. So the Virtuoso burrs are exceptional

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Burrs: Manufactured in Europe, the Virtuoso’s 40 mm conical burrs grind coffee at 1.5 to 2.4 g/sec. depending on the setting. But what really sets the Virtuoso burrs apart is that these burrs can do a very uniform grind, with a distinct lack of fines across its grinding range. So the Virtuoso burrs are exceptional for espresso, drip, manual brewing methods and Press Pot. These conical burrs are durable and will remain sharp for many years. The burrs have a precision mounting system to ensure a stable platform for accurate grinding.

Gearbox: In 2012, Baratza introduced the second generation Gearbox (GB 2.0). With GB 2.0, Baratza has significantly increased the strength and durability of the drive transmission while decreasing noise.

Grind Adjustment: Turn the hopper and with 40 settings you can quickly adjust from fine for espresso to coarse for French Press. The grind range is from 250 to 1200 microns.

Grinds Left in Grinder: To maximize freshness, the Virtuoso minimizes the ground coffee left in the grinder.

Brewing Method: The Virtuoso is a great all around grinder, from manual brewing to espresso.

Motor: A powerful, high torque DC motor effortlessly drives the burrs. This motor turns slowly resulting in cool, quiet operation and permits long grinding duty-cycles.

Calibration: An innovative burr calibration system ensures that each grinder has the full range of grind.

Speed Control: With unique speed control, the Virtuoso uses a combination of gear and electronic speed reduction to control the rotation of the burr to 500 RPM. The electronic speed controller is adjustable from 405 to 495 RPM in the event that specific user conditions require modification of the speed.

Timer Switch: The Virtuoso has a 60-second timer with segmented graphics.

Product Features

  • Let the Virtuoso’s professional-grade 40mm conical burrs perform their magic for a consistent, fine grind. How about a French Press? The Virtuoso can handle that too, with a particle size uniformity that gives you consistency from cup to cup. In fact, the Virtuoso is so consistent at both the coarse and fine ends of the grind range that we consider it to be in a class all by itself – and so do many of the micro- and specialty-roasters who swear by it.
  • The secret to the Virtuoso’s consistent, smooth grind is: an efficient DC motor keeps your beans cool, even during extended grind times, while a combination of electric and gear speed reducers slow the 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: 1.5 to 2.4 g/sec.; Bean Hopper Capacity: 8 oz (227g); Grounds Bin Capacity: 5 oz. (142 g); Weight: 8 lbs. (3.6kg); Dimensions WxHxD cm: 12x35x16 cm; Power Rating (North America): 110 V AC 50/60 Hz. 1 Amp; Power Rating (Other): 230 V AC 50/60 Hz. .5 Amps; Safety Listing: UL/CSA/CE/EK; Designed & Engineered: Seattle, WA, USA

Comments

SoCal Thom says:

Who needs a $200 coffee grinder? Turns out I did. First off: I’m not a coffee snob, but I do appreciate a good brew. So, when two circumstances converged — the switch to a French press, and the death of our $40 department-store coffee grinder — I set off in search of a solution. The dead grinder was okay, but the results were inconsistent in terms of the coarseness of the grind, a requirement for the press unless you enjoy a quarter-inch of coffee mud in the bottom of your cup (I don’t). It was hard to get the timing exactly right no matter how assiduously I counted the timing of the grind. So I was looking for a solution that solved that problem, and I discovered this thing called a burr grinder that promised to give much more consistent results.Now, I have to say, in addition to not being a coffee snob, I’m also not made of money, so when I saw the $200+ price of these grinders (granted, Baratza makes one for about half the price, but indulge me here), I balked. I mean, my measly little blade grinder lasted me probably five…

TR724 says:

Great Product, Terrific Customer Service! I was, like others, a bit skeptical that a burr grinder would make a difference significant enough that it would justify the price– up to know I simply used an inexpensive Braun blade grinder and enjoyed the results.What I’ve learned:1. Holy Cow– it does indeed make a difference; the right grind really does seem to give the coffee a deeper, richer flavor.2. This machine is well build– it’s really impressive.3. …and this is a big deal to me: the BARATZA customer service is terrific. Despite #2, above, I had a problem– the machine just slowed and quit working one day. I called BARATZA, and reached a representative named “Pierce” immediately. He walked me through a few diagnostic procedures, but after they failed, simply said that there was likely a circuit board issue, which sometimes happens. He then asked for me to email him my AMAZON receipt, and he would ship a new unit asap. I had the replacement unit within a day; the shipping box…

TK says:

Baratza Virtuos has the perfect grind… I burn thru 120- 240 grams of coffee each day and this machine can really handle it. I’ve tried several other light weight ones and they’ve been ok but the tops grinding bins have been so loose and the machines were so light weight..just decided to spring for a higher quality machine since I’m using it so often (nice to have quality tools). This is an arm and leg better than those sub $100 models. The grinds a just perfect from French Press to espresso. It weighs 3 times the others and the grinder bin fits snugly! I was really surprised at how much better the Virtuoso has been and has improved the taste of my coffee. Doing a 4:6 pour-over and using this grinder my coffee is hard to beat anywhere. Baratza is a great company too, with parts for your grinder and help when needed. OH, you can even adjust the grind even finer or courser with setting screws inside..so that makes 40 x 3= 120 settings. It you can’t find your grind with in that range you need the help, not the grinder! Buy it,…

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