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Baratza Vario-W | Burr Coffee & Espresso Grinder

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.

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Weight-based grinding for extreme accuracy makes it easier to make that perfect cup of coffee. Baratza’s groundbreaking 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.

This professional-grade grinder fits anywhere, from your kitchen to your office to your café. The Vario-W was initially designed for use in a manual brew bar in a café, eliminating the need to manually pre-weigh coffee beans. The built-in precision load cell provides accurate weighing, while grinding, to within 0.1 grams. Three user-programmable buttons make for repeatable, one- touch grinding.

The design is beautiful as well as functional. The Vario-W’s intuitive macro/micro adjustments offer 230 distinct and repeatable settings for any style of coffee. The Vario-W’s unique 54mm ceramic flat burrs provide accurate, fast-grinding (averaging 2 g/sec) performance and remain sharp twice as long as the best steel burrs. The high-torque DC motor and belt drive transmission mean your beans are in for a smooth, cool ride.

As always, it’s not just what’s inside that matters; the Vario-W’s smooth operation carries over from internal to external, with front-mounted, easy-access control units, a 5 oz. grounds coffee collection bin.



Grind By Weight: A frist of its kind revolution to coffee brewing.  The Vario-W quickly and accurately grinds the exact weight of coffee that is requested. 

Commercial Design: Designed for use in small cafes, the Vario-W displays quality workmanship, and beautiful finish make a grinder that looks great in the kitchen or office.

Burrs: The Vario-W’s 54 mm professional ceramic flat burrs produce accurate grinding, high throughput and remain sharp twice as long the highest quality steel burrs. The Vario-W grinds 1.6 grams/second for espresso and 2.2 grams/second for Press. The broad range of grind (230 microns to 1150 microns) and the narrow particle distribution (lack of fines) are the hallmarks of the superiority of the Vario-W’s burrs. (Steel Burrs are available for grinders dedicated for manual pour-over style brewing.  Please call us to order).

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. The circuitry is equipped with an automatically resetting, thermal cutoff switch.

 Grind Adjustment: The Vario-W offers macro and micro adjust for fine tuning with ease. The macro adjust moves from fine to coarse grinding in 10 distinct and repeatable settings. A secondary micro adjust arm further divides each of the 10 macro steps into 20 distinct settings. These steps enable you to dial in the exact grind for the perfect shot.

Calibration: The Vario-W is calibrated at the factory to ensure an accurate range of grind. If necessary, the Vario-W burrs can be easily calibrated using the special calibration tool that comes with the grinder.

Cleaning: Burrs are easily removable with no tools, making cleaning very easy.

Espresso to Press Compatible Change easily between a fine espresso grind to a coarse french-press grind instantly.   

Digital Control Panel: The front-mounted control panel with LED display is easy and intuitive. Three programmable buttons allow the user to program in the desired weight (+/- 0.1). Simply press the START button and the Vario-W automatically delivers precise dosing.


Grinder Specific Information

Controls: 3 user Programmable Buttons, LCD Display

Doser Type:  Grounds Bin

Grind Control: 2 Cam Vario Levers

Bean Hopper: Smoked Clear Plastic / 8 oz. Capacity

Burr Size: 54 mm Ceramic (About twice the life expectancy of steel burrs)

Burr Type: Flat


Warranty Info

This grinder is covered by Baratza's 12-month manufacturer's warranty. 


Body: Plastic

Finish: Brushed Stainless Steel / Black

Bean Hopper: Clear Plastic

Burr Material: Ceramic


Technical Data

Usage: Home/Office/Commercial

Dimensions (W*D*H): 13cmx36cmx18cm

Weight: 9 pounds

Hopper Size: 8 oz

Voltage: 120 V

Hz: 60 

Origin: Taiwan 

Burr Manufactured: Switzerland

Designed & Engineered: Seattle, WA,  & Germany


Additional Information

Brand Baratza
Product # 986

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