There's a few Baratza Grinders on this list because of one simple fact: they are the best grinders in their price range for home use.
The Preciso is the middle of the road offering from Baratza, but one that kicks the pants off a Rocky or even a Mazzer Mini. Why? Because of two things: super fine tuning ability for your grind fineness level, and it is faster than either grinder doing an espresso grind.
The Preciso is the company's Virtuoso grinder with the addition of a new collar system that allows for both macro grind adjustments (40), and micro adjustments (11), giving you over 400 different grind settings to choose from. It is also very fast - as fast as the higher priced Vario, and then some. It is twice as fast grinding for espresso than a Mazzer Mini is.
This is a multi purpose grinder, meaning it can do espresso and turkish grind, but also easily handle drip and press pot grinds. The Preciso also comes complete with Baratza's portaholder accessory, allowing you to use your portafilter (up to 58mm commercial size) right in the grinder directly.
Column Description Whether it's up to the minute, happening this day, this week, or in the recent past, this column's goal is to present coffee and attempts to make the experience truly culinary. You'll find short reviews about past events, interesting coffees coming on the market, new and different ways to enjoy espresso and other brewing methods, and give an insight into efforts around the globe to make coffee a truly culinary thing. Column written by Mark Prince.