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Baratza Virtuoso - Michael Ventura's Review
Posted: March 29, 2009, 10:02pm
review rating: 6.8
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Baratza Virtuoso Grinder
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Arrow The Baratza Virtuoso has 61 Reviews
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Eero Simoncelli 9.08
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Aubrei Merrill 9.00
Joel Bristol 9.00
Yves Feder 8.83

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.8
Manufacturer: Baratza Quality: 7
Average Price: $229.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $199.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: WholeLatteLove Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 4+ years Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: With a little "fine tuning" per Barratza instruction - this machine will provide a very fine expresso grind.  Also great for drip and French press.
Positive Product Points

Clean lines, plenty of grind adjustments and simple operation.  Outstanding customer service!

Negative Product Points

Was necessary to "fine tune" the fine/espresso grind calibration to get a fine enough grind for my Gaggia machine.

Detailed Commentary

Works outstanding for French Press, Drip and Espresso.  The only caveat is that you may need to "fine tune" the calibration to get a fine enough espresso grind.  The "fine tuning" instructions are available on the Barratza website.  Barratza customer service has been outstanding for me.  When I had an issue with grounds container they shipped me a newly designed anti-static one for free along with a new anti-static grinds shoot.  Likewise, when I lost a little part from having the machine open, they shipped me one no questions asked.  Their website also lists burrs, hoppers, etc that one can purchase for maintenance.

Buying Experience

WholeLatteLove was a simple buying experience.

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