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Product Details
Overall Rating 7.2, Based on 61 Reviews
Avg Price $229.00
Manufacturer Baratza
Machine Type conical burr grinder, home model, prosumer, espresso, drip, press
Colors Black / Brushed Steel
Class Grinder, Conical Burr Consumer
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A conical burr grinder from Baratza that features a different burr set than the budget Maestro lineup; a lot of metal and soft touch front pulse button as well as side timer.

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Eero Simoncelli (quality: 9.1) 12.30.2006 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: Reasonable value for the price.  A few outstanding features, and a few drawbacks that can be worked around.
Gone Gone (quality: 9.0) 11.21.2008 Rating: 9.6
Bottom Line: It works, no quirks.
Aubrei Merrill (quality: 9.0) 05.13.2008 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Your friendly neighborhood French Press grinder solution.
Joel Bristol (quality: 9.0) 10.27.2007 Rating: 7.0
Bottom Line: Great grinder for the price that WILL do espresso....... but just barely.
Yves Feder (quality: 8.8) 12.10.2007 Rating: 9.8
Bottom Line: A marvelous, rugged, quiet and extremely attractive machine that is miles ahead of its imitators.
Wes Howard-brook (quality: 8.7) 07.02.2009 Rating: 9.6
Bottom Line: All the grinder most folks will ever need.
Geary Lyons (quality: 8.4) 02.26.2006 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: The Virtuoso is a great all purpose grinder that will have its place on my counter for a long time!
Jesse Nice (quality: 8.3) 04.26.2008 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Good grinder with a wide range and little retention, but not fine enough control for consistent espresso.
Patrick Lang (quality: 8.2) 03.21.2006 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Excellent performance, value, and looks with no mess - this should be at the top of your short list.
Don Rutherford (quality: 8.0) 02.07.2009 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: I CANNOT SPEAK TO ESPRESSO, BUT FOR MY MOKA-DRIP-PRESS NEEDS, THIS MACHINE EXCELS!
Steve Pacenka (quality: 8.0) 05.04.2006 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: Good basic choice for people who need a wide range of grind sizes
M Lawrence (quality: 8.0) 01.27.2007 Rating: 5.4
Bottom Line: This is a good grinder, but if it breaks I will buy something else in the hope I can get one that does not make me clean the kitchen as often ...
Sam Decock (quality: 8.0) 12.30.2012 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Simple - Intuitive - Sleek - THE grinder for brewed coffee.
Donald Varona (quality: 7.8) 06.20.2007 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: A very good grinder for non-espresso coffee, if you don't mind its quirks.
Ivan Spencer (quality: 7.7) 05.23.2009 Rating: 7.2
Bottom Line: For 179, I'd say its a deal. Plan on returning unit for lower burr replacement someday.  Grind quality is pretty consistent.
John B (quality: 7.5) 10.29.2009 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: A reliable well-built machine for all non-espresso purposes.
Kevin Welch (quality: 7.3) 08.30.2007 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Great grinder that produces great espresso and french press grinds with no static problems.  But you need to buy it from Baratza and ask for it to be factory calibrated to "fine".
Mattias M (quality: 7.3) 05.14.2008 Rating: 5.6
Bottom Line: Don't buy this grinder for a Silvia . . . I regretted not paying $100 more for a Rocky.
Steve Bennet (quality: 7.2) 04.16.2006 Rating: 5.4
Bottom Line: DO NOT BUY
Howard Pierson (quality: 7.0) 03.08.2008 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: This is a great grinder for its niche, one can get better, but you will have to pay more, and be seriously addicted to Barista quality espresso.
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