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Product Details
Overall Rating 7.2, Based on 62 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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Jerry Atencio (quality: 1.8) 08.20.2006 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: A Great Product!
Larry Benjamin (quality: 6.5) 06.17.2013 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: 10 Rating Across The Board
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.
Doug Rees 03.23.2013 Rating: 9.8
Bottom Line: I'm a very happy camper!!!
Alan Webster (quality: 6.7) 03.01.2009 Rating: 9.6
Bottom Line: Takes the grind out of buying a grinder
Gone Gone (quality: 9.0) 11.21.2008 Rating: 9.6
Bottom Line: It works, no quirks.
Wes Howard-brook (quality: 8.7) 07.02.2009 Rating: 9.6
Bottom Line: All the grinder most folks will ever need.
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!
Kim Moon (quality: 5.3) 01.01.2012 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: Grinds good, Fair price, looks nice. What more is it supposed to do?
Renato A. (quality: 6.0) 11.19.2007 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Sono molto contento
John Milkey (quality: 6.0) 02.27.2013 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Great product and it comes with  the best customer service you can find.
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!
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.
John B (quality: 7.5) 10.29.2009 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: A reliable well-built machine for all non-espresso purposes.
Alan Adler (quality: 6.0) 05.11.2006 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: The best grinder I've ever used.
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.
Craig Kelliher (quality: 6.0) 10.10.2007 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Best price performer on the market.  Solid build, consistent results, stable weight, easy adjustability. Compact, handsome, tough.  Kinda like Brad Pitt.
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".
Patrick King (quality: 6.5) 11.18.2008 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: For home once adjusted, it is primo.
Paul Wood (quality: 6.1) 05.22.2006 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: More than a steal if you get it at the refurbished price from Baratza.
Sean Wiseman (quality: 6.0) 10.24.2009 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Great grinder and great price. Definite buy!
Sam Decock (quality: 8.0) 12.30.2012 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Simple - Intuitive - Sleek - THE grinder for brewed coffee.
Colin 2 (quality: 5.0) 11.23.2012 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: A nice heavy countertop grinder for drip
Ken L. (quality: 5.7) 02.05.2008 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Great grinder for the price.
Mike Hawley (quality: 3.8) 12.20.2007 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: A solid, well built machine and a real value.
Ralph Davis (quality: 5.3) 08.09.2011 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Excellent value machine, consistent grind, and quite capable of espresso.
Ray Valiani (quality: 2.0) 10.18.2009 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: A fantastic way to start your espresso adventure for a reasonable price
Antonius De Korte (quality: 7.0) 08.21.2007 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: An excellent grinder for the money, at least for drip.
Ryan Palmer (quality: 7.0) 09.04.2007 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: simply put, one of the best grinders on the market for its price range, very few complaints
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.
David Kamikawa (quality: 5.5) 10.05.2007 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: A nice grinder for a nice price.
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.
Terry Kenny 04.17.2013 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Great for drip, works good for espresso, if you have a $3000 espresso machine, maybe a better grinder is a better choice.
J M (quality: 6.0) 10.27.2008 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Work to unlock the potential, be patient, the price is right for entry level
Aubrei Merrill (quality: 9.0) 05.13.2008 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Your friendly neighborhood French Press grinder solution.
Aloka Rajiv (quality: 6.0) 10.04.2007 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: A good mid-priced burr grinder.
Michael Ventura (quality: 6.8) 03.30.2009 Rating: 7.8
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.
A C (quality: 6.3) 12.21.2006 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: Good grinder for the money but a bit messy.
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.
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
Coffee Geek (quality: 7.0) 08.19.2014 Rating: 7.2
Bottom Line: Easy to use, good grind,  but not sure how well built this machine is.
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.
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.
Rui Rebelo (quality: 6.3) 08.27.2010 Rating: 6.4
Bottom Line: This grinder lasted 6 years. It's vinyl/plastic parts brake too easily. I gave up on fixing them. Will buy a different grinder.
Pam Chalkley (quality: 4.5) 06.18.2010 Rating: 6.0
Bottom Line: Great grinder if you don't use dark flavored coffee.
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
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 ...
Aaron Fabbri (quality: 7.0) 02.09.2007 Rating: 5.2
Bottom Line: Not ready for the mass-market.  I feel like I got a prototype machine with obvious shortcomings.
Oana D (quality: 6.0) 06.12.2007 Rating: 5.0
Bottom Line: A good grind, but it breaks easily.
Tony Szpara (quality: 1.1) 04.01.2008 Rating: 5.0
Bottom Line: Find something more durable.
Michael Reid (quality: 5.0) 10.08.2011 Rating: 4.4
Bottom Line: I can see why someone would see this and buy it, but it is simply unusable for even the experienced user let alone a novice.
Mark Wise (quality: 6.0) 10.24.2010 Rating: 4.2
Bottom Line: $$$ every two years for either a new grinder or shipping/repairs!?  You gotta be kidding me.
B McKnight (quality: 4.3) 12.02.2010 Rating: 4.2
Bottom Line: The Edsel of grinders.
Dave Mclennan (quality: 1.8) 10.06.2011 Rating: 4.0
Bottom Line: IF YOU HAVE 300$ FOR A GRINDER  THE LELIT PL53 IS THE ONLY ONE TO GET  FOR ME IT MATCHES 500$ AND UP GRINDERS ANY DAY
Peter Forlano (quality: 4.6) 09.13.2008 Rating: 3.8
Bottom Line: This machine and it's company need to do a lot more wood shedding  to live up to the name.
Ola Bovin (quality: 3.0) 11.12.2012 Rating: 3.6
Bottom Line: Baratza's "no money-back guaranteee" isn't worth the paper it's printed on.
Jim Minton (quality: 1.5) 06.09.2012 Rating: 3.2
Bottom Line: Piece of crap. No, I take that back.  Expensive piece of crap!
Random Person (quality: 4.5) 04.16.2006 Rating: 2.2
Bottom Line: Poor design, poorly executed.  And, it comes from the factory unable to grind fine enough for espresso!
Roy Mongiovi (quality: 6.5) 09.04.2006 Rating: 2.0
Bottom Line: Save your $200.  You can get a whirly blade grinder that's just as bad as the Virtuoso for a lot less money.
Frederick Schechter (quality: 6.3) 09.02.2006 Rating: 1.2
Bottom Line: Do not buy this machine! We have been Beta-testers for Baratza. If you must buy it or one of its off-shoots, call Baratza and ask for the new "SWEET" machine!!
Kyle Jackson (quality: 0.3) 11.16.2011 Rating: 0.6
Bottom Line: This product is a useless piece of expensive garbage.
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