An elegantly conceived, conical burr grinder designed for manual brewing.
A conical burr grinder that has been loved by filter coffee brewers around the world for over a decade, but now with a digital display and timer upgrade. This reliable classic has 40 grind settings, is at least double the weight of most other domestic grinders in it’s class and sits firmly in our range as the premium filter coffee grinder. Additional features include a large 225g bean hopper and a 140g removable anti-static ground coffee bin.
Please note: we do not recommend the Virtuoso+ for espresso brewing. If you’re looking for an espresso grinder then check out the Sette range from Baratza.
Speed to Grind: 1.5g to 2.4g/sec
Burrs: 40mm conical burrs
Bean Hopper Capacity: 230g
Grounds Bin Capacity: 142g
Dimensions WxHxD: 12x35x16cm
Power Rating (Other): 220-240 V AC 50/60 Hz. 0.5 Amps
Safety Listing: UL/CSA/CE
Designed & Engineered: Seattle, WA, USA
Grinder Manufactured and Assembled: Taiwan
Five Senses provides a one year return-to-base parts and labour warranty on all Baratza grinders sold in Australia. So if you have any issues with your Baratza during that first year, head over to our Baratza Warranty Claim Portal.
Manufactured in Europe, the Virtuoso+’s 40 mm conical burrs grind coffee at 1.5 to 2.4g/sec. depending on the setting. But what really sets the Virtuoso+ burrs apart is that these burrs can do a very uniform grind, with a distinct lack of fines across its grinding range. So the Virtuoso+ burrs are exceptional for espresso, drip, manual brewing methods and French press. These conical burrs are durable and will remain sharp for many years. The burrs have a precision mounting system to ensure a stable platform for accurate grinding.
The Virtuoso+ utilizes a simple and efficient direct drive gear reduction transmission to move power from the DC motor to the rotating cone burr. A thermal overload cutout protects the motor from overheating due to excessive use – remember, these grinders are designed to grind a dose at a time for home use!
Grind Adjustment & Retention
Turn the hopper and with 40 settings you can quickly adjust from fine for espresso to coarse for French press. The grind range is from 200 to 1200 microns.
To maximize freshness, the Virtuoso+ minimizes the ground coffee left in the grinder.
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.
The motor is controlled by a 40 second digital timer adjustable to the tenth of a second, that allows repeatable dosing.
An innovative burr calibration system ensures that each grinder has the full range of grind. If necessary, the grinders can be user calibrated.
With unique speed control, the Virtuoso+ uses a combination of gear and electronic speed reduction to control the rotation of the burr to 500 RPM. This slow speed reduces heat, noise, and static generation in the grinder. It also ensures that the beans feed smoothly into the burrs.
Baratza Grinder Comparison Chart
|Filter Brewing||Filter Brewing||Espresso Brewing||Espresso Brewing||Espresso Brewing||Filter & Espresso|
|Burr size (mm)||40 Steel M3||40 Steel M3||40 Steel||52 Ceramic & 52 Steel|
|Steps of Macro Adjustment||40||40||30||30||30||10|
|Steps of Micro Adjustment||N/A||N/A||N/A||9||9||26|
|Total Steps of Adjustment||40||40||30||270||270||260|
|Speed of Grind||0.8-1.1 g/sec||1.5-2.4 g/sec||3.5-5.5 g/sec||1.2-2.1 g/sec|
|Grounds Bin Capacity||145g||142g||160g||170g|
W / H / D mm
|120 x 350 x 160||120 x 350 x 160||130 x 400 x 240||130 x 360 x 180|
|Encore||Virtuoso+||Sette 30 AP||Sette 270 AP||Sette 270Wi AP||Forte|
|Weight based dosing||✘||✘||✘||✔||✔||✘|
|Time based dosing||✘||✔||✔||✔||✘||✔|
|Suitable for cafe brew bar||✘||✘||✘||✘||✘||✔|