Burrs: The Burrs on this grinder were manufactured in Europe, and the Virtuoso’s 40 mm conical burrs grind coffee at 1.5 to 2.4 g/sec. depending on the setting.
But what really sets the Virtuoso burrs apart is that these burrs do a very uniform grind, with a distinct lack of fines across its grinding range. So the Baraztza Virtuoso burrs are exceptional for espresso, drip, French Press and manual brewing methods. 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.
Gearbox: In 2012, Baratza introduced the second generation Gearbox (GB 2.0). With GB 2.0, Baratza has significantly increased the strength and durability of the drive transmission while decreasing noise. This makes the Baratza a very sturdy and long lasting device
Grind Adjustment: You have the ability to turn the hopper and with 40 different settings you can quickly adjust the grind from fine (for espresso) to a coarse grind (for French Press). The grind range is from 250 to 1200 microns.
Grind Residue: There are less grinds left in the grinder which will maximize freshness, the Baratzo Virtuoso greatly minimizes the ground coffee left in the grinder.
Brewing Method: The Virtuoso grinder is a great all around grinder, from manual brewing to espresso.
Motor: 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.
Calibration: An innovative burr calibration system ensures that each grinder has the full range of grind.
Speed Control: 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. The electronic speed controller is adjustable from 405 to 495 RPM in the event that specific user conditions require modification of the speed.
Timer Switch: The Virtuoso has a 60-second timer with segmented graphics.