The Virtuoso+ lives up to its name by providing technical skill, classic style and a consistent, quality grind.
IF YOU FANCY BREWING COFFEE AT HOME LIKE A PRO, THEN THE VIRTUOSO+ IS THE GRINDER FOR YOU! IT’S THE TRIED AND TRUE, QUALITY-DRIVEN GRINDER THAT MOST BARISTAS HAVE AT HOME AND EVEN IN THEIR CAFES!
The Virtuoso+ delivers a clean, café-quality taste to your cup thanks to a high performance conical burr set that produces uniform grind particles for balanced flavor notes. Find the perfect grind size with 40 individual settings for any method you feel in the mood to brew, from espresso to French Press. Easily control and replicate the perfect grind amount for your brew with the help of a digital screen and an intuitive interface. The Virtuoso+ grinds fast, keep an eye on the grinding action through the clear grounds bin, backlit with LEDs. The Virtuoso+ marries form and function for a stylish brewing tool that allows you to explore the vast range of flavor profiles. Fast forward your coffee journey with consistency and reliability while complimenting your coffee setup.
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!
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.
The Virtuoso+ is a great multi-purpose grinder for many styles of brewing from espresso, to drip, to French press
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 550 RPM. This slow speed reduces heat, noise, and static generation in the grinder. It also ensures that the beans feed smoothly into the burrs.
Meed to get my Barratza Encore that is in your store, to be fixed
This grinder does everything well at a great price. Grinds espresso all the way to french press. Grind consistency is excellent and retention is acceptably low. I have dialed my espresso grind to where I find a great flavour profile. I do not play with different roasts very much so having to change settings frequently isn't a priority for me. Single dosing is easy with the digital timer. Overall a fantastic entry level product from a company based in the Pacific Northwest. I was drawn to the ability to service this machine rather than tossing it in the landfill. Time will tell.
The service from Espresso Dolce was excellent. I would recommend enthusiasts of any level to deal with this retailer.
Baratza Virtuoso+ Grinder
I spent the money hoping it will be the last grinder I buy. I'm done with appliances that become landfill in a few years. I believe this is designed to be repairable.
The grinder is solid, heavy, and quiet. No unnecessary bells and whistles. It looks and works great. I'm pleased so far.