Vario Coffee Grinder by Baratza

Vario Coffee Grinder by Baratza


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As a coffee lover you are probably well aware of the fact that the best coffee achieved through a perfect balance of body, acidity and sweetness. Having a good consistent grind is one of the important factors that helps achieve this balance, especially when you are trying to achieve this balance with a wide variety of beans and coffee drink types. The Baratza Vario is a professional grade grinder that has been helping home and office coffee lovers, and café owners achieve this balance for years. The Baratza Vario is a grinder with a sleek design, small footprint, and a great range of capabilities. With over 200 individual, repeatable grind settings, you can be certain you’ll have a setting for each of your favorite drinks – from French Press to espresso.

Professional Grade Ceramic Flat Burrs

The Baratza Vario comes with 54 mm professional grade ceramic flat burrs that can produce a very broad grind size range – from 230 to 1150 microns. Along with having an outstanding range, the grind size is also very consistent, with a very narrow particle size distribution. When compared to more traditional steel burrs, the ceramic burrs on the Baratza Vario stay sharp twice as long.

Grinder Production

At the finest setting the grinder produces about 1.6 grams a second. At the coarsest setting the grinder produces about 2.2 grams a second.

Macro and Micro Grind Adjustment

A macro adjustment feature on the grinder allows users to adjust the grinder between 10 size settings. These settings have a broader size range between each step. To fine tune each of the macro settings, the grinder has a secondary adjustment feature that sub-divides the selected macro setting into 20 micro settings. These settings allow for over 200 different macro and micro setting combinations. These adjustment features make the Vario a great grinder for someone who wants to fine tune their settings, but don’t want to have a stepless grinder due to less repeatability of preferred settings.

Control Panel with LED Display

The front mounted display panel features three programmable buttons that allow user to set grind times very precisely (within 0.1 seconds). Precise grind times will deliver dose consistency each time the button is used. This is an ideal feature if you have an espresso machine want to have a consistent amount of coffee ground every time. Keep in mind that the type of coffee beans you use can effect grind volume, so the programmed buttons will only deliver the same amount of volume if the same beans are used each time.

Portafilter Holder

If you own an espresso machine you will find the Portafilter holder to be a convienent feature, especially when used with the programmed grind time buttons. The holder allows you to grind hands-free, permitting you to multitask while grinding is completed. An 8 oz. grounds bin is also included.

Powerful DC Motor with Belt Driven Transmission

The Vario is outfitted with a slow turning, powerful, high torque DC motor that results in cool, quiet operation, even when there are prolonged grind times. Cool operation is important as an overheated grinder can burn and alter the flavor of your coffee. The belt driven transmission ensures additional noise reduction and ensures that your beans are smoothly fed into the burrs, providing additional grind consistency.

Thermal Protection Switch

The circuitry is equipped with an automatically resetting, thermal cutoff switch.

Tool Free Cleaning

Burrs can be removed effortlessly and with no tools, making cleaning very easy.

Maximized Freshness

The Vario is designed to keep the amount of grinds left in the grinder after operation to a minimum. This maximizes the freshness of coffee grounds from future operation and makes cleaning easier and less frequent.

Brewing Methods

The wide range of grind settings on this machine make it an ideal grinder for your preferred brewing method – from manual pour over to espresso.


While the Baratza Vario is pre-calibrated for your convenience, the calibration can be adjusted using a special calibration tool that is shipped with the grinder.

Approval Standards

ETL approved; Conforms to UL Standard (763) & CSA Standard (C22.2)


One year parts and labor warranty provided by Baratza


4 1/2" W  x  7 1/4" D  x  14 1/2" H


10 lbs.

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  • Great Grinder

    Posted by Dave on 28th Dec 2017

    I'm very happy with the quality of this grinder and the grounds it produces. The variable settings are great, and it works well for my Espresso grinds as well as my syphon pot.

Returns Policy
We have a 60 day return policy (Starting November 24th, 2017) on espresso machines and grinders designed for home use (exceptions below). If you return within 30 days, you get a full refund minus shipping costs. If you return after 30 days, you get a store credit. Unlike our competitors – this is a 60 day trial period. Most competitors only allow 30 day returns if the product hasn’t been used. Many competitors will also charge expensive restocking fees if you read the fine print. The customer will receive a refund if the item is returned in like new condition, with all accessories that came with it, with all original, undamaged packaging, clean and packaged according to the specifications we provide. If the product is returned in this condition you will receive a full refund (or store credit if over 30 days) minus all shipping costs. We reserve the right to charge a restocking fee as outlined in our terms and conditions if the product is not returned as specified above.

There are the following exceptions to the 60 day return period: La Cimbali Junior Casa, Vesuvius by Ambient, Quick Mill Andreja Profiles, Vibiemme Double Domobar V4, Rocket R60, Rancilio Epoca, parts, accessories and all products listed under the commercial business section, here For these exceptions all sales are final. See our terms and conditions for additional details.

Free shipping with most orders - you must be located in the lower 48 continuous states and there is a minimum order amount of $29. An exception to this is commercial espresso machines and espresso machines that require shipment on a pallet via Less Than a Truckload. This is sometimes included free, but contact us for details.

In stock items that ship via UPS usually ship within 1 to 2 business days. Heavier products such as commercial espresso machines are shipped via freight truck strapped to a pallet and it generally takes 1 to 3 business days to benchtest and arrange shipment. Transit times depend on the distance being shipped, but this map provides a general idea of shipment times in business days for items shipped via UPS. Freight truck shipment usually takes 3 to 8 business days depending on distance.

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PLEASE NOTE: Most machines and grinders are inspected for damage after being shipped from overseas. This means most boxes will have signs of being opened even though they are brand new products. This is done to ensure that the equipment made the international shipment in good condition and working order.

COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT NOTE: Most commercial equipment ships on a pallet and has to be bench tested prior to shipment. For this reason, commercial equipment usually ships out three to five business days after the order is received. Some commercial equipment is also special order and/or has limited availability, so please check with us prior to placing an order. Check terms and conditions page for terms relating to commercial equipment.