Vario-W Flat Burr Grinder by Baratza

Vario-W Flat Burr Grinder by Baratza


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Key Features 

  • Weight-based system
  • Weighs to within +/- 0.2 g while grinding
  • 1.5 g/sec for espresso, 2.5 g/sec for press
  • Automatic and exact dosing
  • Reduces labor time, increases accuracy
  • Redesigned ground coffee bin
  • Built-in scale sensor bar
  • Shut off hopper now included
  • 54 mm ceramic flat burrs
  • Grind on demand with electronic dosing
  • Easy operational front panel
  • Three programmable preset buttons
  • Digital LCD window, displays weight value
  • Dual grind adjustment
  • Dimensions W 5.1" x H 14.1" x 7.1"
  • Portaholder not included

The Baratza Vario-W is high performance grinder that has many of the same features that the world renowned Baratza Vario grinder has, but has an outstanding weight based dosing feature that takes the Vario-W to an even higher level. 

Weight Based Dosing with Digital Control Panel

The Baratza Vario-W has three programmable buttons that can be adjusted to deliver a precise amount of ground coffee – every time! The front of the grinder has a LED control panel with the buttons. Weight adjustment is done in increments of +/- 0.1 grams. After the buttons have been programmed, producing a consistent grounds dose is as simple as selected the desired dose and pressing the Start button. A built in load cell measures the weight of grounds after the selected dose is started. After the precise dose has been delivered, the grinder will stop automatically.

Ceramic Flat Grinding Burrs

The grinding burrs on the Vario-W provide a wide range of grind sizes with a narrow particle size distribution. With grind sizes ranging from 230 microns to 1150 microns, the Vario-W is an ideal grinder for a wide range of brew methods, from manual pour over to espresso. The burrs are professional grade, 54 mm wide, and remain sharp much longer than the best steel burrs on the market. In fact, according to some estimates, they stay sharp about 2 times longer!

Grind Time

The Vario-W has great output, with the capability of producing 2.2 grams/second for Press and 1.6 grams/second for espresso.

Slow Turning DC Motor

If coffee beans are exposed to heat during the grinding process, it can burn the beans, adversely altering their flavor. To provide cool operating environment, the Vario-W is equipped with a high torque DC motor that turns the burrs slowly using a belt driven transmission, reducing heat during operation and allowing for longer operation. As an added benefit, the high torque provides a quieter operating experience compared to similar grinders without this feature.

Macro and Micro Grind Size Adjustment

Use macro and micro grind size adjustments to choose from 200 different grind sizes. The macro adjuster allows you to adjust the grind size using 10 unique steps ranging from very course to very fine. The micro adjuster allows you to subdivide each macro settings into 20 unique sub-settings. These settings allow for a wide range of sizes, while making repeatability an easier task to achieve. The repeatability allows you to find a perfect particle size for each of your preferred brewing techniques and use the exact same settings consistent in the future.


Each Vario-W grind range is calibrated at the factory, but if adjustment is every needed, the burrs can be calibrated at any time using a calibration device that is shipped with the grinder.

Easy, No Tool Cleaning

Cleaning the excess grounds and residue from the grinder on a regular basis provides more flavorful coffee as grounds left in the grinding chamber will become stale, altering the flavor of fresh grounds passing through the grinder. With some grinders, keeping the burrs clean is a difficult process, but not with the Baratza Vario-W – burrs can be easily removed for cleaning without requiring any tools. While periodic cleaning is still a good idea, the burrs and grinding chamber on this grinder are specially engineered to keep excess coffee grounds to a minimum.

Quick Start Guide

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Operations Manual

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Comparison of Grinder Models Video


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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.