Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder Review

Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder Review provides you basic information about the product quality and amazing burr grinding features of the product. While there is already an updated version of the Baratza 585 Virtuoso, (version 586 released Dec 2011), the Baratza 585 is still a competent device that manages to churn out nicely ground coffee beans without costing too much. Except for the change in the specifics of the upper and lower burrs, much of the features were unchanged. How does it fare? Let’s take a look.

Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder Burr Coffee Grinder

Baratza Virtuoso - Conical Burr Coffee Grinder
  • Brushed-satin Metal Top - DC Motor.

Perfect for Burr Grinding

The Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder Review will be a superb purchase to people looking for a more advanced burr grinder but do not necessarily want to go deep into their pockets to acquire it. Bang for the buck performance is what you can safely state in terms of the overall value of this burr grinder. Currently, though, it will be advisable to get the updated version because of the improved burr design.

Body & Design

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The Baratza 585 Virtuoso won’t exactly elicit any “oohs and ahhs” from guests but nonetheless looks clean and sleek with its silver-bullet colored cast metal upper housing and base. One look and you will agree that this thing is well constructed and feels solid thanks to its strong outer shell. It has dimensions of 14″H x 5″W x 6″D and sports a brown color on its main body. Minimalist in appeal, a single button for operation in the middle, and a single lever located on the left side serve as your means of control during grinding.

Commercial-grade, Adjustable Conical burrs

Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder Review: Made in Italy, these high-quality 40mm stainless-steel burrs will make short work of any coffee bean type you will feed it. Be it for Espresso or brewed coffee; the Baratza 585 Virtuoso will provide a consistent grind that will be perfect for whatever type of brew you desire. You can easily adjust the calibration of the burrs to match the grind range of a particular brew. Go from Espresso-Fine to French-Coarse within a few seconds without much fuss. The ease in which you adjust it makes room for experimentation, thus allowing you to freely find that perfect setting that you have been searching for that perfect brew.

High-Efficiency Motor, Timer switch, Easy operation

The Baratza 585 Virtuoso is equipped with a powerful but quiet motor that spins slowly to ensure consistency of the grind and reduced heat-generation to avoid that burnt taste. Using the built-in timer, you can set the machine to grind at a specific duration, so you don’t have to be too hands-on about it all of the time. In using the machine, simply press the “pulse” button mounted on the front of the machine to grind directly into the brew basket.

Superior Anti-static Body

One of the understated features of the Baratza 585 Virtuoso is its Superior Anti-static Body that was specially made to reduce the occurrence of static “clings” made by the coffee. This makes cleaning the parts a lot easier, not to mention the possible mess it reduces by repelling the clinging action of fine coffee ground.

Large Capacity Hopper and Bin

The hopper tops out at 8 oz while the ground bin is capable of storing up to 5 oz of ground coffee.

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Grind Quality

The Baratza 585 Virtuoso meets our expectations in terms of grind quality. Of course, it is important to consider other important factors during grinding, such as bean type or amount. Still, once you get to know and be more familiar with its performance, the Baratza 585 Virtuoso will dish out something very close to what you will expect. Coarse grinds could be improved upon, though, as it seems like in this setting, there is a certain level of inconsistency displayed.

Pros
  • Commercial-grade, Adjustable Conical burrs
  • High-Efficiency Motor, Timer switch, Easy operation
  • Superior Anti-static Body
  • Large Capacity Hopper and Bin
  • Solid overall construction, beautiful looks
  • Decent Price
Cons
  • Some instances of heat build-up on the body was shown when left running for a full minute, which can result in a warmer-than-normal grind

Conclusion

Solid is probably the best word that could sum up the performance of the Baratza 585 Virtuoso grinder. An excellent price-to-performance ratio has been achieved by Baratza here, and we like what we are seeing. It would still be best to get the updated version, though, as it comes with better burr components. Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder Review can help you to select the right product according to your needs.

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