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  • 18 JAN

    Baratza @ Coffee Common!

    Wednesday, January 18, 2012

    Baratza is delighted to be a sponsor of the latest Coffee Common venture which takes place at ‘A Startup Store’ in Chelsea, NYC, from tomorrow, Thursday January 19th – Sunday January 22, 2011.

    Coffee Common was launched in March last year, at TED2011 in Long Beach, with the goal of “bringing together world-class baristas and roasters with shared values, to create unique experiences that introduce people to the nuanced joys of exceptional coffee”.  They have since been part of hugely successful events in Edinburgh and London.  Coffee Common is now back in the US for a unique event to make coffee more accessible to people, by actually showing attendees how to brew coffee, using a variety of the tools and devices that are commonly available.  There will be no espresso at the event as the focus will be filtered black coffee.  We’re thrilled that our Baratza Vario-W, weight based grinder, will be on bar, supporting this experience!

    Brian Jones aka “Dear Coffee I Love You” is one of the founders of Coffee Common and on his blog he describes the event as ….” more than a temporary coffee bar. Since coffee sales aren’t the goal, baristas and customers can engage without worrying about a line of people building up behind them. The atmosphere is designed to learn, share and discuss—all while enjoying some exceptional coffee (from Counter Culture, Gimme!, Intelligentsia, Heart and Ritual) prepared by a team of world class baristas.  Read more here :

    If you are in NYC – go check it out and see the Vario-W in person!  Make sure to buy a ticket in advance as space is limited.  Enjoy delicious coffee from some of the best US Roasters and learn more about how you can make great coffee at home!

    We are excited to be part of this effort to engage more people in understanding,  appreciating  and enjoying all the facets of coffee –

    To get more details about the event, ‘A Startup Store’, and Coffee Common go to










  • 12 JAN

    Important Refurbished Grinder Update

    January 12, 2012

    We appreciate your interest in our refurbished grinders and want to let you know that we currently have NO refurbs available.  We expect to have some after Feb 2nd.  Please check back to this website for availability, under the grinder you are interested in, after this date.


    We do not keep waiting lists for Refurbs.

  • 05 JAN

    Facebook Giveaway Winners!

    Thursday, January 5, 2012

    In December 2011 we offered a fun way for people to win a selection of coffee gear from Baratza, if they ‘followed’ us on Facebook.   We got lots of interest and participation and are delighted to say we have a roster of winners!  It did take a couple of rounds to find the winner as the first person didn’t come forward, but here’s the final listing.  Our thanks to all who participated and who continue to support Baratza!   No doubt we will have some more fun giveaways like this in the future!




    Grand Winner of a Baratza Maestro Plus, an Aeropress and a Baratza Counter Scraper was BEN BLAKE from Mount Vernon, Ohio.

    Winners of Baratza’s brilliant Counter Scrapers were:

    • Bryant Moody
    • Mark White
    • Neil Oney
    • Dan Wing
    • Miranda Rose Johnson
    • Dana Stack
    • Kayla Ann Williams
    • Mike Gregory
    • Linda Jordee
    • Dan Rogers

  • 24 DEC

    YouTube Video – Vario-W

    Saturday, December 24, 2011

    A new video has been posted to our YouTube account, outlining instructions for using the Vario-W.

  • 24 DEC

    How to Upgrade to Virtuoso 586 Burrs

    Saturday, December 24, 2011

    We made the recent announcement of the upgrade to the Virtuoso by the change in burr set to using the Preciso burrs, and the name change from the Virtuoso 585 to Virtuoso 586. Since then, many customers who own the Virtuoso have requested information on how they could make this upgrade to their own machines. Here is a .pdf file with step by step instructions on how to do that. It will also be posted in the SUPPORT section of this website, on the troubleshooting page for the Virtuoso.

    How to Convert the V585 to V586

    Please contact if you have any questions.