Choosing your grinder

We have calls all the time from coffee enthusiasts wanting to figure out which grinder they should choose, especially if they are taking their first steps to burr grinders! Below we’ve laid out the full range of grinders and their unique benefits and uses. In addition, we have a blog and a YouTube video explaining each of our grinders. We encourage you to use these as starting points and then delve into our product pages for more information.

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Conical Burr Grinders

Home & Prosumer Grinders

Encore

Baratza’s entry-level all-purpose grinder


Highlights

40 steps of adjustment for a consistent grind for any style of coffee

Grinds for French Press, automatic coffee brewer, manual brew (AeroPress, Clever Dripper, V60), and espresso

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Virtuoso

Perfect for your manual brewing journey


Highlights

High performance burr set reduces the fines in all levels of grind which gives a clean (café quality) taste in the cup.

40 steps of adjustment for any style of coffee.

Grinds for French Press, automatic coffee brewer, manual brew (AeroPress, Clever Dripper, V60), and espresso.

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Sette 30 AP

The Sette 30 with the AP burr is an inexpensive grinder to get started on an espresso journey.


Highlights

Base model of the Series.

Macro adjust with 31 steps of adjustment.

Suitable for basic and advanced espresso machines.

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Sette 270

A new standard in simplicity, efficiency, and durability


Highlights

270 steps to quickly adjust for any style of coffee.

Micro adjust to dial-in the perfect espresso

Completely newly designed burr set reduces the fines in all levels of grind which gives a clean (café quality) taste in the cup.

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Sette 270W

Revolutionary design & innovative technology


Highlights

Grind by weight directly into your portafilter using ACAIA technology.

270 steps to quickly adjust for any style of coffee.

Micro adjust to dial-in the perfect espresso

Completely newly designed burr set reduces the fines in all levels of grind which gives a clean (café quality) taste in the cup.

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Flat Burr Grinders

Prosumer Grinders

Commercial Grinders

Vario

An excellent grinder for your double boiler espresso machine.


Highlights

230 steps of adjustment for dialing in espresso and all brewing styles.

Exceptional cup quality for home, office and business.

Accurate dosing using digital timer and programmable buttons

Sturdy metal PortaHolder, grind direct into portafilter.

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Vario-W

Grind by weight, great for brew bar and home


Highlights

230 steps of adjustment for all brewing styles.

Built in electronic scale for accurate grind weights.

Increased efficiency on brew bar.

Great cup tasting quality

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Forté AP

Grind by weight or time, all around great grinder


Highlights

Ceramic burr for accurate grind for any style of coffee

Complex cup flavors, usually with more body and mouth feel in comparison to steel burrs

10 macro/26 micro for 260 steps of adjustments.

All metal construction, small footprint, intuitive control panel.

Increased efficiency on brew bar

Good fit for low-volume, single origin/decaf espresso coffee grinder.

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Forté BG

Grind by weight, all-metal construction, all-star efficiency


Highlights

Steel burrs engineered to produce a more even particle distribution and less fines

10 macro/26 micro for 260 steps of adjustments for all brewing styles.

Built in electronic scale for accurate grind weights.

Increased efficiency on brew bar – excellent opportunity to showcase multiple coffees

Ideal for pour-over, batch, or home brewers

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Use this table to compare which brewing methods are best suited for each grinder model we offer.

* rated with standard burr

Manual Brewing = Siphon, AeroPress, Hario, Basket Brewer, Chemex, French Press

+ Good | ++ Very Good | +++ Excellent

Grind/Brew Method* Encore Virtuoso Sette 30 AP Sette 270 Sette 270W Vario Vario-W Forté AP Forté BG
Manual Brewing ++ +++ + + + ++ ++ ++ +++
Espresso + + ++ +++ +++ +++ +++ +++ ++

There are many things to think about as you choose which Baratza grinder would work best for you, and your coffee needs! Here are some blog pieces that we feel offer good overviews of our range of grinders, and the things to consider when buying any grinder. We hope they may help you during your decision making process!