Weight-based grinding for extreme accuracy makes it

Vario-W
FL AT BU R R GRI N DER
Weight-based grinding for
extreme accuracy makes it
easier to make that perfect
cup of coffee.
Baratza’s groundbreaking Vario-W™ is a fully
integrated real-time weight-based grinder. It
has all the features of the Vario including small
footprint, macro/micro adjustment, ceramic
burrs, and a broad range of grind, but uses a
weight-based dosing approach rather than a
time-based approach.
This professional-grade grinder fits anywhere,
from your kitchen to your office to your café.
The Vario-W was initially designed for use in a
manual brew bar in a café, eliminating the need
to manually pre-weigh coffee beans. The built-in
precision load cell provides accurate weighing,
while grinding, to within 0.1 grams. Three userprogrammable buttons make for repeatable,
one- touch grinding.
The design is beautiful as well as functional.
The Vario-W’s intuitive macro/micro
adjustments offer 230 distinct and repeatable
settings for any style of coffee. The VarioW’s unique 54mm ceramic flat burrs provide
accurate, fast-grinding (averaging 2 g/sec)
performance and remains sharp twice as long
as the best steel burrs. The high-torque DC
motor and belt drive transmission mean your
beans are in for a smooth, cool ride.
As always, it’s not just what’s inside that
matters; the Vario-W’s smooth operation carries
over from internal to external, with frontmounted, easy-access control units, a 5oz.
grounds coffee collection bin and a shut-off
hopper for easy bean swap out.
VARIO-W 986
F EAT U R ES
BURRS:
GRIND ADJUSTMENT:
MOTOR:
The Vario-W grinds 1.6 grams/second for
espresso and 2.2 grams/second for Press.
The broad range of grind (230 microns to 1150
microns) and the narrow particle distribution
(lack of fines) are the hallmarks of the
superiority of the Vario-W’s burrs.
The Vario-W offers macro and micro adjust
for fine tuning with ease. The macro adjust
moves from fine to coarse grinding in 10
distinct and repeatable settings. A secondary
micro adjust arm further divides each of the 10
macro steps into 20 distinct settings. These
steps enable you to dial in the exact grind for
the perfect shot.
A powerful, high torque DC motor effortlessly
drives the burrs. This motor turns slowly
resulting in cool, quiet operation and permits
long grinding duty-cycles. The circuitry is
equipped with an automatically resetting,
thermal cutoff switch.
DIGITAL CONTROL PANEL:
The front-mounted control panel with
LED display is easy and intuitive. Three
programmable buttons allow the user to
program in the desired weight (+/- 0.1).
Simply press the START button and the
Vario-W automatically delivers precise dosing.
CALIBRATION:
The Vario-W is calibrated at the factory to
ensure an accurate range of grind. If necessary,
the Vario-W burrs can be easily calibrated using
the special calibration tool that comes with
the grinder.
MINIMAL RETENTION:
To maximize freshness, the Vario-W minimizes
the ground coffee left in the grinder.
HOPPER
The hopper holds approximately 300g of coffee.
An innovative bean shutoff feature in the collar
permits no-mess, no-fuss hopper removal for
changing out beans. Bean “waste” (below the
stopper) averages a surprisingly low 10g, once
the hopper has been shut off (all weights are
bean density dependent).
BREWING METHODS:
The Vario-W is exceptional for espresso and
manual pour brewing methods.
CLEANING:
Burrs are easily removable with no tools, making
cleaning very easy.
ACCESSOR I ES
STEEL BURRS:
HOPPER EXTENDER:
54mm flat steel burrs are available for the
Vario-W. These are for use in a Vario-W
dedicated to grinding for manual brew, using
a medium to coarse grind. They have been
designed to enhance the flavor in the cup. To
be clear, these will NOT grind fine enough for
espresso. They are solely for a coarser grind.
An extension that can add 9 oz. of capacity
to the existing 8 oz. bean hopper. Several
extenders can be added to get to the capacity
you need.
SPECI F ICAT IONS
Speed to Grind
1.6g to 2.2g/sec
Power Rating (North America)
110V AC 50/60Hz. 1.4Amp
Bean Hopper Capacity
10oz (300g)
Power Rating (other)
230V AC 50/60Hz. 0.8Amp
Grounds Bin Capacity
5oz. (142g)
Design & Engineering
Seattle, WA & Germany
Weight
9lbs. (4.1kg)
Burr Manufacturing
By Ditting in Switzerland
Dimensions (w X h X d)
13 X 36 X 18cm
Manufacturing & Assembly
Taiwan
Safety Listings
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