986 Ceramic Burr Coffee
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Professional Grade Grinder

The Baratza Vario-W 986 is designed for the type of coffee drinker that likes variety, and can appreciate a good piece of machinery. With this coffee grinder extreme accuracy is on offer via the real-time weight based grind mechanism. There is a precision load cell that is responsible for accurately reporting how much coffee has been grinded, and once the desired amount has been reached grinding will come to a halt. It uses 54mm grind burrs that have a precise and unique design. The overall structure is compact which means finding a place for it in your kitchen, or office shouldn’t be a problem.

Unique Precision System

Most coffee grinders use a system whereby the amount of coffee that comes out depends on the timer settings. However, the Baratza Vario Coffee Grinder uses a weight based system that’s accurate to 0.1g. This design should prove to be a lot more reliable than the time-based ones over the long term. Precision is an important quality to have because it means that the quality of the coffee will remain constant. Just enter the grind settings and the number of cups that you want, and every morning you’ll get the exact same result.

The Grind Mechanism

The grind mechanism on the Baratza Vario-W 986 is not only precise, but also fast at 2g per second. However, the relatively fast pace does not mean that the aroma quality is sacrificed. This really is an advanced feature, because most coffee grinders that have a fast grinding pace tend to sacrifice on the quality of the coffee.

Strengths

Fast Paced Precise Grind

This Flat Ceramic Burr Coffee Grinder has got the best of both worlds: a very accurate grinding mechanism, and one that operates at pace (2g/sec). The precision is thanks to the 54mm commercial grade ceramic burrs. Their unique design is one of the features that allows this coffee grinder to stand out from the rest.

Mass Measurements

The most notable feature of the Baratza Vario-W 986 is the scales it uses to measure the amount of grounds that have been produced. This is a more reliable way of getting the amount of coffee you asked for than using the traditional timer based set-up.

Weaknesses

No Cleaning Features

This burr coffee grinder does not come with any features that is conducive for easy cleaning. It might be difficult to get in and around the grinding mechanism, and for that reason what could be a simple maintenance job could turn out to be a hassle.

Overall Review

The Baratza Vario-W 986 Coffee Grinder has a number of outstanding features including: a real-time based weight based measurement system, and fast paced grind. The unit also looks very stylish, which means it will add a bit of character to your kitchen. If you love drinking coffee, and you want it fast every day then this Baratza coffee grinder is a good choice. Overall the quality of the features ensures that the grounds will come out the same every time, and consistently over a long period.