January 17, 2023 4 min read

Say hello to the new Vario W+ coffee grinder, the next-generation of the award-winning multipurpose Vario line!

Baratza’s new ground-breaking Vario W+ is now in stock and ready to ship, but be quick - we are expecting these beauties to fly off the shelf. 

The team at Baratza know that enjoying a pro-quality cup of coffee at home always begins with a perfect and repeatable grind. This powerhouse electric coffee grinder offers weight-based grinding for extreme accuracy, making it easier to brew that perfect cup of coffee.  The Vario W+ is a fully integrated real-time weight-based grinder. 

Kyle Anderson, the co-founder and lead product designer for Baratza, said: “Over the years, our quality team has gathered feedback from our engaged community of enthusiasts and professionals. In response, we’ve taken an already popular design and packed it with features that provide the commercial-grade grind quality they’ve come to expect at a café.”

The highlights

The Vario W+

  • Has a built-in electronic scale for accurate grind dosing.
  • Increases efficiency during coffee preparation.
  • Offers great cup tasting quality.
  • Has 220 steps of adjustment for all brewing styles.

Vario W+ Key Features:

  • Multipurpose grind range from espresso to French Press
  • Precision macro & micro adjustment with 220 grind settings 
  • Intuitive user interface with high visibility LCD display
  • Small footprint & low-profile design fits under most kitchen cabinets
  • Large 54mm precision flat burrs: Steel burrs
  • Weight interface for hands-free dosing & manual dosing
  • All-metal burr chamber for commercial-grade durability
  • Powerful DC motor with 10+-year expected lifespan
  • LED barista lights to monitor output
  • Purposefully designed to be repairable and minimise impact on the landfill
  • Packaged in the NEW sustainability-focused Beautiful Brown BoxTM

The Vario W+ is a professional grade grinder that looks great and has a small footprint, so it would fit perfectly anywhere from your office, home to your coffee bar. This beautiful coffee grinder offers a built-in precision load cell that provides accurate weighing, whilst grinding to within 0.1 gram.

The Baratza Vario-W+’s intuitive macro/micro adjustments offer 220 distinct and repeatable settings, making it a great choice for drip, pour over, manual brewing and espresso.

The Vario-W’s unique 54mm ceramic flat burrs provide accurate, fast-grinding (averaging 2 g/sec) performance and remain 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 smooth operation of the Vario-W+ carries over from internal to external, with front-mounted, easy-access control units and a 5 oz. grounds coffee collection bin.


The Vario-Series 54mm professional ceramic flat burrs produce accurate grinding, high throughput and remain sharp twice as long as the highest quality steel burrs. The Vario Series 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 bi-modal particle distribution (presence of calculated fines) are the hallmarks of the superiority of the Series burrs.

Digital control panel

The front-mounted control panel with LED display is easy and intuitive. Three programmable buttons allow the user to programme in the desired weight (+/- 0.1). Simply press the START button and the Vario-W+ automatically delivers precise dosing.

Grind adjustment

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.

Grinds left in grinder

To maximise freshness, the Vario-W+ minimises the ground coffee left in the grinder.

Brewing methods

The Vario-W+ is exceptional for espresso and manual brewing methods.


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 cut-off switch.


The hopper holds approximately 300g of coffee. An innovative bean shut-off 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).


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.


Burrs are easily removable with no tools, making cleaning very easy.

There is an extension that can add 275g of capacity to the existing bean hopper. Several extenders can be added to get to the capacity you need.

Steel burrs

54mm flat steel burrs are available for the Vario Series. The steel burrs are dedicated to grinding for all brew methods including espresso through manual brew and beyond. They have been designed to enhance the flavour in the cup with a broad range of grind range (230 microns to 1150 microns) and a narrow particle distribution (lack of fines) - the hallmarks of the superiority with the Vario Series steel burrs.

The Vario W+ is in stock – but it’s not difficult to see that this impressive grinder will not likely hand around for long. Order yours now. 




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