|Freshly ground coffee is an essential element of a great cup of coffee. Baratza is dedicated to designing, manufacturing, and selling world class burr grinders to help create exquisite coffee and espresso.
With the Virtuoso, Baratza set out to blur the lines between "home" and "commercial" when applied to coffee grinders. The Virtuoso boasts an innovative burr calibration system that ensures that each grinder will accurate grind for espresso, drip, and coffee press. The Virtuoso also has commercial quality components such as a high torque DC motor, commercial quality conical burrs and uses a combination of gear and electronic speed reduction to control the rotation of the burr to 450 RPM. Because of the commercial quality components and the performance capability of the Virtuoso, it has earned a commercial UL listing to standard 763.
In 2007, Baratza finished a project to upgrade the Maestro and Maestro Plus grinders with many of the innovative features of the Virtuoso. The upgraded Maestro and Maestro Plus have been introduced under the Baratza brand name|