[Homeroast] Baratza and Clever Coffee Dripper

Doug Hoople doughoople at gmail.com
Tue Jan 15 20:31:16 CST 2013

The Vario beats most grinders for consistency at coarser settings.  It
seems to have taken its inspiration from the European drip grinders
(Ditting, Mahlkoenig), and proper espresso grinders can't even come close.

On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 1:49 PM, Paul Leung <paulgleung at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I have a Vario for espresso and a Maestro Plus for drip. I agree that
> Baratza customer service is stellar.
> For the CCD, I use 16 - 18 setting range for coffee roasted to FC to FC+
> in a Behmor. Using a coffee:H2O ratio of 1g:17g,  ~450g brewed coffee
> drains in ~40 secs. Rarely use autodrip but use 20-22 for that.
> I used to use the Vario for CCD and would get faster drain times and
> better taste (personal bias?) but prefer using Vario as dedicated espresso
> grinder. Also used a Kyocera handmill for CCD but drain time was about 2 or
> 3 minutes, which required me to start drain after 90 secs of steep to get
> total extraction time close to 3.5-4 minutes and yet always tasted over
> extracted. My guess was Kyocera produced too many fines that partially
> clogged the paper filter. Think Maestro produces fewer fines and Vario even
> fewer.
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