Baratza Vario-W Burr Coffee Grinder Review
This is our pick for the The best coffee grinder splurge. We were sold on this unique, flawless feature: Weight-based dosing. Yes, instead of determining the grind with a pre-set time or the touch of a pulse button, the Vario-W determines the grind by factoring in the weight of the beans. It's the next new thing in the pursuit of the great cup of coffee.
The pro-grade Vario-W 986 is itself a hulk: a 12-pound machine that despite its heft can be easily stored.
If you're disappointed to see this machine works with ceramic burrs, and not steel ones, know this: Baratza promises its 54mm ceramic burrs will stay sharp "twice as long as the best steel burrs."