Baratza Virtuoso Grinder Settings For Better Tasting Coffee!

Baratza Virtuoso Grinder Settings For Better Tasting Coffee!

Knowing the correct Baratza Virtuose grinder settings will help you to get better tasting coffee. If there is something that you absolutely cannot get wrong, is your grind size. For great-tasting coffee you absolutely must use the right grind size.

By far the quickest and easiest way of levelling up your coffee game is to invest in a quality coffee grinder and grind your own coffee beans.

Once you are grinding, you absolutely must use the correct grind size settings. This article will outline and talk about the ideal settings for the Baratza Virtuoso coffee grinder and provide you with an easy chart to copy, print out and keep to use as a reference.

Keep reading as we detail Baratza Virtuoso grinder settings.

What Is A Baratza Virtuoso?

The Baratza Virtuoso is a conical burr grinder that uses high tech combination electronic speed reduction and gear control to produce a low speed crushing action of the coffee beans which has the result of producing less noise, static and heat generated by the grinder.

This all has a beneficial effect on the coffee grounds and their quality.

Heat, a bi-product of the grinding action “cooks” to use a term, your coffee grounds a little and causes a deterioration in the quality of the final cup of coffee brewed.

Notably, a conical bur grinder due to the way in which they function is far more consistent in grind size than a flat blade grinder.

What Is A Baratza Virtuoso
A Baratza Virtuoso

Read: Baratza Encore Pour Over grind settings

Why Should You Buy A Grinder?

The reason why you should buy a grinder is to make better coffee. If you are using pre-ground beans, then you are simply not getting coffee that is as fresh as it should be or could be.

As soon as your coffee beans are ground, they start to go off, start to degrade and lose a degree of their flavor quality.

Then there is the matter of control. With your own grinder you can vary your grind size for different types of coffee drinks that you want to make.

When you buy a grinder, please do invest in a high quality professional coffee canister with a one way valve and an airtight lid. Store your unground beans in this container and store your container in your freezer.

Your beans won’t freeze, and they will be a lot fresher and stay fresher for a little longer.

Why Should You Buy A Grinder
Freshly ground beans produce better coffee

Baratza Virtuoso Grinder Settings

Here is a list of which settings you can, and should use for your Baratza Virtuoso grinder.

Type Of Coffee Baratza Virtuoso Grind Setting Extraction Time
Espresso 8 ~ 20 Sec To 30 Seconds
Aeropress 12 ~ 1:30 To 2 Min
Hario V60 15 ~ 2:30 Min To 3 Min
Automatic brewer 18 ~ 3 MMin To 5 Min
Chemex 20 ~3 Min To 5 Min
French Press 28 ~4 mins

Baratza Virtuoso Grinder Settings For French Press

The number 28 setting on your Baratza Virtuoso coffee grinder will get you a great, well brewed French press coffee.

If it is not hitting the spot for you taste wise you can try 27 or 28 depending on how you want your coffee to taste, stronger or weaker.

Baratza Virtuoso Grinder Settings For An Espresso

I experimented and found that the number 8 provides you with a perfectly fine powder that produces a shot of espresso that is strong, full-bodied and has thick rich crema on top.

This setting is ideal for all types of espresso drinks, including a ristretto, cortado, cappuccino, latte and all milk based espresso drinks.

Baratza Virtuoso Grinder Settings For An Aeropress

The number 12 setting is perfect for making a quick and great coffee with your Aeropress. This size setting is based on a short brew time.

Baratza Virtuoso Grinder Settings For A Chemex

A Chemex setting I found to be 20. For your own personal preference, it may vary from 18 to 22. A chemex requires a slightly larger grind size than a regular pour over coffee due to their paper filter being slightly thicker.

The thicker filter results in a longer extraction time and thus a slightly larger grind size is needed.

Baratza Virtuoso Grinder Settings For A Hario V60

The V60 requires a grind size of 15. Using this size of grind with your Hario V60 coffee maker will get a full flavored high quality coffee. Adjust it slightly to get it exactly as you want it and love it.

Final Thoughts, Frappé-Ing It All Up, Baratza Virtuoso Grinder Settings

The Baratza is a an excellent grinder and will produce for you great, consistent grinds without any issues related to excess heat being produced. Use the chart in this article as a guide to getting the right setting for the different coffee drinks.

Coffee is love, it's more than love — it's a passion of mine. I've had the luck to have travelled and enjoyed the most exotic of coffee's and unique flavors, brewing methods and techniques of making the perfect coffee from Thai hill tribe coffee to Indonesian volcanic coffee, Malaysian coffee that comes in a tea bag and the array of flavors in Vietnam, from Vanilla to Orange to Coconut to Avocado to even salt coffee and the famous egg coffee. The best part of my coffee adventures is getting to mix with the locals over a nice brew and learning how they make it! I'm cited and referenced on Google Scholar for the topic of coffee.

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