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Baratza Esatto Weight Operation Panel

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Do you have in your possession a Maestro Plus, Virtuoso or Preciso? Well maybe it's time to jazz up these grinders with the Baratza Esatto, an accessory that gives your grinder the ability to grind precise dosages of coffee using real-time weight based control.
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Do you have in your possession a Maestro Plus, Virtuoso or Preciso? Well maybe it's time to jazz up these grinders with the Baratza Esatto, an accessory that gives your grinder the ability to grind precise dosages of coffee using real-time weight based control.

Just place your Baratza Grinder on the stand and you'll be able to automatically does ground coffee to more or less than 0.2 g. With a operation panel that includes three programmable dosage buttons and a digital LCD window you'll be able to see the weight value as your grinder grinds.

Compact in size, the Esatto will only add a 5" x 1" x 12" area to your grinder.

Features & Functionality of the Baratza Esatto Weight Operation Panel

  • Weight-Based: Set the weight of your desired ground coffee to more or less 0.2 g and the Vario-E will weigh the ground coffee while grinding and will stop automatically when it reaches your desired weight.
  • Programming: Features three, user programmable grind weight buttons.
  • Digital LCD Window: Displays the weight value while grinding.
  • Small Footprint: Adds only an inch to the height of your grinder and has a circumference of 12 x 5 inches.
Pros
  • Digital Display - The clear, easy-to-read display tells you the weight value your grinding
  • Weight free - You won't need to manually pre-weigh espresso beans as the Vario-E automatically stops grinding when you reach your ideal weight
Cons
  • Requires Study - Some of the more specific settings may take a bit of time to master
Manufacturer Baratza
Width 12 inches
Depth 5 inches
Height 1 inch
Product Weight (lbs.) 5.0000
Watts 160 watts
Volts 120 volts
RPM of Burrs No

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Baratza Esatto Weight Operation Panel
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Seattle Coffee Gear Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Bruce B: Works great just like in the video. Jan 2, 2012
Dale B asked: Does the Esatto work, and how well does it work, with a PortaHolder? Supposing, of course, that you aren't hanging on to the handle of the portafilter.
Thank you in advance for your information and advice.
Dale
Dec 31, 2011
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Bruce B: Hi Dale,

The Esatto does not work with a portafilter because it has to use the included coffee container that fits in the grinder. The holder is specifically designed to work with the weighing mechanism that the container fits on top of.

The Esatto is very accurate, within .02 gram and I?ve tested this with a very accurate scale that I use to weigh green beans which is accurate to .01 gram. Keep in mind also that because it has to shut off the power to the grinder they had to keep ahead of where the grind is in order for the weight to be accurate so they kind of guessed but you can change this by either adding or subtracting weight to the dose. Another way to do this is by recalibrating the scale with a 200 gram calibration weight or if you have another very accurate scale, filling the coffee holder with 200 grams of water. There are instructions in PDF format on Baratza?s website on how to do this. I readjusted the dose to accomplish the same thing. For Example: I want 20 grams of ground coffee for a 12 ounce pour over so I set the Estatto to 20.02 grams to make up the difference in the grind time. This way it?s always exactly (give or take .02 grams) 20g of ground coffee per 12 ounces of water.

All in all, I?m very happy with my purchase and it?s made a major difference in my coffee preparation even though one of the girls at Seattle Coffee Gear said it wouldn?t make much difference in a pour over.

Yes, I?d definitely buy it again.

Hope this helps,

Bruce
Jan 2, 2012
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Davidson L: Dale, I just received my esatto today so I don't have a long track record with it but I can answer your questions. So far it works great but this device is not for direct fill of your portafilter. The portaholder bin will not fit in the grinder when it is mounted on the esatto base. it comes with it's own shorter bin that "floats" on the scale base that operates the grinder's on/off functions. the Esatto grinds ,in real time weight, when the coffee grinds that go into the esatto's specialized bin hit the pre-set weight the grinder turns off, thus very consistent shots, by weight. you have to pour the ground coffee into the portafilter and tamp. this won't direct fill a portafilter and the portaholder will not even fit because the scale mechanism gets in the way and the grind bins that come with your grinder no longer fit when the Esatto is attached. hope this helps, Dave L Jan 4, 2012
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Ron M: Dale:
I recently purchased the Esatto -

I'm admittedly a newbie to the world of home-brewed espresso; I haven't tested the Esatto to compare what it shows is the weighed amount versus weighing it on a separate scale, but I'm trusting the reviews I've read that it's acceptably accurate. That said, I think I can answer the your second question: The baskets into which the ground coffee is dispensed (including the one which holds the Portafilter) that came with your grinder cannot be used with the Esatto, so it's not set up to dispense directly into the portafilter.
Jan 4, 2012
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Christopher H: The Esatto is not compatible with the portaholder (it will not fit). It ships with a different grounds container that "floats" on the scale. Jan 31, 2012
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Dale B: Thank you Christopher. This was exactly the information I needed.
Dale Feb 9, 2012
Terry S asked: Manual says this will work with Encore?..please confirm..thanks RTS Jul 14, 2013
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Teri KStaff: Yes, this Esatto base is compatible with the Encore, Virtuoso, and Preciso. Jul 15, 2013
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Jimmy D asked: Can this be used with the regular Vario so that you can have both time and weight programming?

The main benefit I like about this is I could use timed programming to go right into the porta-filter and weight for getting a batch of coarse ground for french press.
Jan 20, 2012
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Kaylie KStaff: Unfortunately, it cannot be used with the original Vario. It is compatible only with the Preciso, Virtuoso, and Maestro Plus grinders. Jan 25, 2012
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Warranty Information for the Baratza Esatto Weight Operation Panel

What it Covers:

Grinders

Length: 1 Year
Who Supports the Warranty: Baratza
Warranty Contact Information: 877-701-2021
Notes: Baratza has excellent troubleshooting resources on their website. If you're experiencing an issue with your grinder, definitely look here first.
Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? No
Can SCG Repair? Yes. Read more about our out-of-warranty repair services.

Caring for the Baratza Esatto Weight Operation Panel

For detailed care instructions, please refer to your grinder's user manual. We recommend that you also incorporate the following into your cleaning routine: Regularly wipe Operation Panel with wet cloth after each use


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