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.
|Product Weight (lbs.)||5.0000|
|RPM of Burrs||No|
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Thank you in advance for your information and advice.
Dale Dec 31, 2011
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
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
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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Warranty Information for the Baratza Esatto Weight Operation Panel
|What it Covers:||
|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