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.

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

Features and Functionality

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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


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Seattle Coffee Gear Store
Works great just like in the video.
Bruce B on Jan 2, 2012
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 B on Dec 31, 2011
Best Answer: 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,

Reply · Report · Bruce B on Jan 2, 2012
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Hi, it says this can be used with the Encore. But on the Encore the on off switch can't be kept on whil vertical. It does not have the timer and the switch is diagonal in just an on or off position. How would this work?
Andy C on Jan 5, 2017
Best Answer: Hello, As far as I know, this won't work with the Encore. Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Jan 24, 2017
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Do you ship to Canada?
ChristineB on Sep 6, 2015
Best Answer: No
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Sep 12, 2015
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Manual says this will work with Encore?..please confirm..thanks RTS
Robert Terry S on Jul 14, 2013
Best Answer: Yes, this Esatto base is compatible with the Encore, Virtuoso, and Preciso.
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Jul 15, 2013
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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.
Jimmy D on Jan 20, 2012
Best Answer: Unfortunately, it cannot be used with the original Vario. It is compatible only with the Preciso, Virtuoso, and Maestro Plus grinders.
Reply · Report · Kaylie KStaff on Jan 25, 2012
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Warranty Information

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 repair services

Care and Maintenance

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

User Manual


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