Product Comparison: Baratza Vario vs Baratza Forte BG


General Specifications
Brand
Baratza
Baratza
Model
Vario
Forte BG
Origin
USA
USA
About the Product
This professional-grade grinder fits anywhere, from your kitchen to your office to your café. While sporting a small footprint, the Vario features an impressive range of capabilities, boasting 230 distinct and repeatable grind settings from fine grind for espresso to course grind for press pot.
The Forté BG is a compact, weight-based, commercial grade grinder, dedicated to grinding for brew methods requiring a medium to coarse grind. The Forté BG incorporates many features that fit well into commercial operations, including: all metal construction; small footprint; intuitive control panel; and solid macro/micro adjustment. Coffee professionals have learned, from using the Vario-W in the brew bar setting, that weight-based grinding improved their workflow and efficiency. In response to the Vario-W success, and growing demand for this approach to grinding in the commercial environment, we have developed the Forté BG.
Key Specs
Grind Settings
200
26
Bean Hopper Capacity
8 oz.
10 oz.

Baratza Vario

Baratza Forte BG

Size & Weight
Material
Stainless Steel/Plastic
Stainless Steel/Plastic
Color
Black
Stainless Steel/Black
Height
14.2 in.
14.2 in.
Width
5.1 in.
5.1 in.
Depth
7.1 in.
7.1 in.
Weight
9 lbs.
13 lbs.

Baratza Vario

Baratza Forte BG

Baratza Vario

Baratza Forte BG

Baratza Vario

Baratza Forte BG

Baratza Vario

Baratza Forte BG

Features
Grinder Type
Burr grinder
Burr grinder
Grounds Bin
Yes
Yes
Dishwasher-Safe Parts
Yes
Yes
Safety Lock System
No
No
BPA-Free
Yes
Yes
Extras
Programmable, Burrs are easily removable with no tools, making cleaning very easy, The range of grind is 230 to 1150 microns, Digital control panel, Plastic PortaHolder
LED display, steel burr, The range of grind is 230 to 1150 microns, LED backlight control display, Burrs can easily be removed for cleaning using the cast zinc tool that is included with your Forté
Power
Wattage
180 watts
240 watts
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
UL, CSA, CE, EK
UL, CSA, CE, EK

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