gj91 wrote:Thanks for helping me blow $500 bucks too. I am going to buy one this week. I got a mazzer mini and not happy with it. If I would have noticed the price of the Vario I would have gone with it instead. Should have done more research. Trying to avoid the temptation of a Robur or K30.
I think he is referring to Canadian. US is only $429, and there are (or at least were) deals out there to get it under $400. Theft at that price!
With respect to my Vario, I could not be happier. Mine came perfectly calibrated from the factory (range for espresso to press pot) so I didn't have to adjust anything. I think as the burrs have seasoned a little it has helped. I now have mine set up for timed grinds for both my wife and I. She prefers slightly less coffee (about 1.5-2 grams less). The third setting is for my press pot grind. Timer is awesome. I also love that I can tweak the time/grind on the fly. Essentially as I need to grinder finer for aging beans I can bump up the time by a few tenths of a second or so to get the same weight.
Long story short, the more you use this grinder, the more you will love it. I keep the M4 at the office and use the Vario at home for all methods.