Baratza Vario with Forte "Super Alignment" vs. upgrading to another grinder

Recommendations for buyers and upgraders from the site's members.

#1: Post by G8trwood »

I see most of the comments on the Forte upgrade and alignment directed towards brew vs espresso. I have been using the Sette 27OW for espresso, but the noise has finally gotten to me. I have an early model Vario with ceramic burrs. I think my Sette has a better grind, but maybe it is an alignment problem. I tend to drink less bright/acidic coffees. Usually roasted until 2nd crack just starts. Drink of choice is a cortado or small Americano. It would seem that I want to stay with the ceramic burrs for more classic espresso?

Trying to decide on the upgrade with Forte parts and alignment vs getting a Silenzio or such. I need a small form factor as I travel with my setup. Consistent results and reduced noise is my goal.

Thanks for any input

Edited for clarity after split

...split from Baratza Vario Super Alignment owner experience by moderator...


#2: Post by Steelwindmachine »

@G8trwood - I'd suggest starting a new thread to get input on grinder recommendations for your situation. This thread it primarily centered on the alignment process of the Vario grinder.

G8trwood (original poster)

#3: Post by G8trwood (original poster) »

Will do. I had already contacted Baratza regarding this mod and making sure it was appropriate before going down the rabbit hole ;)
You can delete post if needed.


#4: Post by Jonk »

Just so it's clear, you can attempt the alignment without upgrading the grind chamber.