I've narrowed down to one of the [non-Vario] Baratza grinders for a variety of reasons (excellent customer service, consistent recommendations in similar 'which grinder for drip/press' threads, good prices on refurb grinders, etc), but am hung up on which to pick.
I've seen some posts saying that any will do fine, others that clearly prefer the Virtuoso, and then this from Baratza when asked for their recommendation:
So... Maestro, Maestro+, or Virtuoso? Does anyone have particular thoughts here?The grind from the Maestro burrs, Virtuoso burrs, and Vario burrs are all very different.
I think you will be happy with a Maestro or Virtuoso for what you are talking about.
I usually hear that people like the Virtuoso better than the Maestro for all types of coffee.
This morning, I got an in-depth evaluation from a well known European roaster that said that the drip and press grind from the Maestro was outstanding, better than the Virtuoso.