EvanOz85 wrote:Thanks, but I'm really just looking for someone who has used BOTH the Vario with Steel Burrs and the Virtuoso and can compare the two.
That would be me, for one.
Personally, I prefer a flat burr for drip/vac pot, etc. YMMV, of course. I just feel the flat burr slightly softens the blow of a bright, lightly roasted SO, which is what I usually brew up in my Kalita. From your postings I know you probably know this. I have been pleased with my Forte, basically (you know this) a Vario built like a tank, and certainly more consistent due to the all metal burr holder and such. I have both the metal (BG) burrs and the ceramic, and prefer the metal burrs for drip. Again, YMMV.