Well, not yet. But they are on the way, scheduled to arrive May 10. If you order one this week, we’ll ship it out Monday, and you can use the coupon code baratza to deduct 5% from the price of the grinder. The deal expires as soon as the grinders are physically here.
We are stocking two models, the Maestro and the Virtuoso. They are similar, but the Virtuoso does have slightly different mechanicals and some higher features that justify its $199 price tag. If you can swing it, that’s the one I recommend. But there is no shame in saying. “look, I’m not spending more than a hundred bucks on a grinder”. In that case the Maestro is for you – it’s a perfectly competent machine, just not as fancy.
I have been using a Baratza Vario at home for a couple months now. We haven’t made a stocking decision yet. I like the grinder, and I like the idea of stocking a couple, but at its much higher price point, I have a hard time justifying tying up the working capital. But I may splurge at some point, we’ll see. I can always order one for you if that’s the machine you have your heart set on – just email me.
All these machines make great Father’s Day gifts.