BECOME A HOPPER SWAPPER
Baratza is good, Baratza is great! In the name of home grinders, all hail Baratza. Except the bean hoppers. Whilst they do the job, they have always missed a tiny little piece of functionality: the bean shut off. This has all bean corrected with the latest addition to the Baratza product line, the Shut-off hopper. In true Baratza style, they have not just done the bare minimum, they have actually made improvements on the usual hopper design, in the form of a concave scoop that leaves minimal beans on top of the burr. It feels like a much more substantial offering than the stock hopper as well - no surprise as it has been built as standard for the Baratza Forte BG and Forte AP, their latest commercially focused offering. Last but not least, it is much more aesthetically pleasing than the stock hopper - not a major thing, but it certainly helps. It's also compatible with both the Vario and Vario W.
If you have an older Vario model, you'll need to upgrade your Upper Burr Carrier to the new Upper Burr Carrier. How can you tell? The wings go all the way to the top on the older version, they're shorter on the new version.
- Innovative concave hopper shut-off design
- Compatible with Vario, Vario W, and Forte grinders - check this guide to make sure your grinder's Upper Burr Carrier is compatible.
- On the conical burr grinders, the open/closed lever for the shut off faces the front of the grinder, becoming the adjustment marker. And the location of the lever will move as you adjust your grind.
- Plastic and metal construction
- Accepts Baratza hopper extender
- 300 grams/10 ounces