Effective immediately, we’re delighted to announce that the Vario is now being shipped with the new Metal Portaholder that we designed for the Forté. This is in response to many customer requests! The product number has changed from 885 to 886. Read our blog for more info, plus details of the upgrade kit, for current Vario owners.
A couple of weeks ago, Colin Francois, one of our magic Support team had the opportunity to attend Barista Camp in Wisconsin. Sarah Dooley interviews him about his experience, what he learned and how it will help him support our customers.
THE big coffee event is happening this week in Rimini, Italy. It’s a trade event similar to SCAA and hosting the World Barista and Brewers Cup competitions. We have a blog about where Baratza is doing some grinding work!
The Forté-BG has been reviewed by Jonathan Bonchak, an experienced industry professional, working in Wholesale Sales at Counter Culture Coffee.
We’re thrilled that he gave it the thumbs up – “I’ve brewed multiple cups in a row for a few different get togethers and I can tell you without a doubt that this is absolutely a commercial-quality grinder all the way through and it does an amazing job”.
Read the review here.
Fast Company Magazine did an article on our friends Doug and Barb Garrott of Orphan Espresso and the development of their new hand grinder, the Lido 2.
Our co-founder Kyle Anderson, shared his knowledge and resources with Doug & Barb to help them make it to the next step in their method of production. They had some very nice words to say about him!
“Any business book would recommend finding a mentor, but it’s a rare professional contact who would set you up with their own designer and factory to help manufacture a product that, technically, is a direct competitor with their own. “Kyle confounds us every minute that we have known him,” Doug says. “He’s the most helpful, the most open, and he’s helpful to everyone who knows him, because he truly believes the rising tide lifts all boats, including his own.”
Read the whole article here.