It’s not often that you think about Middle School and great coffee together, right? But that’s definitely what happening at Piedmont Middle School in Charlotte NC. A student team here have a coffee shop, to provide Admin and Faculty with delicious coffee. All this with the goal of raising funds to provide equitable education opportunities for students
We’re excited to release our base model of the Sette Series, the Sette 30 AP! It is built with the AP burr, designed for our high end Sette 270/270W grinders, which produces an exceptional espresso grind. It’s an inexpensive grinder at $249 to get started on an espresso journey, suitable for basic and advanced espresso
Team Baratza is growing and we’re looking for two key people to join our teams. Please be sure to apply if you are interested in either of these positions and share the news with your friends who might be curious about the opportunities too! Customer support/operations person for our headquarters in Bellevue, WA. The Baratza
It’s lovely to go away to other cities, but we have to admit that it’s also great to be on home turf again this year for #CoffeeExpo2017. Especially as it allows more of our growing Baratza team to attend and be immersed in the wonderful madness that is EXPO and the annual pinnacle gathering of our
In February, Alex Choppin, our Baratza Support Specialist, came in 3rd place at the qualifying event for Brewers Cup Competition in Austin. It’s the first time Baratza ever had a team member compete in one of these competitions and we are so proud of Alex’s achievement. He now moves on to compete during #CoffeeExpo2017 in Seattle. Alex
We added a new person last Fall and already, due to rapid growth in our customer base, we need another person to join our Support Team! Our customers use all these grinders on a daily basis to make their favorite cups of coffee, for themselves at home or in their cafes. Sometimes they need some
We’re so stoked here at Baratza to have a team member representing us in competition! This year, our newest member to the Support team, Alex Choppin, will be competing in the Brewers Cup Qualifying Competition in Austin on Feb 11-12. We grabbed a little bit of time between the craziness of supporting our customers
Team Baratza and our grinders will be on the road to some fun places over the next 4 weeks: SCA/BGA Regional Coffee Champs We’re excited to be able to attend the Coffee Champs this year, see the competitions and meet new and old friends. We are the grinder sponsor for the Brew Masters area –
It happened, in case you didn’t hear… Our certifications have been received and we are in full Sette production mode at our manufacturing facility in Taiwan. By next week, we’ll have shipped out 2,200 Sette 270 and 270W grinders in the US and Canada! It’s been wild at our operations HQ doing the shipping, with
We’re delighted to welcome Alex Choppin to our team as a Support Specialist. We all wear many hats at Baratza, but for the most part Alex handles support calls and emails, plus order processing. Alex brings a wealth of coffee knowledge and skills to the Support team. He has 10 years in the Specialty Coffee industry
We have important information to share about the availability of the Sette 270 and 270W grinders! Designing grinders can be huge fun, especially when you get the wonderful support and feedback we’ve had for the Sette Series. However, as anyone who has ever brought anything to market knows, dealing with manufacturing requires certifications, approvals, production,
This week we head to Dublin for World of Coffee! Kyra Kennedy, Kyle Anderson and Joyce Klassen will be on hand to talk to you about our full range of grinders. We’re excited to be able to show the new Sette Series, and know there is already a lot of interest from the International community
Our customers use all these grinders on a daily basis to make their favorite cups of coffee, for themselves at home or in their cafes. Sometimes they need some help from us! We’re on the search for someone to join our operations and customer support team at our headquarters in Bellevue, WA. The Baratza operations
What grinder is best for me? This question has popped up more than a few times in this Support department, I hope that this blog will help inform and educate how to optimize your grinder selection for your caffeination needs.
April 17, 2015 The day has come for us to bid farewell to Sarah Dooley who has been on our team since July 2013. We’re excited for Sarah as she sets out on her new adventure that is Milk and Coffee Co.. Sarah has been a fantastic resource to Baratza in the education of our
Pierce Jens and Quinn Anderson, both brilliant and seasoned Baratza tech specialists have joined forces to create their own company, Got Itt. They are focused on the design and manufacture of parts and accessories that enhance our existing grinder product range. Their first available product is a Timer Switch Conversion Kit for the Encore, and
Baratza at SCAA 2015 – BOOTH 10041 (South Hall) Wow – only one week away from The Event that is #SCAA2015. Once again, we’ll be in our hometown of Seattle for this 27th Specialty Coffee Association of America Expo! It’s going to be a hugely exciting few days of connecting with our customers and the
We feel gratified to share that Baratza grew at a rate of 66% last year Internationally, and over 30% in the US, per year, for the last 5+ years! The ongoing interest and demand for Specialty Coffee, and quality grinders to grind it, has fueled this growth. Keeping up with this demand has presented exciting
To support the members of BGA who have chosen to join this organization for their professional development we now offer a special discount on our grinders! We are offering 25% off MSRP pricing online at the Baratza website, plus free shipping (within the US). One grinder purchase only per year. BGA Members need to enter
Change is in the air! Sarah Dooley, our Education and Quality Manager is at the starting line of a new adventure! Bittersweet as it is, we are super excited for Sarah as she transitions to her own company, while she continues in her role at Baratza. Read on as Sarah shares her story about the change!
Most small, consumer appliances are designed to wear out, or stop being useful in a very short time. These appliances are difficult and expensive to repair, so consumers are trained to dump and replace. This is often called planned obsolescence, and it not only wastes consumer’s money it also uses up valuable resources, chokes our landfills, and has big environmental implications.
Baratza recently donated grinders to Street Bean to support the important work they are doing – getting youth off the streets and giving them real skills, and an opportunity to improve their lives. Ben Blake, a long time Baratza friend and supporter, manages the Street Bean Cafe and we asked him to share about their
We’ve had the pleasure of welcoming Martin Fu to our Bellevue HQ this summer! Martin is the son of Leo Fu, the owner of our partner company PSI, in Taiwan, that is responsible for the manufacture and assembly of our grinders. Martin attends college in Tai Pei and on breaks, he goes back to Tai
June 13, 2014 Q & A With Colin Francois, Barista Camp Back From the Field- Report Interviewed by Sarah Dooley Baratza is as serious about great home and light commercial grinders as we are about employee development. In the past year, we’ve sent two team members to the Barista Guild of America’s Barista Camp for
World Coffee Event 2014 in Rimini, Italy. Baratza doing a bit of grinding!
Baratza at SCAA 2014 – BOOTH 10041 We are in the final countdown to The Event of #SCAA2014. We’ll be in our hometown of Seattle for this 26th Specialty Coffee Association of America Expo – Score! It’s going to be a hugely exciting few days of connecting with our customers and the specialty coffee community
December 13, 2013 Yes, we’re going crazy sending grinders out the doors and fulfilling all the orders that are flooding in, and it’s really got us in the holiday mood! In case one of those grinders is not destined to be for you, we’d like to give you the opportunity to turn that around, plus
November 13, 2013 It’s the season of Giving Thanks and we have our 1st #BaratzaThanksYOU event in appreciation of all the great Baratza supporters in the coffee world! We’re giving away a new Virtuoso grinder! Do you NEED a grinder – perfectly versatile for all your brewing methods?! – Follow Baratzapics on Instagram – Upload a photo
by Sarah Dooley October 15, 2013 We are part of teams throughout life, whether we are cheering for them, playing on them, members of them, working on them, or a particular fan base, heck even owning a specific product puts you on a team. Depending on the reach of that group, we are on a
Post by Sarah Dooley, Education and Quality Manager No one will debate I have had the privilege of working with some of the coffee industry’s finest equipment employers, Visions Espresso, Espresso Parts, Olympia Coffee Roasters & La Marzocco, just to name a few. Everyone who knows me well will attest to my goals of delivering
April 30, 2013 by Joyce Klassen Specialty Coffee Association of America held ‘The Event’ this year in Boston. What a show! What an event! We are still reeling from it, two weeks on! Prior to ‘The Event’ was the two day Symposium, which Kyra Kennedy and I were fortunate enough to attend. On day one,
November 8, 2012 Recently, a friend was telling us about a dishwasher she’d bought just two years ago that had broken down. When she asked about having it repaired, there was a slight snicker and the response that it was already obsolete and no parts available! She was shocked. She now had to buy a
Monday, February 27, 2012 Today marks the beginning of TED2012 conference in Long Beach, CA and TED Active 2012 in Palm Springs,CA. Coffee Common will be delighting the TED attendees with these amazing coffees, specially chosen for the event: Detour Coffee – Ephiphanie Bufcafe Rwanda Intelligentsia – Anjilanaka Bolivia Counter Culture Coffee – La Frontera,