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Sette Series-Upgrade of Convertible Holder

Posted by Joyce on August 5, 2016 in Blog Grinders Innovation No Comments

When we designed the Sette Series, we conceived a totally new, built-in, convertible holder that allows you to grind directly into your portafilter (PF), the supplied grounds bin, or most of the popular brewing devices (Hario, Clever, Able Kone, Aeropress). The feedback about this convertible holder has been extremely positive and it is unique amongst

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Sette – Delay in Shipping – US & Canada

Posted by Joyce on July 14, 2016 in Baratza Company Blog Customers Grinders Innovation No Comments

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,

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Want to join the Baratza team??

Posted by Joyce on June 8, 2016 in Baratza Company Blog Support No Comments

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

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SCAA2016 Best New Product

Posted by Joyce on April 22, 2016 in Blog Grinders homefeat Innovation No Comments

Last week we ‘did’ the SCAA in Atlanta! It was a huge show for us and the event was brilliant from so many perspectives: – Most of the Baratza team was on hand to meet, share and soak up the energy of the specialty coffee industry and get a sense of the role (albeit small)

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Sette – Part II – Etzinger

Posted by Joyce on March 16, 2016 in Blog Burrs Grinders Innovation No Comments

Part II – 3/16/16 One of the totally new pieces to the Sette is the revolutionary grinding mechanism. We have been working with Etzinger engineering, a conical burr manufacturer in Lichtenstein for many years. Christian Etzinger was an aeronautical engineer before getting into burr design. Check out this clip of the grind mechanism. This technology

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Sette: Next Generation Baratza

Posted by Conrad on March 16, 2016 in Blog Grinders Innovation No Comments

Part I The secret is out that we are up to something new! You’ll know from our history that we’ve always been pushing the envelope of providing high quality, high precision coffee grinders for the home and café. With each new grinder we’ve upped the game in delivering consistent, uniformly ground coffee, knowing that the

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Life Expectancy of Burrs

Posted by Baratza on January 27, 2015 in Blog Burrs Education Grinders

by Kyle Anderson, Baratza Co-Founder and Chief Engineer People ask us all the time about life expectancy of their burrs. It’s hard to give a hard and fast rule as the life expectancy of a burr varies, depending on the type of coffee, degree of roast, grind size, volume ground, and any rocks you may

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Baratza Travel – Safe & Strong!

Posted by Baratza on January 23, 2015 in Accessories Blog Product Review

For years we’ve had people asking about tough, protective cases to use when they take their Baratza grinders on the road for demos, pop-ups, catering, competitions and more! We developed one as special thank you and it seems like it got a bit of attention after some pictures were posted! If you’d like one, you

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Grinding for Espresso – Metal vs Ceramic Burrs

Posted by Baratza on January 15, 2015 in Blog Burrs Grinders

by Sarah Dooley and Pierce Jens Since the introduction of the Forte AP and BG grinders, the team at Baratza has been doing a lot of taste testing on both grinders. With regards to tasting espresso specifically, we have noticed that the ceramic burrs produce a traditional espresso flavor profile. They are great for blends

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Baratza, Sarah Dooley, and Milk And Coffee

Posted by Baratza on October 7, 2014 in Baratza Company Blog Education

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!

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STOP! Don’t Dump It – Fix It!

Posted by Baratza on September 22, 2014 in Baratza Company Blog Customers Grinders Innovation Video

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.

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Foreign Exchange Tech – Martin Fu

Posted by Baratza on August 28, 2014 in Baratza Company Blog

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

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Release of Vario 886

Posted by Baratza on August 15, 2014 in Accessories Blog Grinders Video

Big News – Effective 8/14/14, The Vario now comes standard with the Metal PortaHolder! When we launched the Forté-AP with the Metal PortaHolder we got a lot of interest and requests to change out the Vario plastic PortaHolder with the heavy-duty metal PortaHolder. The Vario body needed some minor changes for a perfect fit of

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Baratza at SCAA 2014 – BOOTH 10041

Posted by Baratza on April 15, 2014 in Baratza Company Blog Customers Grinders

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

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Static in your grinding – it's complex!

Posted by Baratza on March 7, 2014 in Blog Education Grinders Support

By Kyle Anderson, Baratza Co-Owner and Engineer Static: the grossly misunderstood and (still, to this day) hotly debated phenomenon that plagues many facets of our lives but can REALLY (randomly) irritate those of us who grind our coffee beans daily. As recently as mid 2011 there were breakthrough findings about the root cause of “static

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Grinding for Espresso

Posted by Baratza on December 12, 2013 in Blog Education Grinders

by Sarah Dooley, Education Manager December 12, 2013 At Baratza, we spend a healthy amount of time in R&D!  Our goal is to be ahead of all the brewing and grinder questions, to be aware of structural and electrical efficiencies, and at times, just good old fashioned coffee talk. There is nothing like engaging directly

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Small wing nut makes the difference!

Posted by Baratza on November 26, 2013 in Blog Burrs Grinders

November 26, 2013 Baratza is always making small changes to our grinders to improve performance, durability, or reliability.  These changes are part of our commitment to continuously look for ways to improve our grinders and are not usually announced publically.  But sometimes customers notice a change and have questions. Recently, we have had a few

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Having a weak link (plastic burr holder) is a good thing!!

Posted by Baratza on November 19, 2013 in Blog Burrs Grinders Support

November 19, 2013 By Kyle Anderson, Chief Engineer All of our grinders use a powerful DC motor that produces a very high torque (even at “locked rotor” conditions). In every electro-mechanical device, there should be some kind of easily replaceable or automatically resettable “fuse”. In the case of the Encore, Virtuoso, and Preciso we have

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Grind Settings to get you started!

Posted by Baratza on November 11, 2013 in Blog Burrs Education Grinders

November 11, 2013 by Sarah Dooley, Education and Quality Manager Baratza provides our users with a range of versatile grinders for all brew types, price points, and to suit many locations and situations. The Baratza grinders operate in two basic burr styles – conical and flat.  The conical burrs are steel which we use in

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Refurbs: a Win-Win!

Posted by Baratza on October 31, 2013 in Blog Burrs Grinders

In conjunction with our Repair Program, to support our goal of reducing waste to the landfills, we also have a vigorous Refurbished Grinder Program! Refurbished grinders can be preowned grinders that are part of our warranty program or  they are grinders which we have loaned out to support coffee community events such as SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association

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#TeamBaratza, This is how WE do it!

Posted by Baratza on October 16, 2013 in Baratza Company Blog Support

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

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Rusty Burrs – Really??

Posted by Baratza on October 15, 2013 in Blog Burrs Grinders Support

by Kyle Anderson, Baratza President and Chief Designer I think the time has come to write a bit about the misconceptions and perceptions surrounding trace amounts of visible rust on steel burrs in coffee grinders. A few important points need to be made: first, ingesting rust is not a health concern. “The National Institute of

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Sarah Dooley on Serving Well

Posted by Baratza on October 1, 2013 in Baratza Company Blog Grinders Support

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

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Roasters Weigh-In On The Forté!

Posted by Baratza on September 16, 2013 in Blog Customers Grind by Weight Grinders Innovation Product Review

The Forté AP (All Purpose) and BG (Brew Grinder) new commerical grinders have been shipping out to our customers across North Amercia.   Inventory has been limited, but we’re filling your backorders as fast we can!  In the meantime, we thought you might like to hear some feedback about the Fortés, from a few roasters, in their own words

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Vario-W on Bar at TED2013

Posted by Baratza on February 20, 2013 in Blog Community Support Grind by Weight Grinders

February 20, 2013 TED is passionate about people sharing their ideas to enrich the lives of others. This year, TED2013 kicks off on February 25th, with two events, running simultaneously, at Long Beach and Palm Springs, with the theme of “The Young, The Wise, The Undiscovered”. Happily, Specialty Coffee will be an enriching component of

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Vario Faceplate

Posted by Baratza on December 27, 2012 in Blog Customers Grind by Weight Grinders Support

December 27, 2012 Recently we’ve had a lot of questions from consumers about the faceplate change on the Vario and it seems we have been remiss in not sharing the what, why, when of it all! In 2011, we had Vario customers asking for markings to allow for recording of the grind settings, so they

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Our Green efforts…..

Posted by Baratza on November 8, 2012 in Baratza Company Blog Community Support

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

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Video of GB 2.0 installation

Posted by Baratza on October 23, 2012 in Blog Grinders Innovation Support Video

October 23, 2012 At the beginning of 2012 we introduced the 2nd generation gearbox (GB 2.0) for our conical burr grinders. All new grinders manufactured since January have the new gearbox. At the same time, we developed a parts kit to upgrade the gear box of Baratza conical burr grinders manufactured before 2012. A LOT

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Baratza Vario-W works the Coffee Common brew bar at TED2012

Posted by Baratza on February 27, 2012 in Baratza Company Blog Community Support Customers Grind by Weight Grinders

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,

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Baratza Virtuoso Upgrade!

Posted by Baratza on December 8, 2011 in Blog Burrs Grinders Innovation Support

Thursday, December 8, 2011 You’ve probably heard that this month (December 2011), we upgraded the incredible workhorse – the Baratza Virtuoso. At Baratza, we are continually trying to improve our products and sometimes those improvements come more from listening to our customers than some long-term product plan schedule, so we thought you might be interested

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Who could use WBG?

Posted by Baratza on September 23, 2011 in Blog Customers Grind by Weight Grinders Innovation

Monday, April 25th, 2011 Wow, what a week it’s been! Our new weight-based grinding products, the Esatto and Vario-E were announced last Tuesday (4/19). We knew that this would cause a stir and we were right! The Twitter world has been a chorus of chatter! Our phone and email conversations just got WAY longer –

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Never Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth

Posted by Baratza on September 23, 2011 in Blog

Friday, July 2nd, 2010 Or when given a present, be grateful for your good fortune and don’t look for more by examining it to assess its value. This is good advice, but…. My 17 year old daughter recently returned from a trip to Costa Rica , bummer that I did not get to go along.

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Confessions: The Road from Super-Automatic to Baratza Grinder

Posted by Baratza on September 23, 2011 in Blog

Thursday, May 20th, 2010 I must confess that for many years I have depended on a super-automatic Palazzo for my espresso in the morning. When Baratza started business in 1999, we were the importer of Solis super-automatic machines and grinders. After years of going to Starbucks each morning, it was very convenient to make my

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Grind Fresh for the Love of Coffee

Posted by Baratza on September 23, 2011 in Blog

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 Baratza sells grinders, so of course we believe that grinding fresh is synonymous with great coffee. This morning, I was checking out a new coffee site that sells coffee from some great micro-roasters. When I went to checkout, I was surprised to see that I could buy the coffee pre-ground to

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Why I Love Coffee

Posted by Baratza on September 23, 2011 in Blog

Thursday, February 11th, 2010 This is a guest blog post from my friend, Stacy Roach. While she is not in the coffee biz, she is passionate about good coffee and loves learning about coffee. I love coffee for a lot of reasons, and when I am sitting at my desk, in the wee hours of

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