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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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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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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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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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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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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