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

Read More

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

Read More

#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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More