By Alex Choppin, Baratza Support Specialist & US Brewers Cup Competitor 2017 The Sette Series, with its revolutionary design and functionality, has really challenged our pre-suppositions as coffee professionals and grinder nerds. It’s an exciting experience for us, and from what our customers tell us, for them as well! Here in Baratza Support, we’ve encountered
We’ve been getting a lot of questions about what these are and if they’re needed. If you bought a Sette 270W or Sette 270, the card that comes along with these pieces directs you to the documentation page, which allows you to view and/or download any of the product sheets, quick start guides or manuals
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
The Sette 270 and 270w have shipped and we are delighted with the initial feedback we’re receiving! Some questions have come in about duty cycle – the time which the grinder is actively grinding beans. The Sette was designed for a maximum of 2 lbs (1 kg) per day, with an espresso duty cycle of 10%. We
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
by Pierce Jens, Technical Support The amount of information that is at the tip of our fingers, thanks to the Internet, is a powerful asset. Unfortunately this power can be bad as well as good, for information can be skewed or misinterpreted and then shared. I wish to set straight some aspects of our 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
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!
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
Only 3 days left before TED2014 kicks off! This year Canada is the location and “World Coffee Events (WCE) has partnered with TED, to design and execute a coffee and tea program for TED2014 in Vancouver and TEDActive in Whistler”. The program is focused on Specialty Coffee, enriching the attendee experience and a offering a
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
February 27, 2014 Baratza is always striving to improve, from the time we manufactured our first grinder, to right now. The stripped drive gear issue is generally caused by a rock fragment or unroasted bean getting caught between the burrs, causing the motor shaft to chew a few teeth off of the drive gear. The
Sarah Dooley, Baratza Quality Control & Educator The Forte Series is packed full of amazing accessories and features! If you plan on using the PortaHolder you will appreciate our built in software feature that converts weight to time dosing- the Smart Dose. For accuracy of dose, it is best to dial in your coffees while
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
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