Forté BG

The Forté is available in two configurations. The Forté BG (Brew Grinder) is designed for manual or batch brewing and comes with a 54mm flat steel burr and a grounds bin.

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The Forté BG is a compact, weight-based, commercial grade grinder, dedicated to grinding for brew methods requiring a medium to coarse grind. The Forté BG incorporates many features that fit well into commercial operations, including: all metal construction; small footprint; intuitive control panel; and solid macro/micro adjustment. Coffee professionals have learned, from using the Vario-W in the brew bar setting, that weight-based grinding improved their workflow and efficiency. In response to the Vario-W success, and growing demand for this approach to grinding in the commercial environment, we have developed the Forté BG.

The Forte BG is a durable workhorse using 54mm flat steel burr, which produces an accurate and precise grind, delivering exceptional cup quality for all brew methods including espresso, brewed or dripped coffees and press pot. We re-designed the guts of the Vario-W for commercial use. The Forté BG design includes a grinding assembly with a threaded burr holder which screws firmly into an all metal grinding chamber for a more accurate grind. A larger gear to belt ratio, combined with a more efficient DC motor, increases the speed of grind and duty cycle.


Reviews

Prima Coffee: 3 Reasons you’ll love this grinder (Functionality, User Interface, Design)
Sprudge: 2013 Sexiest Coffee Grinder Alive
Wired Magazine: Grindhouse – The best brewing tech from a Coffee Mega-Expo (SCAA)
Prima Coffee: Baratza Forté Comparisons and Tutorials
Jonathan Bonchak, Wholesale Sales at Counter Culture Coffee: I love the Baratza Forte! (a cheerful, not-too-technical review)

INTUITIVE INTERFACE

The Forté-BG allows you to dose by weight or time. Our signature dose-by-weight is accurate to plus or minus .2 gram. The touch activation awakens your screen with LED backlit technology. The touch screen controls all operations with three programmable dose presets; Up or Down arrows to increase or decrease dose values; and TARE, MANUAL, START or STOP.


BURRS

The Forté-BG grinder comes with 54 mm steel burrs that produce an accurate and consistent grind for a variety of manual and small batch brews. Our steel burrs were specifically designed to reduce the fines, enhancing flavor in the cup. The broad range of grind (230 microns to 1150 microns) and the narrow particle distribution (lack of fines) are the hallmarks of the superiority of the Forté-BG burrs.


ADUSTMENT/GRIND RANGE

An all-metal macro and micro adjustment system produces a positive feel and secure grind setting. The macro-adjust moves from fine to coarse grinding in 10 distinct and repeatable settings. A secondary micro-adjust further divides each of the 10 macro steps into 26 distinct settings. These steps, plus the new metal detents, enable fine-tuning with ease, dialing in the exact grind for the preferred brew method being used.


HOPPER

The hopper holds approximately 300g of coffee. An innovative bean shutoff feature in the collar permits no-mess, no-fuss hopper removal for changing out beans. Bean “waste” (below the stopper) averages a surprisingly low 10g, once the hopper has been shut off (all weights are bean density dependent). A hopper extension is available that can add an additional 250g of capacity.


RE-CALIBRATING BURRS

The Forté-BG is calibrated at the factory to ensure an accurate range of grind. If necessary, the Forté-BG burrs can be easily re-calibrated using the special calibration tool that comes with the grinder.


CLEANING BURRS

Burrs can easily be removed for cleaning using the cast zinc tool that is included with your Forté.


WARRANTY

Limited Warranty for Forté Grinders is 1 year or 50 hours of cumulative motor run time, whichever comes first.


Accessories:

(which may be purchased separately)


Hopper Extender

An extension that can add 250g of capacity to the existing 300g bean hopper. Several extenders can be added to get to the capacity you need.

Speed To GrindAeroPress 1.2g/sec—Press 2.4g/sec

Burrs 54 mm steel burrs by Ditting

Bean Hopper Capacity 10 oz (300-400 g), depending on size & density of bean

Grounds Bin Capacity 6 oz. (170 g)

Weight 13 lbs. (6 kg)

Dimensions WxHxD (cm) 13x36x18

Power Rating (North America) 120 V AC 240 Watts 50/60 Hz. 2.0 Amp

Power Rating (Other) 230 V AC 240 Watts 50/60 Hz. 1.1 Amp

No Load Burr Speed 1950 RPM

Safety Listing UL/CSA/CE/EK

Designed & Engineered Seattle WA

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Steel vs Ceramic BurrsDownload PDF

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