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Forté – 2 Versions – AP&BG

August 26th, 2013 By admin | Comments: no responses

Forté-BG showing Control Panel

Forté-BG showing Control Panel

Production and shipment of the Fortés has started! Last week began the fulfillment of some orders that our resellers and cafe customers had placed, many months ago.

We have had a small number of Fortés out testing at some cafes and resellers in the US in order to get feedback and make appropriate revisions and improvements to it, before general release. The feedback has been incredibly positive. Jeff Taylor at PTs said:
“The Forté-BG is outstanding on our bar! Solid construction, holdsgrind partical size consistently with a consistent dose that’s fast and quiet. We’re thrilled with it so far. Can’t wait to get the rest of them in place.”

As part of this feedback and discussions with the new users, we have made a clarifying name change to the Forté to eliminate confusion of these two distinctive grinders. We now have the Forté-AP (All Purpose) for grinding from espresso to press pot, and the Forté-BG (Brew Grinder) for all brewing methods except espresso.
- The BG - Brew Grinder – is designed for manual or batch brewing and comes with a 54mm flat steel burr and a grounds bin
- The AP is the All Purpose grinder and comes with a 54mm flat ceramic burr, grounds bin for use when grinding by weight , and portaholder for use when grinding directly to your portafilter.

Forté AP with Portafilter

Forté AP with Portafilter