AP Burr (left) BG Burr (Right) We’re excited to announce the availability of a 2nd burr for the Sette Series! Since we first designed the Sette Series, we’d always had it in our minds to offer multiple burrs and we now have made that happen – one optimized for espresso and the other for brew/filter.
Team Baratza and our grinders will be on the road to some fun places over the next 4 weeks: SCA/BGA Regional Coffee Champs We’re excited to be able to attend the Coffee Champs this year, see the competitions and meet new and old friends. We are the grinder sponsor for the Brew Masters area –
When we designed the Sette Series, we conceived a totally new, built-in, convertible holder that allows you to grind directly into your portafilter (PF), the supplied grounds bin, or most of the popular brewing devices (Hario, Clever, Able Kone, Aeropress). The feedback about this convertible holder has been extremely positive and it is unique amongst
This week we head to Dublin for World of Coffee! Kyra Kennedy, Kyle Anderson and Joyce Klassen will be on hand to talk to you about our full range of grinders. We’re excited to be able to show the new Sette Series, and know there is already a lot of interest from the International community
Last week we ‘did’ the SCAA in Atlanta! It was a huge show for us and the event was brilliant from so many perspectives: – Most of the Baratza team was on hand to meet, share and soak up the energy of the specialty coffee industry and get a sense of the role (albeit small)
It’s Italian for 7. The grinder shape is like a 7. It’s the 7th coffee grinder we’ve designed with unique features (Maestro, Virtuoso, Vario, Preciso, Vario-W, Forte, and Sette). And we pronounce it “Set-ay” (like Café). And there you have it!
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.
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
For years we’ve had people asking about tough, protective cases to use when they take their Baratza grinders on the road for demos, pop-ups, catering, competitions and more! We developed one as special thank you and it seems like it got a bit of attention after some pictures were posted! If you’d like one, you
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
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.
Baratza recently donated grinders to Street Bean to support the important work they are doing – getting youth off the streets and giving them real skills, and an opportunity to improve their lives. Ben Blake, a long time Baratza friend and supporter, manages the Street Bean Cafe and we asked him to share about their
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
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 17, 2014 For many of us, cleaning the grinder is a monthly if not weekly routine. That’s all good; please don’t ever change that very important routine. Instead be mindful of a few details regarding the process so as not to permanently damage your grinder. Using rice to clean your grinder is not a
by Kyle Anderson & Kyra Kennedy, Co-Owners of Baratza December 12, 2013 Our experience with the Vario grinders over the last 3+ years has helped us understand the unique requirements of Baratza grinders in a commercial setting. We have continually improved these grinders to be more stout, however, without starting from scratch, it is not
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 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
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
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
October 28, 2013 by Sarah Dooley, Education & Quality Manager You may never run large volumes of rice through your grinder, wash it under a running faucet, or use it to grind peanuts into butter. And we thank you! But for those of you who do notice some warranted everyday wear and tear, we have
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
June 4, 2013 At SCAA in Boston, there was a satellite cafe at the entrance to the show, organized by Nick Cho and Elise Hogan of Kalita USA. They invited Prima Coffee, Marco, La Marzocco, and Baratza to join them in providing the coffee service. They also invited Baristas and coffee professionals from across the
March 25, 2013 OK, so the word is out! We have new, exciting products to share!! We sent an email to our customers last week giving them the heads up about what is going to be released and they seem so delighted that they are spreading the news ahead of us. Hard to be mad
October 9, 2012 Something happens with your grinder and it stops working or grinds differently to how it used to. You’re afraid you won’t be able to make another cup of coffee. You need coffee, what do you do? First we recommend you check our Troubleshooting pages on our website, organized by grinder – it
September 17,2012 Recently we did a short blog on the life of burrs! It was well received and generated many more questions from our Baratza community, especially around the topic of the differences between ceramic and metal burrs, and the heat generated in burrs, when grinding. We decided it was time that Kyle Anderson, download