Life Expectancy of Burrs

Posted by Baratza on January 27, 2015 in Blog Burrs Education 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

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Baratza Travel – Safe & Strong!

Posted by Baratza on January 23, 2015 in Accessories Blog Product Review

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

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Grinding for Espresso – Metal vs Ceramic Burrs

Posted by Baratza on January 15, 2015 in Blog Burrs Grinders

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

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STOP! Don’t Dump It – Fix It!

Posted by Baratza on September 22, 2014 in Baratza Company Blog Customers Grinders Innovation Video

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.

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Foreign Exchange Tech – Martin Fu

Posted by Baratza on August 28, 2014 in Baratza Company Blog

We’ve had the pleasure of welcoming Martin Fu to our Bellevue HQ this summer! Martin is the son of Leo Fu, the owner of our partner company PSI, in Taiwan, that is responsible for the manufacture and assembly of our grinders. Martin attends college in Tai Pei and on breaks, he goes back to Tai

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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

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Grinding for Espresso

Posted by Baratza on December 12, 2013 in Blog Education Grinders

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

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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

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Grind Settings to get you started!

Posted by Baratza on November 11, 2013 in Blog Burrs Education Grinders

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

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Refurbs: a Win-Win!

Posted by Baratza on October 31, 2013 in Blog Burrs Grinders

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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