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Foreign Exchange Tech – Martin Fu

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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 Chung to work for PSI as an assembler. Martin has been a great asset to Baratza this summer, already knowing all facets of assembly of our grinders. This time he got to see them AFTER they’ve been well used and was able to repair and refurbish them!

The team at HQ have treated him to fantastic coffee and food and in his downtime he’s learned something else new…. how to skateboard! He says “You will get yourself killed in Tai Pei because there are too many cars. There is so much room and clear spaces for a freshman of skateboarding to learn here.”

Before heading back to Taiwan, Martin took a trip to the Bay Area and caught up with local and visiting Baratza team members, pictured here with Pierce Jens from our Support Team and Kyra Kennedy, Baratza Co-owner.


Refurbs: a Win-Win!

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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 of America) meetings or TED coffee brew bar support ( Baratza at TED ) .   In all cases they have been fixed, cleaned, and updated to the newest parts, but may have minor blemishes and scratches from previous use. The refurbished grinders come with a 1 year warranty.

Currently we are putting new refurbs up on our web site on a daily basis.  We sell out extremely quickly of the lower priced models (Encore and Virtuoso) as people often go for these as their entry point to moving to a burr grinder, from a lower end whirly blade etc.,  As we come close to the holiday season, you might be interested in helping a special friend make such a move to improving their coffee experience, OR you might be ready yourself for a move up to something like our Vario or Vario-W.  Check them online here.