Author: Alexander Choppin

Calibration Station

Posted by Alexander Choppin on October 19, 2018 in Blog Education Grinders Burrs Innovation

One of the great things about owning a Baratza burr grinder is the level of adjustability it provides – allowing you to get just the right grind size for your brew. Baratza grinders use burrs, not blades to grind. They determine grind size not by amount of time spent grinding, but rather by the amount

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Grinding Tips For Your Brew

Posted by Alexander Choppin on July 6, 2018 in Blog Education Grinders Burrs Innovation

Setting up your new Baratza grinder, you may notice the wide range of grind settings available. If you’re not a barista competitor, a green coffee buyer, or any kind of coffee professional, you probably don’t know what all those settings are for. The Virtuoso, our most tried-and-true grinder, is equipped with 40 separate steps of

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Grinder Down? Fear Not!

Posted by Alexander Choppin on May 10, 2018 in Blog Grinders Support Repair Burrs Customers

by Alex Choppin, Baratza Support and Coffee Specialist No grinder owner wants to imagine it – the single worst day of your life: your grinder is broken and you can’t make coffee. Don’t panic! There’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Our grinders are not made to simply break down and be replaced; Don’t

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Get Excited for the 270Wi

Posted by Alexander Choppin on April 26, 2018 in Blog Grinders Innovation Baratza Company Grind by Weight SetteSeries

by Pierce Jens & Alex Choppin At SCA Expo 2016, Baratza introduced the revolutionary Sette 270W. We brought our innovative mechanical engineering of coffee grinders to the table in partnership with Acaia’s long history of load-cell (scale) expertise. Together, we produced a coffee grinder capable of grinding by weight directly into a portafilter – a first

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How to choose your Baratza grinder.

Posted by Alexander Choppin on March 27, 2018 in Blog Education Grinders Customers Innovation Product Review SetteSeries

by Alex Choppin, Baratza Support and Coffee Specialist. So you’ve started your journey down the rabbit hole of coffee. By now, you’ve probably heard that the first, biggest improvement you can make for great coffee at home is a good burr grinder. Our grinders serve a variety of needs: all-purpose workhorses like the Encore and

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Reflecting on the Sette Series

Posted by Alexander Choppin on January 15, 2018 in Blog Grinders Innovation Baratza Company SetteSeries

In the fall of 2016, we released the much-anticipated Sette 270 and 270W: the two flagship grinders of Baratza’s new design aesthetic. This series introduced a revolutionary design to home espresso grinders, and enabled incredible functionality for home users. The path we threaded through design, testing, and release taught us a great deal about building

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