Author: Baratza

Looks can be deceiving: dialing in with the Sette burr

Posted by Baratza on April 6, 2017 in Blog Education Grinders Support Burrs No Comments

By Alex Choppin, Baratza Support Specialist & US Brewers Cup Competitor 2017 The Sette Series, with its revolutionary design and functionality, has really challenged our pre-suppositions as coffee professionals and grinder nerds. It’s an exciting experience for us, and from what our customers tell us, for them as well! Here in Baratza Support, we’ve encountered

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Life Expectancy of Burrs

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

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 Blog Product Review Accessories

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 Grinders Burrs

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 Blog Grinders Customers Innovation Baratza Company 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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Release of Vario 886

Posted by Baratza on August 15, 2014 in Blog Grinders Accessories Video

Big News – Effective 8/14/14, The Vario now comes standard with the Metal PortaHolder! When we launched the Forté-AP with the Metal PortaHolder we got a lot of interest and requests to change out the Vario plastic PortaHolder with the heavy-duty metal PortaHolder. The Vario body needed some minor changes for a perfect fit of

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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 Grinders Support Burrs

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 Education Grinders Burrs

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 Grinders Burrs

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 Grinders Support Burrs

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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Roasters Weigh-In On The Forté!

Posted by Baratza on September 16, 2013 in Blog Grinders Customers Innovation Grind by Weight Product Review

The Forté AP (All Purpose) and BG (Brew Grinder) new commerical grinders have been shipping out to our customers across North Amercia.   Inventory has been limited, but we’re filling your backorders as fast we can!  In the meantime, we thought you might like to hear some feedback about the Fortés, from a few roasters, in their own words

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Who could use WBG?

Posted by Baratza on September 23, 2011 in Blog Grinders Customers Innovation Grind by Weight

Monday, April 25th, 2011 Wow, what a week it’s been! Our new weight-based grinding products, the Esatto and Vario-E were announced last Tuesday (4/19). We knew that this would cause a stir and we were right! The Twitter world has been a chorus of chatter! Our phone and email conversations just got WAY longer –

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