Category: Education

How to Store your Coffee Beans.

A big part of the joy of grinding great fresh coffee, is fresh coffee. Coming home with a fresh bag of great coffee is a warm and fuzzy moment: so many great flavors await you! Opening the bag, you smell that smell and want to take it in forever! It’s…

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Debunking the Myths About Your Grinder

At Baratza, we’re all grinders all the time. We don’t make anything else (except these cute cups that is!). So, we know a thing or two about them – and we’re always happy to share. You might not know everything about your grinder at home, and that’s ok…

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Clean Grinder, Clean Cup.

Doing dishes, cleaning the shower, mopping the kitchen – it’s a part of life. Not cleaning your things tends to make them a lot worse, and this is also the case with coffee grinders. Regular cleaning will improve a grinder’s performance and increase it…

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Calibration Station

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 amoun…

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Three Systems of a Grinder

What they are, how they work, and what can go wrong. No grinder is invincible, especially if the unexpected happens and you grind a stone or screw which surreptitiously slipped into your beans. Early in the morning and without coffee, you may be tempte…

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Grind On-Demand – Not in Bulk!

Grinding a whole bag of coffee at once is called “bulk grinding” and it makes a lot of sense if you don’t have regular access to a grinder. It’s why you see those big, messy grinders in the coffee aisle at your local grocery store, always covered in ot…

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STOP! Don’t Dump It – Fix It!

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…

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Grinding Tips For Your Brew

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 V…

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