Category: Education

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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Grind Size and Extraction: The Basic Approach

Of the Five Important Factors in Brewing Great Coffee at Home, grind size is crucial. It allows for much greater or lesser extraction, and can mean the difference between great cup of coffee and a terrible one. A quick refresher on extraction Extractio…

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Sette Series Comparison

The journey to great coffee at home starts with a good grinder. We offer several models, and examine how to choose the right one for you in a previous post. The Sette series offers the best grind quality and user experience for espresso available in ou…

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How to choose your Baratza grinder

by Alex Choppin, Baratza Support and Coffee Specialist. We have updated this blog to reflect the most updated information – 4.2019 So you’ve started your journey down the rabbit hole of coffee. By now, you’ve probably heard that the first, biggest impr…

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Purging While Adjusting

When you make a grind adjustment, you expect an immediate result. This makes sense because grind has a serious effect on the flavor of your coffee. So what does it mean if you make an adjustment, but don’t see a change in how your coffee extracts? Some…

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Chaff In Your Coffee Grounds?

Chaff is the thin outer skin of the coffee bean and is prevalent in roasted coffee that is of a lighter roast profile, especially if the chaff collector of the roaster becomes full during roasting. When roasted to a darker roast profile, the chaff is b…

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