Grinders

Having a weak link (plastic burr holder) is a good thing!!

Posted by Baratza Support on August 13, 2018 in Blog Grinders Support Repair Burrs

revised August 13, 2018 By Kyle Anderson, Co-Founder & Product Visionary 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

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STOP! Don’t Dump It – Fix It!

Posted by Baratza Support on August 2, 2018 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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Refurbs: a Win-Win!

Posted by Baratza Support on July 25, 2018 in Blog Grinders Burrs

At Baratza, we we firmly believe that we can be a successful, profitable company and look after people and our planet.  We have two vigorous industry-leading programs that help support our goal of reducing waste to the landfills and support our customers – Grinder Repair Program and Refurbished Grinders.  Refurbished grinders can be preowned grinders that are part

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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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Baratza Stories – Todd Goldsworthy

Posted by Xavi Guerrero on June 22, 2018 in Blog Grinders Community Support Customers Baratza Company From the Field Baratza Stories

The Coffee Journey of a Brewing Champ   Two times US Brewer’s Cup winner, Todd Goldsworthy gave us a little insight into his coffee journey. Todd has been a longtime member of the specialty coffee community. Over the years, he’s acquired valuable experience and knowledge in coffee, not only as a professional and competitor, but

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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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Seattle – #CoffeeExpo2018

Posted by Joyce on April 16, 2018 in Blog Grinders Burrs Community Support Customers Innovation Baratza Company Grind by Weight SetteSeries

Seattle, our home town, is the location for #CoffeeExpo2018 – Score! This allows our growing Baratza team to attend and be immersed in the wonderful madness that is EXPO and the annual pinnacle gathering of our Specialty Coffee community. Come see us in Booth #2219. We have an updated Sette 270W – the ‘Wi‘ and we’re

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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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Organizational Announcement: Investing in Growth

Posted by Joyce on November 20, 2017 in Blog Grinders Customers Baratza Company No Comments

2017 has been a whirlwind year for us. We’re making great strides towards being the trusted leader for innovative, quality, and value driven coffee grinders for the Specialty Coffee market. As our sales have grown so too has the demand on our resources, across the board at Baratza – Sales, Marketing, International Operations, Support, Services

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An Entry-Level guide to Entry-Level Espresso with an Entry-Level Espresso Grinder

Posted by Joyce on September 5, 2017 in Blog Education Grinders Product Review SetteSeries No Comments

by Alex Choppin, Baratza Support Specialist So you’ve taken the dive down the rabbit hole of home espresso. Congratulations! The Sette 30 is a great machine for you to use as you start this journey. We at Baratza aren’t interested in telling anyone how to make coffee, only how to grind it. That being said, it’s

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I Made Espresso with the Sette 30 with AP Burr Inside, and it was Great!

Posted by Joyce on August 8, 2017 in Blog Education Grinders Product Review SetteSeries No Comments

by Alex Choppin, Baratza Support Specialist. I’ve worked in coffee for twelve years, and most of that time was spent behind an espresso machine. I remember thwacking away at doser chamber paddles while The Shins played overhead in a dark, wood room with big comfy couches. I remember swiping excess coffee with a gift card

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Looks can be deceiving: dialing in with the Sette burr

Posted by Baratza Support 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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Sette Finally Arrives on Kitchen Counters in North America!

Posted by Joyce on November 18, 2016 in Blog Grinders Support Customers Innovation Baratza Company Grind by Weight No Comments

It happened, in case you didn’t hear… Our certifications have been received and we are in full Sette production mode at our manufacturing facility in Taiwan. By next week, we’ll have shipped out 2,200 Sette 270 and 270W grinders in the US and Canada! It’s been wild at our operations HQ doing the shipping, with

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Sette Series-Upgrade of Convertible Holder

Posted by Joyce on August 5, 2016 in Blog Grinders Innovation No Comments

When we designed the Sette Series, we conceived a totally new, built-in, convertible holder that allows you to grind directly into your portafilter (PF), the supplied grounds bin, or most of the popular brewing devices (Hario, Clever, Able Kone, Aeropress). The feedback about this convertible holder has been extremely positive and it is unique amongst

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Sette – Delay in Shipping – US & Canada

Posted by Joyce on July 14, 2016 in Blog Grinders Customers Innovation Baratza Company No Comments

We have important information to share about the availability of the Sette 270 and 270W grinders! Designing grinders can be huge fun, especially when you get the wonderful support and feedback we’ve had for the Sette Series. However, as anyone who has ever brought anything to market knows, dealing with manufacturing requires certifications, approvals, production,

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SCAA2016 Best New Product

Posted by Joyce on April 22, 2016 in Blog Grinders Innovation No Comments

Last week we ‘did’ the SCAA in Atlanta! It was a huge show for us and the event was brilliant from so many perspectives: – Most of the Baratza team was on hand to meet, share and soak up the energy of the specialty coffee industry and get a sense of the role (albeit small)

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Sette – Part II – Etzinger

Posted by Joyce on March 16, 2016 in Blog Grinders Burrs Innovation No Comments

Part II – 3/16/16 One of the totally new pieces to the Sette is the revolutionary grinding mechanism. We have been working with Etzinger engineering, a conical burr manufacturer in Lichtenstein for many years. Christian Etzinger was an aeronautical engineer before getting into burr design. Check out this clip of the grind mechanism. This technology

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Sette: Next Generation Baratza

Posted by Conrad on March 16, 2016 in Blog Grinders Innovation No Comments

Part I The secret is out that we are up to something new! You’ll know from our history that we’ve always been pushing the envelope of providing high quality, high precision coffee grinders for the home and café. With each new grinder we’ve upped the game in delivering consistent, uniformly ground coffee, knowing that the

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Life Expectancy of Burrs

Posted by Baratza Support 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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Grinding for Espresso – Metal vs Ceramic Burrs

Posted by Baratza Support 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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Release of Vario 886

Posted by Baratza Support 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 Support 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 Support 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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Rusty Burrs – Really??

Posted by Baratza Support 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 Support 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 Support 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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