Forté BG

The Forté BG (Brew Grinder) our commercial level grinder, is the go-to for many bars and cafes offering customers a rotating selection of their best coffees on the Slow or Brew Bar.

Winner – Best New Product, Commercial – Specialty Coffee Association Expo, 2013 This is the grinder your barista uses to make those pour-overs you enjoy at the café. Designed as a commercial solution to multi-offering pour-over bars, the Forte BG is a feature-forward, high-capacity, near-bulletproof grinder. If you have dreams of opening a coffee shop, the Forte BG can help make those dreams come true. Its small footprint, multifunction touchscreen, sturdy grind size adjustments, high daily capacity (5lbs per day) and grind-by-weight functionality make the Forte BG the premier choice for a brew bar. The 54mm flat steel burrs are engineered to produce an accurate and precise grind, deliver exceptional cup quality for all brew methods from espresso to French Press. The built-in electronic scale for accurate grind weights is a win-win for efficiency on the brew bar. The grinders offer a good look with their cast metal construction. High volume coffee bars across the world use arrays of Forte BGs to provide multiple brewed offerings at a time. Load each machine with a different coffee, and you’re just a touch away from brewing up a fresh order for your customer. This makes it possible for cafés to provide greater options for their customers without sacrificing workflow and efficiency for their baristas. Included with every Forte are a shut-off hopper and burr removal tool for easy cleaning, and a simple burr calibration tool for quick QC calibration. “…an ultra-precise, super-durable beefcake.” – Wired


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INTUITIVE INTERFACE

The Forté-BG allows you to dose by weight or time. Our signature dose-by-weight is accurate to plus or minus .2 gram. The touch activation awakens your screen with LED backlit technology. The touch screen controls all operations with three programmable dose presets; Up or Down arrows to increase or decrease dose values; and TARE, MANUAL, START or STOP.

BURRS

The Forté-BG grinder comes with 54 mm steel burrs that produce an accurate and consistent grind for a variety of manual and small batch brews. Our steel burrs were specifically designed to reduce the fines, enhancing flavor in the cup. The broad range of grind (230 microns to 1150 microns) and the narrow particle distribution (lack of fines) are the hallmarks of the superiority of the Forté-BG burrs.

ADUSTMENT/GRIND RANGE

An all-metal macro and micro adjustment system produces a positive feel and secure grind setting. The macro-adjust moves from fine to coarse grinding in 10 distinct and repeatable settings. A secondary micro-adjust further divides each of the 10 macro steps into 26 distinct settings. These steps enable fine-tuning with ease, dialing in the exact grind for the preferred brew method being used.

HOPPER

The hopper holds approximately 300g of coffee. An innovative bean shutoff feature in the collar permits no-mess, no-fuss hopper removal for changing out beans. Bean “waste” (below the stopper) averages a surprisingly low 10g, once the hopper has been shut off.

RE-CALIBRATING BURRS

The Forté-BG is calibrated at the factory to ensure an accurate range of grind. If necessary, the Forté-BG burrs can be easily re-calibrated using the special calibration tool that comes with the grinder.

CLEANING BURRS

Burrs can easily be removed for cleaning using the cast zinc tool that is included with your Forté.

WARRANTY

Limited Warranty for Forté Grinders is 1 year or 50 hours of cumulative motor run time, whichever comes first.

Accessories:

(which may be purchased separately)

Hopper Extender

An extension that can add 275g of capacity to the existing 300g bean hopper. Several extenders can be added to get to the capacity you need.

Metal Portafilter Holder

A solid metal adjustable portafilter holder for grinding directly into a portafilter. Works only with the timing function.

Speed To GrindAeroPress 1.2g/sec—Press 2.4g/sec
Burrs 54mm steel burrs by Ditting
Bean Hopper Capacity 10oz (300-400g)
Grounds Bin Capacity 6oz. (170g)
Weight 13lbs. (6kg)
Dimensions WxHxD (cm) 13 / 36 / 18
Power Rating 120 V AC 240 Watts 50/60 Hz. 2.0 Amp
No Load Burr Speed1950 RPM
Safety Listing UL/CSA/CE/EK
Designed & Engineered Seattle WA
Manufactured & Assembled Taiwan
Exploded View & Parts List Download PDF
Grinder Comparison Chart Download PDF
Particle Distribution Chart Download PDF
Steel vs Ceramic BurrsDownload PDF