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Unboxing & Using Your Baratza

Unboxing & Using Your Baratza

Jan 7th 2020 Written by mike.greene
Getting started with your Baratza grinder. Includes, unboxing, set-up, and operation of Virtuoso, Encore, Sette, Forte, and Vario grinders.Getting new gear is always exciting, but a new grinder can be an absolute gamechanger. Few things, if anything …
Can You Make Espresso With the Baratza Forte Brew Grinder?

Can You Make Espresso With the Baratza Forte Brew Grinder?

Feb 20th 2019 Written by steve.rhinehart
A little over five years ago, Baratza launched their high-end Forte line, aimed at filling the niche for a small but hardy grinder that could easily do double duty in a low volume commercial environment or on a prosumer home coffee bar. The features …
Baratza Sette Series: Setting Expectations

Baratza Sette Series: Setting Expectations

Mar 14th 2017 Written by steve.rhinehart
Baratza’s newest line of grinders - the Sette series - were first announced about a year ago now to much excitement and fanfare. They promised speedy grinding with a brand new drive mechanism, stepless micro adjustment, and a whole new way to grind …
Is It Always Better to Grind Fresh?

Is It Always Better to Grind Fresh?

Oct 26th 2016 Written by ryan.felbinger
When you come across rules like these, do you ever find yourself asking, "Says who?" From water temperature ("off boil") to tamping pressure (30 pounds), these fuzzy standards are everywhere, yet widely accepted. The world of specialty cof …
Burr Grinder Basics

Burr Grinder Basics

Sep 22nd 2014 Written by steve.rhinehart
So you want to buy a coffee grinder -- why not just grab any old thing on the shelf at the big box store? In this guide, we cover why grinding fresh is important for your coffee's flavor, what makes burr grinders more desirable, and how to select …
Baratza Forte Review: 3 Reasons You'll Love this Grinder

Baratza Forte Review: 3 Reasons You'll Love this Grinder

Jun 25th 2013 Written by Chris Elliott
Fresh from the vaults of innovation, the Forté has arrived. So what's the chatter about? This review will get you close and cozy with Baratza's newest grinder, where you'll find out if it's really hot stuff — or all hype. Fresh from the vaults of in …
Baratza Encore Review: Is a $129 Espresso Grinder Possible?

Baratza Encore Review: Is a $129 Espresso Grinder Possible?

Mar 25th 2012 Written by Lee Sill
It's quite the claim, but we say "yes!" In this review, we investigate Baratza's promise and see if an espresso grinder can actually be bought for this astounding price.The Baratza Encore: A Barista’s Review of an Affordable Espresso GrinderBy: Chr …