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Baratza Forté coffee and espresso grinder review

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

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.

Baratza Encore Coffee Grinder

Baratza Encore Grinder Announced: Maestro Series Rides Off Into the Sunset

Baratza has announced the release of their newest entry-level home coffee grinder. The Baratza Encore (more on this in a bit) has taken the Maestro Plus’s spot as the baddest entry-level home grinder on the planet. This announcement is bittersweet for me, as this means saying goodbye to the Maestro name. I (Matt) have been the proud owner of a Baratza Maestro for almost two and a half years now. It has been the best coffee investment I’ve made (or rather my wife made on my behalf when she gave it to me as a Christmas present). It has been the perfect home coffee grinder for the ridiculous variety of manual brewing devices I own. For someone who didn’t need a grinder for espresso, the Maestro has been perfect.

Eat, Link, and Be Merry...

As you may have heard, Intelligentsia recently released an iPhone app. The app is free and provides the user with tips and a built in timer for various brewing methods, as well as access to a catalog of all their current coffee offerings. Check out a more full review of it here.

Beginners guide to grinders part two

Stepping Up Your Grinder Game

Now that we've covered the basics of buying a burr grinder, what comes next? Whether you are looking to upgrade from your current grinder, or you'd rather jump a few rungs up the ladder for your first grinder, your options are myriad.

Navy Pier, location of Coffee Fest Chicago 2013

Coffee Fest 2013: Chicagoland or Bust

Coffee Fest is back in Chicago — are you ready? This is one of the most fun weekends in the coffee world and we hope that you'll come play. Read on to see where we'll be.

Tips for Buying the Right Burr Grinder

Video: How to Buy the Right Burr Grinder

Buying a new burr grinder can seem like an intimidating task, but it shouldn't be! Follow our three tips to simplify your choices and help you pick the right grinder for your needs.

SCAA 2016 - The Year of the Nitro

Another year has passed, and once again the big SCAA Event is upon us! In just over a week, our team will be headed to Atlanta to take part in the largest coffee industry event in the US, and we'll be packing a whole lot of awesome along for the ride. Want to know what's up with the Event this year? You know we've got you covered!

Baratza Forte video

Video Vault: Baratza Forte Comparisons and Tutorials

The Baratza Forté is the newest coffee and espresso grinder on the planet – what in the world is it all about? We've pitted it against some classics and peeked under the hood to help get the word out: this grinder's got guts!

Baratza Sette Series: Setting Expectations

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 by weight. We’ve long known Baratza to produce great value grinders for the consumer side of the coffee world, and stand by them with equally excellent support.

baratza encore maestro plus espresso grounds

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

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.

Learn: What's the Deal With False Burrs?

If you’ve perused our blog before or spent any time scrolling through our social media feeds, you can probably tell: we’re huge grinder nerds here at Prima. It’s true, of all the equipment we test out and use in our day to day, grinders are probably the most exciting (Hello, Baratza Sette!). And that’s mainly because grinder technology is in a bit of a Renaissance right now - we’re seeing better burrs in more places, more attention paid to grind

Is It Always Better to Grind Fresh?

Is It Always Better to Grind Fresh?

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.

SCAA recap blog, written by Chris Elliott for Prima Coffee Equipment

Boston Translation or: A Soulful Synopsis of SCAA

Eleven days and a thousand miles separate me from my last morning in Boston. Swag sorted, coffee stashed, and sleep recovered, I'm back to normal life in Louisville. Back to writing at a desk, breathing warm, Kentucky air and sleeping in my own bed. Back to wishing I was in Boston.

Banner for SCAA The Event

Happenings in the Coffee World

April has been a busy month for the coffee industry and we wanted to give you a quick summary:

Beginners guide to grinders part one

Burr Grinder Basics

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 the right grinder for you.

Coffee Expo 2017 - See You Soon, Seattle!

Later this week, throngs of coffee professionals and enthusiasts will descend upon Seattle - and no, it's not just because it's Seattle on a Friday. The 2017 Global Specialty Coffee Expo (popularly referred to as simply "SCAA," or is it just "SCA" now?) is upon us, and you can bet that Prima will be joining in all the fun and festivities out in Seattle. But there's one big catch this year: we're going boothless!