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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.
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.
A burr grinder is one of the essential tools in your coffee brewing arsenal and sets the stage for the quality of your daily cup. As we've detailed before, a good burr grinder is one of the best investments you can make toward coffee brewing perfection. It should be no surprise, then, that a grimy grinder can lead straight to a hot cup of disappointment. A regular cleaning of your grinder doesn't have to be a chore and will ensure your brews are tasting their absolute best.
Making an appearance at the SCAA's National Event in Houston in a couple of weeks will be Compak's new line of Fresh Grinders. This line, and specifically the K-10 Fresh, has piqued a lot of interest in the coffee world over the past few months. We've gathered as much information as we can about this grinder and wanted to update everyone as to what we've found out.
If you’re hunting for a new espresso grinder, you’d do well to set your sights on Mazzer. These classic and time-tested machines are both legendary and ubiquitous in the coffee world - and for good reason! These are sturdy, solid machines, built like a tank and designed for precision. But with so many options, how do you know which model is right for you? Let’s take a closer look at Mazzer’s line of grinders and set you on your way to espresso nirvana.
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.
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!
Editor's note: This is what I hope will be the first in a long series of barista reviews, a blossoming section on prima-coffee.com that will feature a practical look at equipment written by someone in real-world conditions. Sam Lewontin is a barista and barista trainer at Equal Exchange Espresso in Seattle, Washington. He contributes to the Why Not?
We get a lot of questions about Hario's Skerton and Mini Mill. How are they different? Which is better? Is one preferable to the other for my home, my office, my travels? Here's everything we know.
April has been a busy month for the coffee industry and we wanted to give you a quick summary:
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.
Every Mahlkonig grinder immediately gives the impression of professionalism. Easy to clean and operate, its life is dedicated to preserving the fine aroma of your valuable coffee. The new Tanzania model combines modern design with convincing grinding performance and technical innovation.
The Peak Espresso Grinder is Mahlkonig’s answer to the rising interest in espresso with higher extractions and richer, sweeter flavor. With its large cast-steel burrs producing a more uniform grind profile, and its advanced cooling system keeping the internal temperature regulated, the Peak is able to give excellent shots all day long. Its familiar body design now features a multi-colored display screen, for easy settings management and simplified programming. If your shop demands exceptional quality for every shot, the Peak is the friend you need when the heat is on and line is long.
Developed in partnership with a team of champion baristas, the Nuova Simonelli Mythos One is an all around redesign of what an espresso grinder should be. Its Clima Pro technology keeps its grinding area at a more static temperature, so you can get more uniform shots all day long no matter what your volume is. It also houses titanium-coated steel burrs for a longer life, and a unique membrane below the burrs to promote a fluffy and consistent grind to keep your shots at their best and your customers at their happiest.
Anfim’s SCODY II is an extremely barista-friendly grinder with excellent grind quality for the tastiest espresso. With big 75 mm flat steel burrs (Titanium coated burrs are an option as well), two programmable timed settings, and a manual pulsed grinding button, this grinder provides an easy way to get great quality in the cup, cup after cup. Hit play to get the full overview and see the SCODY II in action as Steve highlights each of its features and demonstrates its capability by grinding for espresso.
Is this the best grinder in the world? Mahlkonig's EK43 is reputed to boast unbeat consistency, unlimited versatility, and ultimate power – but are the rumors true? Fighting its way to fame with superior specs and a powerful appearance, the EK43 has become the competitor's and professional's choice for coffee grinding.
The latest from Baratza is a sight for sore eyes. The Forté boasts 54-millimeter steel or ceramic burrs, 260 steps of grind adjustment, and weight-based dosing via a touch-screen interface. Perfect for the home or cafe, the Forté is for anyone who needs commercial quality in a professional package with an easy-to-use interface.
The Baratza Sette 270 raises the bar for home grinders by bringing more to the table than ever before. It boasts nearly 300 grind settings, an innovative conical burr set, and a pass-through grinding system, to meet a range of brewing needs without the hassle of retained grounds. Discover the ins and outs the Sette 270, as Steve highlights the features that make it a game-changing grinder.
The new Sette 270W brings fresh innovation and further usability to the home grinding game. It features a unique new grinding mechanism for less retained grounds, 30 macro grind settings plus stepless micro grind adjustment to meet a range of brewing needs, and weight-based dosing with programmable presets so you can create and store your favorite doses. Explore all there is to know about the new Sette 270W in this video, as Steve highlights the features that position it to become the new star of Baratza’s grinder lineup.
The Mahlkonig GH1 is the right pick for any shop that needs a simple, powerful grinder for grinding coffee straight into the bag. It’s 85mm flat steel burrs and powerful motor combine to crank out around 1 lb per minute at medium drip settings, and closer to 1.5 lbs per minute at the coarser end. With it’s two included detent plates, you can customize your grind range to offer greater control to your baristas or optimize simplicity for customer use. In this video, find out everything you need to know about the GH1, as Steve shares on the ins and outs of this powerful retail coffee grinder.
Mahlkonig’s Guatemala 710 combines the attributes of the original Guatemala and Kenia, for a retail coffee grinder that offers the ultimate quality of grind and versatility. Featuring 71mm steel burrs and a full range of grind sizes, the Guatemala 710 is known for its ability to produce uniform results and tastiness in the cup. It’s also available in 3 configurations, so you can snag the one that’s just right for your shop. Ready to discover more? Watch along as Steve shares everything you need to know about the Guatemala 710.
Anfim’s CODY II is an extremely barista-friendly commercial espresso grinder, with easy-to-use features and top-notch quality in the cup for delicious espresso. It comes equipped with 64 mm flat steel burrs (titanium coated burrs are also available), two programmable timed settings, and a manual pulsed grinding button so you can get your ideal dose every time. Find out everything you need to know about the Cody II, as Steve shares on this compact grinder with great grind quality.