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Baratza Forte AP (All-Purpose) - Flat Ceramic Burr Coffee and Espresso Grinder (with PortaHolder and Bin)
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- The Forté-AP (All Purpose grinder) can grind from coarse to fine and comes with a 54mm flat ceramic burr, grounds bin for use when grinding by weight, plus a portaholder for use when grinding directly to your portafilter.
- a compact, commercial grade grinder, dedicated to grinding for ALL brew methods. The Forté-AP incorporates many features that fit well into commercial operations, including: all metal construction; small footprint; intuitive control panel; and solid macro/micro adjustment.
- Grind by time, for espresso dosing, or by weight. Coffee professionals find the Forté-AP to be a versatile grinder for many situations - as a small restaurant and office espresso/brew grinder, as a Roaster demo grinder for wholesale tasting, or being a dedicated grinder for decaf or single origin in a café.
- This grinder is a durable workhorse using a 54mm flat ceramic burr, which produces an accurate and precise grind, delivering exceptional cup quality for brew methods from espresso to press pot.
- Speed to Grind: Espresso 2 g/sec, Press 3.5 to 3.7 g/sec; Burrs: 54 mm ceramic burrs by Ditting; Bean Hopper Capacity: 10 oz (300-400 g), depending on size & density of bean; Grounds Bin Capacity: 4.5 oz. (120 g); Weight: 13 lbs. (6 kg); Dimensions WxHxD cm: 13x36x18 cm; Power Rating (North America): 110 V AC 50/60 Hz.2.3 Amp; Power Rating (Other): 230 V AC 50/60 Hz. 1.2 Amp; Safety Listing: UL/CSA/CE/EK; Designed & Engineered: Seattle WA.
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|Color||Silver||Black and Stainless Steel||Stainless||Black|
|Dimensions||14 inches x 7.2 inches x 5.2 inches||13.8 inches x 9.8 inches x 4.7 inches||6 inches x 10.75 inches x 7.13 inches||14.5 inches x 7.2 inches x 4.5 inches|
|Item Package Weight||17.46 pounds||19.2 pounds||4.7 pounds||13.65 pounds|
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ESPRESSO DOSING: A unique feature of the Forté-AP is the ability to convert a weight preset into a timed value that is accurate within plus or minus .5 grams of the set point. This allows for weight oriented dosing for espresso.
BURRS: The Forté-AP grinder comes with 54mm ceramic flat burrs for accurate and precise grinding. The Forté-AP grinds at an average of 2.0g/sec for espresso and 3.5 to 3.7g/sec for press pot. The range of grind is 230 to 1150 microns.
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, plus the new metal detents, enable fine-tuning with ease.
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 (all weights are bean density dependent). A hopper extension is available that can add an additional 250g of capacity.
RE-CALIBRATING BURRS: The Forté-AP is calibrated at the factory to ensure an accurate range of grind. If necessary, the Forté-AP burrs can be easily re-calibrated using the special calibration tool that comes with the grinder.
Top Customer Reviews
It's built like a tank, looks great, feels great, and works great.
There are a slew of excellent features on this machine. First, there is a built in scale so that as you grind you can measure doses in grams, accurate to .1 gram. That's saved me a whole step every morning because I used to have to measure out a dose of beans in a little bowl on my AWS scale, then pour them into the hopper, then grind them. Now, a single press on the touch screen starts grinding a perfectly measured dose.
The touch screen also functions to get the unit in and out of standby as there's no on/off switch. You tap the touch screen once and it lights up. A second tap on any of the on screen buttons starts the grinding.
Next, there are presets for either time grinding or weight grinding, 3 of each in fact. I can preset it for a 35 gram dose for a pour over into my large travel mug, or a 20 or 25 gram dose for a perfect espresso shot. I can also set 3 different time grinds for long or short bursts as needed. There is also a manual grind button - as long as you keep pressing, the Forte keeps grinding.
The unit can be ordered with either ceramic or metal burrs, which are pretty easy to swap (Baratza offers a helpful how to video), and calibration is also fairly simple if/as needed. For grind size, there are two sliders, one coarse (large steps) one fine (smaller steps).Read more ›
Update - I had one of those 'user induced' issues with my Forte - now almost 2 years after purchase. After contacting customer service via e-mail, not only did they take great care of me, they got me up and running in no time. A few days later, I got my parts needed, and started grinding espresso once again. Great service!
I use it for 100% fresh roasted beans, only for espresso grind. It's used at least 5 days a week on the weight function. Since I grind by weight, I simply set the grams for a tad over my porta-filter's needs. Pour from the buck into my porta-filter (over a sink), and sweep off the small amount of excess w/ my finger. Minimum waste and easy. If I need to adjust the grind (as my beans age, or change batches), it's a simply click (while grinding), and the next pour is accurately adjusted.
I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome of my grinder..
It was a challenge to justify the cost, but well worth it.
I've been roasting my own coffee (I do need to watch carefully for small pebbles) for about 6 months now and brew with reusable K cups (it's just quicker), an espresso machine, as well as a chemex and/or french press for larger groups. It has proven easy to adjust the grind for one method and return it to the next. The challenge of course is drinking all the coffee I make while dialing in the right grind for each method.
My only complaint - beans remain on a flat ring around the perimeter of the base of the hopper. I dose by weight (18 grams of beans / shot.) So the only way to ensure all the beans gring is to brush them off the ring at the bottom of the hopper during grinding.
After I come up with fix for that, it will be my last grinder.
04.06.15 Edited to change to 5 starts. Baratza's tech support is top-notch! I emailed them about the "beans stay in the hopper" issue, and they replied with a link to a regular style (non-shutoff) hopper:
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I drink my coffee black, and therefore a 0.1-0.2 grams difference in beans makes a difference to me. Read morePublished 3 months ago by David
For the first 10 months the product ground well and precisely. However, I've had it for a little over a year and the digital touchscreen has not been reliable for the last couple... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Cat
Perfect, fluffy grind every time. Easy to adjust for both the fineness of the grind and the weight or time program. It's fast, very compact and quiet. Read morePublished 4 months ago by David Marcus
Quick to deliver but was expecting a better grind . Perhaps I just need to play with the settings more . Read morePublished 8 months ago by Michael Stippich
I returned it due to poor performance with high-end espresso machine. It would work great for all other coffee uses.Published 9 months ago by ptreok
I came across Baratza Forte after a lot of research trying to find the grinder thats suits my needs. So what am I looking for in a grinder? Read morePublished 10 months ago by Abdulrahman
this thing is badass. had it for a few months now with no issues. It grinds the beans very well. I do have a couple gripes about it.
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The grinder is excellent and very consistent. The suport holder/fork is too long for many portafilters and cannot be adjusted sufficiently to fit. Read morePublished 20 months ago by WallyT