Baratza Forte AP All Purpose Commercial Coffee Grinder with Ceramic Burrs
The Baratza Forte AP is a redesign of the Vario-W. All the interior components now suit commercial use. More metal for a more robust construction and motor/speed efficiency.
The Forté-AP is a compact, commercial grade grinder, dedicated to grinding for all brew methods. It incorporates many features that fit well into commercial operations, including an all metal construction, small footprint, intuitive control panel, and solid macro/micro adjustment. It offers the ability to grind by time for espresso dosing, or by weight.
Coffee professionals find this grinder 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 cafe.
The Forté-AP is a durable workhorse using two 54 mm flat ceramic Ditting burr set, which produces an accurate and precise grind, delivering exceptional cup quality for brew methods from espresso to press pot. One does need to be careful that there are no stones, cement, or metal objects, sometimes found in coffee beans, which can damage any ceramic burrs. The benefit of ceramic is that there is less heat retention which leads to less burning of the coffee grinds before even brewing in the some of the most demanding serving situations.
The Forte includes a grinding assembly with a threaded burr holder which screws firmly into an all metal grinding chamber for a more accurate grind. A larger gear to belt ratio, combined with a more efficient DC motor increases the speed of grind and duty cycle.
Allows you to dose by weight or time Dosing by weight is accurate to +/- 0.2 grams. The touch activation awakens your screen with LED backlit technology. The touch screen controls all operations with 3 programmable dose presets. Up / Down arrows to increase / decrease dose values. and TARE, MANUAL, START or STOP.
Ability to convert a weight preset into a timed value that is accurate within +/- 0.5 grams of the set point. This allows for weight oriented dosing for espresso.
54 mm ceramic flat burr set
Accurate and precise grinding at an average of 2 grams / sec for espresso and 3.5 – 3.7 grams / sec for press pot. The range of grind is 230 – 1150 microns.
Adjustment / grinding 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, dialing in the exact grind for your brew method.
Holds approximately 300 grams 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 10 grams, once the hopper has been shut off (all weights are bean density dependent). A hopper extension is available that can add an additional 250 grams.
Initially calibrated at the factory to ensure an accurate range of grind. If necessary, they can be easily re-calibrated using a special calibration tool included with the grinder.
The burrs are easily removable for cleaning. In the box there is a cast zinc tool which you use. You can also run Urnex Grindz through the grinder.