Baratza Forté-AP Coffee Grinder
The Forté is a small commercial burr grinder that offers a consistent grind for both the home and cafe. Featuring a beautiful glass touch screen, the Forte features a substantial solid metal hosing that gives it remarkable heft.
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The Forté-AP is a compact, commercial grade grinder, dedicated to grinding for ALL brew methods for both the home and cafe. The Forté-AP (All Purpose grinder) can grind from coarse for french press to fine for espresso, and any pour over, drip, or aeropress in between. It comes with a 54mm flat ceramic burr, grounds bin for use when grinding by weight, plus an adjustable portaholder for use when grinding directly to your portafilter.
The AP features a beautiful and intuitive glass touch screen, solid micro/macro adjustment and is constructed of all metal — giving it remarkable heft. A unique feature of this machine is the ability to convert a dose from weight to time. You can grind by weight, toggle over with one click to see the precise time it took to grind, and then save the resulting weight as a timed measurement.
The removable hopper has an innovative bean shutoff feature which makes changing out beans easy, mess-free and with very little bean waste. The hopper holds approximately 300g of coffee, but a hopper extension is available that can add an additional 250g of capacity.
This durable workhorse is powerful and quiet. It produces an accurate and precise grind, delivering exceptional cup quality for all brew methods.
- Warranty: 1 year or 50 hours of cumulative motor run time, whichever comes first.
- 54mm Flat ceramic burrs
- 240 Watts
- 1950 rpm
- Weight and time-based grinding system
- Weighs to within +/- 0.1 g while grinding
- 2.1 g/sec output for espresso
- Heavy duty porta-holder
- LCD touch-screen user interface
- Three programmable buttons
- Macro and micro adjust for fine tuning
- Powerful, high torque DC motor
- Manual button
- All metal grinding chamber and metal enclosure
Doserless grinders dispense coffee directly into the portafilter. When combined with a grind timer, this design improves coffee freshness, consistency and minimizes waste.
These grinders can eliminate the variable of how much coffee is ground by controlling grind time or grind weight. For espresso, once grind volume is set, simply adjust the grind gradually finer or courser to create that perfect 25 second 1.5oz espresso shot. Not only can this ease the learning curve and greatly improve consistency of espresso shots, it also improves cleanliness by letting you dispense exactly the amount of coffee you want.
Stepped adjustment is incremental with defined “clicks” to indicate changes. The size of the grind adjustment depends on the model, but some models offer nearly infinite adjustment for fine tuning espresso shots, while some offer easier all purpose adjustment between drip coffee, French press, etc. Visual markers for adjustment can simplify the learning curve with a chart of recommended settings for various brew methods.
- Width: 5 1/4"
- Depth: 7"
- Height: 14 1/4"
- Weight: 13 lbs
- Hopper capacity: 10 oz.
- Grounds bin capacity: 8 oz.
- Voltage: 120V